Our Faculty

As a medicine resident at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, you will have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by a group of physicians who are dedicated to your education and training. The following is a sampling of our faculty leadership:

Mary Lee Wong, MD, is Assistant Professor of Allergy & Immunology. A well-known clinician in New York City, she maintains a very busy practice at the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center. Dr. Lee Wong mentors many residents in academic projects and runs a very popular allergy elective.

Wan Lam, MD, is Medical Director of the Asian Inpatient Service, which provides culturally sensitive care to the Chinese population of Lower Manhattan and other boroughs in New York City. Dr. Lam manages patients in the Asian Services Program across the hospital, allowing residents to interact with her and her patients.

John Fox, MD, is Director of the Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology). He is a member of the Cardiac Steering Committee, and Chairman of both the Cath Lab Leadership Committee and the Cath Lab Quality Improvement Committee.

Terry F. Davies, MD, is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes and the Florence and Theodore Baumritter Professor of Medicine. Dr. Davies is an internationally known expert in thyroid disease, and his lab is known for its work in autoimmune thyroid disease research.

Ilan Weisberg, MD, MSc, is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology) and Director of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program. His clinical interests span the entire breadth of gastroenterology and endoscopy, with a particular emphasis on the treatment of hepatitis, portal hypertension and other disorders of the liver.

Christina M. Cruz, MD, is Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Care and an Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine). She oversees the residency's Ambulatory and Wellness Curricula. Dr. Cruz regularly reviews clinical vignettes and medical education workshops for the Society of General Internal Medicine's annual and regional conferences. She participates in medical education research around end-of-year transfers of care for high-risk patients and more recently a multi-center study of prevalence and potential contributors to burnout among resident physicians. Dr. Cruz's primary area of interest is the intersection between medical education and social accountability.

 

Joyce F. Fogel, MD, is Associate Professor and Chief of Geriatrics. Dr. Fogel has developed a consolidated approach to caring for the geriatric patient, which includes ambulatory, hospital and home-based care. Dr. Fogel oversees the residency program’s geriatrics rotation, which has been a popular experience for our housestaff.

Peter Kozuch, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and the Associate Program Director for Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Hematology/Oncology Fellowship. His clinical and research interests include malignancies of the pancreas and gastrointestinal tract.

Dahlia Rizk, DO, is Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Rizk has built the hospitalist program into one of the major inpatient clinical and teaching services in the hospital. She leads and is involved in numerous systems-based initiatives for the Department of Medicine and throughout the institution.

Alfred P. Burger, MD, is Associate Program Director, Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education and an attending in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Burger has specific interests in clinical reasoning, quality improvement and in mentoring of trainees in the development of clinical vignettes and case write-ups as early academic projects. Dr. Burger maintains involvement in several national society workgroups, focusing on hospital medicine, hospital systems and quality improvement. He has taught numerous sessions and precourses on quality improvement at national society meetings. He was a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely Recommendations Work Group and is President-Elect of the New York State Chapter of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.

Daniel I. Steinberg, MD, is Program Director, Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, and an attending in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Steinberg’s academic interests include medical education, mentorship of trainees, faculty development and evidence-based medicine. He is actively involved in the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He is past president of the New York State Chapter of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He presents regularly at national meetings and serves on multiple national society committees. He serves on the 2018 Annual Meeting Committee for SHM and is an associate editor of the American College of Physician’s Journal Club, which appears in Annals of Internal Medicine.

David Perlman, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. He is an active investigator at the Baron Edmond de Rothschild Chemical Dependency Institution at MSBI and also serves as the Director of the Infectious Diseases Core at the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research.

Dana Mazo, MD, MSc, is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Interim Hospital Epidemiologist at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Her interests include infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship.

Nikolas Harbord, MD, is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Nephrology. He is Director of the Nephrology Fellow’s Ambulatory Clinic as well as Director of the Diabetic Nephropathy Clinic.

 

Paru Patrawalla, MD, is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Program Director of the Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program, and Director of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Simulation Training Program.

David Steiger, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is an expert in interstitial lung disease, perioperative medical management, critical care medicine and a researcher in cognitive dysfunction in orthopaedic surgical patients.

Patricia Walker, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine. She is an internationally known specialist in cystic fibrosis who runs the CF program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

Harry D. Fischer, MD, is Associate Professor, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and interim Site Chair of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Fischer was one of the first rheumatologists to describe the rheumatic manifestations of HIV infection. His additional clinical interests include systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and Lyme disease.