The Mount Sinai Hospital has renamed its cardiac catheterization laboratory the “Dr. Samin K. Sharma Family Foundation Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory,” an honor that recognizes the many significant contributions of Samin K. Sharma, MD, Director of Interventional Cardiology and the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Professor of Medicine (Cardiology). Dr. Sharma, his family, and other generous donors helped the Foundation reach its $5 million endowment, funding that will help support the lab’s clinical, research, and educational initiatives.
The Mount Sinai Health System and Healthfirst, a leading managed care organization serving more than one million members in downstate New York, have launched a unique, co-branded Medicare Advantage (MA) insurance plan for Manhattan residents. Eligible Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in Healthfirst Mount Sinai Select (HMO) between October 15 and December 7, 2014, for coverage effective January 1, 2015.
This year’s program will feature a number of exciting speakers, exhibitors, and demonstrations exploring the expanding interface between engineering and medicine—and how it is transforming all aspects of health care.
Topics include: breakthroughs in material science, nanotechnology, and imaging; genomics and personalized medicine; transformative technologies, including apps, software, and mobile technologies; and engineering to improve global health.
More than 150 guests attended the Third Annual Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium hosted by the Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute, on Monday, September 29, at 320 Park, a New York City event space. The event raised more than $200,000 to support the Center, a state-of-the-art facility within the Mount Sinai Health System that has registered more than 75,000 patient visits since it opened in 2011.
Ketan K. Badani, MD, a renowned expert in robotic surgery for kidney and prostate cancer, has joined the Mount Sinai Health System as Vice Chairman of Urology and Robotic Operations, and Director of the Comprehensive Kidney Cancer Program.
Having completed more than 4,000 robotic kidney and prostate surgeries during his career, Dr. Badani, Professor of Urology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is considered one of the most experienced specialists in the field. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and co-wrote the book Robotic Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer–Is It for You?
A physician-scientist and a clinical investigator at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx were presented with the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in Science and the Environment for their groundbreaking contributions to improving the health care and quality of life of paralyzed veterans. The ceremony took place on Monday, September 22, in Washington, D.C.
A pioneering study now under way at the Mount Sinai Health System’s Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute is exploring why older patients often wake up from surgery disoriented and some experience cognitive deficits several months later. The study is being led by Jeffrey Silverstein, MD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with $3.1 million in funding from The National Institute on Aging.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s 29th annual Convocation Ceremony, held Monday, September 29, honored 10 physician-scientists whose groundbreaking achievements have made them leaders in the fields of cancer, HIV/AIDs, immunology, microbiology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, rheumatology, surgery, and urology.
A jazz concert with performances from the cast of the 2014 Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical set the stage in September for the ninth annual “What a Wonderful World” Awards event held by the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Each year, the Center honors extraordinary health care advocates, musicians, and patients.