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Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine Celebrate Honorees on Crain’s 2019 “Notable Women in Healthcare”

Newswise — (NEW YORK, NY – August 7, 2019) – The Mount Sinai Health System—New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region—celebrated six female honorees recognized in Crain’s 2019 “Notable Women in Healthcare.” The list, in its second year, recognizes leaders in “an industry uniquely shaped by women.”

“We couldn’t be prouder of this year’s Mount Sinai honorees, who encompass a wide cross-section of experts in medicine. This is an extraordinary honor, but it only tells a small part of the story of what these outstanding female leaders do to change lives—and transform an industry—each and every day,” said Kenneth L. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. “This list was designed to spotlight individuals who are moving health care towards gender equity, and the honorees truly do just that. We’re proud of the work we’ve done —but recognize that there is more progress to make and more work to do. Our entire Health System congratulates these six women on their exceptional accomplishments.”

The Crain’s 2019 “Notable Women in Healthcare” honorees from the Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai include: 

Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD 

Founder, Dubin Breast Center at The Tisch Cancer Institute, Mount Sinai Health System

A breast cancer survivor, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin founded the Dubin Breast Center in 2011 with her husband, financier and philanthropist Glenn Dubin; both serve on the Mount Sinai board of trustees. Created with Andersson-Dubin’s holistic approach to healing, the center provides support services in nutrition, wellness, oncology massage, yoga and meditation. It offers cold capping and psychological services, in addition to state-of-the-art breast health services that include diagnostics, surgery and medical and radiation oncology. Born in Sweden, Andersson-Dubin attended the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm before transferring to UCLA’s School of Medicine.

Yvette Calderon, MD 

Chair, department of emergency medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Dr. Yvette Calderon is committed to treating and researching HIV and hepatitis C, two conditions that contribute to health care disparities in her Bronx community. Calderon created a novel program that incorporates rapid HIV testing into emergency department visits; more than 150,000 patients have received the test. Her research is focused on screening interventions, best practices and linkage to care models for patients with hepatitis C or substance-abuse disorders, plus patients at high risk for HIV infection. A graduate of Brown University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she develops programs that emphasize diversity and supports efforts that promote inclusion.

Leesa Galatz, MD 

System chair, department of orthopedic surgery, Mount Sinai Health System

Dr. Leesa Galatz joined Mount Sinai in 2015 from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a professor of orthopedic surgery. Galatz is an expert in surgery for traumatic and degenerative disorders of the shoulder and elbow, and a leading researcher in tendon healing and tissue engineering. In a field greatly underrepresented by women, her appointment stood out: She became the first female head of an orthopedic surgery department at a major U.S. academic center. She says her department can benefit by drawing from the large patient database of a major health system, combining medical care with research to improve outcomes.

Sarah Pesce, ANP-BC 

Clinical director of operations, Lab100 at Mount Sinai, Institute for Next Generation Healthcare

Nurse practitioner Sarah Pesce leads clinical operations at Mount Sinai’s Lab100. The clinical lab leverages artificial intelligence and technology to redesign the way health is measured and care is delivered. By factoring in health surveys, vital signs, body composition, cognition, strength, dexterity and balance, Lab100 aims to quantify what it means to be healthy. The lab has built a system to collect and examine patient data to empower patients and their physicians to improve health, not just treat disease. Previously, Pesce was senior director of business development and clinical operations for the executive health program at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Lisa Satlin, MD 

Professor of pediatrics; system chair, pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Since 2010, Dr. Lisa Satlin has overseen children’s services for a health system that delivers more than 15,000 babies per year. A nephrologist, Satlin is internationally recognized for her molecular physiology research focused on defining the mechanisms underlying regulation of electrolyte homeostasis by the kidney. After being recruited to Mount Sinai in 1997 as chief of the division of pediatric nephrology, Satlin built a respected clinical division and fellowship training program. Her commitment to mentoring and training physician-scientists led to her subsequent role as director of the M.D./Ph.D. training program and associate dean for graduate education in translational research.

Barbara Vickrey, MD 

Professor and system chair, neurology department, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Barbara Vickrey specializes in translating clinical evidence into improvements in routine medical practice and fostering collaboration across academic departments. She has designed health care delivery innovations that include better control of post-stroke risk factors in underserved populations, as well as new ways to care for military veterans with Parkinson’s disease. Vickrey leads a multiyear stroke prevention and intervention research program in health disparities funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She joined Mount Sinai in 2015 from the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned her medical degree from Duke University and her master’s in public health from UCLA.

2018 honorees include:

  • Barbara Barnett, MD, MHCDS, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Tracy L. Breen, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Mount Sinai West
  • Susan B. Bressman, MD, Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai Health System, Chair, Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai West
  • Angela Diaz, MD, PhD, MPH, Director, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
  • Elizabeth A. Howell, MD, MPP, Associate Dean, Academic Development; Director, The Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Vicki LoPachin, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Barbara T. Murphy, MB, BAO, BCh, Dean, Clinical Integration and Population Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chair, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Margaret Pastuszko, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, and Chief Strategy and Integration Officer, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Queens

About Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and South Nassau Communities Hospital are ranked regionally.

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