Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice Leadership Changes
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
We are pleased to announce two leadership changes at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, both of which are critical to managing the integration of Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s faculty practices into the School of Medicine:
Promotion of Thomas Ullman, MD, to Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Dr. Ullman has been Chief Medical Officer of Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice since 2013, and has additionally served as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs since 2014. In these roles, Dr. Ullman has unified departmental processes to improve the patient experience; helped manage the continued growth and quality of non-cancer infusion centers at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Beth Israel West; aided in the integration of member hospital physicians to the Faculty Practice; contributed to growth of the Centralized Call Center and Centralized Billing Office; and functioned as Health System-wide Incident Commander for Ambulatory Care during Mount Sinai’s preparations for the Ebola challenge. As Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Ullman will assume a broader role in the growth and integration of practices within the Faculty Practice.
Dr. Ullman is a gastroenterologist with special expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He has a busy clinical practice in the recently opened Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center under the auspices of the Faculty Practice. Dr. Ullman also conducts research focused on cancer in IBD, including identification of the clinical risk factors for colon cancer. He is among the national leaders in developing quality process and outcome measures for IBD care.
Appointment of Kelly Cassano, DO, as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Dr. Cassano will work closely with the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice leadership on all issues relating to integration and practice development. She will play a central role in integrating Mount Sinai Beth Israel physicians into the Faculty Practice and the School of Medicine, and will participate in developing a strategy to increase our capacity to treat more patients and modernize the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center.
Dr. Cassano, an internist, served for three years as Senior Medical Director of the Continuum Medical Group at Roosevelt Hospital and was responsible for clinical, operational, and financial oversight for 10 primary care practices in 15 locations. Her duties included developing practices, implementing quality measures, recruiting and retaining physicians and staff, and coordinating Mount Sinai Accountable Care Organization enrollment and participation. Dr. Cassano also spent 15 years as Medical Director for the West Park Medical Group, which she transitioned from a private practice to a hospital-owned model, and successfully expanded the specialty footprint, streamlined operations, and implemented cost-control measures.
Please join us in congratulating Drs. Ullman and Cassano.