Diversity is essential to our cohesion and success as a fellowship. We value everyone's unique background, which we believe is key to engaging with each other and our patients. At Mount Sinai, we serve residents of East Harlem, a community that has historically attracted immigrants to New York City, in addition to a large Hispanic population in upper Manhattan. Training fellows to have a sensitivity towards racial and ethnic disparities improves health care outcomes and quality of care.
Furthermore, the Department of Cardiology is a strong supporter of Women in Cardiology (WIC), as demonstrated by women leaders in key directorship roles across the Department.
Mount Sinai now has two centers dedicated to Women’s Health in which fellows can participate. Dr. Roxana Mehran is the director of Women's Heart Health at Mount Sinai Heart. In this role, Dr. Mehran and the multidisciplinary team of physicians and nurses at Mount Sinai will provide comprehensive assessments and recommendations for women with known cardiovascular disease or those who are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Dr. Leslee Shaw, was recently recruited to direct the Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute, which now has more than 50 faculty members aiming to address disparities in women’s health across the life course as well as to train future leaders in women’s health care across interdisciplinary fields in science and medicine.