Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Convocation 2016

Convocation 2016 was held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Convocation marks the beginning of the academic year for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. At this ceremony, we renew the School’s commitment to excellence in research, education, and clinical care, and recognize individual faculty for their outstanding contributions to serving science and society. We also honor the generous donors who provide the support our faculty need to succeed. We confer endowed professorships and awards to honor both the accomplishments of our faculty and the vision of our donors.

The ceremony included two components:

State of the School Address

Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System, presented the State of the School Address, an overview of the School’s accomplishments during the past year and described plans for the coming year.

Presentation of the Endowed Professorships

A cadre of outstanding faculty were installed into endowed chairs, honoring both their achievements and the generosity and vision of our donors. 

Benjamin K. Chen, MD, PhD
Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine

Joseph E. Herrera, DO
Lucy G. Moses Professorship in Rehabilitation Medicine

René S. Kahn, MD, PhD
Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Professor of Psychiatry

Annapoorna S. Kini, MD
Zena and Michael A. Wiener Professor of Medicine

Mark G. Lebwohl, MD
Waldman Chair of Dermatology

Samin K. Sharma, MD
Anandi Lal Sharma Professor of Medicine in Cardiology

Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH
Debra and Leon Black Professor in Pediatrics

Juan P. Wisnivesky, MD, DrPH
Drs. Richard and Mortimer Bader Professor of Medicine