Dr. Judith Brenner, MD
In March, 2011, Dr. Judith Brenner was appointed Associate Dean for Curricular Integration and Assessment at Hofstra North-Shore LIJ School of Medicine. In her role, Dr. Brenner will be responsible for helping to oversee the development and integration of the curriculum in the first 100 weeks. She will serve as Course Director of the Patients, Physicians, and Society course, including its Initial Clinical Experience (ICE).
Dr. Brenner (nee Levy) was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She attended the public school system and attended Herrick’s High School in New Hyde Park, NY. In 1986, was admitted to the State University of New York at Binghamton and received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry in 1990. She will elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a senior. In 1990, she was admitted to the New York University School of Medicine in New York and received her MD degree. She was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha at NYU in 1994. Dr. Brenner completed her residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at New York University, which she completed in 1998. She has been board certified in Internal Medicine since 1997. Upon completion of her chief residency, Dr. Brenner completed a year of fellowship training in Rheumatology at New York University.
In 1998, Dr. Brenner began an academic career and was appointed Associate Program Director for the NYU School of Medicine Residency Training Program in Internal Medicine. In this capacity she was responsible for all aspects of residency training, including curriculum development and implementation, administrative details, and ACGME preparation and compliance.
In 1999, Dr. Brenner began working in undergraduate medical education within the physical diagnosis course. Within a few years, she became the course co-director and eventually the course director of what became “Introduction to Bedside Diagnosis,” a comprehensive approach to history-taking, physical examination, and communication of diagnostic reasoning.
In 2009, NYU initiated a curriculum reform and, through those efforts, a new doctoring course evolved entitled “Practice of Medicine”. Prior to leaving NYU for her new position at Hofstra, Dr. Brenner co-directed “POM”.
On a personal note, she lives on Long Island and is the mother of four children. She prides herself on being a role model for young people, especially young women, as they navigate career decisions in the hopes of finding work that is fulfilling and still maintains a balance between home and family life.
She is thrilled to be part of the team overseeing curricular development and implementation at Hofstra.