David Fleenor

David Fleenor, MA

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medical Education

Research Topics:

Education, Health Services Research, Patient Care

The Rev. David Fleenor is a board-certified chaplain and an ACPE Certified Educator. After earning two graduate degrees in theology, he was ordained an Episcopal priest at Church of the Transfiguration in New York City, where he served as an associate priest for ten years. He completed an ACPE-accredited CPE residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an ACPE-accredited CPE supervisory education program at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and NYU Langone Medical Center, through the non-profit HealthCare Chaplaincy. David has received training in systems-oriented theory through the Systems-Centered® Training and Research Institute (SCTRI), in modern analytic group leadership from The Center for Group Studies (CGS), and communications training in the System for Analyzing Verbal Interactions (SAVI®), and he is currently a student in Rush University’s Ph.D. in Health Sciences program.

David has worked as a clinical chaplain in oncology, psychiatric and medical settings, and as a CPE educator and chaplaincy administrator. He is the Director of Education at the Center for Spirituality and Health at Mount Sinai and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine. He and his colleagues have integrated curricula on spirituality and medicine in all four years of the medical school. His research and publications focus on how to best educate chaplains and physicians to provide effective and ethical spiritual health care. His professional mission is to be a leader in the transformation of health care chaplaincy into an evidence-based profession.


MDiv, Pentecostal Theological Seminary

STM, General Theological Seminary