Dr. Lukoschek has a diverse background that guided her towards health education and promotion. Her studies in Anthropology and Sociology at the Ludwig Maximillian University in Germany opened her eyes to how culture and individual behavior affect health. This sparked her interest and lifelong dedication to helping patients overcome barriers to achieve their best personal health.
After receiving her medical degree from Rutgers University and completing an Internal Medicine Residency program, Dr. Lukoschek received her master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University to advance her study in health promotion and patient education. During her fellowship at Cornell University Medical College, she conducted a research study to increase the understanding of communication between physicians and patients. Dr. Lukoschek accepted a dual appointment at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Hospital as Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Internal Medicine, furthering her efforts to help patients reach their optimal health. She designed, managed, and secured funding for clinical trials in epidemiology and health promotion to assess educational health needs and barriers to health care. As the director of the Outreach Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center she collaborated with the New York Yankees, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and New York public and private schools to design a unique health education program addressing the growing obesity epidemic in a socially disadvantaged minority population. She used a variety of media outlets and materials to reinforce campaign messages and to expand the reach of the health promotion campaign. Dr. Lukoschek created health promotion videos, pamphlets, and websites as well as organized a community-wide art competition to improve awareness of health behavior. The health promotion messages were presented in an age appropriate and engaging manner, featuring live, interactive performances. In 2005, Dr. Lukoschek accepted a position as Associated Attending at Roosevelt/St. Luke’s Medical Center, now part of the Mount Sinai Health System, and joined an internal medicine practice on the Upper West Side. She served as the Medical Director of Internal Medicine at the site and accepted a position on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Westcare Medical Association. In 2016, she accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine at NYU-Langone Medical Center, where she currently teaches and practices medicine.