Occupational and Environmental Medicine

The Mount Sinai Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (DOEM) is committed to preventing and treating occupational and environmental injury and illness through clinical services, education, and research. Mount Sinai's groundbreaking history in identifying, treating, and preventing occupational-related illness encompasses a multidisciplinary approach. Core components of the Division are:

  • Clinical Services: The multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, industrial hygienists, and ergonomists provides comprehensive patient-centered services to workers through the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health. The Selikoff Centers are the clinical core of the Division and are designated by the CDC/NIOSH as World Trade Center Health Program and Total Worker Health Clinical Centers of Excellence. Learn more

  • Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention: Mount Sinai Working Healthy is a program that helps employers, unions, and other stakeholders create safer, more healthful and productive workplaces by integrating health protection and health promotion strategies to prevent occupational injury and illness.

  • Teaching/Training: The Occupational Medicine Residency Training Program is an ACGME accredited two-year combined academic and practicum experience. Residents are exposed to a didactic curriculum, and emphasis is placed on the performance and practice of teaching, clinical and community service, administration, and research. The Division is home to the NY/NJ Education Research Center, a NIOSH-supported consortium of academic institutions that provides teaching, training, research opportunities in occupational health and safety. Learn more

  • Occupational Health Data Management: The Data Center is home to professionals trained in occupational epidemiology and data management. The Data Center manages and analyzes health-related data for 9/11 responders enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program. With unparalleled capability in study design, analysis, and data management, our team can identify risk factors and organizational solutions that can prevent illness and injury and support the long-term well-being and productivity of an entire workforce. Learn more

  • Cutting-edge research related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of occupational illness and injury is a cornerstone of the Division’s work. Examples of current research include the health effects of diesel exposed workers, women’s health in the workplace, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative effects of manganese and lead exposure, and WTC disaster-related diseases. Learn more

The Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is part of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in the National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

Division Leadership

Roberto Lucchini, MD
Director, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Madelynn Azar-Cavanagh, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Medical Director, Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health

Michael A. Crane, MD
Medical Director, WTC Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai

William L. Holden, PhD
Deputy Director, Data Center

John D. Meyer, MD, MPH
Residency Director


Contact Us

Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Department of Preventive Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1057
New York, NY 10029