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Mitchell Cohen, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and has been elected physician-in-chief of Children's of Alabama by its board of trustees. Read more here



David S. Baskin, MD, designed an experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling the cells' energy source, the mitochondria. The drug has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures; researchers hope to begin testing the drug in human clinical trials in 2016 or 2017.


"We are very optimistic that we'll get there," said Baskin, also Vice Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Houston Methodist Hospital. "Our past work has shown that MP-MUS has very low toxicity until it gets into . Once it arrives, it is changed to its active form, doing a lot of damage where we want it to, leaving healthy brain cells alone—a bit like a 'smart bomb.' To our knowledge, this is the first known example of selective mitochondrial chemotherapy, which we believe represents a powerful new approach to ." For more information, please click here



Edward Capparelli, MD, finished family medicine residency at the University of Texas in McAllen, Texas. Following that he spent 10 years as a medical missionary in Honduras and the last 21 years working as medical director for community health centers in east Tennessee.



Jerry Bagel, MD is celebrating his practice's 30th anniversary, which he founded on June 29, 1985. It provides comprehensive medical and dermatological care for common skin conditions, such as acne, warts and skin tags and offers the latest therapeutic advancements for psoriasis, eczema, skin cancer, vitiligo, and skin allergies. Dr. Bagel has become a world-renowned expert on psoriasis, speaking to international audiences and serving as a writer and editor for psoriasis publications. For more information, please click here

Larry Goldstein, MD, has moved to the University of Kentucky in June 2015, becoming the Ruth L. Works Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology and Co-Director of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Goldstein moved after 30 years at Duke University, where he was Professor of Neurology and Director of Duke's Stroke Center.



Andrew B. Leibowitz, MD, was recently was named Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He succeeds David L. Reich, MD, who is now President of The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens. 



Howard A. Fine, MD, has been appointed to lead the newly established neuro-oncology program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective Feb. 2. He will serve as director of the Brain Tumor Center and associate director for translational research in the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as chief of the Division of Neuro-Oncology in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. He has also been named to the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College.


Deborah B. Marin, MD, was a recipient of the 2014 Wholeness of Life award. The award candidates were nominated by their colleagues. In their personal and professional lives they strive to achieve a balance of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being; practice health care with an appreciation for the interrelated functioning of mind, body, and spirit in illness and recovery; demonstrate respect for human beings; and promote teamwork and professional relationships to maximize patient care. For more information, click here


Charlene Thomesen, MD, is a psychiatrist and associate chief of staff for Mental Health Services at the VA Medical Center in Northport, a first-of-its-kind clinic that equally empowers family members and veterans to get treatment in a single, shared space. 


Aubrey Camacho, MD, FACOG, has been married to his wife for 33.5 years, and they have three children together. Their oldest son is 29 and obtained his BS and Masters from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, their second son is 27 and a first year law student at Texas Southern, and their daughter is 23 years old, completed her Bachelor's at Georgia Southern University, and is currently applying to medical school. 



Eve Hart Rice, MD, author, artist, psychiatrist, and co-president and treasurer of the Rice Family Foundation, has been elected as the Yale Corporation's newest alumni fellow in a worldwide ballot of university graduates. Her six-year term will begin on July 1. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Yale Westchester Alumni Association, the Hastings Center, Chess-in-the-Schools, and the Westchester Community College Foundation. For more information, click here



Delbert Kwan, MD, board certified in adult and pediatric urology and Dr. Richard Paul, board certified in adult and pediatric urology and urologic oncology, have joined Beebe Medical Group’s newly formed Beebe Center for Urologic Services. Kwan and Paul have treated patients in the Lewes and Milford areas for nearly 20 years, and both are experts in their fields. Kwan has been a member of the Beebe Medical Staff since September 1998. For more information, click here


Harold Bernstein, MD, PhD, moved back to the East Coast to work in R&D at Merck after spending more than 23 years in academic medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He has an adjunct appointment in Pediatrics (Cardiology) at Mount Sinai, and sees patients once a month in Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic.


Lauren Grossman, MD, MS, was named Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room's new facility in Littleton, Colorado. First Choice Emergency Room is the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United State. Previously, Dr. Grossman served as Medical Director and Chair of the Emergency Department at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. For more information, please click here


Marina E. Giurescu, MD, recently published a book, A World Torn Asunder: The Life and Triumph of Constantin C. Giurescu. It is available on Amazon.


