Salvatore Cilmi, MD, Appointed New Residency Director in Medicine

Dr. Cilmi will oversee the comprehensive training of Mount Sinai’s Internal Medicine residents and develop new recruitment strategies.

New York, NY
 – October 19, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Salvatore Cilmi, MD, was named as the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, effective October 15. Dr. Cilmi will oversee the comprehensive training of Mount Sinai's Internal Medicine residents as well as develop new strategies to recruit talented medical students.

Dr. Cilmi is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and is joining the faculty of the Infectious Diseases Division. He has conducted laboratory research on the molecular pathogenesis of bacterial and parasitic infections.

"I am thrilled to have Dr. Cilmi at the helm of our residency program. He is an accomplished physician and dedicated educator who will reinvigorate our program with his enthusiasm and innovations," said Barbara Murphy, MD, Acting Chair of the Samuel F. Bronfman Department of Medicine. "I am confident that with Dr. Cilmi's input, Mount Sinai and the Department of Medicine will continue to attract the best and brightest physicians to our program."

As Program Director for one of the nation's top residency programs, Dr. Cilmi plans to expand the current curriculum to meet the needs of tomorrow's physicians and leaders in academic medicine. To do so, he will develop more robust tracks and broaden the programs in research, genetics and primary care. "As we mold the next generation of physicians, we must be sure to provide a comprehensive and thorough training program, "said Dr. Cilmi. "It is our job to create the best, most thoughtful and thought-provoking group of leaders we can."

Dr. Cilmi comes to Mount Sinai from Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was an Associate Program Director for the Department of Medicine. A graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Cilmi completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital where he was chosen to be chief resident. He also completed a clinical and research fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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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