The Department of Medical Education encompasses Undergraduate Medical Education (MD Program), Graduate Medical Education, and Continuing Medical Education. Below you will find key faculty and staff who focus on the MD Program.

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  • David Muller, MD, Dean for Medical Education
  • Michelle Sainté, Associate Dean for Academic Administration
  • Suzanne Garfinkle, MD, Director, Academy for Medicine and the Humanities
  • Brendan Bullen, Associate Director for Academic Administration
  • MéLisa Best, Communications and Marketing Associate 
  • Gwendolyn Casiano, Front Desk Operations/Education Program Assistant
  • Darinka Gadikota-Klumpers, Global Health Program  Manager
  • Leona Hess, Education Program Director for Strategy and Equity Programs
  • Sandra Mateo, Executive Assistant to the Dean for Medical Education
  • Jacklyn Njegric, Business Coordinator
  • Sally Stranges, Special Events Coordinator
  • Peter Zweig, Senior Program Coordinator, Accreditation and Special Projects

Office of Admissions

  • Valerie Parkas, MD, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions, Recruitment, and Alumni Affairs
  • Manjil Chatterji, MD, Faculty Director of Admissions and Recruitment 
  • Jessica Maysonet, Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Kathleen Jackson, Director of Admissions Processing and Systems
  • Deborah Alleyne, Admissions Coordinator
  • Jacqueline Duran, Admissions Assistant
  • Ruslan Kipnis, Admissions Assistant
  • Jackie Chudow, Pre-Enrollment Coordinator - Non-Traditional Programs
  • Janina Galdamez, Recruitment Coordinator

Center For Anatomy & Functional Morphology

  • Jeffrey Laitman, PhD, Director of the Center for Anatomy and Functional Morphology
  • Ki-Mark Mak, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Joy Reidenberg, PhD, Professor
  • Phyllis Shaw, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Torrence Wilson, Administrative Assistant

Center For Excellence In Youth Education

  • Alyson Davis, MSW, Program Director
  • Ayesha Faisal, Program Assistant

Center For Multicultural & Community Affairs

  • Gary Butts, MD, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System and Director of CMCA
  • Ann-Gel Palermo, MPH, DrPH, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in Biomedical Education
  • Carmen Duran-Santos, Executive Assistant to the Director of CMCA 
  • Sherria McDowell, MPH, HCOP Program Manager
  • Edward Poliandro, MD, Director of Culture Diversity in Medicine Program
  • Yancy Aracena, Administrative Manager

Disability Services

  • Christine Low, Medical Education Disability Officer

Educational Support

  • Steven Yuen, Laboratory & Technology Manager
  • Eddie Lugo, Lab Support Coordinator
  • Herman  Supoyo, Lab Technician

Office of Enrollment Services (Registrar & Financial Aid)

  • Joy Colelli, Senior Director of Enrollment Services and Student Information
  • Desirée Cameron-Ayeni, Director of Student Financial Aid and Services
  • Noel Davila, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
  • Nancy Delgado, Enrollment Services Administrative Specialist
  • Nelson Pe, Registrar
  • Kamila  Bryson, Assistant Registrar
  • Leonara Dasu, Student Loan Coordinator
  • Yannick Forbes, Financial Aid Coordinator
  • Phillip Parke, Bursar
  • Luke Phillips, Associate Registrar

Institute for Medical Education

  • Reena Karani, MD, MHPE, Senior Associate Dean for Undergrad Medical Education & Curricular Affairs; Director, Institute for Medical Education
  • Robert Fallar, PhD, Director, Assessment and Evaluation; Assistant Director, IME
  • Margaret Kane, MBA, Manager, Institute for Medical Education

Medical Student Research Office

  • Mary Rojas, PhD, Director, Medical Student Research
  • Jenny Lin, MD, Associate Director, Medical Student Research
  • Keith Sigel, MD, PhD, Associate Director, Medical Student Research
  • Grace Oluoch, MBA, Senior Program Coordinator
  • Shannon Bradford, Senior Program Coordinator

Morchand Center For Clinical Competence

  • Beverly Forsyth, MD, Medical Director—Morchand Center; Director of Student Electives
  • Terry Sommer, Director of the Morchand Center
  • Meghan Green, Administrative Coordinator