Maria Russo-Appel, MD, has been appointed to the position of Chief Medical Officer of Providence Behavioral Health Hospital (PBHH). Click here for more information. 



Rajiv Patni, MD, has been appointed as Chief Development Officer for Ocera Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical state biopharmaceutical company focused on acute and chronic orphan liver diseases. For more information, click here



Deblina Datta, MD, has been working on vaccines and global health at CDC during her 16 year tenure which includes seminal work on HPV vaccine, serving as a CDC secondee to Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland, and now working on polio. She currently serves at CDC as a medical officer for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Most recently she has taken a break from her polio duties and has responded to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

Mary C. Tarail, MD, recently retired from 2 years of service as the Chief Medical Officer at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Western Massachusetts where she was the Director of Geriatric Psychiatry for 6 years prior. Her position as CMO was turned over to another Mount Sinai alumna, Maria Russo-Apel.


Balamurali K. Ambati, MD, MBA, the Youngest Doctor in the Guinness Book of World Records, is now 37. PreMedLife Magazine recently interviewed him about making it through his pre-medical years, his drive and motivation to pursue medicine, what becoming the world's youngest doctor was like, and how he donates his time overseas with a Flying Eye Hospital. Read the full interview here.




Nathan Goldstein, MD, MSH '04, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI). Dr. Goldstein’s career at Mount Sinai spans 20 years.  He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and has been the Director of Research and Quality for the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute since 2010.  Dr. Goldstein has been serving as the Interim Director of Palliative Care at MSBI over the past year. He will continue to oversee and expand the palliative care service at MSBI as it works to meet the needs of seriously ill patients and their families. For more information, click here



Teresa M. Alasio, MD, MSH '04 has joined the Domestic Violence Crisis Center's Board of Directors. She is a pathologist with a practice in Westchester County. A specialist in cytopathology, she is the Director of the Division of Cytology and Cytodiagnostic Center at Cairo Diagnostics in White Plains, NY. For more information, click here. 



Harsh Trivedi, MD, MBA, associate professor of Psychiatry, vice chair for Clinical Affairs for Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychiatry, and executive director and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, has been selected to serve on the American Hospital Association’s Governing Council on Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services.

The AHA Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services has more than 1,660 members from across the country and is comprised of executives from general hospitals and freestanding specialty hospitals that provide behavioral health services. The section provides forums linking members with shared interests and missions to advise AHA on policy and advocacy activities and to discuss issues of great importance to behavioral health providers and the field as a whole.

Trivedi has also been elected chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Council on Healthcare Systems and Financing. For more information, click here


Stefanie Jean-Baptiste Berry, MD, a pediatric epileptologist at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group in NY, earned her epilepsy certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In becoming Board certified, Dr. Berry has completed demanding training and achieved the gold standard in each of the six core competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems-based practice, and practice-based learning and improvement to practice quality specialized medicine in Epilepsy. For more information, please click here



Laura Gelfman, MD, was selected as Hospice and Palliative Medicine Inspirational Leaders Under 40 by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). This award serves as an acknowledgment of the significant impact their work has had on their community, and the specialty. They will be recognized during the Leadership Reception at the AAHPM

 & HPNA Annual Assembly in Philadelphia, PA, February 25-28, 2015.


Orly Klein MD, MSH '12, a pediatric oncologist and bone marrow transplant researcher, is the Medical Director of Johns Hopkins’ Camp Sunrise, an overnight camp for children ages 4 to 18 who have cancer or who are pediatric cancer survivors. Read her story here


Andrea Schwartz, MD, MPH, graduated residency at Brigham & Women's Hospital and started her geriatrics fellowship. She was the recipient of a peer-nominated award for resident teaching and mentoring. 



Robert Accordino, MD, was recognized as "NYer of the Week" for his work with Music for Autism in New York City, which he opened while attending medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2007.



David Braun, MD, PhD, an intern at Brigham & Women's Hospital, was the recipient of a peer-nominated award for compassionate care.


K.H. Vincent Lau, MD, a neurology resident at Yale -- New Have Hospital, recently published a personal essay in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Read his story here. 


