Center Leadership and Members


CEPM is led by a strong and collaborative group of researchers that span complementary fields of biomedical sciences, bioengineering, and medicine.

Priti Balchandani, Ph.D.

Priti Balchandani, PhD

CEPM Director – Mount Sinai

Professor, Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology; Neuroscience; Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jonathan S. Dordick, Ph.D.

Jonathan S. Dordick, PhD

CEPM Director – RPI

Institute Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Zahi Fayad, Ph.D.

Zahi Fayad, PhD

Director, Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute and Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology: Medicine (Cardiology) and Artificial Intelligence and Human Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Deepak Vashishth, Ph.D.

Deepak Vashishth, PhD

Director, Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Scott Friedman, M.D.

Scott Friedman, M.D.

Dean for Therapeutic Discovery and Professor of Medicine, Liver Disease, and Pharmacological Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Growth of the CEPM:

CEPM will hire tenure/tenure-track core member faculty jointly between the two institutions. These faculty will be located at CEPM headquarters on W. 54th Street in Manhattan and the Mount Sinai campus in New York City. We will hire faculty beginning in spring 2023. Rensselaer and Mount Sinai will jointly manage the research space. CEPM co-directors report to the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Dean of Medicine at Mount Sinai, respectively. The expertise of the new core members will cover a broad array of knowledge and capabilities reflected in Figure 1. The two lead institutions will manage faculty hiring and promotion.

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