Faculty and Staff of Student Affairs

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Peter Gliatto, MD
Senior 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 in 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.

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Shashi Anand
Assistant Dean, Curricular and Student Affairs

Ms. Anand oversees the operations of Student Affairs and Curricular Affairs (Clinical and Year 1 and Year 2 Teams). Ms. Anand ensures that shared initiatives, processes, and projects across the divisions of Curricular Affairs and Student Affairs run smoothly and efficiently. She also spearheads the curriculum for: Learning Resources, Career Planning Services, Leadership Development, and other professional skills for physicians such as communication skills. A graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut, she joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai after working at Oliver Wyman Leadership Development for seven years. In that role,, she assisted with program development and the design of educational programs for executives globally.


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Sharon Edwards, MD
Faculty Advisor

Dr. Edwards is an Associate Professor of 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 and is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 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 Health Centers which provide comprehensive care to children in East Harlem. Her research interests include contraception and adolescents. She is the Vice Chair for Diversity Initiatives in the Department of Pediatrics.

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Meredith Grossman, MD
Faculty Advisor

Dr. Grossman is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and sees patients at the Faculty Practice. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai, where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Grossman is one of the Associate Program Directors for the Pediatric Residency Program. She lives with her husband and two daughters on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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Alicia Hurtado, MD
Faculty Advisor

Dr. Hurtado is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She is currently the Associate Medical Director of the World Trade Center Mental Health Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She graduated from Barnard College and received her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine, which is also where she completed her residency in Psychiatry. She then completed a fellowship in Public Psychiatry at Columbia University. Her interests include medical education, psychiatric care among marginalized populations, and psychiatric care in global settings.

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Craig Katz, MD
Director of Professional Development and Faculty Advisor

Dr. Katz is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he has served in various clinical and administrative roles since joining the faculty in 2000. Dr. Katz joined the Office for Student Affairs in 2009, where he now holds the positions of Director of Professional Development and Faculty Advisor. He also directs the Program in Global Mental Health at Mount Sinai. Dr. Katz has been organizing and providing disaster psychiatry services since his residency years and found a home for these efforts within The Arnhold Global Health Institute. Dr. Katz has a private practice in general and forensic psychiatry in Manhattan and was the 2011-12 President of the New York County District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association.

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Roberto Posada, MD
Faculty Advisor

Dr. Posada is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education and serves as the Director of the Pediatric/Young Adult HIV Program at Mount Sinai's Jack Martin Fund Clinic, Director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, and Co-Director of the Medical Microbiology Course for the Icahn School of Medicine. In addition to managing children, adolescents, and young adults with HIV infection, his clinical responsibilities include providing consultation for pediatric inpatients with various infectious diseases. Dr. Posada received his MD degree from Universidad Javeriana in Colombia and completed his pediatric and pediatric infectious disease training at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Gail Shust, MD
Faculty Advisor

Dr. Shust studied medicine at the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv and 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. Her research interests include adolescent HIV as well as maternal to child transmission of HIV.


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Jillian Arístegui
Student Affairs Manager

Ms. Arístegui oversees the front line support to students, faculty, and staff in the areas of student support, events, processes, and projects.  

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Pamela Bryndal
Program Coordinator, Student Affairs

Ms. Bryndal coordinates the residency application process for medical students, which includes compiling the Medical Student Performance Evaluations and supporting students as they complete their residency applications and seek letters of recommendation. She helps organize the Career Planning Services programming and resources. Ms. Bryndal works on other projects and programming for students throughout their four years of medical school. She also plans and supports student events.In addition, Student Affairs partners with the following offices to ensure students have access to a wide range of educational and professional resources:

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Office for Student Affairs
Tel: 212-241-4426
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