Meet the Chair

In April of 2011, Carlos Cordon-Cardo, MD, PhD was appointed Chair of the Department of Pathology at The Mount Sinai Hospital. A prolific publisher and leader in oncologic pathology, Dr. Cordon-Cardo is internationally recognized as a founding father of molecular pathology and a visionary in the nascent field of systems pathology—a field that uses systems biology to form mathematical models of the interaction and behavior of cancer cells with the goal of determining tumor pathogenesis and clinical outcome.

During his tenure at Mount Sinai, Dr. Cordon-Cardo has already expanded the Department to include mathematicians, computational biologists, and systems biologists in order to integrate advances in molecular medicine and pathology and identify specific biological targets of disease. Ultimately, our goal is to translate those findings into tangible deliverables for export into the clinic.