Dr. Saadia Akhtar is the Associate Dean for Trainee Well-being and Resilience in the Office of Well-being and Resilience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She is also the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and the previous Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed a five-year, combined residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Akhtar is a full Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Akhtar is nationally recognized for her work with several organizations and activities. She is a Past President for the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD-EM). She is an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). She is also a faculty member for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)-CORD Resident Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Akhtar is the Course Co-Director for the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM) GME Well-being Course.
Dr. Akhtar has received several national awards for her dedication to medical education, emergency medicine and community service, including the prestigious 2018 ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award for Program Director excellence and the 2018 Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD-EM) Michael P. Wainscott Program Director Award.
- Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
- Medical Education (Simulation, FOAM, Innovations)