Nils Hennig

Nils Hennig, MD, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health


Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Nils Hennig, MD, PhD, MPH is the Director of the Master of Public Health Program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Global Health Center.

Dr. Hennig, an expert in humanitarian aid, infectious diseases and public health, has broad international health experience.  He has worked for the past fifteen years as physician, medical director, research coordinator, advisor, and medical consultant for Medicines Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), Medicins du Monde (Doctors of the World), MENTOR (Malaria Emergency Technical and Operational Response), the Fogarty International Center of the National Institute of Health, EarthRights International, Projecto Xingu and other international organizations in humanitarian emergencies, fact finding missions, development, and research in among other countries Afghanistan, Liberia, Angola, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Uganda, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, Argentina, India, Peru, Kenya, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Mozambique, Senegal and the US.

Dr. Hennig has a long record of training medical- and public health staff of various international organizations and ministries of health in public health and infectious diseases. Since 2010 he serves as the Director of the Master of Public Health Program at Mount Sinai, overseeing the education of a new generation of skilled and dedicated public health professionals.  Dr. Hennig works clinically as attending at the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Clinic at Mount Sinai, providing comprehensive care to infected/affected infants, children, adolescents and young adults.  Dr. Hennig continues international relief work, research, advocacy and training for multiple agencies. 


Residency, Pediatrics, Elmhurst Hospital Center

Fellowship, Community Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship, AIDS, AIDS Institute

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