Mount Sinai LGBTQ+ Medicine Fellowship

As one of the few fellowship programs in the country focused on the care of LGBTQ+ patients, the LGBTQ+ Medicine Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a 12-month fellowship. We take a holistic approach that encompasses medical, non-medical, and surgical training. The program is housed within the Institute for Advanced Medicine and has several clinic sites in Manhattan. We accept one fellow each year.

Our overarching goal is to comprehensively train LGBTQ+ health experts who transcend the subspecialty silos that often cause clinical care gaps and patient frustration. We strive to train our fellows to proactively seek ways to understand and meet the specific needs of LGBTQ+ people. Training a new generation of health care providers who can help break down barriers for the LGBTQ+ community is one of the most powerful weapons we have against the health inequities and injustice facing this community. The LGBTQ+ Medicine Fellowship will make health care more accessible, sensitive, and effective, so LGBTQ+ people can live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

Our current and previous fellows are as follows:

2023-2024 Fellow

Anita Venkatesan, MD, MPH
Dr. Venkatesan earned her bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, followed by her medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada. During medical school, she saw a need for a public health approach to medicine and pursued a master's in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology from New York University. She completed a family medicine residency at the Institute of Family Health, Mid-Hudson, NY, where she served as the Resident Education Leader in her final year. Dr. Venkatesan is currently completing her PGY-4 year as the LGBTQ+ Medicine Fellow at Icahn Mount Sinai. Her passion lies in creating inclusive spaces to provide full spectrum care for her patients with an emphasis on patient education. Going forward, she would like to help develop LGBTQ health curriculum for residency programs to further expand care in a primary care setting and encourage development of inclusive spaces.

2022-2023 Fellow

Jean C. Rodriguez Agramonte, MD
Dr. Agramonte earned both his bachelor’s degree in biology and doctor of medicine degrees from the University of Puerto Rico. He completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics (MedPeds) residency in Puerto Rico at the Puerto Rico University Hospital and served as chief resident for both the MedPeds and Internal Medicine programs. He is currently completing his PGY-6 year as the LGBTQ+ Medicine Fellow at Icahn Mount Sinai. His interests include providing comprehensive medical care to all LGBTQ+ patients, with emphasis on education and prevention of common sexually transmitted infections and HIV and gender-affirming hormone therapy for gender-diverse people. His main goal is to be able to incorporate LGBTQ+ specific education into existing primary care residencies in order to expand the reach of the fellowship.

2021-2022 Fellow

Alexander Boulos, MD, MPH
Dr. Boulos earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Florida; a doctor of medicine degree from Howard University, Washington, DC; and a Master of Public Health degree with a focus in Global Health from George Washington University. He completed his PGY-1 year in preliminary medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at Howard University Hospital, his PGY-2 and PGY-4 years in preventive medicine and PGY-3 as the LGBTQ+ Medicine Fellow at Icahn Mount Sinai. He is especially interested in providing comprehensive care to LGBTQ+ patients. This includes treating HIV/AIDS, preventing HIV infection with PrEP/PEP, screening and treating all sexually transmitted infections (e.g., syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes), treating HIV-related diseases, providing comprehensive LGBTQ+ specific preventative care services (such as vaccinations and cancer screenings), providing gender-affirming hormone therapy, assisting with gender-affirming surgeries, offering LGBTQ+ mental health and substance use services and referrals, and providing specific intersex health services.

2020-2021 Fellow

Roy Zucker MD, MSc
Dr. Zucker is an internal medicine and infectious disease-trained physician and social activist who is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community. He has been working for the past six years to establish new foundations for LGTBQ+ health-oriented medicine in the Israeli health system. He took part in the initiation and completed the first LGBTQ+ Medicine 12-month training fellowship, as well as a Master’s in Health Care Delivery Leadership at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In 2021, Dr. Zucker was appointed the first Director for LGBTQ+ Health Services at the biggest health maintenance organization in Israel (Clalit) as well as at Tel Aviv Medical Center (Ichilov). In this role, he has been working hard to create LGBTQ+ oriented health services. His efforts have helped create new LGBTQ+ clinics in Haifa and Jerusalem, and online services and digital tools to help the LGBTQ+ community access health care easily and discretely. While his work at Clalit focuses on the periphery of Israel, he is also working to create an LGBTQ+ health center in Tel Aviv. This innovative program focuses on areas such as LGBTQ+ geriatrics, adolescent medicine, parenthood, and mental health.

Our curriculum provides a comprehensive, holistic learning experience involving exposure to LGBTQ+ focused non-medicine specialties such as mental health for LGBTQ+ adolescents and young adults in transition, substance use disorders, and surgical subspecialties (such as urology, gynecology, and gender-affirming surgeries). The medicine portion of the fellowship encompasses primary care for LGBTQ+ individuals, gender-affirming endocrine therapy, HIV treatment and prevention, sexual health, and preventative medicine.

In addition to clinical experiences, the program offers weekly didactics covering health care and health policy on topics affecting LGBTQ+ communities. The fellow’s rotation include a broad array of multidisciplinary LGBTQ+ focused subspecialties. As a fellow, you will have many opportunities for experiential learning to help understand the patient’s journey. For example, you may follow a patient who is transgender from referral for gender-affirmation surgery through pre-surgical assessment, actual surgery and necessary medical care and emotional support through the recovery period. This experience will provide you with the “full picture” of LGBTQ+ health care.

For more information about how you can apply for this unique training opportunity, please complete this form.