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Bruce W. Polsky, MD

  • Specialty: Infectious Diseases & Immunology
  • Language: English

About Me

Since childhood, I’ve always had an interest in science. I chose a career in medicine so I could use science to improve the lives of individuals and communities. With a specific interest in microbiology and how microbes interact with humans, it was natural for me to pursue the specialty of infectious disease.

Although I see patients with all types of infectious diseases, many of my patients have infections that are the result of a cancer diagnosis, organ transplant, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Each person has unique circumstances, which is why I pride myself on providing patient-centered individualized care.

In addition to my clinical work, I conduct research on developing medications for infections caused by viruses, including hepatitis B and C, HIV, herpes, and respiratory viruses. I am proud to be recognized as a master of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, two of the highest honors within the specialty of internal medicine and the subspecialty of infectious disease.

As a physician, educator, and researcher, I am committed to serving as a role model and mentor to those entering the field of internal medicine and fostering valuable clinical interactions to enhance their experiences.


  • Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Associate Dean, Faculty, NYU Long Island School of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease), 1986
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 1983
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Infectious Disease, 1986
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1983
  • MD from Wayne State University, 1980

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