Mount Sinai Speaker Bios

Kenneth L. Davis, MD
CEO and President, Mount Sinai Health System  

Kenneth L. Davis, MD, is CEO and President of Mount Sinai Health System, which encompasses Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses. He was previously President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. As a neurobiologist, Dr. Davis’s research in Alzheimer’s disease led the FDA to approve three of the first four drugs on the market for its treatment. A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, he has published more than 500 papers and received numerous grants and awards. @MountSinaiNYC

Dennis S. Charney, MD
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

Dennis S. Charney, MD, is a world-renowned researcher and transformation leader who, through his commitment to innovation and science, has led the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to unparalleled growth and high national rankings. He is a former Yale psychiatry professor/researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health, where he oversaw the Mood and Anxiety Disorder Research Program. Dr. Charney’s work demonstrating ketamine as a rapidly acting antidepressant was hailed as one of the most exciting developments in antidepressant therapy in decades. He’s written more than 700 publications and co-authored Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges. @IcahnMountSinai

Angela Diaz, MD
Director, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center; Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor in Adolescent Health; Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Angela Diaz, MD, is Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC), Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor in Adolescent Health, and Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine. MSAHC provides free, comprehensive, interdisciplinary health services to more than 11,000 vulnerable and disadvantaged youths annually. Dr. Diaz is a former White House Fellow and now Chair of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. She chaired the National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism and served on the NYC Commission on LGBTQ Runaway and Homeless Youth Taskforce. @AdHealthCenter

Eric M. Genden, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Health System

Eric M. Genden, MD, is Isidore Friesner Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a Professor of Neurosurgery and Immunobiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Oncology at The Mount Sinai Hospital and specializes in the use of robotic surgery to treat patients with head and neck tumors without making external incisions. Dr. Genden initiated one of the first robotic head and neck surgical programs in the world and has become an international expert in the area of head and neck robotics. He has authored nearly 200 manuscripts and five books including a work entitled, Robotic Surgery of the Head and Neck, scheduled for publication in October 2014. He is a member of the American Head and Neck Society and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. @MountSinaiNYC

James N. Gladstone, MD
Co-Chief of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics, The Mount Sinai Hospital

James N. Gladstone, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon and Co-Chief of Sports Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital. He is also the principal investigator in a FDA Phase III clinical trial on cartilage restoration. Dr. Gladstone joined the faculty of the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics at Mount Sinai in 1996 and was instrumental in developing its Sports Medicine Division. Among many accomplishments, Dr. Gladstone participated in an immediate post-earthquake mission to Haiti, was medical advisor of the US Men’s Davis Cup tennis team, and serves as an orthopaedic consultant to the US Open Tennis Championships and to NFL officials. @SportsMedNYC

Diane E. Meier, MD
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care; Co-Director of the Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center; Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Diane E. Meier, MD, is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. She is also Co-Director of the Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center, Vice Chair for Public Policy, Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, and Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Meier’s awards include a 2008 MacArthur Fellowship, HealthLeaders Media recognition as one of 20 Americans who make health care better, and the American Cancer Society’s 2012 Medal of Honor for Cancer Control. @DianeEMeier

David Muller, MD
Dean, Medical Education; Marietta and Charles C. Morchand Chair for Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

David Muller, MD, is Dean for Medical Education and the Marietta and Charles C. Morchand Chair for Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His work focuses on creating alternative pathways to medical school and evolving new industry partnerships that are redefining national standards for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate pre-med requirements. In 1995, Dr. Muller co-founded and directed the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, now the largest academic physician home-visiting program in the country. @IcahnMountSinai