Dr. Janet U. Gorkin is a graduate of Brown University and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now called the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai). She completed her clinical training in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital (in New York City), followed by a Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension. She then joined the faculty at Mount Sinai, where she performed clinical research and taught about hypertension. She eventually moved her professional activities to the Bronx to join the faculty of The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is currently Clinical Professor of Medicine, and a voluntary attending in Medicine and Nephrology at the Montefiore Medical Center (Moses Division). Dr. Gorkin is the former Director of the Faculty Practice of the Department of Medicine at Montefiore, and a former Director of the Clinical Clerkship in Medicine at Montefiore.
Dr. Gorkin is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She has lectured widely on topics related to hypertension, diabetes and renal disease, and has also participated in several multi-center trials in these areas. More recently, she has focused on issues of health care delivery to underserved and vulnerable populations, as well as alternate payment models for care. In recent years, Dr. Gorkin served as Medical Director at Senior Health Partners (SHP), an MLTC Plan in New York City. She stayed on to work at Healthfirst Inc. in the same capacity, after Healthfirst acquired SHP.
In 2015, Dr. Gorkin joined Premier Home Health Care Services, Inc., as the Medical Director of Premier’s Medical House Calls Division. At Premier, Dr. Gorkin has worked with the clinical team to create a Transitional Care Program designed to provide “transitionalist” primary care and supervision to patients between the hospital discharge and the first visits back to the community provider(s). Dr. Gorkin also supervises Premier’s large staff of Nurse Practitioners who perform comprehensive in-home and in-storefront Health Assessments.
Dr. Gorkin also maintains a nephrology and internal medicine practice in the Bronx, focusing on renal and cardiovascular risk reduction.