Faculty and Staff of Student Affairs

Peter Gliatto, MD
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and Student Affairs

An Associate Professor of medical education and medicine, Dr. Gliatto oversees the Office for Student Affairs. Dr. Gliatto is board certified in Internal Medicine, as well as in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He serves patients through the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, the nation's largest academic home-based primary care program. He has been involved on a national level on several educational initiatives through the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine, a division of the Academic Alliance of Internal Medicine. He is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and humanism.

Shashi Anand
Administrative Director, Student Affairs

Shashi Anand manages the administration of the Student Affairs Office and the processes for academic and personal issues, leaves of absence, educational resources, and student life and events. She develops and manages the Career Planning Services program for all medical students including the residency application process and class meetings. Ms. Anand partners with Curricular Affairs on joint projects such as learning resources, remediation planning, student compliance and longitudinal professional development of students.

A graduate of Trinity College in CT, she joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai after working at Oliver Wyman Leadership Development for seven years, where she assisted with manage program development and the design of educational programs for executives globally.


Caroline Cromwell, MD
Faculty Advisor

Dr. Cromwell obtained her medical degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed internal medicine residency at NYU, and returned to Mount Sinai for hematology/oncology fellowship. Dr. Cromwell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Cromwell's clinical interest is in hemostasis and thrombosis. Her clinical duties include serving as inpatient attending on the Inpatient Hematology Consult service. She is also involved in clinical research in the area of immune thrombocytopenic purpura. She is the director of the Sickle Cell Disease program

Sharon Edwards, MD
Faculty Advisor

Dr. Edwards is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. She completed her internship and residency at SUNY Downstate and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Mount Sinai. She served as the Director of the Teen/Tot Program at the Adolescent Health Center as well as the Fellowship Director in Adolescent Medicine. She is currently the Director of the Mount Sinai Pediatric School Based Clinics which provide comprehensive care to children in East Harlem. Her research interests include contraception and adolescents and she has published on this topic.

Meredith Grossman, MD
Faculty Advisor

A graduate of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Dr. Grossman is an Assistant Professor and a board certified Pediatrician who sees patients in the Faculty Practice. She is also part of the electronic medical record team that is overseeing the implementation of the new system hospital-wide.

Craig Katz, MD
Director of Professional Development and Faculty Advisor

A clinical associate professor of psychiatry and Director of Professional Development, Dr. Katz has served in various clinical and administrative roles, such as Director of the Psychiatry Emergency Services, since joining the faculty in 2000. Currently, he serves as the Supervising Psychiatrist of the World Trade Center Worker/Volunteer Mental Health Monitoring and Treatment Program after co-founding and directing the program for many years. He also created and directs the fellowship in Global Mental Health and serves as President of Disaster Psychiatry Outreach, an organization he co-founded that is dedicated to voluntary psychiatric care for people affected by disasters. The recipient of the American Psychiatric Association's 2001 Bruno Lima Award in Disaster Psychology, Dr. Katz lectures, writes, and conducts scholarly work on various aspects of disasters as they relate to psychology.

Roberto Posada, MD
Faculty Advisor

Dr. Posada is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and is the Director of the Pediatric HIV Program and a Pediatric Infectious Disease consultant. He is the Director of the Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Co-Director of the Medical Microbiology course. Prior to joining Mount Sinai in 2001, Dr. Posada served as Director of Pediatric HIV Services at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx.

Gail Shust, MD
Faculty Advisor

Dr. Shust studied medicine at The Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv then returned to New York for her pediatric residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She completed the first half of her fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Mount Sinai and then followed her research mentor to Montefiore Medical Center to complete her fellowship. Dr. Shust works as in inpatient infectious diseases consultant and also sees patients in the pediatric HIV clinic. Dr. Shust has worked closely with medical students in her practice.


Jillian Arístegui
Program Coordinator, Student Affairs

Ms. Arístegui assists in the administration and coordination of a variety of projects and initiatives including academic support, advisory support, and student communications. She provides programmatic and event support for Orientation, Commencement and other Student Affairs programs.

Pamela Bryndal
Program Coordinator, Student Affairs

Ms. Bryndal coordinates the Residency Application process for medical students, which includes the compilation of MSPEs and support of students with their residency applications and letters of recommendation.

Julie Pozo-Cepeda
Events Coordinator

Ms. Pozo-Cepeda serves as the student activities liaison and coordinates all student events, such as Orientation, the White Coat Ceremony, Commencement, Gold Humanism Awards Ceremony, and Match Day.

In addition, Student Affairs partners with the following offices to ensure students receive access to all resources and meet their educational and professional requirements:

Contact Us

Office for Student Affairs
Tel: 212-241-4426
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