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

Noura Abul-Husn, MD, PhD
Clinical Director, Center for Population Genomic Health
Senior Faculty, Department of Medicine and Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Ron Do, PhD
Assistant 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

Eimear Kenny, PhD
Director, Center for Population Genomic Health
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Member, Center for Statistical Genetics
Member, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology

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 

Quingbin Song, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine 

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

 

Affiliated Faculty

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

Stuart Scott, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Associate Director, Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory 

Joel Dudley, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences 

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

Eli Stahl, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences 

 

Trainees 

Michael Preuss, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Nathalie Chami, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Daiane Hemerich
Postdoctoral Fellow

Zhe (JJ) Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow

Roelof Smit
Postdoctoral Fellow

Gillian Belbin
Postdoctoral Fellow 

Daniel Jordan
Postdoctoral Fellow

Amanda Dobbyn
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ha My Vy Thi
Postdoctoral Fellow

Daniel Balick
Postdoctoral Fellow

Kumardeep Chaudhary
Postdoctoral Fellow

Cigdem Sevim
Postdoctoral Fellow

Yiming Wu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Staff

Administration

Amanda Merkelson, MPH
BioMe Managing Director

Stacy Paris
Administrative Manager

Akosua Twumasi
Grants Manager

Neil Netherly
Administrative Secretary

Krystal Hargett
Administrative Assistant

Rose Vallines
Administrative Coordinator

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

Christian Chino
Finance Manager (Office of Translational Research Institutes)

 

Research Personnel

Arden Moscati
Bioinformatician

Jacqueline Odgis, MS
Genetic Counselor

Sabrina Suckiel, MS
Genetic Counselor

Emily Roper
Genetic Counselor

Katherine Donohue
Genetic Counselor

Dean Bobo
Bioinformatician

Sumita Kohli
Associate Researcher II

Jessica Rodriguez
Clinical Research Coordinator

Nicole Yelton
Clinical Research Coordinator

Giovanna Braganza
Clinical Research Coordinator

Shantanu Bafna
Associate Bioinformatician

Lili Chan
Clinical Instructor

Tielman Van Vleck, PhD
Computational Scientist

Aparna Saha
Project Manager

Quoc Nguyen
Trainee

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

Bernadette Liggayu
Laboratory Supervisor

Janice Morinigo
Laboratory Coordinator

Sinead Cullina, MSc
Bioinformatician

Aine Duffy, MS
Bioinformatician

 

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

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