Message from the Director

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Infectious Disease Fellowship is committed to providing our fellows with a diverse and rich clinical and research experiences in preparation for their future careers in infectious diseases.  The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a large health care system with multiple clinical sites and research programs throughout the New York City area.  Our fellowship program provides comprehensive infectious disease training at The Mount Sinai Hospital, a tertiary care teaching hospital, where fellows gain experience in HIV medicine, general and emerging infectious diseases, and transplant infectious diseases, and at Elmhurst Hospital Center, a city hospital in the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in the nation where fellows also gain experiences evaluating infections in immigrants and travelers.  Fellows are exposed to diverse patient populations that include inner city and immigrant patients.

We also provide growing opportunities in basic science, translational and clinical research and have expanding programs such as the Clinical and Translational Research Center, COVID Clinical Trials Unit and the Institute of Advanced Medicine.  The health care system also provides our trainees with integrated learning experiences throughout our clinical programs with joint conferences and didactic sessions. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Infectious Disease Fellowship equips our fellows for successful careers in academic medicine, research, and clinical practice. 

The comprehensive clinical and research curriculum is complemented by an educational curriculum that includes a weekly clinical case conference, weekly microbiology rounds, weekly infectious diseases grand rounds, fellow lecture series, and monthly journal club. Our grand rounds features expert faculty from our own institution as well as internationally recognized leaders and covers a broad range of clinical and scientific topics.  The lecture series is taught by infectious disease staff throughout the Sinai healthcare system and faculty throughout the Department of Medicine, including experts in critical care, hematology oncology and immunology.  Our fellows have the opportunity to interact and learn from the expertise and experiences within the Sinai healthcare system through the integrated journal club and several joint conferences between the different training sites. 

Thank you for your interest and we hope you will consider applying to our program.

Mikyung Lee, MD
Director, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Infectious Diseases Fellowship 
Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)


Shavonne Cancel
Coordinator, Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Core Faculty

Mikyung Lee, MD
Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Judith Aberg, MD
Division Chief, Infectious Diseases
Dr. George Baehr Professor of Medicine

Meenakshi Rana, MD
Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Gopi Patel, MD, MS
Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Mount Sinai Health System
Director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine

Sarah Taimur, MD
Curriculum Director, Transplant Infectious Disease Track
Associate Professor of Medicine

Carlos Salama, MD
Site Director, Elmhurst Hospital Center

Rachel Chasan, MD, MPH
Director, Jack Martin Fund Clinic
Associate Professor of Medicine

Michelle Cesepdes, MD
Director, Inpatient HIV Service
Associate Professor of Medicine