Ian M. Kronish, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine
Contact Information: 

622 W. 168th Street
PH 9 Room 311
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-342-1335

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M.P.H., Public Health (2006), Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
M.D., Medicine (2001), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
A.B., Chemistry/Environmental Studies (1996), Princeton University


Dr. Kronish’s research aims to increase the understanding of barriers to medication adherence in cardiovascular patients. In particular, he is interested in the psychological impact of cardiovascular disease and the influence of psychological distress on adherence to medical treatment. His research also aims to identify new approaches to improving adherence and associated cardiovascular outcomes. Dr. Kronish has been the PI of a randomized clinical trial funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the American Heart Association that tests whether feedback of electronically-monitored antihypertensive medication adherence to physicians can improve adherence and decrease physician inertia. He has also received funding from NHLBI to study the influence of PTSD on adherence to medications in survivors of acute coronary syndromes. Through these projects and others, he has become an expert in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting medication adherence data using self-report instruments, electronic monitors, refill data, and other approaches.
Selected Publications

  1. Kronish I, Rieckmann N, Halm E, et al. Depressed patients are less likely to follow recommended risk reducing behaviors after acute coronary syndromes. J Gen Intern Med 2006;21:1178-83.
  2. Rieckmann N, Gerin W, Kronish I et al. Course of depressive symptoms and medication adherence after acute coronary syndromes: an electronic medication monitoring study. J Am Coll Cardiol 2006;48:2218-22.
  3. Mann D, Woodward M, Falzon L, Muntner P, Kronish I. Predictors of non-adherence to statins: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Pharmacother 2010;44:1410-1421.
  4. Kronish I, Woodward M, Sergie Z, Ogedegbe O, Mann D. Meta-analysis: Impact of drug class on adherence to antihypertensives. Circulation. 2011;123:1611-1621.
  5. Kronish I, Edmondson D, Goldfinger J, Fei K, Horowitz C. Post-traumatic stress disorder and adherence to medications in survivors of strokes and transient ischemic attacks. Stroke. 2012; 43:2192-2197. PMCID: PMC3404197
  6. Kronish I, Rieckmann N, Burg M, Edmondson D, Schwartz J, Davidson K. The effect of enhanced depression care on adherence to risk-reducing behaviors after acute coronary syndromes: Findings from the COPES trial Am Heart J. 2012;164:524-529. PMCID: PMC3607422
  7. Kronish I, Ye S. Adherence to cardiovascular medications: lessons learned and future directions. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2013;55:590-600. PMCID: PMC3639439
  8. Kronish I, Goldfinger J, Negron R, Fei K, Tuhrim S, Arniella G, Horowitz C. The effect of peer education on stroke prevention: the Prevent Recurrence of All Inner-City Strokes through Education (PRAISE) randomized controlled trial. Stroke. 2014;45:3330-3336. PMCID: PMC4213208
  9. Kronish I, Cohen B, Lin J, Voils C, Edmondson D. Posttraumatic stress disorder and medication adherence in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174:468-70. PMCID: PMC3992186
  10. Moise N, Davidson K, Chaplin W, Shea S, Kronish I. Depression and clinical inertia in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;178:818-819. PMCID: PMC4013232