Prior to medical school, Emily graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science where she majored in Bioengineering with an additional concentration in Biomedical Devices. During college, she was initiated as a member of both the Tau Beta Pi and Hexagon engineering honor societies, and received an award for the best senior thesis from Penn’s Bioengineering Department.
Emily matriculated at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai directly following the completion of her undergraduate studies in 2018 through the FlexMed Early Assurance Program. While in medical school, Emily conducted research in Orthopaedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery, as well as research in both Infectious Diseases and Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai. In connection with this research, she published five articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented six abstracts at national conferences. When COVID-19 hit towards the end of Emily’s second year of medical school, she was inspired to pursue a Master of Public Health degree at Mount Sinai to learn how to best address the health disparities faced by different populations as highlighted during the pandemic. Emily later chose to obtain a deeper understanding of global health issues through her elective in anesthesiology and critical care at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel, an area of sustained ethnic and political conflict. Throughout medical school, Emily also helped shape the Sinai community and assisted her peers by screening FlexMed applications, leading tours of the school, serving as an anatomy laboratory teaching assistant, and acting as the clerkship student representative for her class’ Introduction to Internship and InFocus courses.
Emily is truly humbled to be receiving both the Excellence in Public Health Award and the Dr. Joseph R. Jagust Anesthesiology Award. Her achievements were made possible by the unwavering support of her loved ones, as well as the investment of numerous faculty and mentors throughout her medical training thus far. Specifically, Emily would like to thank Drs. Meredith Grossman and Lauren Linkowski for all their help and guidance throughout medical school, as well as Drs. Stephanie Factor and Lauren Zajac for the skills and lessons in Public Health that they imparted to her and the impact that she was able to make through their work together. She would also like to thank the entire anesthesiology department for embracing her, and she is especially grateful to the many physicians within the department who have provided her with their invaluable support, advice, and expertise including Drs. Adam Levine, Bryan Mahoney, Samuel DeMaria, Ira Hofer, Matthew Levin, Nicolette Schlichting, Natalie Smith, Oded Tal, Corey Vasisko, and Ryan Wang.
Emily will graduate with her MD and MPH degrees, and she is incredibly excited to be continuing her residency training in anesthesiology at Mount Sinai!