Institute for Medical Education Leadership
Reena Karani, MD, MHPE
Director, Institute for Medical Education
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education & Curricular Affairs
Associate Professor of Medical Education, Medicine, and Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Reena Karani received her ScB from Brown University and her MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and her fellowship, chief fellowship and medical education research fellowship in Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Karani also received a Master of Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Karani was the recipient of a HRSA Career Development Award and her research interests include performance based learner assessment, knowledge and skill transfer and novel curricular approaches in health professions education. Dr. Karani has presented her work nationally and internationally. She is the author of numerous peer reviewed publications focused on medical education and has served as a mentor to innumerable students, residents, fellows and faculty.
Dr. Karani serves as faculty and is on the steering committee of Harvard University’s Program for Educators in the Health Professions. She is Co-Chair of the Education Committee at the Society for General Internal Medicine, a member of the Education Committee at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and Chairs the Medical Education Research Review Committee for AGS. Her honors include the Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the Presidential Award in Medical Education from AGS, the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence Scholar, the Teacher of the Year Award from the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics, the Excellence in Teaching Award from the The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Master Educator from the IME.
David Muller received his BA from Johns Hopkins University and his MD from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System, where he spent an additional year as Chief Resident. Upon completing his training, Dr. Muller co-founded and directed the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program. Visiting Doctors is now the largest academic physician home visiting program in the country. In May 2005, Dr. Muller was appointed Dean for Medical Education and Chair of the Department of Medical Education.
Dr. Muller’s recent honors include the Founder’s Award, Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors, Departments of Medicine and Geriatrics, 2010, the AMA Pride in the Profession Award (2009), Department of Medicine’s Ruth Abramson Humanism in Medicine Award (2005), the Alexander Richman Commemorative Award for Humanism in Medicine (2005), induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (2004), and the Casita Maria Community Builder Award (2002). Dr. Muller is Professor of Medicine and Medical Education and is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.
As Manager of the IME, Ms. Horton implements and manages all programs, events, and membership for the IME. She collaborates with faculty, trainees, and leadership in the medical school to develop programs that further the IME's goals. Additionally, Ms. Horton is the Administrator of the Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society at the Icahn School of Medicine. In this role, she is responsible for hosting the annual AOA Visiting Professorship and producing the Induction Ceremony events.
Ms. Horton plays an active role in Mount Sinai Rising Professionals, is a member of the Mount Sinai Parent group and is a founding member of the Administrative Leadership Collaborative. From 2010-2012 Ms. Horton served on the Academies Collaborative Working Group which transitioned the Collaborative into its current formalized structure.
In 2011, Ms. Horton was honored as the first recipient of the Department of Medical Education’s “Medical Education Medal,” in recognition of her commitment to the department, positive attitude and excellent work ethic.
Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Ms. Horton cultivated a rich background in event and outreach project management at Sesame Workshop. This included producing a variety of programs that addressed children’s social and emotional needs including those of military families, children with serious illnesses, and families learning about emergency preparedness. Ms. Horton’s background and interests contribute to her expertise in the creation and expansion of innovative programs at the IME.
Institute for Medical Education