Mentoring Leaders

Each department within the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) has mentoring leaders whose role is to help junior faculty identify mentors, conduct personal and professional needs assessments, and define career goals.

A department may also customize the role of mentoring leader to fit the department’s junior faculty needs. Some mentoring leaders, especially in smaller departments, serve on the mentoring committees for their department's junior faculty. In larger departments, the mentoring leader may be an overseer, ensuring that junior faculty members find primary mentors within the department in a timely fashion.

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) relies on mentoring leaders to support junior faculty by:

  • Ensuring junior faculty have mentors and that their departmental mentoring plans are in place, active, and ongoing
  • Disseminating information about OFD events relating to mentoring, career development, and other opportunities for junior faculty
  • Recommending junior faculty mentees for events and workshop opportunities
  • Providing OFD with insights into addressing unmet needs of junior faculty mentees, and working with the Office to develop resources that fill those gaps


Mentoring Leader



James Eisenkraft, MD

Samuel DeMaria Jr., MD 

Cardiovascular Surgery

Anelechi Anyanwu, MD

Comparative Med & Surg.

Jonathan Cohen, MD 


Jacob Levitt, MD

Developmental and Regenerative Biology

James J. Bieker, MD

Diagnostic, Molecular, and

Interventional Radiology

Peter Som, MD

Bachir Taouli, MD  

Emergency Medicine

Andrew Jagoda, MD

Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Robert Wright, MD  

Family Medicine and Community Health

Victor Sta. Ana, MD 

Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Inga Peter, PhD 

Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine

Amy Kelley, MD 

Medical Education

David Muller, MD


Benjamin Chen, MD

Michelle Kim, MD

Jenny Lin, MD


Ana Fernandez-Sesma, PhD

Benhur Lee, MD 


Anne Schaefer, MD, PhD 


Isabelle Germano, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology &
Reproductive Science

Katherine Chen, MD, MPH

Oncological Sciences

Zhe-Qiang Pan, PhD


Sandra Masur, PhD


Michael Hausman, MD


Satish Govindaraj, MD


Maria Isabel Fiel, MD 


Lisa Satlin, MD

John Bucuvalas, MD 

Pharmacological Sciences

Aneel Aggarwal, PhD 


Joseph Buxbaum, PhD

Radiation Oncology

Kenneth Rosenzweig, MD

Rehabilitation Medicine

Wayne Gordon, PhD


Lester Silver, MD

Celia Divino, MD 

Thoracic Surgery

Andrea Wolf, MD 


Jeffrey Stock, MD

If you have questions, regarding mentoring leaders for the departments of Neurology, Health System Design/Global Health or Health Evidence and Policy/Population Health Science and Policy, please contact Corinne Johnson at