Mount Sinai
New York, United States
4 days ago
$183,854.00 - $289,990.00
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Senior IT Director Principal Physician Informaticist - Icahn School Of Medicine

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities: 

The Senior IT Director Principal Physician Informaticist is responsible for the informatics and data strategy for research and education for the Icahn School of Medicine. The objectives of the strategy are to: (1) enhance researcher productivity through the development and execution of a roadmap to expand informatics capability and data resources with enhanced data governance within a learning health system; (2) raise the level of informatics understanding and skill throughout the school through the development and execution of a roadmap with school-wide engagement; (3) boost Sinai’s regional and national recognition in the informatics and data field through publications, workshops and outreach; (4) grow revenue by identifying and delivering new funding pathways from internal and external means; and (5) coordinate closely through effective partnership with leadership throughout MSHS.

The incumbent works closely with Scientific Computing and Data’s Mount Sinai Data Warehouse, Research Data Services, High Performance Computing and Administrative teams to amplify the scientific impact and expand the sustainability of the team’s work. The overarching goal of the strategy is to improve the findability, accessibility, interoperability, reusability, reproducibility and sustainability of Sinai’s informatics and data ecosystem.

The incumbent ensures coordination and alignment with all federal and state regulatory guidelines and MSHS institutional processes. Internal partnership includes but is not limited to Digital Technology Partners, Mount Sinai Innovation Partners, Legal, the Institutional Review Board, senior MSHS leadership and Compliance. The incumbent reports to the Dean for Scientific Computing and Data.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was awarded nearly $500 million in research funding in 2023, with nearly $200 million of research enabled through Scientific Computing and Data team. Mount Sinai is ranked 14th nationwide in NIH funding and among the 99th percentile in research dollars per investigator according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.


Develop and execute an informatics and data strategy for researchers

  • Develop and execute a roadmap for informatics and data geared to accelerate researcher productivity within a learning health system. The roadmap maximally enhances the findability, accessibility, interoperability and/or integration, common data definitions and structures, reusability, reproducibility of informatics and data resources consistent with regulatory compliance, security, institutional priorities, effective data governance throughout MSHS within the available budget. Data resources include, but are not limited to, electronic health record data, Epic, genomic data sets, digitized pathology slides, radiology imaging data sets and other multi-modal data and clinical data systems.
  • Liaise, coordinate and partner with all teams throughout MSHS providing informatics and data resources to develop synchronized roadmaps to maximize synergies and economies of scale.
  • Ensure that the strategy and roadmap are aligned with the overall health system and school strategy and objectives.
  • Promote modern approaches in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Large Language Models (LLMs) within the computational and data ecosystem to advance researcher productivity and scientific discovery.
  • Utilize a maturity matrix and/or other methods to help benchmark, evaluate and track informatics and data progress in comparison with other institutions.
  • Promote the strategy, roadmap and accomplishments throughout Mount Sinai.
  • The Senior Physician Informaticist's role sets the long-term strategic vision and direction for informatics and data at the organizational level with senior leadership.

Raise the level of understanding and skill of informatics and data resources

  • Develop a roadmap to increase the Sinai community’s understanding of informatics- and data-related opportunities and challenges. The roadmap addresses a broad audience, including medical students, fellows, residents, house staff, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, staff faculty and senior leadership.
  • Liaise with the grad, summer school, internship, training and medical school program directors, deans, clinicians and researchers to develop programs for informatics and data literacy.
  • Develop, guide, organize and/or conduct seminar series/lectures/classes/workshops/boot camps on informatics and data.
  • Responsible for educating and increasing informatics literacy across the entire institution, including developing training programs, seminars, and workshops.
  • Fill the role of enhancing the institution's national and regional presence in the field of informatics and data through publications, workshops, and leadership in professional communities.
  • Identify and track metrics on the effectiveness of outreach activities.

Serve as a leader within the Mount Sinai Health System

  • Lead and participate in informatics and data-related committees focused on strategy and implementation. Committees may include topics such as AI/machine learning, ethics, natural language processing, data definitions, data governance, genomic/pathology/radiology and other specialized clinical data systems, Epic, internal and external data reuse, learning health systems and translational science.
  • Execute on strategic innovation initiatives as directed by the Dean, the school and the health system. Coordinate with Digital Technology Partners, Legal, Compliance, Mount Sinai Innovation Partners, senior school and MSHS leadership on MSHS-wide goals.
  • Leverage your highly-effective communication and presentation skills for a variety of audiences, including senior leadership.
  • Ensure that all security, regulatory and auditing guidelines are followed.
  • Use a lens of equity in establishing and promoting policies and procedures. 
  • Champion and advocate for the value of diversity, equity and inclusion taking action to increase workplace diversity by promoting and developing staff from under-represented minority groups. 
  • Confront racist, sexist or other inappropriate behavior and challenge exclusionary organizational practices and serving as a role model to promote anti-racist behaviors.
  • Utilize leadership, collaborative, problem-solving and decision-making skills to facilitate and encourage participation of team members to meet objectives in congruence with approved standards, guidelines and team goals.
  • Promotes and fosters a culture of innovation, digital-centricity/transformation and agility through organizational change management.

Deliver on opportunities to grow reputation and funding

  • Identify and deliver on opportunities to increase revenue from internal sources, including the development and evolution of chargeback rates.
  • Identify and deliver on opportunities to increase revenue from external sources, including from national or state funding agencies, industry, donors and foundations.
  • Identifying and securing external funding opportunities, including grants and collaborations with industry partners.
  • Convene regional workshops on informatics and data. Participate and lead sessions and/or presentations at national meetings.
  • Lead policy development in informatics and data, focusing on innovative approaches and digital transformation strategies.
  • Collaborate with other PIs to lead informatics-related sections for grant proposals and publications.
  • Represent the organization in external forums and high-level collaborations.
  • Develop and publish manuscripts related to data and informatics.
  • Promote the strategy, roadmap and accomplishments regionally and nationally.



  •  Completion of a doctoral program in Medicine (M.D.)
  • At least 12 years of professional experience, with at least seven or more years of direct experience with the following job duties:
    • Partnering with researchers and clinicians to understand and anticipate their needs including at an academic medical center.
    • Developing strategic plans and roadmaps for informatics- and data-related products and services.
    • Giving impactful presentations.
    • Communicating and collaborating effectively throughout the organization including with senior leadership.
    • Representing the organization.
    • Experienced in several of the following domains: biomedical informatics, outcomes and health services research, clinical trials, clinical decision support, population health and claims analytics, quality metrics and reporting, data security, privacy and regulatory compliance, and data governance.
    • Experience as a physician scientist and principal investigator

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:  

  • Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential.

  • Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination.

  • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers.

At Mount Sinai, our leaders strive to learn, empower others, and embrace change to further advance equity and improve the well-being of staff, patients, and the organization.  We expect our leaders to embrace anti-racism, create a collaborative and respectful environment, and constructively disrupt the status quo to improve the system and enhance care for our patients. We work hard to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong and are able to advance professionally.

 Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our history!

“About the Mount Sinai Health System:

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices, more than 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it. Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,400 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked No. 14 nationwide in National Institutes of Health funding and in the 99th percentile in research dollars per investigator according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are passionately committed to addressing racism and its effects on our faculty, staff, students, trainees, patients, visitors, and the communities we serve. Our goal is for Mount Sinai to become an anti-racist health care and learning institution that intentionally addresses structural racism.”

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The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $183854 - $289990 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.

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