Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM), one of the foremost medical schools and medical centers in the world, is home to many leading laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities in anatomical, neuroanatomical, morphological, radiological, osteological, and genomic sciences. NYCEP students often have opportunities to take courses at the medical school and subsequently to serve as teaching assistants. NYCEP students who have been based in laboratories at MSSM or have taught there have gone on to distinguished careers in anatomy, physical anthropology and biomedical sciences and education. NYCEP faculty and students are based in the Center for Anatomy and Functional Morphology and the Department of Orthopaedics.

Core Faculty


Jeffrey Laitman

Distinguished Professor Professor and Director, Center for Anatomy and Functional Morphology Professor of Medical Education Professor of Otolaryngology Mount Sinai School of Medicine Adjunct Professor Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Comparative anatomy, development and evolution of the mammalian aerodigestive tract (upper respiratory, upper digestive, vocal) and contiguous areas of the cranial base.

Resource Faculty


Patrick Gannon

Chair Department of Science Education Hofstra University North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Research interests: otolaryngology, evolution of the primate brain and the origins and neurobiology of language


Patrick Hof

Regenstreif Professor and Vice-Chair Department of Neuroscience Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Research interests: Brain evolution, marine mammals, neocortex, neuromorphometry, neuropathology


Joy Reidenberg

Professor Center for Anatomy and Functional Morphology and Department of Medical Education Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Research interests: