Faculty Profile

Dr. William N. Southern, M.D.,  M.S.

William N. Southern, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Medicine

Professional Interests

A 1992 graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Southern completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center program (1992-1995).  In July 1995, Dr. Southern joined the faculty at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as a clinician educator and Hospitalist where he was actively involved with teaching medical students and residents.  In July 2002, Dr. Southern joined the faculty at Einstein as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Teaching Hospitalist.

Since that time Dr. Southern has played many active teaching roles with Montefiore Internal Medicine Residents, Jacobi Internal Medicine Residents, and Einstein medical students. Dr. Southern has served as the Director of Hospitalist Services and the Associate Medical Director at Weiler. In June 2007, he received a MS in Clinical Research Methods and has published in the area of hospital medicine outcomes research.  In January of 2009, he was appointed the Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine at Einstein/Montefiore.

Dr. Southern is presently Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Einstein, and a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine in the Society of Hospital Medicine. 

Current Investigations

  • Effect of Physician Years of Experience on Length-of-Stay, Readmission, and Mortality on an Inpatient Medical Teaching Service.
  • Increased Short-Term Mortality Associated with Mildly Elevated Non-Rising Troponin T in Patients with Underlying Renal Disease Suspected of Acute Myocardial Ischemia.
  • Informed Consent and Patient Coping Style:  Does Synchrony Lead to Less Anxiety and Dyssynchrony to More Anxiety Before Endoscopic Procedures?
  • Post-Surgical Clostridium difficile Infection


  • Montefiore Health Services Research Career Development Award for "The Effect of Hospitalists and Physician Years-in-Practice on the Quality of Inpatient Care"

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