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Weill Cornell Medicine Internal Medicine
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: (212) 746-2670 | F: (212) 746-4610
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Personal Statement

Dr. Carla Boutin-Foster is an Associate Professor of Medicine who graduated from Downstate Medical College and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. After completing residency, Dr. Boutin-Foster earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services research at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University. She is currently on the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

   Her research activities focus on identifying the psychological and social determinants of health outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease and on the social epidemiology of health disparities in cardiovascular disease. She is the Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Public Health and Community Health. Her previous funding includes a grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to identify attributes in the doctor-patient relationship that are most associated with health behavior modification in patients with coronary artery disease. She was the recipient of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the role of social support in outcomes of patients with coronary artery disease. Currently, she has a KO1 from the NHLBI to evaluate the impact of depressive symptoms, social support, and stress on health behavior modification in Latino patients with coronary artery disease. She is also co-investigator on an NHLBI program project to that test the impact of a culturally-tailored educational program on medication adherence in African-Americans with hypertension. She has published several papers describing her work in peer-reviewed journals.

   Her teaching activities include teaching cultural competence to the first year medical students as part of Medicine, Patients and Society (MPS I) and teaching fellows in the Clinical Epidemiology Fellowship at the Graduate School. Her clinical work focuses on being the faculty advisor to the Weill Cornell Community Clinic, a student run clinic that provides care to the uninsured. In this capacity, Dr. Boutin-Foster supervises students as they care for patients, she partners with community agencies that can help support the clinical activities of the WCCC, and she assists the students in the administrative aspects of the Clinic.

      In addition to research, teaching and clinic duties, she is the Associate Director of the Center for Multicultural and Minority Health and plays an active role in recruiting diverse residents. The goal of the Center is to collaborate efforts in medical education, minority faculty development, community outreach, and research that will enhance the quality of health care of the underserved. Dr. Boutin-Foster is active in many committees at Weill Medical College including the Medical School Admissions Committee, the Residency Selection Committee in the Department of Internal Medicine, the Admissions Task Force, the Community Service Committee, and the Diversity Committee. Dr. Boutin-Foster has also been involved in numerous community-based participatory research initiatives and has collaborated with several community organizations and agencies in developing initiatives that focus on health disparities and improving health care outcomes for the underserved.

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Specialties/Expertise

Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
Expertise
  • Primary Care

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [HMO]

Education/Training

  • M.S., Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, 1999
  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1994

Honors and Awards

Name of award   Date awarded

The David B. Skinner MD Award for Administrative Stewardship, 1994

Harold Amos Minority Medical Faculty Development Award

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2001

   

Best Junior Faculty Research Award

Northeast Region of the Society of General Internal Medicine, 2003

   

National Heart Lung Blood Career Development Award (K01), 2004

Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Public Health and Community Health   2007

Biography

Titles

Associate Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Professor of Integrative Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Biography

Dr. Carla Boutin-Foster is an Associate Professor of Medicine who graduated from Downstate Medical College and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. After completing residency, Dr. Boutin-Foster earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services research at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University. She is currently on the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

   Her research activities focus on identifying the psychological and social determinants of health outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease and on the social epidemiology of health disparities in cardiovascular disease. She is the Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Public Health and Community Health. Her previous funding includes a grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to identify attributes in the doctor-patient relationship that are most associated with health behavior modification in patients with coronary artery disease. She was the recipient of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the role of social support in outcomes of patients with coronary artery disease. Currently, she has a KO1 from the NHLBI to evaluate the impact of depressive symptoms, social support, and stress on health behavior modification in Latino patients with coronary artery disease. She is also co-investigator on an NHLBI program project to that test the impact of a culturally-tailored educational program on medication adherence in African-Americans with hypertension. She has published several papers describing her work in peer-reviewed journals.

   Her teaching activities include teaching cultural competence to the first year medical students as part of Medicine, Patients and Society (MPS I) and teaching fellows in the Clinical Epidemiology Fellowship at the Graduate School. Her clinical work focuses on being the faculty advisor to the Weill Cornell Community Clinic, a student run clinic that provides care to the uninsured. In this capacity, Dr. Boutin-Foster supervises students as they care for patients, she partners with community agencies that can help support the clinical activities of the WCCC, and she assists the students in the administrative aspects of the Clinic.

      In addition to research, teaching and clinic duties, she is the Associate Director of the Center for Multicultural and Minority Health and plays an active role in recruiting diverse residents. The goal of the Center is to collaborate efforts in medical education, minority faculty development, community outreach, and research that will enhance the quality of health care of the underserved. Dr. Boutin-Foster is active in many committees at Weill Medical College including the Medical School Admissions Committee, the Residency Selection Committee in the Department of Internal Medicine, the Admissions Task Force, the Community Service Committee, and the Diversity Committee. Dr. Boutin-Foster has also been involved in numerous community-based participatory research initiatives and has collaborated with several community organizations and agencies in developing initiatives that focus on health disparities and improving health care outcomes for the underserved.