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.

Core Faculty

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 

Ruth J.F. Loos, PhD
Co-Director, 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

Ron Do, PhD
Associate Professor in Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Member, The Center for Statistical Genetics
Member, The Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology
Member, The Zena and Michael A. Weiner Cardiovascular Institute

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

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

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

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

Aniwaa Owusu Obeng, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Pharmacy 

Ghislain Rocheleau, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Ernest Turro, PhD
The Arthur J. and Nellie Z. Cohen Professor of Pediatrics (Genetics)

Affiliated Faculty

Erwin Bottinger, MD
Founding Director, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine
CEO, Berlin Institute of Health 

Carol Horowitz, MD
Associate Professor, Population Health Science and Policy
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Health Equity and Community-Engaged Research 

Matthew Levin
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Trainees 

Daniel Balick
Postdoctoral Fellow

Nathalie Chami, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Kumardeep Chaudhary
Postdoctoral Fellow

Daiane Hemerich
Postdoctoral Fellow

Daniel Jordan
Postdoctoral Fellow

Carla Marquez-Luna
Postdoctoral Fellow

Michael Preuss
Postdoctoral Fellow

Cigdem Sevim
Postdoctoral Fellow

Roelof Smit
Postdoctoral Fellow

Zhe (JJ) Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow

Yiming Wu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Shiwei Zheng
Postdoctoral Fellow

Staff

Administration

Amanda Merkelson, MPH
BioMe Managing Director

Stacy Paris
Administrative Manager

Akosua Twumasi
Grants Manager

Neil Netherly
Administrative Assistant

Joanice John
Administrative Assistant

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

Christian Chino
Finance Manager (Office of Translational Research Institutes)

Research Personnel

Shantanu Bafna
Associate Bioinformatician

Tielman Van Vleck, PhD
Computational Scientist

Aparna Saha
Project Manager

Alanna Gomez
Clinical Research Coordinator

Ana Mejia
Clinical Research Coordinator

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

Bernadette Liggayu
Laboratory Supervisor

Janice Morinigo
Laboratory Coordinator

Aine Duffy, MS
Bioinformatician

Yael Pinchevsky
Trainee

Ben Omega Petrazzini
Associate Bioinformatician

Iain Forrest
MD/PhD Student

Lauren Stalbow
MD/PhD Student

Jennifer Muse
Associate Researcher, PhysioLab

Hannah Kittrell
Clinical Research Associate/PhysioLab Manager

Informatics and Information Technology

Steve Ellis
Senior Director

Tom Kaszemacher
Senior Software Engineer

Rajiv Nadukuru
Senior Database Analyst

Quingbin Song, MD, MSc
Senior Application Specialist

Simon Lee
Bioinformatician

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