Lisa M. Satlin, MD, Named Chair of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Lisa M. Satlin, MD, a pioneer in the field of pediatric nephrology, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

New York, NY
 – March 24, 2010 /Press Release/  –– 

Lisa M. Satlin, MD, a pioneer in the field of pediatric nephrology, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her appointment became effective March 18.

“Dr. Satlin is a leading pediatric nephrologist not just in the United States, but internationally,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “She has been an integral asset to Mount Sinai School of Medicine both in research and education, and we’re pleased to have her lead the department. Dr. Satlin exemplifies Mount Sinai’s mission of providing the best training and education for its employees and students.”

After being recruited in 1997 and serving as Chief of Mount Sinai’s Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Dr. Satlin built an internationally respected clinical division and fellowship training program. The program attracts stellar physician and research trainees interested in clinical nephrology and basic/translational research related to the maturation of kidney function, respectively.

Dr. Satlin demonstrates her commitment to mentoring and training physician-scientists through her role as Director of the MD/PhD Training Program, where she oversees admissions, curriculum development and student advisement; under her leadership, the program has increased in size and funding support. She also serves as Associate Dean for Graduate Education in Translational Research, and is responsible for Graduate School training programs with a clinical or population orientation.

Leading a well-funded National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored laboratory, Dr. Satlin studies the regulation of salt transport in the kidney in health and disease. She has made several important discoveries in this area, including how the developmental expression of specific proteins responsible for sodium absorption and potassium excretion in the kidney allow for growth and maintenance of blood pressure during postnatal life, and how high urinary flow rates (as follow the administration of diuretics) lead to potassium losses. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Journal of Cell Biology. Her research accomplishments have been recognized by her election to membership in the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Pediatric Society, and the Association of American Physicians.

In addition to holding several other leadership positions, Dr. Satlin is the President of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology. She has contributed her expertise to supporting the research of others in her field, serving as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology, and participating in many study sections and grant-review groups for the NIH, American Heart Association, and the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.

After receiving her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Satlin continued her pediatric residency training there. She then completed fellowship training in Pediatric Nephrology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, joining the institution’s faculty in 1986. She remained there until joining Mount Sinai.

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