Dr. Charles Sanky came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from Columbia University, where he studied Psychology, Business Management, and Public Health. Before attending Sinai, Charles advanced public health policy with the NYC Health Department and U.S. Senate. His broad experiences included community-based and health equity research, operations, education, immigration advocacy, and organizational ethics and psychology. He was accepted to the Mount Sinai FlexMed Program’s inaugural class in 2014 and entered the MD program in 2016.
While at Sinai, Charles served in various leadership, education, public health, and community service roles. He has been a member of the Admissions Committee, enhanced opportunities for global health and health policy engagement, performed musically, directed a music video celebrating Sinai, designed and implemented curricula across several courses, conducted health equity and medical education research, and led student efforts in Sinai’s COVID-19 clinical trials and operations. During his NIH- funded research year, he assessed social determinant risk factors among emergency department patients and completed his MPH degree. Last year, Charles conducted health services research and helped found Sinai’s Center for Healthcare Readiness.
Charles has earned several awards in research, service, and medical education throughout his time at Mount Sinai and from national societies of anatomy, neurology, public health, and emergency medicine. He is a member of the Gold Humanism and Delta Omega Honor Societies. He graduated from Sinai’s MD program in 2021 with Distinctions in Medical Education, Global Health, and Research and was awarded the Barry Stimmel Award for Medical Education and the Excellence in Public Health Award.
In July 2021, Charles started his residency in Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has continued to teach, mentor, innovate, and lead. Charles strives to design improved, resilient, equitable systems of care. Charles is grateful to the Mount Sinai community, his family, friends, mentors, and God.