ies effectively utilizing the newest high-throughput genomic technology in mental illness. Her work has made integral contributions to the understanding of gene variants and structural variants that increase the risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In 2011, Sklar moved to Mount Sinai and established a Division of Psychiatric Genomics, hiring faculty in statistical genetics, stem cell biology, neurocognition, and imaging to pioneer applications of genetics to patient care.
Fourteen IOM members are from Mount Sinai. In addition to Drs. Charney, Davis, Meier and Sklar, they are: Robert J. Desnick, MD, Dean for Genetic and Genomic Medicine; Angela Diaz, MD, Director of Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center; Valentin Fuster, MD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart; Bruce D. Gelb, MD, Director of the Child Health and Development Institute; Kurt Hirschhorn, MD, Professorial Lecturer of Pediatrics and Human Genetics; Philip J. Landrigan, MD, Dean for Global Health; Eric J. Nestler, Director of the Friedman Brain Institute; Maria Iondolo New, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology - Adrenal Steroid Disorders; Peter Palese, PhD, Professor and Chair of Microbiology; and Hugh A. Sampson, MD, Dean for Translational Biomedical Research.
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.
The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 aff
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