Saadia Akhtar
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Saadia Akhtar, MD

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About Me

Saadia Akhtar, MD, is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Education and Senior Associate Dean for Trainee Well-being in Graduate Medical Education for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Since 2018, Dr. Akhtar has served as Associate Dean for Trainee Well-Being in Graduate Medical Education. She has overseen a number of successful initiatives to advance the well-being of residents and clinical fellows, including the establishment of a GME well-being survey to assess the needs of residents and fellows, expansion of the GME Well-being Champion program and the creation of the GME Clinical Work Intensity Matching Grant Program.

In the role as Senior Associate Dean for Trainee Well-being in GME, Dr. Akhtar will continue to lead initiatives to address resident and fellow burnout. She will support collaborative efforts to create and integrate well-being curricular activities in training programs, raise awareness of existing resources for residents and fellows, enable the GME Well-being Champions to enhance the efficiency and culture of the training environment, and serve as a leading faculty member of the Office of Well-Being and Resilience.

Dr. Akhtar previously served as the Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Akhtar is a former president of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) and an oral board examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award for Program Director excellence and the CORD Michael P. Wainscott Program Director Award. She has led a national initiative for Emergency Medicine physician well-being and resilience and is the Course Co-Director for the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM) national GME Well-being Leaders Certificate Course. Dr. Akhtar completed a combined residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and served as chief resident in her last year of training.


ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award Recipient for Program Director Excellence

Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Michael P. Wainscott Program Director Award

“Master Educator”- Advanced Membership in the Institute for Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai    

Fellow- American College of Emergency Physician
Academy of Emergency Ultrasound Research Award Nomination for Best Prospective Research Published Article “Regional Nerve Blocks Improve Pain and Functional Outcomes in Hip Fracture: A Randomized Controlled Trial”

New York American College of Emergency Physicians (New York ACEP)Advancing Emergency Care Award

Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD)- recognition of vital insight, leadership and commitment to the growth and development of CORD as President.

Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA)- Resolution S-’15-4- Recognition for Exemplary Service


Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West