Saadia Akhtar, MD
- ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR TRAINEE WELL-BEING IN GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medical Education
Dr. Saadia Akhtar is the Associate Dean for Trainee Well-being and Resilience in the Office of Well-being and Resilience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She is also the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and the previous Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed a five-year, combined residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Akhtar is nationally recognized for her work with several organizations and activities. She is a Past President for the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD). She is an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). She is also a faculty member for the inaugural 2018 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)-CORD Resident Teaching Fellowship.
Dr. Akhtar has received several national awards for her dedication to medical education, emergency medicine and community service, including the prestigious 2018 ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award for Program Director excellence and the 2018 Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Michael P. Wainscott Program Director Award.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award Recipient for Program Director Excellence
Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Michael P. Wainscott Program Director Award
“Master Educator”- Advanced Membership in the Institute for Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Fellow- American College of Emergency Physician
Academy of Emergency Ultrasound Research Award Nomination for Best Prospective Research Published Article “Regional Nerve Blocks Improve Pain and Functional Outcomes in Hip Fracture: A Randomized Controlled Trial”
New York American College of Emergency Physicians (New York ACEP) Advancing Emergency Care Award
Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD)- recognition of vital insight, leadership and commitment to the growth and development of CORD as President.
Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA)- Resolution S-’15-4- Recognition for Exemplary Service
American Board of Emergency Medicine
MD, Aga Khan Med. Col., Aga Khan Univ.
Residency, Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center
Community Healthcare Leadership Award
New York City Council Citation
Fellow- New York Academy of Medicine
American Pain Society Scholarship Program
Best Faculty Runner-Up at the Semi-Final CPC Competition
The Faculty Teacher of the Year Award
Employee of the Month- March
Outstanding Academic Achievement Senior Resident Award
The Barbara Carroll Memorial Award for excellence in medical care,
Dr. Akhtar has a variety of research interests and has published on emergency ultrasound and medical education.