Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Department Faculty

Linnea Capps, M.D.

Dr. Linnea Capps

Associate Professor of Clinical, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)


Professional Interests

Dr. Linnea Capps is a member of the faculty of the Department of Medicine and the residency program in Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine, part of the Residency Program in Social Medicine.  She sees patients and supervises residents at the Montefiore Comprehensive Health Care Center in the South Bronx.  She is also part of the Global Health and Clinical Skills program which works with a rural hospital in Kisoro, Uganda, where Montefiore residents and AECOM students participate in both patient care and the hospital's community health program.

Dr. Capps is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.  She completed her residency in Medicine at Harlem Hospital, affiliated with Columbia University.  She began her career as a National Health Service Corps physician in the Harlem Primary Care Network. She subsequently received a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University. She worked as a volunteer in community health in El Salvador for two years and then became the medical director of the Ambulatory Care Network Corporation of the Presbyterian Hospital and joined the faculty of Columbia University. She later returned to Harlem Hospital, where she initially worked as part of the Harlem AIDS Treatment Group, a unit of the Community Program for Clinical Research in AIDS. She then became the chief of the Division of General Medicine, then Associate Director of the Department of Medicine and the Residency Program Director. In addition, she was the coordinator of the 3rd year medicine clerkship for Columbia students at Harlem. She completed the Montefiore/Einstein/NYU Certificate Program in Bioethics and Medical Humanities in 2004 and served as chair of the Ethics Committee of Harlem Hospital.  She has has been part of the Einstein/Montefiore faculty since 2012.

She has continued working in global health, in El Salvador, Mexico and Uganda. She is currently a member of the board of directors of Doctors for Global Health. Her academic interests include global health, health and human rights and teaching clinical skills and clinical reasoning.


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