Gagan Sahni, MD, Director of Mount Sinai’s Cardio-Oncology Program, center, with team members Chime Lhamu, NP, left, and Lashawanda Rosser, patient services coordinator.
The Cardio-Oncology Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital, under the directorship of Gagan Sahni, MD , has been awarded Gold Center of Excellence status. This is the highest designation of certification from the International Cardio-Oncology Society (IC-OS), the largest international platform for physicians and nurse practitioners dedicated to cardiovascular care of cancer patients.
Mount Sinai is the first institution in New York State to be awarded Gold status as a Cardio-Oncology Center of Excellence by IC-OS. Only 22 cardio-oncology programs nationwide and 31 worldwide have been awarded this recognition acknowledging exceptional cardiovascular care of oncology patients. This international honor by IC-OS is awarded at three levels—bronze, silver, and gold. To receive a Gold certification, the institution must fulfill stringent requirements across six scoring categories, including patient volume, research and publications, interdisciplinary care, education, committee involvement, and program building. It is valid for three years and signifies the program has demonstrated outstanding professional contributions to Cardio-Oncology.