Full Name
Alice Fornari
Associate Dean
Zucker SOM at Hofstra Northwell
Professor and Associate Dean of Educational Skills Development and Vice President of Faculty Development, Northwell Health Organization, Barbara & Donald Zucker School of Medicine (SOM) at Hofstra/Northwell, Uniondale, NY (2009-present)

Vice President of Faculty Development, Northwell Health (2009-present); Oversee professional development of residents, fellows and faculty across health professions (MD, DO, NP, PA) who deliver patient care across the 23 Northwell Health system hospitals and are connected to training for1800 trainees from 180 programs.

My research focus is medical education across the continuum of UME, GME and CME, with a focus on curriculum development/revision and the faculty development necessary to achieve both didactic and clinical curriculum innovations successfully. Due to the impact of Covid 19 my attention has shifted to the positive impact of technology on teaching and learning and the success it can support in our learning environments. Another research interest to foster and maintain the core values of medical education with learners: professionalism, humanism, compassion leading to patient-centered care. The implementation of curriculum and assessing the impact of the development of physicians as healers of illness is a focus I have pursued through numerous grants and interventions woven into existing clinical environments.
My scholarship history includes four funded HRSA grants (2004-2015) with a focus on primary care education, delivery, and ultimately patient care. All grants concluded with successful outcomes to meet the original grant proposal. Publications and numerous national presentations occurred from the grant funded projects.
My recent career focus is on mentoring and is supported by a recent publication of a professional Manual entitled Mentoring in Health professions Education: Evidence Informed Strategies Across the Continuum.
I am fortunate to be recognized by my peers with the following awards:
Gold Foundation, Inducation of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, June 2023.

Hofstra University, Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing, IDEALS Program, Recognition of Dedication and Service to Mentoring of students and faculty in support of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, Leadership and Success.

Northwell Health, Women in Healthcare BERG, 2023, Women Who Inspire Award, Mentor of the Year.

Association of American Medical Colleges/Northeast Group of Educational Affairs, NEGEA Innovation in Medical Education Award, April 2023.
Association of American Medical Colleges/Northeast Group of Educational Affairs, 2022 NEGEA Distinguished Educator Award, May 2022.
International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), Distinguished Career Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Scholarship, June 2021.
Alice Fornari