Olivia Perlmutt
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Olivia Perlmutt, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor; Attending Physician

Languages spoken

Spanish

Education and training

Fellowship - Empire Clinical Research Investigative Program (ECRIP), Advanced training in Reproductive Health Care
Master in Public Health (MPH) - City University of New York (CUNY)
Residency - Columbia University, Center for Family and Community Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Community Health - Brown University

Professional certifications or affiliations

American Board of Family Medicine
Society for Family Planning Junior Fellow

Professional interests

Full-spectrum primary care
Reproductive health care
Adolescent medicine
Academic teaching

A little about me

I’ve been practicing family medicine in New York City since 2017. I have a special expertise in reproductive health care and adolescent care. I also enjoy training the many medical, pharmacy, resident and nurse practitioner providers we work with to strengthen primary care.  

Why I love my job

It has taken time, but finally getting to truly know my patients beyond their numbers and into their livelihoods over the years keeps me going. The support I have with my fellow colleagues and the enthusiasm of our learners also really help keep this challenging job rewarding.

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Professional experience & accomplishments

Dr. Olivia Perlmutt is a board certified family physician who completed advanced training in reproductive health care and health services research. After moving from Chapel Hill, North Carolina where she grew up and completed medical school, she completed her residency in Family Medicine at the Center for Family and Community Medicine at Columbia University. She conducted her fellowship in research with a focus on reproductive health care at the Institute for Family Health while also getting her MPH at CUNY in Community Health. During this time she and her Institute colleagues won the best poster award for the National Abortion Federation Annual Conference for research on abortion provision in primary care. While her passions for all of outpatient family medicine stay strong, her specific interests in reproductive health care and adolescent health care stand out. She is one of the medical liaisons for the School-Based Health Programs run by the Institute for Family Health. She enjoys teaching immensely, and was elected Faculty Teacher of the Year for the 2020-2021 class.