Faculty Profile

Rachel  Katz, MDRachel Katz, MD
Phone: 718-918-7960
E-mail: rachel.katz@nbhn.net

Dr. Rachel Katz is the Director of Medical Student Education for the Lewis M. Fraad Department of Pediatrics and site leader for Einstein’s Pediatrics Clerkship. In addition to her passion for medical student education, she is dedicated to helping residents at all levels of training--from beginning interns to senior residents--learn how to become effective teachers. To this end she developed and serves as the director of the department’s Resident as Teacher Program, and has led faculty and resident development in this area both at Einstein and at outside medical institutions. In 2011, she led the development of the Jacobi Kids Program and serves as faculty advisor to the program. Dr. Katz is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and serves as Assistant Dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University at Jacobi Medical Center.

Undergraduate School:

Columbia College, Columbia University

Graduate School:

Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in English and Comparative Literature

Medical School:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Training:

  • Internship and Residency: Jacobi/Montefiore combined residency program
  • Chief Residency: Jacobi Medical Center

Bibliography:

Articles

  • Katz-Sidlow RJ, Lindenbaum Y, Sidlow R. Residents' attitudes toward a smartphone policy for inpatient attending rounds. J Hosp Med., 2013; 8 (9):541– 542.
  • Katz-Sidlow RJ, Ludwig A, Miller S, Sidlow R. Smartphone use during inpatient attending rounds: prevalence, patterns and potential for distraction. J Hosp Med., 2012;7(8):595-599.
  • Katz-Sidlow RJ, Rowberry JP and Ho, M. “Fever determination in young infants: prevalence and accuracy of parental palpation.” Pediatric Emergency Care, 2009;25:12-14.
  • Sidlow R, Katz-Sidlow RJ. Using a computerized sign-out system to improve physician-nurse communication. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2006;32:32-6.
  • Katz-Sidlow RJ and Sidlow R.  A look at the pediatrician as parent: pediatricians’ adherence to varicella vaccine guidelines. Clinical Pediatrics 2003;42:635-640.
  • Gershel J, Katz-Sidlow RJ, Small E and Zandieh S. Hazing of suburban middle school and high school athletes. Journal of Adolescent Health 2003;32:333-335.
  • Katz-Sidlow, R. The sick visit: A model for medical humanism. The Torah-u-Madda Journal (Yeshiva University) 2003;11:224-237.
  • Katz-Sidlow, RJ. In the Darwin family tradition: another look at Charles Darwin's ill health. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 1998;91:484-488.
  • Katz-Sidlow, RJ. The formulation of the neuron doctrine: the island of Cajal.  Archives of Neurology 1998;55:237-240.

 Books, Chapters in Books, and Review Articles

  • Katz-Sidlow, RJ. “How technology has changed pediatrics training,” in Dedicated to the Health of All Children, eds. Baker JP and Pearson HA. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005.
  • Katz-Sidlow, RJ, Assistant Editor. Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, Crain EF and Gershel JC, eds--4th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.                       
  • Katz-Sidlow, RJ.  Right upper quadrant abdominal pain in an adolescent girl: the Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome. Office and Emergency Pediatrics 2000;13:162-165.
  • Katz-Sidlow, R. Index of suspicion: Campylobacter infection. Pediatrics in Review 1998;19(3):101,103-104.

 Abstracts/Poster presentations

  • Woo-Pierce C, Prat C, Katz-Sidlow RJ. The “Jacobi Kids” experience: Millennial students gain empathy by giving back.” Poster presented at the 12th Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Davidoff Educational Day, March 26, 2015.
  • Baer TG, Katz-Sidlow RJ. “Implementing ‘rapid feedback’ for Millennial resident teachers.”  Poster presented at the 11th Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Davidoff Educational Day, March 27, 2014.
  • Katz-Sidlow RJ, Lindenbaum Y, Sidlow R. “Residents’ attitudes toward a smartphone code of conduct instituted for inpatient attending rounds.” Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ national meeting in Washington, DC May 5, 2013.
  • Katz-Sidlow RJ, Lindenbaum Y, Sidlow R. “Residents’ attitudes toward a smartphone code of conduct instituted for inpatient attending rounds.” Poster presented at the 10th Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Davidoff Educational Day, January 25, 2013.
  • Katz-Sidlow, RJ, Ludwig A, Miller S, Sidlow R. “Smartphone use during inpatient attending rounds: help or hindrance?” Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ national meeting in Boston, April 30, 2012.
  • Katz-Sidlow, RJ, Gershel JC, Sidlow R. “Institution of a smartphone ‘code of conduct’ during inpatient attending rounds.” Poster presented at the 9th annual Davidoff Education Day, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, March 29, 2012.
  • Katz-Sidlow, RJ, Ludwig A, Miller S, Sidlow R. “Smartphone use during inpatient attending rounds: help or hindrance?” Poster presented at the 8th annual Davidoff Education Day, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, May 17, 2011.
  • Burks A, Katz-Sidlow RJ, McHugh, M, Joo, P, Moody K, Rivlin K.  Improving medical student understanding of palliative care through problem-based learning. Poster presented at the annual Davidoff Education Day, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, April 14, 2010.
  • Katz-Sidlow RJ. “Curricular innovation: Using the COMSEP curriculum to help medical students improve their teaching skills.” Poster presented at the annual Davidoff Day program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, January 30, 2007.
  • Katz-Sidlow RJ, Rowberry JP, Ho M. “‘My Baby Felt Warm’: Can Parents Accurately Palpate Fever in Young Infants?” Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ national meeting in San Francisco, May 2006.
  • Katz-Sidlow RJ, Sidlow R. “Pediatricians’ Adherence to Varicella Vaccine Guidelines: A Look at the Pediatrician as Parent.” Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ national meeting in Baltimore, May 2002.

Publications

  • Katz-Sidlow RJ, Baer TG, Gershel JC. Providing rapid feedback to residents on their teaching skills: an educational strategy for contemporary trainees. Int J Med Educ. 2016 Mar 20;7:83-6.