Claire came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from Northwestern University where she majored in Neuroscience and Opera Performance. Prior to Icahn, Claire sang opera at the Castleton Festival outside D.C. She completed a ThinkSwiss fellowship in Switzerland studying imaging genomics of schizophrenia and worked as a neuroimmunology researcher at USCF investigating mitochondrial dysfunction in veterans with PTSD. While applying to medical school, Claire worked in phase IV clinical trial pharmaceutical regulation in London at the MHRA (British equivalent of the FDA).
While at Icahn, Claire has devoted much of her time to curricular development of the school and clinical care at East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP). As Chair of the Orientation Committee and a member of the Racism and Bias Initiative Guiding Coalition, she worked to overhaul the structure of the medical school orientation. This work won her the Student Award in Curricular Development in 2020. Claire has held various roles at EHHOP including as a Chronic Care Senior and Physician Recruitment Chair on the Steering Committee. In summer 2019, Claire completed community health research in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic and remains devoted to serving our local Latino communities as a certified bilingual interpreter. As an ASM TA, she has contributed to curricular development and has taught the MS2 class various approaches to clinical medicine.
Claire would like her family who have always encouraged her dream of becoming the first doctor in her family, her friends who have lent her a laugh or a hug in times of stress, and the many faculty members at Sinai including Dean Muller, Dr. Michael Herscher, Dr. Caroline Cromwell, Dr. Yasmin Meah, and Dr. Leona Hess who have all demonstrated how to be both an incredibly competent and increasingly compassionate clinician.
Claire will graduate with her MD degree and is ecstatic to stay in the Sinai family as an incoming internal medicine resident this summer.