We are proud to announce that our Internal Medicine Residency Program got a passing rate of 95% in the recent ABIM examinations last August. This made us 7 points higher than the national average. Our Three-Year rolling program pass rates from 2019 to 2023 is 925% which is 6 points higher than the national average. Congratulations to our Class of 2023!!!!

About 6 million U.S. adults are living with heart failure (HF), a number that is expected to increase to more than 8 million by 2030. Despite the name, HF doesn’t mean that the heart has stopped working – it means the heart is having a hard time pumping blood and oxygen throughout the body. While there’s no cure for HF, patients can live a quality life by working with their health care team to create and stick with a plan that may include medication, symptom monitoring and lifestyle changes.

The Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure quality achievement award is earned by hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to treating patients according to the most up-to-date guidelines as outlined by the American Heart Association. Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest research- and evidence-based guidelines. The program aims to increasing healthy days at home and reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.

“Lincoln Hospital is committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines,” Dr. Kenneth Ong, Chief of Cardiology said “Get With The Guidelines makes it easire for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which studies show can help patient recover better. The end goal is to ensure more people in New York City can experience longer, healthier lives.”

Lincoln additionally received the American heart Association’s Target: type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award. This ensure patients with Type 2 Diabetes who might be higher risk for complications, receive the mos up-to-date, evidence -based care when hospitalized due to heart disease or stroke. 


The Program got its approval from the ACGME for two (2) NEW Fellowship Programs last April 27, 2023. We will have Infectious Disease- Critical Care Fellowship Program and Endocrine, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program. 

Our ID Fellowship Program’s Program Director will be Dr. Alexander Lafortune and for Endocrine Fellowship program, it will be Dr. Tasneem Zahra. 

This great leap led us to having a total of 4 Outstanding fellowship program in total. We currently have Pulmonary and  Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program and Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship Program. 

Congratulations to our newly matched interns for program year 2023!!!! WE are very excited to work with you soon!


The Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program has received its Continued Accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) last February 16, 2023. The Program has no citations. 🙂

February 2, 2023 – It was announced from The NYC-HHC Office of Ambulatory Care and Population Health that Lincoln Medical Center has achieved a stellar performance in the Diabetes and Hypertension SMART Target from July 2022 to December 2022 by increasing its controlled rate by 3.2% and 3.6% respectively. 2 of the most common diagnosis seen in our ambulatory care clinic are Diabetes and Hypertension. Achieving this wonderful accomplishment is a product of hardwork and dedication of Multidisciplinary teams from Providers with the help of Ancillary staff (Clerks, PCA’s, Nurses, Providers, Clinical pharmacists, Nutritionist, CHW’s, Population health and Disease management nurses). Warmest Congratulations to all!!!!

The Program is very proud to announce this year’s ABIM board exam results!

Our program achieved 91% board pass rate compared to the national average of 88%. This increased our 3 -year rolling pass rates from 2018 to 2022. (see tables above). 

Congratulations to our Board Certified Internist!!!

Last June 2022, Lincoln Medical Center has been granted the 2022 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus and Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus awards for 14 years in a row

GTWG-Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. 

The Achievement Measures are:

  • IV rt-PA arrive by 2 hour, treat by 3 hour: Percent of acute ischemic stroke patients who arrive at the hospital within 120 minutes (2 hours) of time last known well and for whom IV t-PA was initiated at this hospital within 180 minutes (3 hours) of time last known well.
  • Early antithrombotics: Percent of patients with ischemic stroke or TIA who receive antithrombotic therapy by the end of hospital day two.
  • VTE prophylaxis: Percent of patients with ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, or stroke not otherwise specified who receive VTE prophylaxis the day of or the day after hospital admission.
  • Antithrombotics: Percent of patients with an ischemic stroke or TIA prescribed antithrombotic therapy at discharge.
  • Anticoag for AFib/Aflutter: Percent of patients with an ischemic stroke or TIA with atrial fibrillation/flutter discharged on anticoagulation therapy
  • Smoking cessation: Percent of patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, or TIA with a history of smoking cigarettes, who are, or whose caregivers are, given smoking cessation advice or counseling during hospital stay.
  • Statin Prescribed at Discharge: Percent of Ischemic stroke or TIA who are discharged on Statin Medication
The Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus  means 75% on applicable patients experiencing door -to-needle times of 45 minutes or less and 50% of applicable patients experiencing door-to-door needle times of 30 minutes or less. 

This is a product of Multidisciplinary efforts aiming to provide a high quality of care to our stroke patients. Congratulations!!

We are very happy to announce that The Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program has just received a Full Accreditation from ACGME based on their last site visit in December 2021. 


We are happy to announced that Lincoln Medical Center – Graduate Medical Education has received Full Accreditation without any citations based on the latest ACGME Site Visit which happened last December 10, 2021. 



Lincoln Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announced that the Lincoln Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program has earned 88% board pass rate for the year 2021 making it exceed the national average of 88% for the past 3 years with it’s 89% 3-year board pass rate score.  The American Board of Internal Medicine annually reports for each residency program the cumulative pass rates for the recent three years. 


The ABIM board certification exam is a very important part of a doctor’s medical career. the exam is designed to evaluate knowledge, diagnostic reasoning and clinical judgement skills expected of the certified internist in the broad domain of the discipline. 

The Department would like to congratulate all the graduates who have passed the exam this year!