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2016 Mount Sinai Alumni Reunion and Alumni Awards Ceremony
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Return, Reconnect, and Rediscover


The 2016 Alumni Reunion and Alumni Awards Ceremony held on May 13 afforded over 100

alumni and guests the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with classmates, colleagues,

and friends, and to reflect on the extraordinary growth and reach of the Mount Sinai Health System. 


Attendees were welcomed by David Muller, MD, MSSM ’95, Dean for Medical Education, and 

 participated in lectures from faculty members about the latest innovations and programs at

Mount Sinai. Faculty lecturers included Cameron R. Hernandez, MD, MSSM ’07, who spoke about the

Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program;  Joanne Hojsak, MD, MSSM ’85, who talked about what

medical education is like at Mount Sinai today; Yasmin S. Meah, MD, MSSM ’01, who educated

attendees about the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP); and Suzanne Garfinkle, MD,

MSSM ’06, who led an interactive lecture called The Art of Listening, accompanied by a live band.  


Following the faculty lectures, alumni enjoyed dinner, a keynote address by Theodore Christopher, MD,

MSSM ’81, and the Alumni Association Awards Ceremony. The Awards were presented by

The Mount Sinai Alumni Association's President, Donald Bergman, MD, MSSM '77, and Vice President

and Chairman of the Alumni Awards Committee, Burton A. Cohen, MD, MSSM '79.


The following people were recognized for their service to the Mount Sinai community and received

the 2016 Alumni Association Awards:

Theodore Christopher, MD, FACEP, MSSM ’81
Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD
Marvin Gilbert, MD, MSSM ’69
Leslie Dubin Kerr, MD, MSSM ’85
Lester Silver, MD, MSSM ’69
Ilana Ramer Bass, MD, ISMMS ’16
Carine Davila, MD, ISMMS ’16

Find photos from the reunion on the Mount Sinai Alumni Facebook page. Feel free to post your own reunion photos, comments, and memories on our Facebook page as well.

Thank you to all our alumni and guests who attended the 2016 Mount Sinai Alumni Reunion and Alumni Awards Ceremony. Save the date for Reunion 2017 – we hope to see you there! 



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