The Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System is a resource for medical students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, residents and fellows in the Graduate Medical Education programs, and faculty. This confidential office provides an impartial and informal venue for promoting fair and equitable conflict resolutions for individuals and groups who have identified problems in their workplace or studies. The office functions independently of any organizational structure.

While we strive to help you resolve problems, we cannot impose solutions. Our aim is to resolve conflict to the mutual satisfaction of all parties involved. We do not conduct formal investigations nor do we participate in any formal hearing or grievance process.

How Can We Help You?

  • We are here to listen.
  • We are a neutral party who does not take sides.
  • Together, we explore all options for swift resolution.
  • Our goal is to help you to resolve con´Čéict before problems escalate.
  • You control the process.

We offer advice, facilitate meetings, and can provide information for referral or additional Institutional resources — including appropriate channels for grievance or appeal.

To avoid any potential conflicts, an ombuds will not serve in that role in the Department to which he/she belongs. If there is a conflict of interest, we will identify an ombuds who can help you.

Please feel free to contact our main office for an appointment or for more information: 212-659-8848:

You can also directly contact our Ombuds:

For Mount Sinai Health System Faculty

Deborah B. Marin, MD
Director, Ombuds Office
Blumenthal Professor of Psychiatry
Tel: 212-659-8848

For Medical Students

Helen Fernandez, MD
Associate Professor in the Brookdale
Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Tel: 212-659-8552

Kirk Campbell, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Tel: 212-241-6271

For Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

George W. Huntley, Ph.D
Professor of Neuroscience
Tel: 212-824-8981

For Residents and Fellows at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Joel Forman, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and of Preventive Medicine
Tel: 212-241-6934

For Residents and Fellows at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Marlene Rackson, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Tel: 212-420-4654

Stanley Yancovitz, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine 
Tel: 212-420-2600

For Residents and Fellows at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke's

Jane Eisen, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Tel: 212-523-5643

For Residents and Fellows at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Joseph M. Bernstein, MD, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Tel: 646-438-7878

Anita Gupta, MD
Assistant Professor of Opthalmology
Tel: 212-943-7905

For Residents and Fellows at Elmhurst Hospital Center

Joseph Farraye, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Tel: 718-334-2794

Lucy Gordon, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tel: 718-334-2490

For Residents and Fellows at Queens Hospital Center

Susan Sanelli-Russo, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Tel: 718-883-4550

Hagop Gorgissian, MD, FAPA
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Tel: 718-883-2249