Nicholas Fiebach

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Nicholas H. Fiebach

Nicholas H. Fiebach, MD, Senior Associate Dean for the Columbia University Stamford Hospital Affiliation

Chair, Department of Medicine


About Me

Dr. Nicholas Fiebach is a fellowship-trained and board-certified internal medicine physician. As the Chair of Medicine at Stamford Health, he is committed to ensuring all patients receive high-quality, patient-centered care and that physicians within the department find the support they need to ensure great care for their patients and their own well-being.

After completing his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver, Dr. Fiebach served in the National Health Service Corps in New York City. He then completed a fellowship in general internal medicine and clinical epidemiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr. Fiebach is dedicated to teaching medical students and residents and providing a stimulating learning environment at Stamford Health. He served previously on the faculties of the medical schools at Yale University, Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University. He is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, where he was recently the Vice Chair for Graduate and Continuing Medical Education in the Department of Medicine. During his career in academic medicine he has contributed to our understanding of cardiovascular disease and preventive medicine and to improving medical education in primary care and public health. 

Throughout his career, Dr. Fiebach has been a primary care physician to underserved populations and has guided medical students and physicians in-training on their career paths in medicine.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the New York Academy of Medicine. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and editor of the popular textbook, Principles of Ambulatory Medicine.



Special Interests

  • Medical education
  • Preventive medicine
  • Patient-centered care


  • Internal Medicine


Medical School

New York University School Of Medicine


University of Colorado School of Medicine


Brigham and Women's Hospital

Published Work

Hebert PR, Fiebach NH, Eberlein KA, Taylor JO, Hennekens CH.  The community- based randomized trials of pharmacologic treatment of mild-to-moderate hypertension.  Am J Epidemiol 1988; 127:581-590.

Fiebach NH, Hebert PR, Stampfer MJ, Colditz GA, Willett WC, Rosner B, Speizer FE,Hennekens CH.  A prospective study of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in women.  Am J Epidemiol 1989; 130:646-654.

Fiebach NH, Viscoli CM, Horwitz RI.  Differences between women and men in survival after myocardial infarction: Biology or methodology?  JAMA 1990; 263:1092-1096.

Collins R, Peto R, MacMahon S, Hebert P, Fiebach NH, Eberlein KA, Qizilbash N, Taylor JO, Hennekens CH.  Effects of drug treatment for hypertension on the risks of stroke and of coronary heart disease:  Evidence from and overview of randomized controlled trials considered in the context of observational epidemiology.  Lancet 1990; 335:827-838.

Fiebach NH, Cook EF, Lee TH, Brand DA, Rouan GW, Weisberg M, Goldman L. Outcomes in patients with myocardial infarction who are initially admitted to stepdown units.  Am J Med 1990; 89:15-20.

Fiebach NH, Viscoli CM.  Patient acceptance of influenza vaccination.  Am J Med 1991; 393-400.

Henrich JB, Rahn DW, Fiebach NH.  Integrating general medicine and rheumatology training in the outpatient setting:  A practice model.  J Gen Intern Med 1992; 7:434-436.

Jahnige MK, Fiebach NH.  Postmenopausal estrogen use among African-American and white patients at an urban clinic.  J Women’s Health 1997;6:93-101.

Haskell SG, Fiebach NH.  Clinical epidemiology of nocturnal leg cramps in male veterans.  Am J Med Sci 1997; 313:210-214.

Holmboe ES, Fiebach NH, Galaty LA, Huot S. Effectiveness of a focused educational intervention on resident evaluations from faculty:  a randomized controlled trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2001;16:427-34.

Ziegelstein RC,  Fiebach NH.  "The mirror" and "the village": a new method for teaching practice-based learning and improvement and systems-based practice.  Acad Med 2004;79:83-88.

Fiebach NH, Rao D, Hamm ME.  A curriculum in health systems and public health for internal medicine residents.  Am J Prev Med 2011;41(4S3):S264-269.


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Society for General Internal Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • New York Academy of Medicine

Academic Appointment

Professor Emeritus of Medicine at CUMC, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

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