• Press Release

Mount Sinai Launches Television Series on CUNY TV

September episode is a special edition highlighting “medical miracles”

  • New York, NY
  • (September 04, 2018)

The Mount Sinai Health System has launched a new television series called Mount Sinai Future You, featuring clinicians, researchers, and patients discussing how innovations in science, medicine, and new models of care are changing the course of health care. The broadcast takes viewers behind the scenes at the Mount Sinai Health System, which is on the forefront of research and discoveries that are advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human disease.

September’s episode features the story of Linda Rosen, a painter from New Jersey, who formed a special bond with her neurosurgeon, Joshua Bederson, MD, Chair of Neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Bederson, who removed a frontal lobe tumor the size of a baseball from Ms. Rosen, is a fellow artist and sculptor. Following treatment, Ms. Rosen says, her artwork was transformed and the colors she used on the canvas changed from muted tones to vibrant ones. She and Dr. Bederson invite us into their art studios and discuss their paintings and sculptures.

Other stories highlight a pediatric surgeon’s use of new forms of chemotherapy to save a young boy’s life, the efforts of a team of doctors to promote heart health worldwide, a cardiologist’s research into ancient mummies, a legendary basketball coach’s emotional journey to defy cancer and attend her hall of fame induction ceremony, and new treatments for diabetes patients.

“The broadcast highlights innovations, from preventive medicine to treatments, that are leading to improved health outcomes, and ultimately, a more fulfilling life,” said Dorie Klissas, Vice President of Marketing and Communications of the Mount Sinai Health System and Senior Associate Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  

The Mount Sinai Health System is one of the nation’s largest integrated health systems, with seven hospitals, a renowned medical school—the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai—and a growing ambulatory network.  The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with a long record of achievement in breakthrough science and clinical care, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018.

Mount Sinai Future You is broadcast on CUNY TV, the non-commercial educational-access cable channel run by The City University of New York.  Each 30-minute episode will run in the first week of the month, with re-runs scheduled for later dates. The next episode will air on Wednesday, September 5, at 9:30 p.m. EDT.

The chart below contains the CUNY TV channel lineup. Videos from the broadcast will also be posted to Mount Sinai’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as to the Inside Mount Sinai digital site (http://www.mountsinai.org/futureyou).

Mount Sinai Future You is developed internally by a team of talented journalists with television news experience at both the network and local levels,” said Ms. Klissas, a former Emmy-award winning network television producer for NBC’s Today show and the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.   

The broadcast is produced and edited by Nicci Hudson, an experienced health care video producer. Justin Gunn, a videographer who has worked at WABC-TV and Extra TV, provides shooting and editing support. The show is written and hosted by Matt Kozar, a former Emmy-award winning reporter, who worked most recently at WCBS-TV and CBS News.

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Optimum Brooklyn


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*Some RCN digital cable and MMDS systems carry CUNY TV and/or NYC TV on different channel numbers. For example, some RCN systems in Manhattan and Queens carry CUNY TV on channel 24, 106 or 108. Please consult your cable provider directly to be sure.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: It is consistently ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and top 20 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding and top 5 in the nation for numerous basic and clinical research areas. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

For more information, visit https://www.mountsinai.org or find Mount Sinai on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.