Are you an Employer?    Attract the Best Candidates with Smart Job Postings!
Search Healthcare Resumes
The Largest Collection of Jobs on Earth | HealthcareCrossing
Need Help? Call (800) 680-7345  

Job Seeker Login   Employer Login 

Job Seekers? Try it Now  

HEALTHCARE Jobs, Jobs in HEALTHCARE - HealthcareCrossing.com
Search Healthcare Jobs
Browse Healthcare Jobs
Post Healthcare Jobs
Attention Employers - Only EmploymentCrossing Posts Your Jobs to Over 500+ Other Job Sites. TRY IT FREE!
Healthcare Jobs >> Healthcare Articles >> Healthcare Star >> Carol Kornmehl: M.D. and Published Author
  • Healthcare Star

Carol Kornmehl: M.D. and Published Author


by      
Printable Version PDF Version Email to a Friend
The decision to become a doctor was an easy one for Carol Kornmehl, because medical work runs in the family.

''My father was a pharmacist, and he was a very strong influence on me and my love of the sciences,'' she recalls. ''When I was 14 years old, I decided I wanted to become a physician. My family supported me wholeheartedly.''

Carol Kornmehl: M.D. and Published Author
Carol L. Kornmehl, M.D., F.A.C.R.O.
Thanks to her dad’s encouragement and the support of other family members as well, Kornmehl went on to fulfill her medical dream.

She attended CUNY Brooklyn College and says it “was a wonderful experience.”

For her medical education, she studied at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. During her time in school, though, she came across an obstacle in her personal life that shaped her career.

“When I was in my third year of medical school, my father was diagnosed with acute leukemia,” Kornmehl explains. “His pain and suffering inspired me to be a leader in the oncology arena instead of a follower.”

Kornmehl served one year of an internal medicine internship at Brookdale Hospital Center, followed by three years of residency in radiation oncology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

From 1988 to 1991, she worked in academic radiation oncology. She then joined the private practice sector, in which she continues to practice today. She is currently a radiation oncologist at Passaic Beth Israel Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. She is the medical director of the radiation oncology department at her hospital as well.

Kornmehl attributes a lot of her success to her dad.

“My father’s illness heightened my sensitivity and compassion. It also taught me the importance of being thorough,” she admits. “When physicians treat human beings, they need to be perfectionists in order to help the patient attain the best possible outcome.”

Most recently, Kornmehl authored a book: The Best News about Radiation Therapy (M. Evans, 2004).

“There were no contemporary or comprehensive resources I could refer my patients to, despite a great need,” she says of her decision to write the book. “Hence, I felt the onus was on me to create that missing piece.”

As for advice to future healthcare professionals, Kornmehl says that working hard for patients is the most important thing to remember.

“Be thorough and meticulous. Give it no less than your all. After all, the patient is entrusting his or her life to you. Being a physician is a privilege. Along with the honor goes a tremendous responsibility to advocate and do everything humanly possible to make things right for the patient,” she says. “Also, be about the patient and not your ego; whenever you’re not sure what a patient’s best treatment course is, ask for help.”

The wife and mother of three says that she’s been lucky enough to have the support of her family through it all. “I love what I do and feel gratified at the end of each day… Knowing I did my best to help another person’s health is the most rewarding feeling.”

 

Q. What do you do for fun?
A. I love Elvis! I went to Graceland last summer and look forward to returning. Also, I can’t get enough of Elvis, so I’m always collecting his music, reading books about him, and watching his movies and documentaries about him. The Elvis Sirius Radio station regales me when I’m driving and when I’m websurfing!

Q. What CD is in your CD player right now, or what was the last song you heard?
A. Neil Diamond — Tennessee Moon; the song I’m currently listening to is called “Like You.''

Q. What is the last magazine you read?
A. Women's Day.

Q. What is your favorite TV show?
A. Reruns of The Twilight Zone.

Q. Who is your role model?
A. My parents.

Q. Your favorite ice cream flavor?
A. Mint chip.


On the net:

Dr. Kornmehl’s Official site

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
If this article has helped you in some way, will you say thanks by sharing it through a share, like, a link, or an email to someone you think would appreciate the reference.



Popular tags:

 human beings  healthcare professionals  love  internships  dads  physicians  personal life  patients  illnesses  oncology

Facebook comments:

Comments

Comment not found for this article.
add comments

Related articles

 Darin Vercillo: From DJ to MD
 LeAnn Thieman: Speaker, Caregiver, Author
 Michelle May, M.D.: Physician, Mom, and Author
 Dr. Nancy O'Reilly: Published Psychologist with Sass

We Want to Show You Every Healthcare Job Opening Out There

As someone who is drawn to structure and order, you deserve a job site that is detail oriented and carefully observes every healthcare firm career page, company and organization career page (and every other job site) and organizes all of these jobs in a well structured way in one place.

As a stable, considerate, unbiased and hard-working job-opening research company, we look out for your needs by showing you a large, rich collection of every healthcare job we can find on the Internet.

Because we take our responsibility to you extremely seriously, we do not accept any money from advertisers for job postings so that we can provide you with unbiased research about every job opening.

We are service-oriented and give you the hands-on tools so you can see your career options in an ordered, structured and complete manner.
Tell us where to send your access instructions:

Your Email:     
2013 Most Influential Healthcare Recruiter Rankings
arrow 600+ prestigious recruiters across America ranked
arrow 60+ industries and professions scrutinized
arrow Comprehensive updated candid report
Get the ranking
total jobs
on HealthcareCrossing
597,662
new jobs this week
on HealthcareCrossing
164,213
total jobs
on EmploymentCrossing network available to our members
3,870,866
job type count
on HealthcareCrossing
(477,867)
(477,867)
(477,867)
(180,195)
(41,226)
(21,838)
(21,467)
top 5 job searches
jobs near you
International jobs
Work at home jobs
UK jobs
Canada jobs
New search feature using US map. click here

Looking for a new healthcare job in your city? click here
today's featured job
Scientist/Scholar
United States-IN-Indianapolis

Assistant Research Professor INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS Transportation Active Safety Institute Department of Electrical and ...


HEALTHCARE Click to Apply for - HealthcareCrossing.com
job search tip
Job Search myth: Good things come to those who wait. Probably not. Good things come to those who initiate. Don't sit around and expect a job to come to you. Make it happen- now!

Your privacy is guaranteed. We will never give out, lease, or sell your personal information.