Office of Student Affairs

  • Peter Gliatto, MD, Senior Assoc. Dean for Undergrad Medical Education and Student Affairs
  • Shashi Anand, MEd, Assistant Dean of Curricular and Student Affairs
  • Caroline Cromwell, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Lanre Dokun, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Monica Dweck, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Sharon Edwards, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Allison Gault, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Meredith Grossman, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Alicia Hurtado, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Craig Katz, MD, Faculty Advisor, Director of Professional Development
  • Roberto Posada, MD, Faculty Advisor
  • Talia Swartz, MD, PhD, Faculty Advisor
  • Jillian Palmer, MA, Assistant Director, Student Affairs 
  • Olga Alagiozidou, Student Affairs, Program Coordinator

Student Health & Mental Health Office

  • Lori Zbar, MD, Director of Student Health
  • Jeffrey Newcorn, MD, Psychiatrist, Director of Student Mental Health
  • Elizabeth Garland, MD, Student Health Staff Physician
  • Olga Leibu, MD, Psychiatrist, Student Mental Health
  • Evan Leibu, MD, Psychiatrist, Student Mental Health
  • Jeanifer Tang, Clinical Coordinator for the Student Health Center

Office of Curricular Affairs

  • Reena Karani, MD, MHPE, Senior Associate Dean for Undergrad Medical Education and Curricular Affairs; Director, Institute for Medical Education 
  • Shashi Anand, MEd, Assistant Dean of Curricular and Student Affairs
  • David Bechhofer, PhD, Co-Director of Curriculum
  • Robert Fallar, PhD, Director, Assessment and Evaluation; Assistant Director, Institute for Medical Education
  • Beverly Forsyth, MD, Medical Director, Morchand Center; Director of Student Electives
  • Rainier Soriano, MD, Co-Director of Curriculum; Director of Education Technology
  • Megan Sacco, Office of Curriculum Support Manager
  • Marley Akonnor, Evaluations and Assessment Coordinator
  • Jennifer BridieCurriculum Coordinator, Clinical Sites and Electives
  • Djeneba Danioko, Year 2 Course Coordinator
  • Muneeza Iqbal, Senior Curriculum Coordintor, InFocus and Milestones
  • Bee Jawaroski, Year 1 Course Coordinator
  • Lauren Linkowski, Director, Programs and Resources for Academic Excellence
  • Alexis Medina, ASM Coordinator
  • Jeanneth Persaud, Compliance and Visiting Student Coordinator
  • Janine Pessah, Curriculum Coordinator of ASM, LCE, and Compliance
  • Jennifer Reyes, Administrative Coordinator of Clinical Curriculum

Graduate Medical Education (GME)

  • Michael Leitman, MD, FACS, Senior Associate Dean for GME, Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
  • Scott Barnett, MD, Associate Dean for GME/MSH
  • Saadia Ahktar, MD, Associate Dean for GME/MSBI
  • Prameet Singh, MD, Associate Dean for GME/MSSL/MSW
  • Michael Berman, MD, MBI, FACOG, GME Director of Quality and Patient Safety
  • Frank Basloe, Assistant Dean for GME
  • Irene Kontje, MBA, Director, Administration
  • Jennifer Coppola, Director, Finance and Operations
  • Celicia Montgomery, GME Administrator
  • Merdena Harrell, Senior House Staff Affairs Administrator
  • Sharon White, Senior GME Administrator
  • Judy Irons, House Staff Affairs Administrator
  • Beverly Ramdeen, House Staff Coordinator
  • John Battis, GME Administrator
  • Angelic Cotto, House Staff Affairs Administrator
  • Pascal Ferreira, GME Administrator
  • Tara Jefferson, GME Events and Project Administrator
  • Alex Macy, MS, GME Project Administrator
  • Garber Bardan, GME Senior Systems Software Specialist
  • Shou-Su Yu, House Staff Systems Administrator

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

  • Peter Brodhead, Director, Continuing Medical Education
  • Lynette Bobbit, Enduring Materials Coordinator
  • Nelson Chin, Financial Analyst
  • Jeanette Cotto, Program Coordinator
  • Nicole Henry, Data Coordinator
  • Asunción Irene Cruz, Grand Rounds Coordinator
  • Maryam Kojiashvili, Administrative Assistant
  • Annette Roman, Program and Grand Rounds Coordinator
  • Wini Sapong, Program Coordinator
  • Kiersten Smith-Gaston, Program Coordinator
  • Maryam Kojiashvili, Administrative Assistant