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Appointment of Brijen Shah, MD, as Chief Medical Officer, Mount Sinai Queens

Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Briggs
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We are very pleased to share the appointment of Brijen Shah, MD, to Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Medical Affairs at Mount Sinai Queens. He will assume his new role effective January 8, 2017. 


For the past several years, Dr. Shah has been an active member of the Division of Gastroenterology at The Mount Sinai Hospital.  He is Director of Quality and Patient Safety Education for the Mount Sinai Health System; Medical Director for the GI Clinic within The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Center for Advanced Medicine; and  Director of Graduate Medical Education for Faculty Development, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety. In addition, he has been working with the Chief Medical Officer at The Mount Sinai Hospital as Co-Chair of the Root Cause Analysis Team. Dr. Shah  is also a practicing clinician in gastrointestinal (GI) disorders within the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice and performs upper and lower endoscopies.


As an Assistant Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), Dr. Shah is involved in training the next generation of outstanding physicians.  At ISMMS, he serves as Associate Gastroenterology Fellowship Director, chairs the Clinical Competence Committee for the Gastroenterology Fellowship, and is developing an emerging area of scholarship in patient safety education and the impact of adverse events on providers. Dr. Shah has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a General Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Medicine, Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the Division of Gastroenterology, and the Eric Lemmer Award, an honor given to one ISMMS GI fellow per year.

Board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Geriatrics, Dr. Shah  has written extensively about the care of elderly patients with GI illness. His clinical and educational research involves small-scale studies focused on the outcome of colorectal screening decisions on elderly patients. 

Dr. Shah earned his medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, and completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed Clinical Fellowships in Gastroenterology and Geriatrics at ISMMS.  Dr. Shah is also a graduate of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, co-led by the Greater New York Hospital Association and the United Hospital Fund. He is currently completing a Masters of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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