Our Faculty

As a Medicine Resident at Mount Sinai, you will work with and be mentored by an prestigious group of physicians. In the Department of Medicine, we have some of the leading clinicians, physician-scientists and researchers who will play an integral part in your development as a doctor. The following is a sampling of the faculty with and from whom you may work and learn in clinical and research settings:

Allergy and Immunology

Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, MD is Professor and Acting Chief of the Division of Clinical Immunology. She is best known for her research into human immunodeficiency diseases and immuno-reconstitution.

Cardiology

Valentin Fuster, MD is Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiology, and Director of Mount Sinai Heart. He is an internationally renowned clinician and researcher. He is former president of the American Heart Association and the only cardiologist to receive all four major research awards from the four major cardiovascular organizations. He is the lead editor of two major cardiovascular text books, Hurst’s “The Heart” and “Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease.”

Jonathan Halperin, MD is Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Cardiology Services. He was a principal researcher on the Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF) clinical trials. He sits on national panels that issue clinical guidelines for management of patients with various cardiovascular diseases including atrial fibrillation and peripheral arterial disease.

Vivek Reddy, MD is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service. He is one of the nation’s leading cardioelectrophysiologists. He has performed cutting-edge research on treatment of arrhythmias including the seminal SMASH-VT trail and the first use of balloon cryoablation in atrial fibrillation.

Endocrinology

Yaron Tomer, MD is Professor and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease. He is an internationally known researcher who investigates the etiology of autoimmune thyroiditis and diabetes.

Ronald Tamler, MD is Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease and Director of the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center. He is an expert in diabetes and develops case-based educational modules for residents on management of hyperglycemia.

Richard Haber, MD is Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease. Dr. Haber is an expert in thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. He conducts research investigating accuracy of fine needle aspiration and utility of neck ultrasound for pre-operative localization of parathyroid glands.

Gastroenterology

Bruce Sands, MD is a Professor and Chief of the Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology. He is an expert in inflammatory bowel disease who was among the first to report the efficacy of infliximab in treating Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Jean-Frédéric Colombel, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. He is an internationally renowned researcher best known for his identification of the NOD2 as a susceptibility gene for Crohn’s disease.

Judy Cho, MD is Professor of Medicine, Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Asst. Chief of Research in the GI Division. She most recently led a team of researchers that confirmed 92 genome regions and identified 71 new regions associated with increased risk of IBD.8

General Internal Medicine

Theresa Soriano, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Interim Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. Her work focuses on high-quality academic primary care for medically complex adults, through programs such as the nationally recognized Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program.

David C. Thomas, MD is a Professor of Medicine, Medical Education and Rehabilitation Medicine along with Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Thomas is an expert in muscular-skeletal medicine. He presents internationally on medical education topics as they relate to residency training.

Geriatrics/Palliative Care

Albert Siu, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Sui conducts research on functional status and disability in aging. He also serves on the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and is a director of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

Rosanne Leipzig, MD is Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. She is a national leader in geriatric education and evidence-based medicine. She serves on the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Diane Meier, MD is Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and one of the leaders in the field of Palliative Care. She is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization dedicated to increasing quality of palliative care services. She has received numerous awards including a MacArthur Fellowship and Alexander Richman Commemorative Award for Humanism in Medicine.

Hematology/Oncology

William Oh, MD is a Professor and Chief of Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology. He is a leader in prostate cancer research, serving as principal investigator on multiple clinical trials and developing more accurate methods of screening for prostate cancer.

Janice Gabrilove, MD is Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology. She conducted pioneering research in hematopoietic growth factors that initially isolated and characterized granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF.

Robert Maki, MD is Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology. He is a renowned sarcoma researcher and is developing novel targeted therapies for this diverse group of cancers.

Hepatology

Scott Friedman, MD is a Professor and Chief of the Division of Liver Diseases (one of the few free-standing Hepatology divisions in the nation), as well as Dean for Therapeutic Discovery. Dr. Friedman performed pioneering research that first isolated hepatic stellate cells, which are key for scar production in liver. He is the former president of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).

Douglas Dieterich, MD is Professor of Medicine and Liver Diseases and is a major investigator of new antiviral treatments for chronic hepatitis B and C.

Infectious Diseases

Judith Aberg, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Her research focus is HIV-associated co-morbidities and coinfections. She has been actively involved in the development of national, state and local guidelines regarding HIV prevention and treatment.

Michael Mullen, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Institute for Advanced Medicine for the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Mullen is an expert in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS as well as other infectious diseases.

Shirish Huprikar, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine and an expert in transplant infectious diseases, serving as Director of Mount Sinai’s Transplant Infectious Disease Program.

Nephrology

Barbara Murphy, MD is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine. She is internationally known for her work in transplant immunology. Her research has focused on the role of genomics in determining outcomes in transplantation. She is a former president of the American Society of Transplantation and was named “Nephrologist of the Year” by the American Kidney Fund in 2011.

Cijiang He, MD is a Professor and Chief of the Division of Nephrology. His major research areas include podocyte biology and pathology, signaling networks in kidney cells, systems biology of kidney disease, and kidney fibrosis. His major clinical interest includes diabetic kidney disease, viral-induced kidney disease, and primary glomerular disease.

Michael Ross, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine who conducts research into the pathophysiology of HIV-associated nephropathy.

Pulmonology

Charles A. Powell, MD is Professor and Chief of the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division. He is a leader in translational research in lung cancer, investigating the effect of molecular and genetic profiles on cancer development and prognosis.

Maria Padilla, MD is a Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. She is an expert in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) serving on multiple national committees including the ILD Network of the American College of Chest Physicians. Her research investigates fibrogenesis and new treatment strategies for ILD.

Juan Wisnivesky, MD is a Professor of Medicine and a pulmonologist whose research in asthma, COPD and cancer outcomes has been featured in journals such as Archives of Internal Medicine, BMJ, and Lancet.

Rheumatology

Percio Gulko, MD is a Professor and Division Chief of Rheumatology. He is an expert in rheumatoid arthritis and focuses his work on the identification and characterization of new genes implicated in the regulation of the disease’s severity.

Yousaf Ali, MD is an Associate Professor of Rheumatology and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs for the Department of Medicine. He has received numerous teaching awards including the prestigious Beckwith Family Award. He conducts clinical research in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Leslie Kerr, MD is an Associate Professor of Rheumatology. She is an expert in geriatric rheumatology and has conducted research of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

Contact Us

Tereza Vukel
Residency Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-6609
E-mail: residency@mssm.edu
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1118
New York, NY 10029