Recognizing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Within Mount Sinai

Below we list some of the many Mount Sinai people who deserve to be recognized for their work in both the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and others. We strive to honor people of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, genders, and other identities.

  • Robert Wright, MD
    On February 14, 2022, Robert (Bob) Wright, MD, Chair of the Department of Environmental Medicine & Public Health and Director of the Institute for Exposomic Research, shared a tribute of love and remembrance to his mother who had passed away two days before. It beautifully portrays many common themes and elements of the immigrant experience and the experiences of their children. Read his story

  • James Tsai, MD
    Dr. James Tsai, following in his family’s footsteps, has an outstanding career in ophthalmology research, instruction and leadership. Read more about Dr. Tsai’s story shared on on January 17, 2022.

  • Michelle Tran
    Michelle Tran, a medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine was recognized as a L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth. She won a $25,000 donation in December of 2021 for Soar Over Hate, a New York City-based non-profit Michelle founded. This will allow Soar Over Hate to expand and make more donations.

  • Winston C. Kwa, MD’s Commitment to Caring Recognition
    Dr. Winston Kwa in Environmental Medicine & Public Health received the Mount Sinai Doctors' Commitment to Caring patient recognition on December 1, 2021. Along with his deep breadth of knowledge, Dr. Kwa is tireless in advocating for patients to ensure they receive the best care. He creates a healing and caring environment that enables patients to have a seamless experience.

  • Alexis C. Colvin, MD
    On July 5, 2023, Alexis Colvin, MD, was appointed as the Senior Associate Dean, Alumni Affairs for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In this role, she will continue her efforts to nurture a strong alumni community, facilitate connections between alumni and students, encourage philanthropy for the School's educational mission, and provide guidance for special alumni events. Dr. Colvin, a nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, has an impressive background, including serving as Chief Medical Officer for prestigious sports events (e.g. U.S. Open) and receiving numerous accolades for her contributions to the field of medicine.

  • Promotion of Rainier P. Soriano, MD
    Dr. Rainier Soriano was selected to be the new Senior Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs after a national search on August 16, 2021. Rainier was born and raised in the Philippines.

For AAPI Heritage Month in May, we have prepared this video showcasing the diversity in our many AAPI communities and to spread awareness and visibility for them within Mount Sinai.