Our mission is to drive change by promoting initiatives aimed at removing barriers to your well-being and reconnecting you with the meaning of your work.
The Office of Well-being and Resilience believes that your professional fulfillment is essential to your well-being and the delivery of the best education, research, and patient care. Located within the Office of the Dean, the Office of Well-Being and Resilience is a new initiative dedicated to the well-being and resilience of students, trainees, researchers, and clinical and non-clinical faculty within the Mount Sinai Health System. Our team is composed of national experts, advocates and leaders committed to our mission.
We want to hear your voice to learn about what you need to experience professional fulfillment through your work. Together, we will drive a number of new and ongoing system-level efforts to meet those needs. To make sure we hear your voice, over the next year we will distribute online well-being surveys, conduct focus groups, and meet regularly with Mount Sinai students, trainees, and faculty. Your survey responses will remain anonymous and confidential, and will help us assess levels of engagement and burnout across the system and gauge the overall awareness of available mental health and well-being resources. Your responses will help us identify opportunities for resource improvement and inform how we create new initiatives.
We believe that well-being is a shared responsibility. For those who express an interest, we will provide opportunities to develop personal well-being and resilience skills. For those in distress, we will partner with our mental health colleagues to provide the necessary resources. There are also large efforts already underway across the Mount Sinai Health System with great potential to make improvements in the work place that will in turn lead to improvements in the well-being of those who work and learn here. Together we aim to best enable you for success.
Our goal is to help you feel engaged, energized and empowered to complete the noble work to which you have dedicated yourself. Below you will find currently available system-level and individual-directed well-being resources and initiatives. Stay tuned, there’s more to come.
Meet Our Team
Jonathan A. Ripp, MD, MPH
Chief Wellness Officer
Senior Associate Dean for Well-Being and Resilience
Lauren Peccoralo, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Faculty Well-Being and Resilience
Basil Hanss, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate School Well-Being and Resilience
Alicia Hurtado, MD
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Well-Being and Resilience
Saadia Akhtar, MD
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) Well-Being and Resilience
Anu Anandaraja, MD, MPH
Director, Office of Well-Being and Resilience
Craig Katz, MD
Mental Health Advisor, Office of Well-Being and Resilience
Program Coordinator, Office of Well-Being and Resilience