Message from the Dean for Academic Development and Enrichment

Welcome to the Office of Academic Development & Enrichment (OADE) at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We know that being new to Mount Sinai Health System can appear daunting at first, but we are here to help you make the most of your career. 

Our office's core values are:

  • Creativity and Innovation, which are vital to clinical and scientific breakthroughs and success;
  • Efficiency, by providing fast and easy access to resources and programs aimed at helping faculty;
  • Empowerment, through skill development and training, and awareness of the Appointments, Promotions & Tenure (APT) process; and 
  • Job Satisfaction and Growth, including career development, work fulfillment, work-life balance, and faculty revention.

We act on our values through three programmatic pillars:

  • Mentoring, to help junior faculty develop their interests, set goals, and plan their careers;
  • Leadership Training, to enrich both our faculty and the Mount Sinai Health System; and
  • Collaboration, to enable our faculty to flourish by getting the most out of their institution.

OADE events are often conducted in conjunction with other groups and organizations at ISMMS that are similarly committed to promoting mentorship of junior faculty and trainees, including: the Center for Multicultural Affairs, Conduits, the Institute for Medical Education, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office for Women's Careers.

We encourage you to reach out to us with questions and concerns that you have regarding your career. Our door is always open, and we are here to help you. 


Lakshmi A. Devi, PhD
Dean for Academic Development and Enrichment

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Lakshmi A. Devi, PhD
Dean for Academic Development and Enrichment
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Elizabeth A. Howell, MD, MPP
Associate Dean for Academic Development
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Elizabeth Urbanski, MPA
Program Manager
Tel: 212-241-3201
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Ramaa Chitale, MPH
Program Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-0999
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General Inquiries
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Calendar of Events

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