OBGYN Leadership Team

Michael Brodman, MD
Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chairman's Chair and Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
President Medical Board, Mount Sinai Hospital
Medical Director, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program

Michael Brodman has international recognition as a physician/educator in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has been a member of both the Council on Resident Education in OB/GYN (CREOG), and the Association of Professors in OB/GYN (APGO). As a nationally renowned pelvic surgeon he helped promote the need for a sub-specialty in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. Mount Sinai is one of only a few centers nationwide that has an accredited Fellowship in this recently recognized field of medicine. Dr. Brodman serves on the Board of the International Organization for Women and Development, a group that travels to Niger to perform fistula repair surgery and as a Board Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Brodman received his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine. He completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellowship in Pelvic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine and has been a member of the faculty since then.

Charles J. Ascher-Walsh, MD, MS, FACOG
Assistant Professor Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Director, Gynecology
Co-Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Charles Ascher-Walsh has extensive experience in Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He has specific training and proficiency in all areas of pelvic surgery including vaginal, laparoscopic and graft augmented surgical techniques. Dr. Ascher-Walsh is the director of Fellowship in Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Mount Sinai; is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the International Fund for Women and Development, Obstetric Fistula Repair in Niger, Africa; the Obstetric Fistula Subcommittee, International Urogynecology Association; and is the Director of the New York Fibroid Center. His international research experience includes the completion of a randomized control trial and several projects examining minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Ascher-Walsh received his medical degree from The State University of New York, Health Science Center. He completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and continued his training there as a Fellow in Urogynecology.

Katherine T. Chen, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Vice Chair of Education
Director, Medical Student Education
Director, Medical Student Clerkship

Katherine Chen is responsible for all the Obstetric and Gynecology related academic programs in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. Under her leadership, the OB/GYN Medical Student Clerkship achieved a top ranking among all Mount Sinai clerkships. Dr. Chen has clinical expertise and research endeavors in infectious diseases and has authored over 25 original research articles, reviews, chapters, and editorials. She was an ACOG Fellow in Women's Health Policy and also an NIH Scholar in the Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Program. Dr. Chen's teaching awards include the Outstanding Icahn School of Medicine Clinical Attending Faculty Award in 2009. She was recently elected by the Mount Sinai Institute of Education as a Fellow and by the Mount Sinai Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as Faculty Member. She has also presented her innovative teaching techniques at national conferences. Dr. Chen received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University. She completed her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, she held academic positions at New York University Medical School, Harvard Medical School, and Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Linus T. Chuang, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Co-Director, Minimally-Invasive Surgery

Linus Chuang is well known for expertise in laparoscopic and DaVinci Robotic surgery for patients with gynecologic cancers including cervical, fallopian tube, ovarian, uterine (endometrial) and vaginal cancers. He has won numerous awards including Castle-Connolly's "Best Doctors." Dr. Chuang has been invited to lecture and perform surgeries overseas, and is the past president of the Metropolitan Gynecologic Cancer Society in New York City. Dr. Chuang received his medical degree from Kaohsiung Medical College in the Republic of China (Taiwan); did his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Flushing Hospital, Queens, New York; and completed his fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining the faculty at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2003, he was the Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Chuang also received an MS degree at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, TX.

Alan B. Copperman, MD
Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Co-Director, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York

Alan Copperman is an experienced and respected clinician and has published numerous award-winning papers and textbook chapters on egg freezing, infertility, in vitro fertilization, and pelvic surgery. He is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Copperman has presented research findings and scientific data at both national and international meetings and is frequently quoted in the media, both in print and on local and national television and news shows. New York Magazine has recognized Dr. Copperman as one of its Best Doctors nine years in a row, and Castle Connolly and SuperDocs have annually recognized Dr. Copperman as one of the top fertility doctors. The American Fertility Association awarded him its 2003 Family Building Award. Dr. Copperman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT then continued his training at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York as the Martin J. Clyman Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology.

Erin S. DuPree, MD
Vice Chair for Quality and Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Vice President, Patient Safety, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. DuPree leads improvements in the areas of quality, risk, and safety while continuing her clinical work and has developed a robust quality improvement process that is founded on safety culture principles. In collaboration with the malpractice carrier, she has been instrumental in the creation of a risk management council for shared learning and best practices for providers and is working with The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare on an initiative to improve the safeguards to prevent patients from wrong site, wrong side and wrong patient surgical procedures. Common to all of her efforts is the engagement of physicians and other healthcare professionals in developing and executing solutions to quality and safety issues including the recognition and removal of the barriers that can serve to impede the process. Dr. DuPree received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Mount Sinai Hospital. After residency she developed a clinical practice while on faculty at The Icahn School of Medicine and Weill Cornell. Upon returning to Mount Sinai, Dr. DuPree joined the Mount Sinai Office for Excellence in Patient Care.

