• Press Release

Faculty at Mount Sinai’s Arnhold Institute for Global Health Receive Prestigious Appointments

  • New York, NY
  • (July 15, 2016)

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced significant appointments today for two of its faculty members, at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health.

Sandeep P. Kishore, MD, PhD, Associate Director of The Arnhold Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Health System Design & Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been elected to a five-year term as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. With more than 4,900 members, the council’s roster features top government officials, renowned scholars, business executives, acclaimed journalists, prominent lawyers, and distinguished professionals from the nonprofit sector.

Dr. Kishore is the founder of the global non-profit Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network; his work has focused on the prevention and control of chronic illness in poor communities globally. In addition to his CFR membership, Dr. Kishore is also the inaugural The Lancet Awardee for Community Service, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dalai Lama Center Fellow, and a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow. His work has been featured in the United Nations General Assembly, TEDMED, the World Health Organization Executive Board and in journals including Health Affairs, The Lancet and JAMA.  Dr. Kishore received his MD and PhD from Weill Cornell Medical College, with further clinical training at Yale University.

James H. Faghmous, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, The Arnhold Institute for Global Health, and Assistant Professor in Population Health Science and Policy, Icahn School of Medicine, has been selected as a 2016 National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar. The NIMHD leads scientific research to improve minorities and other underserved populations—building far-reaching and diverse collaborations and partnerships around health disparities.

Dr. Faghmous' research applies artificial intelligence to various large non-clinical datasets (e.g. social, economic, policy, etc.) to create equitable healthcare systems. Dr. Faghmous completed his PhD from the University of Minnesota under renowned computer scientist Vipin Kumar, PhD, at the intersection of data mining and global climate change. His publications and data products are exemplars of “theory-guided data science,” which emphasizes the importance of deep relationships between computer science methods and domain expertise.

“The Arnhold Institute is committed to deploying a new generation of health system strategists and leaders who can think globally and break down barriers between U.S. health systems and the world around us,” said Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD, Director of The Arnhold Institute for Global Health and Chair, Department of Health System Design and Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Dr. Kishore and Dr. Faghmous possess the type of collaborative leadership and innovative thinking required to transform how health care is delivered in communities domestically and abroad. I congratulate each of them on these acclaimed appointments, and couldn’t be more proud to have them as colleagues.”

About the Arnhold Institute for Global Health

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System, seeks to improve the health of people and the communities they live in, both in the United States and abroad. The Arnhold Institute serves as a global arm of the Mount Sinai Health System, leading research on the design of more equitable and effective care models that are disseminated through digital products, training systems and input on policy design.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in six other specialties in the 2018-2019 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology and 44th for Ear, Nose, and Throat. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and South Nassau Communities Hospital are ranked regionally.

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