Graduate School

Joy S. Reidenberg, PhD, ISMMS '88 hosted a four-part series program on PBS called, "Sex in the Wild." The series looks at animal reproduction, the natural mating, birth, and rearing behaviors of elephants, kangaroos, dolphins, and orangutans, all while capturing rare, beautiful footage of these species in their natural habitats. Click here for more information. 


Nita Vangeepuram, MD, MPH, ISMMS '10, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics), has received a career development award (K23) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a diabetes prevention program for at-risk East Harlem youth in New York City. For more information, click here

Padmini Rangamani, PhD, ISMMS '10 was named a 2015 Sloan Research Fellow. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships honor early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders. Fellows receive $50,000 to further their research. Rangamani is an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, San Diego, where her research is focused on understanding the design principles of biological systems. She was a Chancellor's postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley in 2013-14. For more information, please click here
Jerrold M. Jackson, PhD, ISMMS '13 recently became the Director of Retention Data Analytics for the Office for Undergraduate Education at Emory University. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and an Executive MBA student at Emory's Goizueta Business School as a Dean's Scholar. He is the Principal Investigator for a NIDA-funded pilot study to examine linkage to care for adolescents post-release from juvenile justice.


Dr. Jackson was recently awarded the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Florida State University College of Social Work and the "Thirty Under 30 Award" from the Florida State University Alumni Association.


Fellows and House Staff

Stafford I Cohen, MD, MSH '65 authored a book released in July 2014. Paul Zoll MD; The Pioneer Whose Discoveries Prevent Sudden Death, is an engaging account of the life and work of Dr. Paul M. Zoll, the physician and medical researcher behind the treatments and techniques used today to save the victims of heart attacks and to prevent premature deaths from other forms of heart failure. Dr. Cohen was a medical resident under Dr. Zoll and, later, a colleague at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. It is available on Amazon

Robert F. Corwin, MD, BIMC '66 has published his first novel, The Volsung Project. It is a work of fiction dealing with Nazi activity in the United States after WWII. Dr. Corwin completed military service at Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, PA and practiced Urology in Waco, Texas, for 40 years. For more information about his book, please visit

Steven Somkin, MD, MSH '68 has written 16 full length plays and half a dozen short plays; his work has been produced in various venues, including radio; he has won several awards and two short pieces have been published. Five of his last six plays, including his most recent, Melissa's Choice, have environmental themes. To view the flyer for Melissa's Choice, please click here

David B. Sachar, MD, MSH '70 was awarded the Henry D. Janowitz Lifetime Achievement Award in IBD from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Dr. Sachar was the first Dr. Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine from 1992-1999.  Dr. Sachar also held served as chairman of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine and Director of the Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology at The Mount Sinai Hospital (1983-99). He was the first American elected Chairman of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD). As a professor, he has earned 1996 Distinguished Educator Award of the AGA, the 2005 Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award of the ACG for “an entire career of service to patients and fellow practitioners,” and a dozen other national and international awards. To date he has published more than 260 articles on the topic of IBD. For more information, please click here

George Silvay, MD, MSH '73 is organizing the 3rd International Symposium on Preoperative Care for Seniors, scheduled to take place June 4-6 in Prague. For more information, please click here

Alan Rozanski, MD, MSH '80 currently the Chief of Cardiology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt, has been promoted to serve as Director of Wellness and Prevention Programs for Mount Sinai Heart. In this newly created position, Dr. Rozanski will work closely with Dr. Narula and Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart, in the creation of a future prevention center and wellness programs across all campuses of the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Rozanski will continue to run the cardiology fellowship program at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. 

Jeffrey A. Cohen, MD, MSH '81 was appointed Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Cohen was an intern in internal medicine ('77-'78), resident and chief resident in neurology ('78-'81), and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine ('82-'85).

Ron Shapiro, MD, MSH '82 has returned to the Mount Sinai Health System as Surgical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute (RMTI). Dr. Shapiro is Vice President of the Transplantation Society and sits on the editorial boards of Transplantation, the American Journal of Transplantation, and Pediatric Transplantation. During his career, he has coauthored four books; published more than 380 articles and 65 book chapters; and has delivered more than 520 lectures. For more information, click here. 


