Shari R. Midoneck, M.D.
As a physician, I have two roles: patient care provider and educator. The physician-patient relationship is a sacred bond. I want my patients to leave my office feeling that I listened to them and understand their problem, and we have begun the healing process. Communication is the key to this relationship, whether it is in person, by phone or by email. In short, I want my patients to feel that I care about them, and I am taking care of them. As an educator, I act as mentor and teacher to prepare the next generation of physicians to be intelligent thinkers, as well as kind and compassionate people. There are not many professions which allow someone to make a positive impact on the lives of others everyday. Medicine is one of them, and I am privileged and honored to be a part of this profession.
Dr. Shari Midoneck graduated from Union College in 1985 summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa and received her medical degree from Cornell Medical College in 1989. She completed her internship, residency and Infectious Disease fellowship training at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell in 1994.
Dr. Midoneck was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 1997 and promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in 2003 and Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health in 2006. She practices at the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center, a multidisciplinary practice providing comprehensive, coordinated care to both women and men. In 2010, she was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
In 2005, Dr. Midoneck was appointed the first Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Public Health/Prevention- Women's Health. This award allows Dr. Midoneck to pursue research on the incidence of colon cancer screening in women. Since 1997, Dr. Midoneck has directed the Introductory Clerkship for first-year medical students and she has been a preceptor for Medicine, Patients and Society since 1996. She has won numerous Excellence in Teaching awards. Dr. Midoneck is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Physicians.