Message from Program Director

Dear Senior Medical Student:
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Internal Medicine Residency Program – part of the Graduate Medical Education Program of the Mount Sinai Health System located in New York City. From our dedicated faculty to our diverse patient population, our residency program has all the necessary components to train the outstanding internist and medical specialists of tomorrow.

We are a hospital with a strong history and tradition of serving the community while being rooted in a rigorous, academic training program. We pride ourselves in turning out compassionate physicians who use evidence-based medicine to treat the whole patient. We start with a program that provides much more than the basics of Internal Medicine training. Through rotations on the inpatient wards and outpatient clinics, you will learn how to think like a twenty-first century physician and how to provide the very best care.

In addition to the excellent clinical training in Internal Medicine, our residents are exposed to a diverse group of patients and wide-ranging set of complex medical problems. Our residents get their inpatient clinical training at two large hospitals – Mount Sinai St. Luke’s located on the Upper West Side and Mount Sinai West Hospital near Columbus Circle. In addition, residents have the opportunity to rotate through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The outpatient rotations are at three Federally Qualified Health Care sites in Manhattan. Dedicated time is spent in our Ambulatory Care blocks, providing continuity of care for patients who in many cases have been underserved by the healthcare delivery.

In addition to clinical experiences during their three years at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West, our residents have the opportunity to conduct research and develop quality improvement projects all under the guidance of faculty mentors. The hope is that you develop a robust research portfolio and well-rounded elective education prior to graduation.

Finally, being part of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System brings you additional resources and opportunities. You can do clinical research and electives at sister hospitals during your second and third year and tap into the rich faculty research portfolio. The Mount Sinai Health System, the parent organization, is an integrated health system structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, giving an unprecedented breadth of system-wide exposure to the trainee and robust continuum of care for the patients. St. Luke’s and  West are vital members of this network of hospitals.

We believe that the greatest testament to our success is that so many of our graduates either remain to pursue fellowship training at our institution or return to become full-time faculty members. So whatever your plans for the future, be it a career in primary care, hospital medicine, academics, further subspecialty training or even a career in government or industry, we will provide you a solid foundation in Internal Medicine and the opportunities for development within your chosen career line.

Tejas Patel, MD, MPH, MBA
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West

Samuel L. Seward, Jr., MD
Chair, Department of Medicine
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West

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

Tejas Patel, MD, Program Director
Office: 212-523-7338
E-mail: tepatel@chpnet.org

Alejandro Prigollini, MD, Senior Associate Program Director
Office: 212-523-3314
E-mail: aprigoll@chpnet.org

Ravi Gupta, MD, Associate Program Director
Office: 212-523-7333
E-mail: ragupta@chpnet.org

Erica Vero, MD, Associate Program Director
Office: 212-523-7333
E-mail: evero@chpnet.org

Hani Judeh, MD, Interim Associate Program Director
Office: 212-523-7333
E-mail: hjudeh@chpnet.org

Tamara Goldberg, Associate Program Director
Office: 212-523-7333
E-mail: tgoldberg@chpnet.org

Dalcia Perez, Educational Program Manager
Office: 212-523-7321
E-mail: dperez@chpnet.org

Linda Crichlow, Housestaff Coordinator
Office: 212-523-3314
E-mail: lcrichlow@chpnet.org