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Newly Appointed System Chiefs in Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai

Friday, May 6, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Briggs
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We are pleased to announce the appointment of four new System Chiefs in the Department of Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System, in the areas of vascular surgery, surgical oncology, pediatric surgery, and plastic surgery.  

  Peter L. Faries, MD, the Franz W. Sichel Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital, has been named System Chief of Vascular Surgery.

An international authority in the treatment of carotid artery disease for the prevention of stroke, Dr. Faries specializes in minimally invasive vascular surgery, particularly the use of percutaneous techniques that can effectively improve arterial blood flow without the need for more invasive, traditional open surgery. 

By establishing one of the first five-year vascular surgery residency programs in the United States, Dr. Faries has positioned Mount Sinai as a premier training institution in this specialty. He is an active researcher who oversees numerous clinical trials investigating new treatments for vascular disorders.  His research team has studied the root causes of aortic aneurysm and the possible role of stem cells in treating this condition.    


Daniel M. Labow, MD, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at The Mount Sinai Hospital, has been named System Chief of Surgical Oncology. 

He will remain as Vice Chair of Outpatient Services and Network Development in the Department of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS).

Since his recruitment to the Department of Surgery in 2004, Dr. Labow has been the driving force behind the establishment of a strong clinical and academic program in surgical oncology.  In 2007, he pioneered the development of the Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) Program.  It quickly grew to one of the largest programs in the nation, and has positioned Mount Sinai as a national and international leader in the field.


Dr. Labow is continuing in his role as Fellowship Director in Surgical Oncology.  He obtained full accreditation for the program, enabling Mount Sinai to attract the best and brightest surgeons as they advance their surgical oncology training.  In addition, Dr. Labow spearheaded the development of an interdisciplinary program in pancreatic cancer at Mount Sinai, and is actively involved in clinical trials.


Peter S. Midulla, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital, has been named System Chief of Pediatric Surgery.

Dr. Midulla is a highly skilled minimally invasive pediatric surgeon whose expertise includes laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery in infants.  He practices pediatric oncologic surgery, pediatric trauma and injury prevention, and the care of children with complex anorectal anomalies. 


Dr. Midulla joined the ISMMS faculty in 1999, was appointed Chief of Pediatric Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital in 2007, and was named Surgeon-in-Chief of the Kravis Children’s Hospital five years later.  Since the creation of the Mount Sinai Health System, Dr. Midulla has assembled an excellent team of clinicians and researchers responsible for pediatric general and thoracic surgical care across the entire Mount Sinai network.   


C. Andrew Salzberg, MD, Director of Integrated Plastic Surgery Services at the Mount Sinai Health System, has been named System Chief of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Salzberg specializes in both aesthetic and breast surgery, including breast reconstruction. He is widely known as the pioneer of direct-to-implant breast reconstruction and lectures both nationally and internationally on breast reconstruction procedures and techniques. Since joining the full-time faculty at Mount Sinai in 2014, Dr. Salzberg has advanced the integration and expansion of the Division of Plastic Surgery throughout the New York metropolitan area.


In addition to his work in breast surgery, Dr. Salzberg conducts research on the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, nerve repair, wound healing, and burn injuries and their treatment.  


Please join us in congratulating Drs. Faries, Labow, Midulla, and Salzberg on their new System Chief appointments. 

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