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June 25, 2013

Also Named Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
for Albert Einstein College of Medicine

NEW YORK (June 25, 2013) — Catherine C. Skae, M.D., D.Sc. has been appointed vice president for Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore Medical Center and will be named associate dean for Graduate Medical Education for Montefiore at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In her new position, Dr. Skae will oversee Montefiore’s House Staff Office and oversee interactions with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the professional organization responsible for accrediting roughly 9,200 residency education programs in the United States. Montefiore’s residency program is one of the largest in the country, training more than 1,250 residents across 81 accredited clinical programs sponsored by Einstein. Dr. Skae will interact with Dr. Brian Cohen who will continue as associate dean for Graduate Medical Education for Jacobi Medical Center.

Dr. Skae’s experience in medical education leadership at Montefiore spans more than a decade. She has served as assistant chief of service, residency training director and vice chair for education in the Department of Pediatrics for Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and Einstein. During her tenure, more than a dozen residency and fellowship programs in CHAM received outstanding reviews and commendations from the national review committees.

“We are pleased to announce Dr. Skae’s new role at Montefiore, where she already is a nationally recognized leader in educating new generations of physicians,” said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., president and CEO, Montefiore.  “Under her guidance, Montefiore’s pediatric residency program was transformed into one of the most competitive in the country.  Her proven commitment to clinical and educational excellence will continue to enhance the learning experience of those who train at Montefiore and impact the healthcare of America as those doctors go on to practice across the country .”

Dr. Skae is an attending physician in the Department of Pediatrics at CHAM and associate professor of clinical pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics at Einstein. Her clinical interests include pediatric pain management, patient and family satisfaction, patient safety and quality improvement.

“I am excited and honored to join the Montefiore and Einstein leadership teams to help guide Graduate Medical Education into the future,” Dr. Skae said. “At the heart of our commitment to excellence are the outstanding educational and mentorship opportunities that prepare the next generation of physicians to advance medicine and healthcare.”

Dr. Skae received her M.D. degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at Einstein/Montefiore, where she also served as chief resident before being recruited to join the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at CHAM. She is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from St. Thomas Aquinas College and has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching. She also has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including Medical Education and authored chapters and review articles in Contemporary Pediatrics and other publications.