Meet the Senior Associate Deans

Toni A. Stern, MD, MBA, Senior Associate Dean for Gender Equity in Clinical Affairs, has significant experience in gender-based advocacy and health policy. As Senior Associate Dean, she will work to promote the Icahn Mount Sinai gender equity agenda with a particular focus on clinical faculty and trainees. She envisions developing a robust, data-driven infrastructure built on faculty engagement.

A highly respected and valued leader, Dr. Stern will continue to serve as System Vice Chair of Quality and Clinical Transformation and Chief Patient Experience Officer in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science. Working with an interdisciplinary team, Dr. Stern has a proven record of success implementing a data-driven, evidence-based, strategic vision that integrates quality, equity, and patient experience. Dr. Stern also chairs her department’s Health Equity Task Force and is a member of the School-wide Faculty Diversity Council and the Admissions Committee for the MD program.

Dr. Stern received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed obstetrics and gynecology residencies at Lincoln Medical and Mental and Temple University Hospitals. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and health care quality and management.

Beyond Mount Sinai, Dr. Stern has been a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District II Legislative Committee since 2015. Through this work, she has gained insight and influence in gender equity and related policy development.

Jenny J. Lin, MD, MPH, Senior Associate Dean for Gender Equity in Research Affairs, has a deep commitment to helping to overcome gender equity challenges and promote opportunities to improve gender equity. She has been Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Office of Gender Equity for the past year and in her new role, she will continue to work to advance gender equity and diversity in research arenas at Mount Sinai and promote our national reputation for scientific excellence and academic leadership.

Dr. Lin is Professor and System Director for Mentoring in the Department of Medicine. A highly regarded research scientist with a robust grant portfolio supported by the American Cancer Society and National Institutes of Health, Dr. Lin works with a multidisciplinary team to better understand and support the challenges that cancer survivors face when managing comorbidities. Within her department, she has created professional development workshops and targeted mentorship support efforts to enhance the academic advancement of her faculty colleagues. At the medical school, she is associate director of the Medical Student Research Office and also serves as co-director for the CTSA Institutional Career Development Award program.

Dr. Lin received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her Master of Public Health from Columbia University. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.