Dr. Charles L. Bardes graduated from Princeton University (summa cum laude) in 1978 and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1986. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at The New York Hospital (now known as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital) in 1989. He has served on the medical center's faculty since that time and teaches extensively at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he directs the Medicine Clerkship and serves as Associate Dean (Admissions). In addition to numerous awards for teaching and clinical care, he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and a fellow of both The American College of Physicians and the New York Academy of Medicine.
Dr Bardes practices general internal medicine. His special interests include primary care and preventive care, emphasizing a unified approach to the whole person. His book Essential Skills in Clinical Medicine (FA Davis, 1996) is a guide for students and interns while Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia (Bellevue Literary Press, 2008) is an extended essay on the cultural and mythological layers of a common disease state. His articles on medical education have been published in the journals Academic Medicine, Medical Education and Teaching and Learning in Medicine. Excerpts from The Double Serpent: Subtexts in Medicine were published in the journal Agni in 2006 and appear online at http://www.bu/edu/agni/authors/C/Charles-Bardes/html.