Memorial Sloan Kettering hospitalist Carolyn Erickson

Carolyn Erickson, MD


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Hospital Medicine

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About Me


MD, Tufts University School of Medicine


Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

I am a hospitalist who cares for people who have been admitted to Memorial Hospital, in Manhattan. I have been interested in oncology since my grandmother was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) on my ninth birthday. She made an incredible recovery and is a 23-year survivor of AML. Seeing her strength in dealing with her illness, the impact it had on our family, and her faith in her medical team were powerful images that have stayed with me all this time. My grandmother is my role model for compassion and empathy. Whenever I am treating patients, my goal is to treat them the way I hope she was treated.

During my residency, I realized that I valued the opportunity to care for people when they were staying in the hospital. This is a time when a patient’s needs are the most acute and they are the most vulnerable, and this is especially true of people with cancer. One of the most important parts of my job is to make sure patients and their families understand what is going on and feel as comfortable as they can with what is happening in the hospital.

I am also interested in teaching residents and students. During my training I had excellent role models who shaped me into the physician I am now and I want to pass that on to the next generation of physicians. 

Awards and Honors

  • Attending Excellence in Teaching Award, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (2016)
  • Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (2013-2015)
  • Martin J. Loeb Memorial Prize for Academic Achievement and Humanism, Tufts University School of Medicine (2012)
  • American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement, Tufts University School of Medicine (2012)


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