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Department of Medicine

Neil Kothari, M.D.


Clinical Info

Medical Expertise

Medical education, hospitalist medicine


Hospital Affiliation

University Hospital, Newark


Insurance Participation

Insurance Participation: with Provider Number ( where applicable ) The information below is subject to change and should not be relied upon until after it is verified with the insurance company. In addition, psychiatric providers should be contacted directly for information on their participation with managed care and insurance companies.

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Dr. Kothari earned his BA in 1996 from Columbia University, and his MD from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical
School in 2000. He completed residency training at Bellevue Hospital/New York University Medical Center
from 2000 to 2003, and then served as Chief Medical Resident at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
from 2003 to 2004.

He joined NJMS in 2004 and was appointed Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency
Program. From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Kothari served as Co-Course Director of Physician’s Core, the 2 year pre-
clerkship course that teaches students the “art” of medicine including interviewing skills, physical diagnosis,
ethics, humanism, and cultural awareness. From 2010 to 2016, he was Program Director of the Internal
Medicine Residency Program, greatly improving the program's academic reputation, scholarly output, and
fellowship match. During his tenure he also served as Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of
Medicine. In 2013 he was appointed Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME), and then
promoted to Associate Dean for GME in 2016.

Dr. Kothari has been the recipient of several teaching honors, including 5 Golden Apple Awards, the Internal
Medicine Residency Program Faculty Teaching Award, and the Foundation of UMDNJ Excellence in Teaching
Award. In addition, he has been inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and the Master Educators’



M.D., 2000, UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School


Licensure & Certification

Medical Licensure
New Jersey


American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine




Relevant Publications:

Salas-Lopez, D., Mouzon, D., Marks, J., Kothari, N., Natale-Pereira, A. (2007). Perspectives on Cancer Screening Among Latino Community Members and Internal Medicine Residents. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 1 (3), 241-248. PMID: 20208286
Moser, E., Kothari, N., Stagnaro-Green, A. (2008, Oct-Dec). Chief Residents as Educators: An Effective Method of Resident Development. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 20 (4), 323-8. PMID: 18855236
Chen, S., Kothari, N., Bartlett, J., Boyd, L., Duncan, K., Prisch, S. Advanced Communication Skills Cases. MedEdPORTAL; 2011. Available from:
Kothari N, Chen S. Physical Examination Case: Vital Signs. MedEdPORTAL; 2014. Available from:
Reddi, A., Kothari, N., Kuppasani, K., Ende, N. (2015). Human Umbilical Cord Blood Cells and Diabetes Mellitus: Recent Advances. Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy. 10 (3), 266-270. PMID: 25506777
Duffy, M., Jain, S., Harrell, N., Kothari, N., Reddi, A. (2015, October). Albumin and Furosemide Combination for Management of Edema in Nephrotic Syndrome: A Review of Clinical Studies. Cells. 4 (4), 622-630. PMID: 26457719
Tentler, A., Feurdean, M., Keller, S., Kothari, N. (2016, July). Integrating a Residency-Driven Longitudinal Quality Improvement Program within an Ambulatory Block Schedule. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 8(3): 405-9. PMID: 27413445
Kim, H., Patel, K., Orosz, E., Kothari, N., Demyen, M., Pyrsopoulos, N., Ahlawat, S. (2016, November). Time Trends in the Prevalence of Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Diet in the US Population: Results from the National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2009-2014. JAMA Internal Medicine. 176 (11), 1716-1717. PMID: 27598396
Dolmatova, E., Moazzami, K., Klapholz, M., Kothari, N., Feurdean, M., Waller, A. (2016, September). Impact of Hospital Teaching Status on Mortality, Length of Stay and Cost among Patients with Cardiac Arrest in the United States. American Journal of Cardiology. 118 (5), 668-72. PMID: 27378144


Courses Taught


The Ethics and Humanism & Professionalism course is designed to give the student an introduction to biomedical ethics, and to the responsibilities and expectations of the medical profession.


The Physical Examination course will train medical students to perform a basic physical exam in a professional and patient centered manner.


The Medical Interviewing course will train medical students to perform a thorough and accurate medical history in a professional and patient centered manner while meeting the needs of diverse populations. By having a greater self-awareness, the student will ultimately be better prepared to provide high-quality care to a diverse population. By increasing the student’s awareness of health disparities, he/she, as a future provider, can have a more active role in elimination of these disparities.


The Advanced Communication Skills (ACS) course is designed to review aspects of the doctor-patient relationship that can affect a doctor's success in his/her profession, the development of satisfying and effective therapeutic relationships, and lower malpractice risks through excellent communication.


The Advanced Physical Diagnosis course will provide a variety of didactic and clinical experiences that will help to prepare you for your clinical clerkships. The clinical experiences will allow you to improve your history-taking ability and develop a higher level of skill in the physical examination. You will see patients during pediatric and hospital preceptorships and also during clinical teaching sessions. Each student will learn how to perform gynecologic & urologic examinations and will acquire new skills in phlebotomy, injections & IV placement. Each student will also be certified in BLS. The overall goal of the Advanced Physical Diagnosis course is to make you more confident and proficient in starting your 3rd year clinical clerkships.

EDUC9100K   Office of Educ. Fellowship

MED8160K   Medicine Clerkship

MED8161K   Acting Internship


MED9106K   A.I. Internal Medicine

MED9160K   Fundamental Procedures



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