Aislyn C. DiRisio

About Me
Aislyn C. DiRisio
Meet 2022 Award Recipient

Aislyn C. DiRisio

Aislyn came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from Cornell University where she earned a degree in Human Biology, Health, and Society, and graduated with Distinction and with Honors in Research. Before attending Mount Sinai, she did clinical research in the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she began studying applications of data science and surgical ethics for research and clinical practice. She entered the MD program in 2017.

While at Mount Sinai, Aislyn served as clinic manager for the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program and has also been involved in national outreach in neurosurgery through the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section. She joined The Patient-Oriented Research Training and Leadership (PORTAL) program, a dual degree program, and completed her master's thesis on structural connectivity of deep brain stimulation targets for Parkinson's disease. She has published over 20 peer reviewed publications in journals such as PNAS, Stroke, and Neurosurgery. Her work has been cited over 250 times and she has presented at a number of national conferences.

Aislyn would like to thank her family, her friends, PORTAL leadership, and the Department of Neurosurgery for their support and guidance over the past several years.

Aislyn will graduate with her MD and MS in clinical research and will continue her residency training in neurological surgery at the University of California - Los Angeles.

Aislyn C. DiRisio is receiving the:

PORTAL Thesis Award in Clinical Research