Leadership Messages

The leadership team of the Office of Faculty Development (OFD) is dedicated to enhancing the lives and careers of faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). By managing an array of programs and events, OFD leadership ensures that even the most junior faculty can easily connect with the School’s many resources. From informal networking events to effective mentoring relationships, faculty receives the support of OFD leaders to have an enriched and positive experience within the Mount Sinai Health System community.

Message from the Dean

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) is a center of career support for the faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. It is our mission is to provide our faculty with the tools to build a foundation rooted in our programmatic pillars for success: mentoring, leadership training, and collaboration. We aim to create a community that connects faculty to the resources across the health system that will help them to achieve their full potential. It is our hope that these connections will allow each faculty member to experience our core values:

  • Creativity and innovation, bringing faculty together to develop vital scientific and clinical breakthroughs
  • Efficiency, providing fast and easy access to resources and programs
  • Empowerment, developing skills that allow faculty to push to achieve their dreams
  • Job satisfaction and growth, establishing a positive environment

We understand that being new to Mount Sinai Health System can appear daunting at first, but we are here to help you make the most of your career. I am looking forward to meeting you, offering you support throughout your careers, and answering any questions on how our office may serve your needs.


Lakshmi A. Devi, PhD
Dean for the Office of Faculty Development

Message from the Associate Dean

As the Associate Dean for Academic Development in the Office of Faculty Development (OFD), I am committed to improving the mentoring environment for junior clinical faculty across our health system. OFD’s goal is to ensure that our clinicians feel supported in their career growth, satisfied in their research endeavors, and are engaged in a community of learning.

Each year, we have a number of events planned for our junior clinicians. It is my hope that through these events, our clinicians are able to connect with other colleagues, progress their research, and develop as educators.

I am excited to meet you, discuss more about OFD, and help you shape your careers at Mount Sinai.


Elizabeth Howell, MD, MPP
Associate Dean for the Office of Faculty Development