Faculty Profile

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

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.


  • Altkorn D. Diagnosis and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Seminars in Anesthesia. Perioperative Medicine and Pain. 2002;21:8-15.
  • Altkorn D, Vokes T. Treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. JAMA. 2001;285(11):1415-1418.
  • Roach K, Stern S, Altkorn D, Cifu A, Levinson W. Update in general internal medicine. Ann Int Med. 2000;133:209-217.
  • Stern S, Altkorn D, Levinson W. Anticoagulation for chronic atrial fibrillation. JAMA. 2000;283:2901-2903.
  • 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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  • BS, 1978, University of Illinois, Biology
  • MD, 1982, The University of Chicago,
  • Residency, 1984, The University of Chicago, Medicine
  • Residency, 1985, University of California, Medicine
  • Fellowship, 1986, University of California, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics