I am delighted to announce my promotion to Clinical Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. I am honored and grateful to be part of the Mount Sinai Health System – one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than eight hospitals and 400 outpatient practices, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. The Brookdale Department of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, which is one of the largest departments of its kind in the country, is ranked No. 1 in US News & World Reports Best Hospitals.
My affiliation with Mount Sinai began in 1985 when I moved to New York City to train as a fellow in the newly established Department of Geriatrics. I chose this program because of visionary leaders that included Robert Butler MD – a world-renowned gerontologist, and Leslie Libow MD who advocated the nursing home for a center of learning. Their inspiration set me on a path to carve out a niche in care of chronic wounds for older adults. It has become my professional mission to develop educational programs for doctors on the art and science of wound care which includes pressure injuries, vascular ulcers, wounds related to malignancy, traumatic and post-surgical wounds, and many others.
I am currently based at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan where I provide wound care consultation through Advantage Surgical & Wound Care. Teaching medical students, residents, and fellows has been a passion, and over the years I had the honor and privilege of mentoring trainees through dozens of research projects related to wound care. In pursuit of my educational efforts, I have also had the opportunity to write several textbook chapters on care of chronic wounds in older adults. I am grateful that Mount Sinai and the New Jewish Home have provided me the opportunity to practice wound care and continue my involvement in education.
I would like to thank the professor-level faculty from around the country who provided recommendations that facilitated the promotion process.
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