The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine

Faculty and Staff

The Institute for Personalized Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai provides an academic home for faculty members interested in working together to advance precision medicine. Our faculty members are based in many of the departments, centers, and institutes at the Mount Sinai Health System, reflecting our interdisciplinary and innovative programs. As our research programs mature, our Core Faculty and Affiliated Faculty membership is expected to grow.

Judy H. Cho, MD
Director, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine
Ward-Coleman Professor of Translational Genetics
Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Cho lab

Ron Do, PhD
Co-Director, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine
Member, The Center for Statistical Genetics
Member, The Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology
Member, The Zena and Michael A. Weiner Cardiovascular Institute
Ron Do Lab

Ruth J.F. Loos, PhD
The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine
Director, Genetics of Obesity and Related Metabolic Traits Program
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine 
Member, Child Health and Development Institute
The Loos Lab

Yuval Itan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Member, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine
Itan Lab

Guo-Cheng Yuan, PhD
Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Investigator, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine
Guo-Cheng Yuan Lab

Lili Chan, MD, MSCR
Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology
Member, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine
BioMe Phenomics Center
Nadkarni Lab

Girish Nadkarni, MD, MPH, CPH
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Clinical Director of the Institute for Personalized Medicine
Nadkarni Lab

Aniwaa Owusu Obeng, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Pharmacy 
Member, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine 

Ghislain Rocheleau, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Ron Do Lab

Ernest Turro, PhD
Associate Professor, Associate Professor in Genetics and Genomic Science, The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine

Ling-Shiang (Felix) Chuang, PhD
Instructor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Member, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine
Cho Lab

Andrew Sharp, PhD
Associate Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Michael Marin, MD
Professor and System Chair, Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Amy Kontorovich, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Cardiology

Inga Peter, PhD
Professor and Interim Chair, Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Rebecca Birnbaum, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Emmanuela Taioli, MD, PhD
Director, Institute for Translational Epidemiology
Professor, Population Health Science and Policy
Professor, Thoracic Surgery

Administration

Amanda Merkelson, MPH
Associate Director

Stacy Paris
Administrative Manager

Emily Mongeau
Grants Manager

Neil Netherly
Administrative Assistant I

Joanice John
Administrative Assistant I

Rachel Posner, MPA
Administrative Director (Office of Translational Research Institutes)

Christian Chino
Finance Manager (Office of Translational Research Institutes)

Research Personnel

Aparna Saha
Project Manager

Ksenija Sabic
Research Manager

Alanna Gomez
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Ana Mejia
Clinical Research Coordinator II

Michell Yee
Clinical Research Coordinator 

Carlton Bailey
Clinical Research Coordinator

Sheryl Cruz 
Clinical Research Coordinator

Klaren Ng 
Clinical Research Coordinator

Laura Del Hierro 
Clinical Research Coordinator

Cristina Liriano-Cepin
Clinical Research Coordinator

Janice Morinigo
Laboratory Coordinator II

Nai-Yun Hsu
Associate Scientist

Jyle Gettler
Associate Scientist

Joshua Morrison
Associate Reseacrher

Issac Atler
Associate Researcher

Jennifer Muse
Associate Reseacrher I

Hannah Kittrell
Clinical Research Associate I

Trainees 

Daniel Balick
Postdoctoral Fellow

Nathalie Chami, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Kumardeep Chaudhary
Postdoctoral Fellow

Sergio Dellepiane
Postdoctoral Fellow

Daiane Hemerich
Postdoctoral Fellow

Daniel Jordan
Postdoctoral Fellow

Carla Marquez-Luna
Postdoctoral Fellow

Michael Preuss
Assistant Professor

Cigdem Sevim
Postdoctoral Fellow

Roelof Smit
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ha My Vy Thi
Postdoctoral Fellow

Zhe (JJ) Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow

Yiming Wu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Shiwei Zheng
Postdoctoral Fellow

Shikha Nayar
Postdoctoral Fellow

Zhi Chai
Postdoctoral Fellow

Lauren Stalbow
MD/PhD Student

Aine Duffy
MD/PhD Student

Lain Forrest
MD/PhD Student

Joshua Park
MD/PhD Student

Pushkala Jayaraman
MD/PhD Student

Rachel Levantovsky
MD/PhD Student

Yael Pinchevsky
Trainee

IIka Lorenzo
Trainee

Informatics and Information Technology

Carlos Estevez
Senior IT Director

Quingbin (Ben) Song
Director, IT Core Lab

Rajiv Nadukuru
Database Analyst III

Tom Kaszemacher
Senior Software Engineer III

Simon Lee
Bioinformatician II

Sai Gottam
Bioinformatician II

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