Madeline R. Sterling, MD, MPH, MS
Physician and Researcher
Dr. Sterling is a board-certified practicing general internist and health services researcher. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. She received her BA, magna cum laude, from Cornell University and an MD/MPH from Rutgers University/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed an internal medicine residency at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital, followed by a research fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she also received an MS in clinical epidemiology and health services research.
The focus of her research is to improve health and healthcare delivery for adults with cardiovascular disease to enable them to remain at home with optimal quality of life and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations. To do this, Dr. Sterling is designing, testing, and implementing novel interventions that leverage the role of home health care services and specifically, that of home health aides. Despite being the minute-to-minute observers of patients in the home, research and interventions have not focused on this workforce. Her work seeks to change that and the way that clinicians interact with this large untapped segment of the healthcare sector. She believes that this paradigm shift has the potential to make a profound impact on clinical care and healthcare delivery for patients with cardiovascular disease, heart failure, and other chronic conditions.
She has published over 80-peer reviewed articles, received numerous research awards, and obtained several grants, including a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development (K23) Award from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and a Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award.
This website pertains to research. For information about Dr. Sterling's clinical practice: https://weillcornell.org/madeline-sterling-md