Faculty Profile

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

Dr. Rachel J. Katz is Vice Chair for Undergraduate Medical Education for the Lewis M. Fraad Department of Pediatrics, and site leader for Einstein’s Pediatrics Clerkship. Dr. Katz also serves as Assistant Dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center, and in this capacity functions as the primary academic liaison between the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Jacobi Medical Center for undergraduate medical education.

Dr. Katz serves on various Einstein committees and initiatives focused on medical education. As a member of the Educational Competency Task Force, she was closely involved in the development of Einstein’s Educational Competencies, and produced and directed the “Einstein Educational Competencies” Video, which is used to educate students and faculty. In addition, Dr. Katz has served as a member of Einstein’s Curricular Design Executive Committee and as Co-Chair of Einstein’s Instructional Strategies and Professional Development Design Team. She is also Chair of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee at Jacobi Medical Center.

Concurrent with her focus on medical student education, Dr. Katz 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 institutions. In addition, she led the development of Jacobi Kids and serves as faculty advisor to the program.

Dr. Katz is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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

Training:

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

Bibliography:

Articles

  • Fleisher DT, Katz-Sidlow RJ, Meltzer JA. Current Practices in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Trauma Training. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jun 14. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001522. [Epub ahead of print]
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Fleisher DT, Katz-Sidlow, RJ, Meltzer, JA. “Current Practices in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Trauma Training.” Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ national meeting in San Francisco, CA May 7, 2017.
  • 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.