The Department of Medical Education encompasses Undergraduate Medical Education (MD Program), Graduate Medical Education, and Continuing Medical Education. Below you will find key faculty and staff who focus on the MD Program.

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  • David Muller, MD, Dean for Medical Education
  • Michelle Sainté, Associate Dean for Academic Administration
  • Suzanne Garfinkle, MD, Director, Academy for Medicine and the Humanities
  • Brendan Bullen, Associate Director for Academic Administration
  • MéLisa Best, Communications and Marketing Associate 
  • Gwendolyn Casiano, Front Desk Operations/Education Program Assistant
  • Barbara Luna, Executive Assistant to the Dean for Medical Education
  • Steven O'Brien, Business Coordinator
  • Jennifer Ware, Special Events and Marketing Manager
  • Peter Zweig, Senior Program Coordinator, Accreditation and Special Projects

Office of Admissions

  • Valerie Parkas, MD, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions
  • Jessica Reid-Adam, MD, Faculty Coordinator
  • Jessica Maysonet, Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Deborah Alleyne, Admissions Coordinator
  • Diane Bailey, Admissions Coordinator
  • Jacqueline Duran, Admissions Assistant
  • Ruslan Kipnis, Admissions Assistant
  • Jackie Chudow, Pre-Enrollment Coordinator - Non-Traditional Programs
  • Sol Adler, Associate Recruitment Coordinator

Center For Anatomy & Functional Morphology

  • Jeffrey Laitman, PhD, Director of the Center for Anatomy and Functional Morphology
  • Ki-Mark Mak, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Joy Reidenberg, PhD, Professor
  • Tarin Rivera, Program Coordinator
  • Phyllis Shaw, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Torrence Wilson, Administrative Assistant

Center For Excellence In Youth Education

  • Alyson Davis, MSW, Program Director
  • Erin Page, MPH, Program Coordinator
  • Scarlett Perry, Program Assistant

Center For Multicultural & Community Affairs

  • Gary Butts, MD, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System and Director of CMCA
  • Ann-Gel Palermo, MPH, DrPH, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in Biomedical Education
  • Carmen Duran-Santos, Executive Assistant to the Director of CMCA 
  • Sherria McDowell, MPH, HCOP Program Manager
  • Edward Poliandro, MD, Director of Culture Diversity in Medicine Program

Disability Services

  • Christine Low, Medical Education Disability Officer

Educational Support

  • Steven  Yuen, Laboratory & Technology Manager
  • Eddie Lugo, Lab Support Coordinator
  • Herman  Supoyo, Lab Technician

Office of Enrollment Services (Registrar & Financial Aid)

  • Joy Colelli, Senior Director of Enrollment Services and Student Information
  • Dale Fuller, Director of Student Services
  • Nelson Pe, Registrar
  • Kamila  Bryson, Assistant Registrar
  • Leonara Dasu, Student Loan Coordinator
  • Lillian Negron, Financial Aid Coordinator
  • Phillip Parke, Bursar
  • Luke Phillips, Associate Registrar

Global Health

  • Natasha Anandaraja, MD, Director of the Global Education Program of the Arnhold Global Health Institute
  • Renee Bischoff, MPH, Program Manager
  • Sigrid Hahn, MD, Associate Director
  • Nils Hennig, MD, Associate Director
  • Braden Hexom, MD, Faculty
  • Ramon Murphy, MD, Associate Director
  • Jonathan Ripp, MD, Associate Director

Institute for Medical Education

  • Reena Karani, MD, MHPE, Senior Associate Dean for Undergrad Medical Education & Curricular Affairs; Director, Institute for Medical Education
  • Robert Fallar, PhD, Director, Assessment and Evaluation; Assistant Director, IME
  • Margaret Suppa, MBA, Manager, Institute for Medical Education

Medical Student Research Office

  • Karen Zier, PhD, Associate Dean for Medical Student Research
  • Christina Wyatt, MD, MSC, Associate Director for Medical Student Research
  • Grace Oluoch, MBA, Program Coordinator
  • Alecia Williams, MPA, Program Coordinator

Morchand Center For Clinical Competence

  • Beverly Forsyth, MD, Medical Director—Morchand Center; Director of Student Electives
  • Terry Sommer, Director of the Morchand Center
  • Katelyn Peterfy, Program Coordinator
  • Sophia Rodriguez, Education Program Assistant

Office of Student Affairs

  • Peter Gliatto, MD, Senior Assoc. Dean for Undergrad Medical Education and Student Affairs
  • Shashi Anand, MEd, Assistant Dean of Curricular and Student Affairs
  • Sharon Edwards, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Meredith Grossman, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Alicia Hurtado, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Craig Katz, MD, Faculty Advisor; Director of Professional Development
  • Roberto Posada, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Gail Shust, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Jillian Palmer, MA, Student Affairs Manager
  • Olga Alagiozidou, Student Affairs, Program Coordinator
  • Deidra McKoy, Student Affairs, Program Assistant

Student Health & Mental Health Office

  • Lori Zbar, MD, Director of Student Health
  • Jeffrey Newcorn, MD, Psychiatrist, Director of Student Mental Health
  • Elizabeth Garland, MD, Student Health Staff Physician
  • Olga Leibu, MD, Psychiatrist, Student Mental Health
  • Evan Leibu, MD, Psychiatrist, Student Mental Health
  • Jeanifer Tang, Clinical Coordinator for the Student Health Center

Office of Curricular Affairs

  • Reena Karani, MD, MHPE, Senior Associate Dean for Undergrad Medical Education and Curricular Affairs; Director, Institute for Medical Education 
  • Shashi Anand, MEd, Assistant Dean of Curricular and Student Affairs
  • David Bechhofer, PhD, Co-Director of Curriculum
  • Robert Fallar, PhD, Director, Assessment and Evaluation; Assistant Director, Institute for Medical Education
  • Beverly Forsyth, MD, Medical Director, Morchand Center; Director of Student Electives
  • Yasmin Meah, MD, Director of Service Learning; Medical Director of the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP); InterACT Program
  • Rainier Soriano, MD, Co-Director of Curriculum; Director of Education Technology
  • Tami Williams, Assistant Director of the Clinical Curriculum 
  • Elli Levy, Office of Curriculum Support Manager
  • Sabino Galassi, Year 2 Course Coordinator
  • Megan Sacco, Senior Program Coordinator, InFocus and Milestones
  • Jeanneth Persaud, Compliance and Visiting Student Coordinator
  • Jennifer Reyes, Administrative Coordinator of Clinical Curriculum
  • Marley Akonnor, Year 1 Course Coordinator
  • William Stevens, Evaluations and Assessment Coordinator
  • Alexis Medina, ASM Coordinator
  • Jennifer Galindo, LCE Coordinator

Continuing Medical Education

  • Alfie Truchan, Director, Continuing Medical Education
  • Lynette Bobbit, Enduring Materials Coordinator
  • Jeanette Cotto, Program Coordinator
  • Nicole Henry, Grand Rounds Coordinator
  • Annette Roman, Program and Grand Rounds Coordinator
  • Wini Sapong, Program Coordinator
  • Kiersten Smith-Gaston, Program Coordinator
  • Debbie Takamoto, Program Coordinator