ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medicine, Nephrology ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medical Education
Dr Staci Leisman is a board certified internist and Nephrologist who practices nephrology at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is also an accomplished educator in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr Leisman received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Yale University, where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She received her M.D. from Washington University in St Louis, where she was one of 8 recipients of the Distinguished Scholar Award. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Nephrology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. As a fellow, she completed research in transplant immunology in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Heeger, which resulted in a Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Transplantation and two oral presentations at the American Transplant Congress. During her fellowship, she co-first authored and was a contributing author on numerous papers. Dr Leisman currently serves as a co-director of a large, nursing home affiliated dialysis unit in East Harlem. Her clinical duties include caring for dialysis outpatients, as well as attending on the inpatient renal service at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr Leisman has been extensively involved in teaching throughout her career. She currently teaches students at all levels of medical education, including years 1-3 in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, residents and fellows. She currently is the course director for the Human Physiology course and the Introduction to Internship Course in the medical school, and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Medical Education. In her capacity as an educator, she has won numerous awards including Teacher of the Year at North General Hospital, the Edward Ronan Student Council Award at the Icahn School of Medicine, the Institute for Medical Education's Excellence in Teaching Award and has been selected for membership in the Institute for Medical Education as a Master Educator.