Office of Special Events

The Mount Sinai Office of Special Events is responsible for the major fundraising and cultivation events of Mount Sinai Health System. The office is comprised of event professionals who work with our physicians, scientists, donors, and friends to create unique strategic events to maximize support for Mount Sinai Health System.

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center honored the contributions of six individuals for their commitment to New York City’s young people at its 16th Annual Breakfast of Legends benefit at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on Thursday, November 14. The Center provides free, comprehensive, confidential health and wellness services to more than 12,000 young people annually and is renowned as a national leader in adolescent health research and training.

James Tisch, Co-Chairman, Boards of Trustees, Mount Sinai Health System, warmly welcomed guests. “Today in its 51st year, the Center remains true to its original vision and mission—the care of New York City’s adolescents and young adults.” Dennis Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System, added his welcome and emphasized the importance of innovation in teen health, sharing that the Center “always strives to be ahead of the next crisis by remaining nimble, flexible, ready to innovate.”

Three patients—shared how the Center has transformed their lives. One patient said, “Therapy gave me so many tools to live my life with a more positive and thoughtful outlook.” Another shared, “It is not just a health center, but a chance for a fulfilled life.” One of the patients also emphasized that at the Center, she “had the space and support I needed.”

See a list of the honorees, the digital ad journal, and photos and videos of the event here.

For more information about future or past Breakfast of Legends events, please contact the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center at 212.423.2900.

Image of 5th Annual Dubin Breast Center Fact Vs. Fiction Luncheon invitation

Out of an abundance of caution, due to concerns for community spread of COVID-19, the 8th Annual Dubin Breast Center Luncheon scheduled for May 19th has been canceled. This is part of our recently instituted temporary policy to cancel all in-person large group lectures, events, and meetings across the Mount Sinai Health System.

If you have any questions, please contact us as 646-605-8702 or

The 2020 Jacobi Medallion Awards Ceremony and Gold-Headed Cane Presentation streamed online on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 PM. The Jacobi Medallion is one of the highest honors that the Mount Sinai Health System bestows upon current or former colleagues. The recipients have made exceptional contributions to the Icahn School of Medicine, the Health System, The Mount Sinai Alumni Association, or the fields of medicine or biomedicine. The presentation of the Gold-Headed Cane is the pinnacle to which a Mount Sinai physician may aspire. This award is rarely presented and only then to the physician who best represents the professional and personal traditions of Mount Sinai.

You can find the recording of the event here.
For your convenience, the digital program can be accessed here.


Joshua B. Bederson, MD
Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD
Douglas T. Dieterich, MD
Carol R. Horowitz, MD, MPH
Yasmin S. Meah, MD, MSH '01
Miriam Merad, MD, PhD
Michael Minikes
David G. Nicholas, MD, MBA, MSSM '77
Samuel Waxman, MD, MSH '66


Michael L. Marin, MD, MSSM '84

Questions, please contact Melanie Barton Wunsch in the Office of Special Events at (646) 605-8805 or

As our team continues to work around the clock to combat this pandemic, please know that your support is having a direct and meaningful impact on our efforts. Your belief in the importance and urgency of our work is greatly appreciated and encourages our heroic health care workers and our dedicated scientists who are putting their whole hearts into winning this battle. On behalf of all of them, thank you again. You may make a gift today by clicking here to help Mount Sinai save as many lives as possible.

Please enjoy the 2020 Mount Sinai Health System Crystal Party digital journal here.

Look forward to seeing you at the 36th Mount Sinai Health System Crystal Party on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Questions, please contact Eileen Solomon, Senior Director of Special Events, at 646-605-8810 or

The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Mount Sinai is one of the most innovative MS centers in the country, taking a multidisciplinary approach to treating this devastating disease, and offering all aspects of patient care within a single location. With an experienced and dedicated staff of twenty-five professionals, the Center's reputation for excellence is world-renowned.

The 18th Annual Benefit will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the Plaza Hotel. To make a contribution to the 18th Annual Benefit please visit 18th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Benefit.

This year Meruka Hazari, MD and her husband, Vivek Hazari are the benefit co-chairs. The Clifford H. Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Service to the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Mount Sinai Recipient is Andrew M. Alper, Trustee, Mount Sinai Health System.

For more information about future or past Multiple Sclerosis Benefit events, please contact Eileen Solomon at 646.605.8801 or

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View the 2019 SAVI Journal here 

The Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) is dedicated to validating, healing and empowering survivors and their supporters to lead safe, healthy lives through advocacy, free and confidential counseling, and public education.

The annual benefit was held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at LAVO, New York City. The event was chaired by Denise Berdebes, Vice Chair, Administration, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science. The honoree was Warren Leight of Law & Order: SVU Showrunner/Executive Producer. Warren Leight is an American playwright, screenwriter, film director and television producer. He has been showrunner and executive producer on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Lights Out, In Treatment, and is happy to return this year to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for its record-breaking 21st season. His play Side Man won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play and was a finalist for the 1999 Pulitzer Prize Drama.

For more information about future or past SAVI Benefit events, please contact Eileen Solomon at 646-605-8801 or

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Office of Special Events

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Eileen Solomon
Tel: 646-605-8810
Fax: 212-876-3154
Office of Special Events
Mount Sinai Health System
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1223
New York, NY 10029