Mount Sinai Auxiliary Board Honors Physicians for Work in Global Health

The third annual Awards for Outstanding Service to the International Community were presented to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai faculty members Nils Hennig, MD, PhD, MPH, and Ebby Elahi, MD, on Tuesday, March 5, by The Mount Sinai Auxiliary Board and its Young Women’s Division.

Both physicians have worked extensively with global health organizations, including Doctors Without Borders, and led numerous international medical missions on behalf of underserved populations.

Dr. Hennig is Director of the Graduate Program in Public Health, Associate Director of the Global Health Center, and Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Preventive Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Elahi, who specializes in ophthalmic and oculofacials, is an Associate Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology and Global Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also an Attending Surgeon at Beth Israel Medical Center; Elmhurst General Hospital; and New York Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

“The Auxiliary Board and its Young Women’s Division are pleased to recognize members of the Mount Sinai Community who have taken a leading role in improving global health,” said Jephtha Tausig-Edwards, PhD, President of the Mount Sinai Auxiliary Board. “It is a privilege to present the Awards for Outstanding Service to the International Community, which honor the spirit of humanitarianism and reflect the Auxiliary Board’s mission to support excellent and compassionate patient care.”

This article was first published in Inside Mount Sinai.

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