• Press Release

Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Convocation Ceremony 2012

Convocation marks the beginning of the academic year for Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

  • New York, NY
  • (September 27, 2012)

At the Convocation Ceremony, the faculty and staff renew the school's commitment to excellence in research, education, and clinical care, as well as recognize individual faculty for their outstanding contributions to serving science and society. Also honored are the generous donors who provide the support our faculty need to succeed. The endowed professorships conferred at this ceremony honor both the accomplishments of our faculty and the dedication of our benefactors.

During the annual ceremony that marks the start of the academic year, the following seven individuals were named as Endowed Professors:

Sander S. Florman, MD
Charles Miller, MD Professor of Surgery

Annetine C. Gelijns, PhD
Edmond A. Guggenheim Professor of Health Policy

Ira A. Parness, MD
Richard J. Golinko, MD Endowed Professorship in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Carol Anne Porter, DNP, RN
Edgar M. Cullman, Sr. Chair of the Department of Nursing

Andrew Fyfe Stewart, MD
Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine

Benjamin R. tenOever, PhD
Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine

Rosalind J. Wright, MD, MPH
Horace W. Goldsmith Professorship in Children's Health Research

Thirty-two faculty members joined the Tenured or Professorial Ranks, and an additional 111 faculty were noted for their Honors and Awards obtained during the 2011-2012 academic year.

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 and 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 and 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 and World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News and 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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Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Convocation Ceremony was held on Thursday, September27th in Stern Auditorium.


About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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