Mark Lebwohl, MD, FAAD, MSH '83 has been elected president of the American Academy of Dermatology, the world's largest dermatologic society, representing more than 17,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. In addition, Dr. Lebwohl will hold this same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. He will hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2015. Dr. Lebwohl is currently a professor and chairman in dermatology and a 2003 recipient of the Jacobi Medallion. 

For more information, please click here



Noam Harpaz, MD, MSH '85 and Ula Y. Hwang, MD, MSH '02 were recipients of the Excellence in Teaching Award at the 12th annual Excellence in Education Awards, presented by the Institute for Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.


Jeffrey M. Levine, MD, MSH '87 was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). The NPUAP is an independent, not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the prevention and management of pressure ulcers, collaborating internationally to set standards for pressure ulcer prevention and measurement, and formulate clinical practice guidelines, while serving as a resource to health care professionals, government, the public, and health care agencies.


Radu L. Kramer, MD, MSH '89 has opened his own private practice, Alternative and Integrative Medicine Center in Paramus, New Jersey. His practice was recently profiled in To read the article, please click here

David A. Vorchheimer, MDMSH '93 was the recipient of the Master Clinician Award at the 12th annual Excellence in Education Awards, presented by the Institute for Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.


Rachel Levine, MD, MSH '93 was confirmed by the state senate as Pennsylvania's Physician General. Most recently, she served as the chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders, and vice chair for Clinical Affairs in the Pediatrics Department at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. For more information, please click here.

Dan Reinstein, MD, MSH '96 is a respected laser eye surgeon with a practise on Harley st, London called London Vision Clinic. He has developed pioneering surgical techniques, such as ReLEx smile and Laser Blend Vision, and helped to improve and innovate equipment with manufacturers such as Carl Zeiss Meditec. Occasionally he is called upon as an expert consultant within the media, having worked with Channel 4, ITV, Sky News and the BBC on both radio and television programmes. He is also a keen jazz musician, regularly playing saxophone at the 606 club in London. 

Jeffrey Farber, MD, MBA, MSH '06 has been appointed Senior Vice President for Population Health for the Mount Sinai Health System. For more information, please click here


Jeannette R. Jakus, MD, MBA, MSH '09 has been awarded the American Academy of Dermatology’s Translational Biotechnology Fellowship. Dr. Jakus completed a residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2009. More information is available here


Andrew O. Coyle, MD, MSH '14, Suzanne J. Friedman, MD, MSH '14, and Andrew T. Goldberg, MD, ISMMS '10, MSH '14 were recipients of the House Staff Excellence in Teaching Award at the 12th annual Excellence in Education Awards, presented by the Institute for Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.



William A. Bauman, MD, MSH '80 and Ann M. Spungen, EdD, were presented with the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in Science and the Environment for their groundbreaking contributions to improving the health care and quality of life of paralyzed veterans. 


In national testimonials, their work was described as revolutionary, creative, and having a profound impact on how physicians now care for their patients. For more information, click here


Conor Barrett, MD, currently the Director of the Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, has been promoted to the position of Associate Director of Cardiology and Director of Clinical Operations for Cardiology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. In his new role, Dr. Barrett will focus on making operational improvements in quality and patient experience for cardiac services at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. 


Patricia Bloom, MD, and Harrison G. Bloom, MD, have just published a cartoon-illustrated book written in verse as a guide to healthy aging. Passionate about health promotion and disease prevention throughout many roles in geriatrics over the past 35+ years at Albert Einstein, Columbia/St. Luke's/Roosevelt, and Mount Sinai, they have counseled thousands of patients about how to achieve a vigorous and health old age, and taught hundreds of trainees to do the same. Wishing to distill the accrued wisdom of their experience into a guide to healthy aging that would have a chance of really inspiring older adults to change their behavior, their book has already received widespread praise. For more information about the book, please visit their website


Judy H. Cho, MD, was awarded the Scientific Achievement in Basic IBD Research from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.As the first woman to win this award, she is the principal investigator and chair of the Steering Committee of the NIH’s National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases IBD Genetics Consortium. Dr. Cho has served on the NIDDK Council, the Council for the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and is a member of the American Association of Physicians (AAP). She led efforts in identifying NOD2, one of the first genes associated with Crohn’s disease. She has also led efforts in identifying associations of 163 genetic loci to IBD. H

er laboratory is presently investigating the role of less common genetic variations contributing to IBD in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. 