Keith A. Eddleman, MD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Associate Professor, Human Genetics and Genomics
Director, Obstetrics

Keith Eddleman is well known in the fields of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Genetics, and for his skill in ultrasound and diagnostic procedures. He is also board certified in Clinical Genetics. Hi areas of special interest are reproductive genetics, ultrasound and diagnostic procedures. He has co-authored the books Pregnancy for Dummies and The Pregnancy Bible with his colleague Joanne Stone, MD. Pregnancy for Dummies is now in its third edition, and was turned into a four part TV series airing on Discovery Health; it is currently available on DVD or on I-Tunes. Dr. Eddleman received his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Eddleman completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and continued his training as a Fellow in Clinical Genetics at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York and as a Fellow in Maternal Fetal Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

David Fishman, MD
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Fellowship Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Director, Gynecologic Oncology Research
Director, National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program

David Fishman is an internationally recognized Gynecologic Oncologist especially noted for his innovative research on the regulation of ovarian metastasis and in developing new methods for the detection of early stage ovarian carcinoma. He is the only physician in the US to be awarded NIH grant support for his work involving the use of ultrasound micro-vascular imaging to detect early stage ovarian cancer. Dr. Fishman established The National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program in 1999 and serves as its Director and Principal Investigator. His research has received awards from the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society, Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Berlex Foundation and multiple philanthropic agencies. He is a member of national and international cancer institute study sections from the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. His membership in many medical and honor societies and patient advocacy groups include the American Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society, Society for Gynecologic Investigation, AOA, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Dr. Fishman received his medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock, TX and completed his Residency and Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT.

Adam R. Jacobs, MD, FACOG
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Family Planning

Adam Jacobs is an international leader in family planning and women's reproductive rights. He has worked tirelessly to develop a formal family planning training program for residents at Mount Sinai and to secure dedicated space for a family planning center. He has won numerous awards including the 2010 George Tiller Abortion Provider Award from Physician's for Reproductive Choice where he is one of the principal investigators for "Project in a Box" which is evaluating and improving medical school curriculum in the areas of family planning and reproductive topics. Dr. Jacobs serves on many boards, including Planned Parenthood where he is co-director of the Caribbean Initiative family planning training program which allows healthcare professionals from the islands to come to the U.S. and receive hands-on training. Dr. Jacobs received his medical degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Taraneh Shirazian, MD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Director, Global Women's Health

Taraneh Shirazian is a leader in women's health, specializing in gynecologic care and surgery. She serves on the board of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is currently the national chair of their Junior Fellow College Advisory Council. Dr. Shirazian works extensively with the residents and medical students at the Icahn School of Medicine on institutional and international research projects and serves as the faculty leader for the surgical mission to San Pedra Sula, Hondurus with the Medical Students Making an Impact group. She also organizes curriculum for the OB/GYN residents in the Global Health Residency Track. She is the director of Saving Mothers, a non-profit organization dedicated to women's health, education and empowerment to reduce maternal mortality in the U.S. and abroad, including Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Guatemala. Dr. Shirazian received her medical degree through the accelerated medical program (PLME) at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, RI and completed her training as a Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Rhoda S. Sperling, MD
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Professor, Medicine, Medical Infectious Diseases
Vice Chair, Research

Dr. Rhoda Sperling has formal training in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Infectious Diseases, and Epidemiology. She is an experienced clinical researcher and women's health practitioner and has contributed to clinical practice guideline committees (sponsored by federal and local agencies as well as professional societies) encompassing a broad range of topics related to infectious diseases and women's health. Currently, her funded research projects are focused in the areas of immunologic changes in pregnancy and in adult vaccination. Dr. Sperling received her medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Mount Sinai Hospital and continued her training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston as a Fellow in Infectious Disease and at the City Hospital Center at Elmhurst, New York as a Fellow in Infectious Disease.

Joanne L. Stone, MD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Fellowship Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Director, Perinatal Ultrasound

Joanne Stone is a well known expert in the field of Maternal Fetal Medicine. She has a busy consultative and clinical practice, as well as being active in teaching and research. Her areas of interest include ultrasound, fetal therapy, multi-fetal pregnancy reduction and prenatal diagnosis. She has co-authored the books Pregnancy for Dummies and The Pregnancy Bible with her colleague Keith Eddleman, MD. Pregnancy for Dummies is now in its third edition, and was turned into a four part TV series airing on Discovery Health; it is currently available on DVD or on I-Tunes. Dr. Stone received her medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and completed Residencies in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Long Island Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She completed her training as a Fellow in Maternal Fetal Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

 

 

Last Updated: December 12, 2013