Message from Program Director

Dear Senior Medical Student:
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel provides outstanding clinical training, research opportunities and preparation for a career in either academic or clinical medicine. These endeavors are carried out in a humane, respectful and supportive environment where the delivery of compassionate, high-quality care is the guiding principle.

For us, excellence is not just a fancy buzzword thrown around to inspire and motivate; it is a principle that we live by every day. Whether it’s excellence in patient care, in educating our trainees, or in mentoring and nurturing budding physician-scientists, it imbues our mission and drives us to do better for ourselves and for our patients.

Ultimately, the goal of our program is provide you with solid clinical skills, and the ability to adapt and function in the ever-changing environment of modern health care. We want you to graduate with the ability to pursue any area of academic medicine. Our residents consistently secure top fellowships around the country and thrive in academic medical centers. Our program supports resident scholarly activity, with many residents traveling each year to present their research work at local, national and international meetings.

The residency program places a great deal of emphasis on and takes great pride in the diversity of trainees’ clinical experiences. The patient mix is well-balanced and represents the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of Mount Sinai Beth Israel's metropolitan location. Residents are responsible for and play a major role in the care of all of these patients, including continuity of care between inpatient and ambulatory settings.

As a member of the Mount Sinai Health System, our residents are in a unique position to leverage the expertise and resources of the largest health care provider in the New York City area. As part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, our residents have access to world-class educational and clinical resources, including clinical or research electives at hospitals across the system.

Full-time faculty members hold academic appointments at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and are involved in training residents and medical students on inpatient services, in the ambulatory setting and on the subspecialty services within the Department of Medicine.

The Mount Sinai Health System is in the midst of a more than $500 million transformation of Mount Sinai Beth Israel to create the new “Mount Sinai Downtown,” an expanded and unified network of state-of-the-art facilities stretching from the East River to the Hudson River below 34th Street. When this transition is complete in 2021, MSBI will host four independent residency programs, including Internal Medicine.  The Internal Medicine residency at MSBI will be redesigned to provide residents with world-class training and preparation for a career in either clinical or academic medicine. Keeping pace with the national trend to shift the delivery of care from the traditional inpatient setting to the ambulatory setting, residents in this program will spend one-third of their time in the traditional hospital inpatient setting and two-thirds of their training time in ambulatory subspecialty and general medicine venues.

We recognize that the changes described above are significant. As you consider your next step in post-graduate training, we want to affirm that the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is wholeheartedly committed to ensuring that each resident and fellow in our training programs receives the highest quality training experience at all of our clinical training locations.

So if you are interested in advancing your medical training in a dynamic, urban environment that promises to provide unique opportunities for learning and living, we urge you to consider joining our mission.

Daniel I Steinberg, MD
Program Director
Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Harry Fischer, MD
Interim Site Chair, Department of Medicine
Mount Sinai Beth Israel

David C. Thomas, MD, MHPE
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System

Barbara Murphy, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System

Program Leadership

Daniel I. Steinberg, MDProgram Director
Associate Chair for Education
Attending in Hospital Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
E-mail: daniel.steinberg@mountsinai.org

Alfred P. Burger, MDAssociate Program Director
Attending in Hospital Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
E-mail: alfred.burger@mountsinai.org

Christina M. Cruz, MD, Associate Program Director
Director for Ambulatory Care
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Email: christina.cruz@mountsinai.org

 

Program Staff

Arlisa Brown, Assistant Coordinator, Internal Medicine Residency Program
E-mail: arlisa.brown@mountsinai.org

Cynthia Dominguez, 
Manager, Internal Medicine Residency Program
E-mail: cynthia.dominguez@mountsinai.org

Joan Neufeld, 
ACGME Coordinator, Internal Medicine Residency Program
E-mail: joan.neufeld@mountsinai.org