Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Residency Program at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Our Med-Peds program aims to reduce inequities in marginalized and oppressed populations by producing leaders in Med-Peds primary care.  To this end we designed a longitudinal, four-year, cohesive program that draws on the strengths and unique opportunities of our institution, the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Settlement Health as well as our community and community partners.

The clinical and educational “heart” of this program is a combined internal medicine and pediatrics continuity clinic at Settlement Health. Settlement Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center that has provided high quality comprehensive primary health care services to East Harlem since 1978.  Through our combined Med-Peds clinic at Settlement Health our residents care for a panel of pediatric and adult patients, providing care at Settlement Health, in the community and in patients’ homes. Residents also engage in longitudinal quality-improvement projects and population health initiatives to improve the quality of care they deliver to their patients and to identify and dismantle systems of oppression within our healthcare system and community. Med-Peds residents will participate in all conferences and educational sessions in both categorical programs, as well as specialized sessions for Internal Medicine Primary Care residents, and dedicated Med-Peds conferences.

Specialized clinical and educational content includes a longitudinal opioid curriculum, a homeless medicine curriculum, refugee health, transgender and gender diverse care, mass incarceration and abolition medicine and a longitudinal anti-racist clinical skills curriculum. By developing the skills needed to care for patients with complex medical conditions within the context of social and structural drivers of inequities we aim to produce future clinical, academic and policy leaders in primary care.

Mount Sinai has a strong history and culture of combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric physicians in clinical, educational and leadership roles. These include:

  • Site Chair of Medicine at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Site Chair of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Director of the Mount Sinai Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
  • Four practicing outpatient primary care physicians
  • Two practicing hospitalists
  • Multiple subspecialists including two adult congenital cardiologists, one adult and pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine specialist and one Med-Peds infectious disease specialist.

This community provides expert education and mentorship in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics to our combined Med-Peds residents.

We prioritize primary care in recruitment and throughout all four years of training, recruiting students dedicated to careers in primary care and providing clinical and educational experiences and mentorship to enable graduates to become physician leaders in primary care. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at I hope you decide to join us in our mission.

Joseph Truglio, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Medical Education
Program Director, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program
Director of Anti-Racist Clinical Skills, Institute for Equity and Justice in Health Sciences Education
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Joseph Truglio, MD, MPH, Program Director

Matthew Weissman, MD, MBA, Site Chair, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Eva Waite, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Aparna Sarin, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Sri Bhadriraju, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Samuel Seward, Jr., MD, Site Chair, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West

Andrew Coyle, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Linda Wang, MD, Instructor of Medicine

Eva Larrosa, Program Coordinator