Promotion of Theodore C. Bania, MD, MS to Associate Dean for Human Subjects
Friday, April 7, 2017
Posted by: Julie Briggs
We are pleased to share the promotion of Theodore C. Bania, MD, MS, to Associate Dean for Human Subjects Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS).
This promotion recognizes the important contributions Dr. Bania has made to ISMMS since June 2016 as the Associate Director, Program for the Protection of Human Subjects (PPHS)—a program whose oversight extends to all hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System. In that role, he chaired two ISMMS institutional review boards and played an integral role in the improvement of PPHS efficiencies, including the rollout of Ideate, the new electronic submission platform for research protocols.
As Associate Dean for Human Subjects Research, Dr. Bania will continue to chair one or more institutional review boards, increase his interactions with and problem-solving for researchers, work with clinical trial monitors, address compliance issues, interact with federal and state agencies, coordinate accreditation activities, oversee educational standards for PPHS staff and the ISMMS research community, and participate in process improvement initiatives aimed at increasing investigator satisfaction.
Dr. Bania has been a member of the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West medical staff since 1996. An active clinician, research leader, committed educator, and mentor, he took on various roles within the two hospitals, including Director of Research for the Emergency Department, Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Chair of the Institutional Review Board, and member of the Conflict of Interest in Research Committee. Dr. Bania also established within both hospitals a Division of Medical Toxicology and a Research Associate Program.
Dr. Bania earned his MD at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and his MS in Clinical Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center, and undertook a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the New York University School of Medicine. Board certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, Dr. Bania sits on the American Board of Medical Specialties Sub-board in Medical Toxicology.