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.

Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS, Senior Associate Dean for Gender Equity in Research Affairs, has a deep understanding of gender equity challenges and opportunities, as well as metrics to assess equity and impact of interventions. In her new role, she will work to advance gender equity and diversity in the research arena at Mount Sinai and promote our national reputation for scientific excellence and academic leadership.

Dr. Kelley is the Hermann Merkin Professor in Palliative Care and Vice Chair of Health Policy and Faculty Development in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. A highly regarded research scientist with a robust grant portfolio supported by the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Kelley works with an

interdisciplinary team focused on improving the care of seriously ill older adults and their families. Within her department, she has created professional development workshops and targeted mentorship support efforts to enhance the academic advancement of her faculty colleagues.

Externally, Dr. Kelley’s participation since 2013 in the Association of American Medical College’s Group for Women in Medicine and Science has given her extensive experience with leadership training for women in these areas. She is currently a fellow in Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program.

Dr. Kelly received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and her Master of Science in Health Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.