Department of Medicine Faculty
Kausik Kar, M.D., FACP
New York Medical College
Westchester Medical Center
Dr. Kausik Kar is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College and Attending Physician at Westchester Medical Center. He is the Site Director of the Internal Medicine Sub Internship program for the Medical College at Westchester Medical Center. He is Medical Director of Employee Health Services/ Occupational Health Center at Westchester Medical Center and also in charge of Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at Westchester Medical Center.
Dr. Kar received his MBBS in 1997 from Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata (Calcutta), India. He stayed on in the affiliated hospitals of the same medical school (Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine) and completed the requirements for his Diploma in Tropical Medicine in 2000. He did a three year MD in Biochemistry at Aligarh Muslim University, India till 2003. He joined residency in Internal Medicine at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn in 2004, an affiliate hospital of Weill Medical School. He did his chief year in 2007 until December. He first came to New York Medical College/ Westchester Medical Center in January 2008. He was involved with inpatient care and also was the first Medicine attending covering surgical services and rapid response when it was at it’s inception at the Medical Center.
Dr. Kar is currently actively involved with Hyperbaric Medicine, wound care and management and eventually hopes to be a part of an official wound care set up at the Westchester Medical Center. He also has to actively liaise with Infection control, Department of Health and various other administrative departments in his role in Employee Health/ Occupational Health. Most of all he takes pride and great interest in mentoring and following the sub interns that rotate through Internal Medicine.
Dr. Kar has been actively involved with the American College of Physicians as also the American Medical Association. He is also involved with Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM). He also was recently elected Fellow of American College of Physicians and strongly believes that New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center truly present an excellent scope for learning, teaching and practicing World Class Medicine.
Specialists in internal medicine are commonly called internists. Because their patients are often seriously ill or require complex investigations, internists do much of their work in hospitals. In modern practice, most internists are subspecialists: that is, they generally limit their medical practice to problems of one organ system or to one particular area of medical knowledge.