Scott Lorin

Scott Lorin, MD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


Pulmonary Medicine

            Since completing his fellowship in 2001, Scott Lorin, MD,  has attempted to create an academic career that intertwines medical education, quality and research based on his background in critical care medicine. From the onset, his objective was to create curricula rooted in novel teaching methods that crossed educational boundaries, from medical students to residents to fellows. The results have been the creation and development of nationally recognized programs that has placed Mount Sinai into the forefront of training in critical care medicine.

            In 2001 he created the fourth year medical school clerkship rotation in critical care medicine. Mount Sinai is the first and only medical school in the country with a mandatory critical care clerkship that utilizes a standardized, integrated curriculum which includes the use of a human patient simulator and standardized family members. This rotation is now the highest rated clerkship in the fourth year and has led to multiple publications and abstracts, including national presentations and recognition for our use of a standardized family member to teach communication skills in an intensive care unit setting. Dr. Lorin led a highlight session at the 2007 CHEST meeting on this topic and was selected by the Mount Sinai Medical School class of 2008 as Faculty member of Alpha Omega Alpha, 2008.

            The centerpiece of critical care training is the Critical Care Education Center, which is the most modern and advanced teaching center for critical care in the region. It utilizes the newest version of the human patient simulator (HPS) as the teaching tool. We are the only department of medicine in the country that owns and operates their own human patient simulator. Along with every medical student, he trains all internal medicine residents and critical care medicine fellows on the human patient simulator. He has created the teaching curriculum where students learn fundamental technical, cognitive and leadership skills during crisis management based on their level of training. This has led to regional recognition for his work and a leadership position within the New York Critical Care Leadership Network (Greater New York Hospital Association).

            Dr. Lorin is also the program director of the pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine fellowship program. Since being appointed to Director, the fellowship has been transformed into one of the most competitive programs in the country, attracting the highest quality applicants from the strongest residency programs and graduating fellows into the most sought after academic positions. He is on the American Thoracic Society’s educational committee leading the sub-specialty’s transformation into meeting the ACGME’s new competency requirements.

            Dr. Lorin has used the educational curriculum he developed for critical care and translated it into multiple quality initiatives for the hospital. He created the medical acute response service (rapid response team) for the department of medicine which is an advanced, comprehensive service that provides rapid stabilization and appropriate triage of unstable hospitalized patients. This service has reduced medical intensive care unit admissions and readmissions over the past three years and has led him to receive the Award for Excellence in Quality Healthcare by the Department of Medicine in 2006. As co-chair of the CPR committee and the national patient safety goals for JCAHO, he continues to work on educating physicians and nursing staff on how to respond to crises appropriately and improving staff satisfaction.



Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, Sackler School of Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship, Pulm & Critical Care, Mount Sinai Hospital

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