Diane Altkorn
Section of General Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730


BS1978University of IllinoisBiology
MD1982The University of Chicago 
Residency1984The University of ChicagoMedicine
Residency1985University of CaliforniaMedicine
Fellowship1986University of CaliforniaInternal Medicine and Geriatrics

Academic Interests

Dr. Altkorn is a clinician-educator whose work includes curriculum development and teaching at the medical student, resident, and faculty levels. Her areas of interest include evidence-based medicine, feedback in medical education, and teaching clinical reasoning. She is coauthor of the widely used textbook " Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide".

Clinical Interests

General internal medicine.

Representative Publications

  1. Altkorn D. Diagnosis and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Seminars in Anesthesia. Perioperative Medicine and Pain. 2002;21:8-15.
  2. Altkorn D, Vokes T. Treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. JAMA. 2001;285(11):1415-1418.
  3. Roach K, Stern S, Altkorn D, Cifu A, Levinson W. Update in general internal medicine. Ann Int Med. 2000;133:209-217.
  4. Stern S, Altkorn D, Levinson W. Anticoagulation for chronic atrial fibrillation. JAMA. 2000;283:2901-2903.
  5. Brukner H, Altkorn D, Cook S, Quinn M, McNabb W. Giving effective feedback to medical students: a workshop for faculty and housestaff. Medical Teacher. 1999;21(2):161-165.

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