professor, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Deborah D. Ascheim, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Health Evidence & Policy and Medicine/Cardiovascular Institute at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She joined the Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) Board in January 2008, and has been doing medical evaluations for the PHR Asylum program since 2005. She is the Clinical Director of Research and Director of the Clinical Research Unit at the International Center for Health Outcomes & Innovation Research (InCHOIR) at Mount Sinai, and is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, with a specialization in congestive heart failure. Her work has been published in journals such as *The New England Journal of Medicine*, *Thyroid, Journal of Cardiac Failure*, and *The Annals of Thoracic Surgery*. Dr. Ascheim graduated from New York University Medical School and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine, as well as her fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases, at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She completed a post-graduate fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and remained on faculty as an attending Cardiologist in the Heart Failure Center at Columbia P&S and the Mailman School of Public Health from 1995-2008. Dr. Ascheim completed her undergraduate studies at the Brearley School, graduating cum laude from Wellesley College.
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