Erin S. Dupree, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Dupree is a nationally recognized leader in patient safety and quality who has helped Mount Sinai become among the best medical centers in the country.

New York, NY
 – September 18, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Erin S. DuPree, MD, a nationally recognized leader in patient safety and quality, was recently named Chief Medical Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Prior to her appointment, Dr. DuPree served as Mount Sinai's Vice President for Patient Safety, Vice Chair of Quality for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

Under Dr. Dupree's leadership, Mount Sinai has improved its response to adverse events, and accelerated the use of real-time data to improve clinical decision-making and patient outcomes. She is certified as a Six Sigma Greenbelt, EPIC physician informaticist, and TeamSTEPPS (team training) master trainer.

"Dr. DuPree is a leader in the transformation of health care delivery," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "Her work at Mount Sinai has led to increased patient safety and quality of care, and contributed to Mount Sinai's place among the best medical centers in the country."  

Dennis S. Charney, MD, Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, said, "Dr. DuPree has been an exemplary leader in this institution and, as CMO, will lead all faculty and staff in the continuous pursuit of high-quality care for our patients."

Recently, Dr. DuPree was selected as an inaugural member of the Innovation Advisors Program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a group charged with testing new models of health care delivery, improving patient health and patient care, and lowering costs through improvement.    

Wayne Keathley, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital, says, "Dr. DuPree is at the leading edge of defining and testing new methods for improving the delivery and quality of health care. We will be implementing many of these methods, and we expect they will lead to greater patient satisfaction."

At Mount Sinai, Dr. DuPree will continue to practice obstetrics and gynecology, and maintain her appointment in the Department of Health Evidence and Policy.  

Dr. DuPree received her MD from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York and completed her residency in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Mount Sinai, where she became an attending physician. She was a member of the faculty at Cornell University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital from 2001-2004 and returned to Mount Sinai in 2005. 

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by  U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll.  Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place. 

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