Dr. Shani R. Scott received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, and subsequently completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital. While training, she served as chair of the Minority House Staff Committee. Also, she was recognized as an outspoken champion for health promotion and public health advocacy for medically underserved populations and received the Louis Wade Sullivan Pioneers in Diversity Award.
Dr. Scott was recruited to Montefiore Medical Center, Division of General Internal Medicine in 2018, and currently serves in several roles. As a clinical educator, she teaches medical students and medical house staff on chronic disease management in primary care. Dr. Scott also is the Firm 1 Assistant Program Director in the Internal Medicine Residency Program. In this role she leads medical resident teaching conferences and provides career guidance. Furthermore, Dr. Scott aids in spearheading program development on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee within the Department of Medicine.
Her clinical and educational interests center around utilizing motivational interviewing and evidence-based medicine to improve the health outcomes of chronic diseases such as Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, and primary prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.