Our Faculty

The following is a sampling of the world class faculty that you as a resident will have the opportunity to work with and learn from:

Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, MD, PhD, is Professor and Interim Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology. She is best known for her research into human immunodeficiency diseases and immuno-reconstitution.

Valentin Fuster, MD, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiology, the Director of Mount Sinai Heart and the Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital. He is an internationally renowned clinician and researcher. He is former President of the American Heart Association and the only cardiologist to receive all four major research awards from the four major cardiovascular organizations. He is the lead editor of two major cardiovascular textbooks, Hurst’s The Heart and Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease

Jonathan Halperin, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Cardiology Services. He was a principal researcher on the Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF) clinical trials. He sits on national panels that issue clinical guidelines for management of patients with various cardiovascular diseases including atrial fibrillation and peripheral arterial disease.

Vivek Reddy, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service. He is one of the nation’s leading cardioelectrophysiologists. He has performed cutting-edge research on treatment of arrhythmias including the seminal SMASH-VT trial and the first use of balloon cryoablation in atrial fibrillation.

Andrea Dunaif, MD, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease. She is an internationally known researcher in women's health and leads an international effort to map the genes for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a leading cause of diabetes in women.

Derek LeRoith, PhD, is Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease and is an internationally known researcher who investigates insulin and insulin-like growth factors in disease states.

Ronald Tamler, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease and Director of the Clinical Diabetes Institute for the Mount Sinai Health System. He is an expert in diabetes and develops case-based educational modules for residents on management of hyperglycemia.

Richard Haber, MD, is Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease. Dr. Haber is an expert in thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. He conducts research investigating accuracy of fine needle aspiration and utility of neck ultrasound for pre-operative localization of parathyroid glands.

Bruce Sands, MD, MS, is Professor and Chief of the Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology. He is an expert in inflammatory bowel disease and was among the first to report the efficacy of infliximab in treating Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Jean-Frédéric Colombel, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. He is an internationally renowned researcher best known for his identification of the NOD2 as a susceptibility gene for Crohn’s disease.

Judy Cho, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Asst. Chief of Research in the GI Division. She most recently led a team of researchers that confirmed 92 genome regions and identified 71 new regions associated with increased risk of IBD.

Juan Wisnivesky, MD, DrPH, is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. His population health-based research in asthma, COPD and cancer outcomes has been featured in journals such as Archives of Internal Medicine, BMJ, and The Lancet.

David C. Thomas, MD, MHPE, is a Professor of Medicine, Medical Education and Rehabilitation Medicine along with Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Thomas is an expert in muscular-skeletal medicine. He presents internationally on medical education topics as they relate to residency training.

Albert Siu, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Siu conducts research on functional status and disability in aging. He is Chair of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and is a Director of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

Rosanne Leipzig, MD, PhD, is Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. She is a national leader in geriatric education and evidence-based medicine. She served on the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and is currently on the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Diane Meier, MD, is Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and one of the leaders in the field of palliative care. She is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization dedicated to increasing quality of palliative care services. She has received numerous awards including a MacArthur Fellowship and Alexander Richman Commemorative Award for Humanism in Medicine.

William Oh, MD, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology. He is a leader in prostate cancer research, serving as principal investigator on multiple clinical trials and developing more accurate methods of screening for prostate cancer.

Janice Gabrilove, MD, is Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology. She conducted pioneering research in hematopoietic growth factors that initially isolated and characterized granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF).

Bart Barlogie, MD, PhD, is Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology and Director of Myeloma Research at the Tisch Cancer Institute. He introduced the first curative therapy, a multi-drug regimen known as Total Therapy, for multiple myeloma.

 

Scott Friedman, MD, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Liver Diseases (one of the few free-standing Hepatology divisions in the nation), as well as Dean for Therapeutic Discovery. Dr. Friedman performed pioneering research that first isolated hepatic stellate cells, which are key for scar production in liver. He is former President of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).

Douglas Dieterich, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Liver Diseases and is a major investigator of new antiviral treatments for chronic hepatitis B and C.

Andrew Dunn, MD, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Dunn’s research interests are in anticoagulation and thrombosis, most specifically in venous thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation, and the perioperative management of warfarin. He was until recently Chair of the Board of Governors of the American College of Physicians.

Judith Aberg, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Her research focus is HIV-associated co-morbidities and coinfections. She has been actively involved in the development of national, state and local guidelines regarding HIV prevention and treatment.

Michael Mullen, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Institute for Advanced Medicine for the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Mullen is an expert in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS as well as other infectious diseases.

Benjamine K. Chen, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Medicine. His major area of research is in the studies the pathogenesis of HIV-1 infection and  how cell-to-cell transmission of the virus contributes to the disease.

Barbara Murphy, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine. She is internationally known for her work in transplant immunology. Her research has focused on the role of genomics in determining outcomes in transplantation.  She is a former President of the American Society of Transplantation and was named Nephrologist of the Year by the American Kidney Fund in 2011.

Cijiang He, MD, PhD, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Nephrology. His major research areas include podocyte biology and pathology, signaling networks in kidney cells, systems biology of kidney disease, and kidney fibrosis. His major clinical interest includes diabetic kidney disease, viral-induced kidney disease, and primary glomerular disease.

Kirk Campbell, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine. His area of research is in the role of kidney podocytes in the development of glomerular disease.

 

Charles A. Powell, MD, is Professor and Chief of the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division. He is a leader in translational research in lung cancer, investigating the effect of molecular and genetic profiles on cancer development and prognosis.

Maria Padilla, MD, is Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. She is an expert in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) serving on multiple national committees including the ILD Network of the American College of Chest Physicians. Her research investigates fibrogenesis and new treatment strategies for ILD.

Percio Gulko, MD, is Professor and Division Chief of Rheumatology. He is an expert in rheumatoid arthritis and focuses his work on the identification and characterization of new genes implicated in the regulation of the disease’s severity.

Yousaf Ali, MD, is Associate Professor of Rheumatology and Division Chief for Rheumatology at Mount Sinai West. He has received numerous teaching awards including the prestigious Beckwith Family Award. He conducts clinical research in rheumatoid arthritis.