Team


Founders

Miriam A. Knoll, MD

Mimi is a Radiation Oncology resident at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY, NY. She graduated from New York University Medical School in 2011 and completed her internship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center/Englewood Hospital. Her interests include: oncology, radiation medicine, social media in medicine, and medical education.

Emily Steinberger, MS IV

Emily is a 4th year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She graduated from Columbia University with a BA in history. Her research interests include radiation oncology, medical oncology, integrative medicine, and health disparities.



Faculty Advisors

Richard Bakst, MD

Richard Bakst is an assistant professor in radiation oncology at Mount Sinai. He completed his M.D. at N.Y.U. and his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, where he served as chief resident. His clinical research interests include head and neck cancer as well as hematological malignancies. His basic science interests include investigating mechanisms by which cancer invades nerves.

Israel Deutsch, MD

Israel Deutsch is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then completed his Radiation Oncology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. This was followed by a fellowship in Brachytherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Currently, in addition to his clinical responsibilities, he also serves as the Director of Clinical Operations, Director of Brachytherapy Services, and Director of Quality Assurance for the Department of Radiation Oncology at NYPH - CUMC. His clinical and research interests include the multidisciplinary management of genitourinary, gynecological, and head and neck tumors.

Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA

Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a practicing emergency physician in the Emergency Services Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He is a graduate of NYU School of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. He completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at University of Cincinnati Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He serves as Medical Director for the Clinical Systems Office, where as a specialist in applied clinical informatics, he helps direct the Electronic Medical Record System for the Cleveland Clinic’s 14 Emergency Departments. His research interests lie in ED operations and utilization patterns and using the EMR to understand ED throughput and guide appropriate ED utilization.

George Miller, MD

George Miller, MD, is a hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgical oncologist at NYU. His lab studies inflammation and the inflammation-cancer paradigm within the liver and pancreas. He is interested in numerous aspects of the biology of the pancreatic tumor microenvironment and its influence on epithelial mutagenesis. Recent investigations have examined the role of novel pattern recognition receptors, intratumoral dendritic cells, and novel T cell subpopulations. He has also examined the role of chemokines and signaling molecules in mediating epithelial-stromal crosstalk. Additionally, he has an emerging vaccine program which immunizes mice genetically predisposed to develop pancreatic cancer with tumor-derived proteins linked to novel immune adjuvants. He has an important effort in translating lab discoveries to the clinic. His research in liver inflammation has focused on the role of antigen-presenting cells and novel innate cellular subsets and signaling receptors in mediating acute liver injury and chronic liver inflammation leading to fibrosis and carcinoma. His lab has supported by more than 25 grants from the NIH, Department of Defense, and numerous foundations.

Mary Salvatore, MD

Mary Salvatore, MD, graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a Radiology Residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Subsequently she pursued fellowships in Mammography at Montefiore and Cross Sectional Imaging at NSLIJ. Dr. Salvatore is currently working towards an MBA at Hofstra University. She has served as Program Director of a radiology residency program and places a high value on education and research. Her research has focused on interstitial lung disease and imaging of breast disease on CT.