Sarah C. Nosal, MD, FAAFP, is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 127,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. As an AAFP board member, Nosal advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the US health care system.
Nosal is Vice President for Innovation & Optimization and Chief Medical Information Officer at The Institute for Family Health, an FQHC network with 30+ Mid-Hudson, Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn locations. She has consistently achieved top quality performance metrics and has secured financial support for IT infrastructure by enrolling clinicians achieving meaningful use across the system. As CMIO she has helped her institution become a regional leader in data sharing and ensuring equitable information access.
Nosal was instrumental in shaping the Institute’s response, as physician-lead, to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, transition to new normal, and rolling out of comprehensive telehealth services and vaccination sites.
A member of the AAFP since 2004, she has served as chair of the AAFP Commission on Membership & Member Services and chair of the commission’s Special Constituencies Subcommittee. She was also the lead member in the Awards Discussion of the AAFP Commission on Membership & Membership Services.
On the state level, Nosal has served as president of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians and is currently the NYSAFP delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. As a member of the Medical Society of the State of New York, Nosal is co-chair of the Committee on Preventive Medicine & Family Health, and has served as chair of the Primary Care Caucus, and as co-vice-chair of the Committee on Preventive Medicine & Family Health.
Nosal earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and psychology from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. She completed her residency at the Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice Beth Israel Medical Center & Institute for Family Health, New York, New York.
Nosal is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.