Linda DeCherrie, MD, was mentioned in the New York Times. Click here to read the article - Admitted to Your Bedroom: Some Hospitals Try Treating Patients at Home. 

Jean-Frédéric Colombel, MD, was awarded the Scientific Achievement in IBD Clinical Research Award from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Dr. Jean-Frédéric Colombel is Professor of Medicine and past-president of ECCO (European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization) and a past-chair of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD). He is the associate editor of Alimentary Pharmacology Therapy, and serves as an editorial board member or a reviewer for several journals including Gut, Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis, and Nature Reviews in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is the author or co-author of more than 600 published articles and books.


Dan V. Iosifescu, MD, has been appointed to the Depression Scientific Advisory Board for Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. As a member of the board, Dr. Iosifescu will provide key scientific, clinical, and strategic guidance concerning Axsome's development programs in depression and other CNS disorders. For more information, please click here


Sandra Masur, PhD a Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai, has had a national award named for her by The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). The award honors individuals with a distinguished career in cell biology and outstanding leadership in mentoring. 

The Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award, (previously the Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Senior Leadership Award) will honor “a woman or man at a later career stage (generally full professor or equivalent) whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a record of active leadership in mentoring both men and women in scientific careers.” It will join four other named ASCB awards and is the first named for a woman.

“Dr. Masur has been a prolific researcher throughout her career and has provided guidance and mentorship for many junior researchers especially women and the underrepresented in developing their careers in cell biology and vision research,” said James C. Tsai, MD, MBA, Chair, Department of Ophthalmology at the Health System, and President of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. “Winning a lifetime achievement award is impressive - but getting the lifetime achievement award named after you is another level entirely."

For more information, click here

Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, has been appointed Chief of Cardiology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Narula will continue to serve as Director of Cardiovascular Imaging for the Mount Sinai Health System and Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. A world-renowned physician-scientist in cardiovascular medicine and imaging, Dr. Narula will be responsible for overseeing and expanding comprehensive cardiac services at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

The American College of Cardiology awarded Dr. Narula its Distinguished Scientist Award on March 16 at the American College of Cardiology 64th Annual Scientific Sessions in San Diego.The Distinguished Scientist Award was awarded to Dr. Narula for his scientific contributions to translational medicine in cardiovascular disease. For more information, click here.

Toru Ouchi, PhD, Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cancer Genetics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, was selected as an Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow. The award will be presented by the President of Osaka University, Dr. Toshio Hirano, on Saturday, July 25 at the Japan Club in New York City. 

Dr. Ouchi, a graduate of the Osaka University School of Medicine, is being recognized for his significant achievement in cancer genetics. With this lifetime post, Fellows are expected to continue their work and contribute to Osaka University’s activities outside Japan. Dr. Ouchi was Assistant/Associate Professor at Mount Sinai in the Deptartment of Oncological Sciences from 1997 to 2006. 


Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, MD, the Dr. Lucy G. Moses Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine for the Mount Sinai Health System, was recently honored by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with its 2014 Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award, its highest honor. The Academy saluted Dr. Ragnarsson’s longtime commitment to patient care, research, education, and advocacy. The award was established in 1972 for Dr. Krusen, a founding father of the Academy and early developer of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialty.

Elliot J. Rayfield, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, (Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease), received the Endocrine Society’s 2014 Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award at its 96th Annual Meeting & Expo, held in conjunction with the 16th International Congress of Endocrinology in June. 


This is the first time anyone from Mount Sinai has received this prestigious award. Dr. Rayfield is a past president of the Mount Sinai Alumni Association and a member of the Dean's Alumni Advisory Council. 


Malcolm D. Reid, MD, MPP, Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Vice President of the Medical Society of the State of New York, has been nominated to serve as President-Elect of the Medical Society. Dr. Reid, also Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is a distinguished physician dedicated to advancing medical education. He has been affiliated with the Medical Society for more than 26 years, where he has held numerous positions, including Chair of its Resident Physicians section, and continues to serve on the New York delegation to the American Medical Association. 


Daniela Schiller, MD, is a drummer in The Amygdaloids, a New York City-based, mostly-scientist band. She is a neuroscientist focused on unlearning traumatic memories and addiction who leads the Schiller Lab for Affective Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. More information about the Amygdaloids is available here


Last updated on August 17, 2015.

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