As a medicine resident at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, you will have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by a group of physicians who are dedicated to your education and training. The following is a sampling of our faculty leadership:
Mary Lee Wong, MD, is Assistant Professor of Allergy & Immunology. A well-known clinician in New York City, she maintains a very busy practice at the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center. Dr. Lee Wong mentors many residents in academic projects and runs a very popular allergy elective.
Wan Lam, MD, is Medical Director of the Asian Inpatient Service, which provides culturally sensitive care to the Chinese population of Lower Manhattan and other boroughs in New York City. Dr. Lam manages patients in the Asian Services Program across the hospital, allowing residents to interact with her and her patients.
John Fox, MD, is Director of the Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology). He is a member of the Cardiac Steering Committee, and Chairman of both the Cath Lab Leadership Committee and the Cath Lab Quality Improvement Committee.
Michael Via, MD, is the Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director for Mount SInai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West as well as Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease) and Medical Education. Dr. Via does research about diabetes, metabolism and nutrition and has a busy clinical panel in which he cares for patients with varying endocrine disorders.
Zijian Chen, MD, is Medical Director for the Division of Endocrinology, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease) and Director of the Post-COVID Center for the Mount SInai Health System. His main clinical interest is T1 and T2 Diabetes, along with hyper and hypothyroidism.
Ilan Weisberg, MD, MSc, is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology) and Director of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program. His clinical interests span the entire breadth of gastroenterology and endoscopy, with a particular emphasis on the treatment of hepatitis, portal hypertension and other disorders of the liver.
Matthew A. Weissman, MD, MBA is the Site Chair of the Department of Medicine and is Senior Faculty in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He is an experienced physician executive, serving most recently as the Chief Medical Officer at a leading Federally Qualified Health Center in New York. In addition to maintaining a robust primary care practice, he has served on multiple hospital, city-wide, state, and national committees. His primary interests are leveraging technology to streamline delivery and improve access to and quality of care and training the next generation of physicians and medical leaders.
Leonard D. Amoruso, DO, is the Medical Director for General Medical Associates in addition to the Division Chief for General Internal Medicine. At MSBI, he established a high risk/high utilizer clinic known as the PACT clinic (Preventable Admissions Care Team) at General Medical Associates. He previously served as the Clinical Director of the PACT clinic as well as the Associate Medical Director for General Medical Associates.
Christina M. Cruz, MD, is Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Care and an Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine). She oversees the residency's Ambulatory and Wellness Curricula. Dr. Cruz regularly reviews clinical vignettes and medical education workshops for the Society of General Internal Medicine's annual and regional conferences. She participates in medical education research around end-of-year transfers of care for high-risk patients and more recently a multi-center study of prevalence and potential contributors to burnout among resident physicians. Dr. Cruz's primary area of interest is the intersection between medical education and social accountability.
Joyce F. Fogel, MD, is Associate Professor and Chief of Geriatrics. Dr. Fogel has developed a consolidated approach to caring for the geriatric patient, which includes ambulatory, hospital and home-based care. Dr. Fogel oversees the residency program’s geriatrics rotation, which has been a popular experience for our housestaff.
Peter Kozuch, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and the Associate Program Director for Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Hematology/Oncology Fellowship. His clinical and research interests include malignancies of the pancreas and gastrointestinal tract.
Dahlia Rizk, DO, is Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Rizk has built the hospitalist program into one of the major inpatient clinical and teaching services in the hospital. She leads and is involved in numerous systems-based initiatives for the Department of Medicine and throughout the institution.
Alfred P. Burger, MD, is Interim Program Director, Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education and an attending in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Burger has specific interests in clinical reasoning, quality improvement and in mentoring of trainees in the development of clinical vignettes and case write-ups as early academic projects. Dr. Burger maintains involvement in several national society workgroups, focusing on hospital medicine, hospital systems and quality improvement. He has taught numerous sessions and precourses on quality improvement at national society meetings. He was a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely Recommendations Work Group and is President-Elect of the New York State Chapter of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.
Matthew Harrington, MD, is Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Education and an attending in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Harrington’s interests include medical education and mentorship of trainees and medical students. He has mentored trainees in presentation of clinical vignettes at regional and national conferences including the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), and in publication of case reports in journals including American Journal of Medicine and BMJ Case Reports. He leads workshops regarding critique of clinical documentation for assessment of trainees’ medical knowledge and clinical reasoning. His interests also include the history of medicine in New York City and the United States.
Daniel I. Steinberg, MD, is Chief Patient Safety Officer for Mount Sinai Downtown and Associate Dean for Quality and Patient Safety in Graduate Medical Education for the Mount Sinai Health System. He is Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education and an attending in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Steinberg’s academic interests include medical education, mentorship of trainees, faculty development and evidence-based medicine. He is actively involved in the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He is past president of the New York State Chapter of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He presents regularly at national meetings and serves on multiple national society committees. He serves on the 2018 Annual Meeting Committee for SHM and is an associate editor of the American College of Physician’s Journal Club, which appears in Annals of Internal Medicine. He was the Program Director for the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medicine Residency Program for 11 years.
David Perlman, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. He is an active investigator at the Baron Edmond de Rothschild Chemical Dependency Institution at MSBI and also serves as the Director of the Infectious Diseases Core at the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research.
Nikolas Harbord, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Nephrology. He is Director of the Nephrology Fellow’s Ambulatory Clinic as well as Director of the Diabetic Nephropathy Clinic.
Paru Patrawalla, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine, Program Director of the Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program, and Director of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Simulation Training Program.
David Steiger, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is an expert in interstitial lung disease, perioperative medical management, critical care medicine and a researcher in cognitive dysfunction in orthopaedic surgical patients.
Patricia Walker, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine. She is an internationally known specialist in cystic fibrosis who runs the CF program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
Latoya Freeman-Beman, MD, is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology). She has completed a wide range of research and quality improvement projects with special focus on rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and health care disparities. Her clinical interests also include inflammatory myopathies, gout and musculoskeletal pain.