General Internal Medicine Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine offers a two-year fellowship designed to prepare clinicians for careers in clinical and health services research. The general medicine fellowship strives to prepare fellows for the transition from resident to academic faculty. The curriculum includes formal coursework towards the completion of either a degree in Masters of Public Health or Masters in Clinical Research. Fellows are actively involved in mentored research projects, division-wide research meetings, and graduate school research seminars and journal clubs. In addition to formal coursework and research mentorship, the fellowship includes development of teaching skills, participation in faculty development conferences and continued development of clinical skills. 

Fellows work alongside research and education faculty within our Division and often collaborate with other research faculty throughout the institution. Areas of research expertise in our Division include: health disparities, chronic disease self-management, primary care of aging populations, health care for homebound adults, comparative effectiveness research, and health policy, often in the context of asthma, COPD, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, HIV or hepatitis C. We collaborate extensively across departments at Mount Sinai enabling research and mentorship in many other disciplines as well. Education training focuses on development of curricula and educational innovations for residents in ambulatory care, and trainees develop research skills to measure the impact of their projects. 

A strength of the program is the breadth and depth of research interests held by the many established researchers at Mount Sinai and the tradition of collaboration across divisions and departments that creates abundant opportunities for mentored clinical research. With the support of faculty mentors, fellows are expected to design, implement and complete several research projects and present their findings through publication in peer-reviewed journals, abstract presentations, and oral presentations at regional and national conferences.

The curriculum consists of two years of formal coursework in the Master of Public Health Program in the Graduate School at the Icahn School of Medicine, teaching skills training in ambulatory medicine, and direct patient care in the ambulatory setting.

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Name

Fellowship
Training Period

Current Position

Cheryl Goldstein

2001-2003

Assistant Professor, Medicine
University of Alberta, CANADA

Ira Helenius

2002 - 2004

Associate Professor, Medicine
Director, Ambulatory Education
Medical Director, University Medical Associates
University of Virginia, VA

Richard LynCook

2003 - 2005

Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Medical Director, School based Clinics for Harris Health System
Baylor College of Medicine, TX

Beth Lewis

2003 - 2005

Director, Obstetric Medicine
Jacobi Medical Center, NJ

Ian Kronish

2004 - 2006

Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine
Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health
Columbia University, NY

Anthony Oparaji

2004 - 2006

Attending Physician
Metropolitan Family Health Network

Rachel Stark 2005 - 2007

Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Cambridge Health Alliance, MA

Diego Ponieman 2005 - 2007

Assistant Clinical Professor
Mount Sinai Hospital

Gina Jae

2006 – 2008

 
Lauren Acinapura 2007 – 2009

Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, NY

Julie Nissim 2007 – 2009 Assistant Clinical Professor
Mount Sinai Hospital
Keith Sigel 2007 – 2009

Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

Tara Bishop 2008 – 2010

Associate Professor, Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medical College, NY 

Xavier Perez 2009 – 2010  
Katherine Krauskopf 2009 – 2011

Attending, Greenfield Health Center
Baystate Health, MA 

Lauren Peccoralo 2009 – 2011

Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Program Director, Primary Care Residency Program
Mount Sinai Hospital, NY

Rebecca Mazurkiewicz 2010 – 2012

Director, Primary Care Track
Lenox Hill Hospital, NY

Minal Kale 2010 - 2012

Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Marianne Camargo 2011 - 2013

Fellow, Division of Nephrology
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Rajwanth Veluswamy 2012 - 2014 Fellow, Division of Oncological Sciences
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Colleen Lynch 2013 - 2015

Physician Specialist, Population Health
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Physician Diplomat, University of San Francisco, CA

Himali Weerahandi 2014 – 2016 New York University/Lutheran Medical Center
Nana Gregechkori 2015 - 2017 2nd year fellow
Neelima Tangirala 2016-2018 1st year fellow

This is a non-ACGME program.

We accept applications in a rolling fashion in the fall-winter preceding the fellowship start date (July 1 of each year). To apply, send or e-mail: 

  1. A cover letter describing yourself and your interests in general internal medicine fellowship training;
  2. Your curriculum vitae;
  3. Information about your citizenship and/or visa status. 

Three letters of recommendation will be required after the initial screening process, though these can be sent initially if desired. Letters of recommendation should be from faculty members who are familiar with the applicant's qualifications. One of these letters must be from the director of the current or most recent clinical training program. 

Please direct all inquiries to: 

Jenny Lin, MD, MPH

Minority Applicants
We encourage members of underrepresented minority groups to apply. Many research projects conducted by the faculty focus on the care of minority or underserved populations.