Department of Medicine
Barbara Murphy, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Harry Fischer, MD
Interim Chair, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Associate Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel is part of the Department of Medicine of the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System. Mount Sinai Beth Israel hosts 10 ACGME accredited Fellowships across the Divisions.
Divisions in The Department of Medicine
Allergy & Immunology
James M. Rubin, MD, chief of the division, has major interests in drug allergies and the diagnosis and treatment of asthma. He has published numerous papers on these and other subjects in the field. Since 1975, Dr. Rubin has organized a postgraduate course for allergists and immunologists that has come to be recognized as one of the best such educational efforts in the country.
General Internal Medicine
John Andrilli, M.D. is the Chief of General Internal Medicine and Medical Director of the General Medical Associates (GMA), one of the Department of Medicine’s ambulatory teaching practices.
Blase Carabello, MD, is Chair of the Department of Cardiology. Dr. Carabello is an internationally known expert in valvular heart disease. He has authored hundreds of peer reviewed publications and book chapters, including national guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease. Although Cardiology is its own Department here at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Dr Carabello and his faculty are closely involved in the educational experience of our Medicine House Staff.
Stanley Yancovitz, MD, a board-certified specialist in infectious diseases and chief of the Nathaniel Meltzer, MD, Division of Chemical Dependency, also is director of AIDS clinical activities at Beth Israel. Under his leadership, the chemical dependency division has become a paradigm for educational programs in the field of chemical dependency. The division faculty is involved in clinical research in substance abuse and AIDS.
Endocrinology & Diabetes
Emilia Liao, MD, is the Interim Chief of the Division of Endocrinology. She also serves as Fellowship Director. Her research interests include the role of Vitamin D in Diabetes, calcium homeostasis and Diabetes Type 2.
Dr. David Carr-Locke is internationally recognized in the field of therapeutic endoscopy and brings 35 years of experience in gastrointestinal endoscopy to BI. He previously served as Director of the Endoscopy Institute at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Carr-Locke has more than 250 original articles, book chapters, books and videos to his credit. He also has conducted extensive research into new devices for therapeutic endoscopy, and has lectured worldwide. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), as well as past president of the ASGE and the International HepatoPancreato-Biliary Association. Additionally, Dr. Carr-Locke sits on the editorial board of and is a reviewer for numerous professional journals, including Lancet, Endoscopy, Gastroenterology and the New England Journal of Medicine.
Joyce F. Fogel, MD FACP is Chief of the Division of Geriatrics.
The Betty and Morton Yarmon Division of Geriatric Medicine has a strong an important presence in the community, runs an important rotation for our house staff and uses a comprehensive and extremely well coordinated approach to caring for the geriatric patient.
Occupational Medicine & Employee Health
David D’Souza, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of the Division of Occupational Medicine and Employee Health, is a board certified physician with over 15 years of experience in Occupational Medicine. Under his direction, the Division provides occupational health care to Beth Israel employees, as well as to the employees of various metropolitan area employers, and also provides consultations regarding occupational health and safety programs to employers. The division brings a very important perspective regarding the prevention, medical surveillance, diagnosis and management of work-related illness to the Beth Israel Medical Center system.
Peter Kozuch is Interim Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, and serves and Fellowship Director. An accomplished researcher, Dr. Kozuch's interests are focused in the area of GI malignancy.
Dahlia Rizk, D.O., is Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Rizk trained at Beth Israel and has built the hospitalist program into one of the major inpatient clinical and teaching services in the hospital.
Since its inception in 1998, the Beth Israel Hospitalist Program has become an integral part of the Department of Medicine's training program.
Donna Mildvan, MD, is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Director of AIDS Research at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY and Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Dr. Mildvan is an elected fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and of the American College of Physicians. She has served on numerous national committees and panels, including the AIDS Charter Research Review Committee for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and has been a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Mildvan has authored more than 100 peer reviewed articles, and over 200 total papers and chapters on HIV/AIDS and other topics. She is principal investigator of the NIAID-sponsored AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at Beth Israel Medical Center.
Nephrology & Hypertension
Nikolas Harbord, MD, is the Interim Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. Dr. Harbord is a specialist in the area of hypertension and has published numerous papers in this area. He also serves as the Fellowship Director for Nephrology.
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Dr. Patricia Walker is currently the Interim Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. A specialist in Cystic Fibrosis among other areas, Dr. Walker leads a Division with clinical, teaching and research arms.
Harry D. Fischer, MD, heads the Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Fischer was one of the first rheumatologists to describe the rheumatic manifestations of HIV infections. Additional clinical interests include systemic lupus erythematosis, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and Lyme Disease.