Meet the Team

If you’re a journalist looking for information about Mount Sinai or for an expert to interview for a story, our team can help.

Lucia Lee

Lucia Lee

Vice President of Media and Public Affairs

Beats: C-Suite/Leadership, Crisis Management

Phone: 917-837-8914

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Elizabeth Dowling Steinke

Elizabeth Dowling Steinke

Media Director

Beats: Neuroscience, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Microbiology, Psychiatry, Seaver Center for Autism, The Mirken Family Clinical Neuroscience Institute, The Friedman Brain Institute

Phone: 347-541-0212

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Tildy La Farge

Tildy La Farge

Media Director

Beats: Institute for Healthy Equity Research (IHER) ,Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Medical Education, Icahn Mount Sinai and Graduate School of Biomedical Science Anti-Racism Initiatives, Center for Anti-Racism in Practice, Center for Scientific Diversity

Phone: 347-213- 9110

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Marlene Naanes

Marlene Naanes

Media Director

Beats: OBGYN Cancers, Breast Cancer, Sciences/Oncological Surgery/Hematology and Medical Oncology, GU Cancer/GU Cancer/Hematological Cancer/ Lung Cancer /Liver Cancer/Gastric Cancer/Non-hematologic blood disease, Radiation Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, The Tisch Cancer Institute, Dubin Breast Cancer Center

Phone: 929-237-5802

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Ilana Nikravesh

Ilana Nikravesh

Associate Media Director

Beats: Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rehabilitation and Human Performance, Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine, Center for Post-COVID Care, Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute/Cardiovascular Research Institute

Phone: 347-852-3382

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Stacy A. Anderson

Stacy A. Anderson

Associate Director of Media and Public Affairs

Beats: Infectious Diseases, Women’s Health/OBGYN, Pulmonary Medicine, Digital Health, Digital and Technology Partners, Pathology, Sleep Medicine, Arnhold Institute for Global Health, The Black Family Stem Cell Institute, Blavatnik Women's Health

Phone: 347-346-3390

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Laura Ruocco-Duran

Laura Ruocco-Duran

Associate Director of Public Affairs

Beats: Dermatology, Pediatrics & Children’s Health, Gastroenterology/GI, Community & Environmental Medicine, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, The Mindich Child Health & Development Institute

Phone: 646-877-6727

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Karin Eskenazi

Karin Eskenazi

Senior Media Specialist

Beats: Artifical Intelligence, Genetics and Genomics, Cancer Genetics & Immunology, Urology, Pharmacology Sciences, Precision Immunology Institute

Phone: 332-257-1538

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Nicole (Nicci) Cheatham

Nicole (Nicci) Cheatham

Video Studio Manager & Podcast Producer

Phone: 646-946-6983

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Justin Gunn

Justin Gunn

Videographer

Phone: 917-816-1412

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Stephen Calabria

Stephen Calabria

Podcast Director

Phone: 917-691-3803

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Emma Stoneham

Emma Stoneham

Communications and Marketing Associate & Podcast Producer

Phone: 347-349-0748

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Taylor Paglino

Taylor Paglino

Communications and Marketing Associate & Podcast Producer

Phone: 917-763-2801

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