Division of Occupational Medicine

The Division of Occupational Medicine is committed to preventing and treating work-related injury and illness through clinical services, education, and research. The Division’s groundbreaking contributions in these fields have been made possible by our multidisciplinary approach.

Clinical Services

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, industrial hygienists, and ergonomists provides comprehensive patient-centered services to workers across industries in New York City and the Mid-Hudson Valley via the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health. The Selikoff Centers are the clinical core of the Division and are designated by the CDC/NIOSH as both World Trade Center Health Program and Total Worker Health (TWH) Clinical Centers of Excellence.

Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention

The Selikoff Centers help employers, unions, and other stakeholders create safer, healthier, and more productive workplaces by integrating health protection and health promotion strategies to prevent occupational injury and illness.

The multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, industrial hygienists, and ergonomists provides comprehensive patient-centered services to workers via the Mount Sinai . The Selikoff Centers are the clinical core of the Division and are designated by the CDC/NIOSH as both World Trade Center Health Program and Total Worker Health Clinical Centers of Excellence.

Teaching/Training

The Occupational Medicine Residency Training Program is an ACGME-accredited two-year combined academic and practicum experience. As a resident in this program, you participate in a broad curriculum covering all facets of the specialty, and emphasis is placed on the performance and practice of clinical and community service, administration, and research. The Division is home to the NY/NJ Education & Research Center, a NIOSH-supported consortium of regional academic institutions that provides teaching, training, and research opportunities in occupational health and safety. 

Occupational Health Data Management

The World Trade Center Health Program General Responder Cohort Data Center is home to professionals trained in data management, data analysis, biostatistics, epidemiology, and medicine. The Data Center manages and analyzes health-related data for 9/11 responders enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program. With unparalleled capability in study design, analysis, and data management, our team identifies risk factors and organizational solutions that can prevent illness and injury and support the long-term well-being and productivity of an entire workforce.

Research

One cornerstone of our Division’s work is cutting-edge research related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of occupational illness and injury. Research priorities include investigation and treatment of disorders arising from the World Trade Center disaster, work-related lung disorders, lifestyle medicine interventions for chronic disorders, and occupational reproductive disorders.  

Division Faculty

John Meyer, MD, MPH
Division Director 
Director, NY/NJ Education and Research Center and Occupational Medicine Residency Program

Michael Crane, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health
Medical Director, World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai

Luckshman Coomaralingam, MD, MPH, MS

Laura Crowley, MD

Rafael de la Hoz, MD, MPH, MSc

Jonathan Dropkin, ScD

Malika Garg, MD, MPH

Yelena Globina, MD, MPH

Olga Gruscinska, MD

Homero Harari, ScD

Claudine Holt, MD, MPH

Winston Kwa, MD, MPH

Sharon Lee, MD, MPH

Ismail Nabeel, MD, MPH, MS

Eileen Scigliano, MD

Emily Senay, MD, MPH

Whitney Stansbury, MD MPH

Candace Tannis, MD, MPH

Andrew Todd, PhD

Ira Weisberg, MD