Mount Sinai's Stanley Mirsky, MD, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Joslin Diabetes Center of Boston

A Mount Sinai physician for nearly 50 years, Dr. Mirsky performed some of the earliest research on the connection between diabetes and the eyes.

New York, NY
 – June 16, 2010 /Press Release/  –– 

Stanley Mirsky, MD, Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Joslin Diabetes Center of Boston. The ceremony, attended by lifelong patients and research colleagues, was June 7 in New York City.

Dr. Mirsky began his residency under the mentorship of the renowned Elliot P. Joslin, MD, before moving to Mount Sinai, where he has practiced medicine for the last 48 years. Under Dr. Joslin's guidance, Dr. Mirsky learned how to care for diabetics and performed some of the earliest research on the connection between diabetes and the eyes.

Kenneth E. Quickel, Jr., MD, President and CEO of the Joslin Diabetes Center, traveled from Boston to present Dr. Mirsky with the award, recognizing Dr. Mirsky for his pioneering research, his dedication to patient care, and the success of his series of books aimed at teaching diabetic care to a lay audience.

Dr. Mirsky has dedicated more than five decades to teaching the importance of proper blood sugar control through diet, exercise and appropriate treatment, and the possibility of living a long life of high quality free from complications. In furtherance of these principles that have guided his life and service, Dr. Mirsky and Mount Sinai established the Stanley Mirsky, MD Diabetes Education Unit in 2007. The Unit's mission is to promote diabetes education at The Mount Sinai Medical Center as well as in the surrounding community of East Harlem, which is distinguished by its high-risk population.

"I am deeply honored to receive an award issued in the name of my revered mentor and by the opportunity to continue my work at the Mount Sinai Medical Center," said Dr. Mirsky.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of few medical schools embedded in a hospital in the United States. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 15 institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institute of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report. The school received the 2009 Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital among the nation’s top 20 hospitals based on reputation, patient safety, and other patient-care factors. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 530,000 outpatient visits took place.