Daniel came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from Yale University, where he majored in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. Before attending Icahn, Daniel was involved with several education initiatives in college, involving teaching classes for high school students in New Haven. He entered the MD program in 2018.
At ISMMS, Daniel served in a variety of teaching and tutoring positions, including Senior Tutor in the Office of Student Affairs, fourth-year Teaching Assistant for the Art and Science of Medicine course, and Teaching Senior in the ophthalmology branch of the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP), the student-run, free clinic. He also directed the Medical Spanish Nexus course and was a Head Teaching Assistant for the Structures and Microbiology courses. He was involved with the LCME Reaccreditation committee through medical school and was recently nominated to the longitudinal Continuous Quality Improvement committee. He published articles in two journals, presented three consecutive years at the ISMMS Institute of Medical Education Research Day, and earned two Blue Ribbon Awards for outstanding education scholarship for his work on blepharoplasty and fundoscopy. He has shared many of his own personal study resources with future generations of ISMMS students and continues to serve as a mentor and teacher for many. He was also elected into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
Daniel would like to thank his fiancé, family, friends, advisors, mentors, and the faculty members at Mount Sinai who have cultivated his passion for education and enriched his medical school experience. He is excited to continue developing his teaching skills during residency and aspires to be a medical educator throughout his career.
Daniel will graduate with his MD degree and continue his residency training in Ophthalmology at Yale New Haven Hospital.