The Icahn School of Medicine is designated a certified mitochondrial care center as part of the new formed Mitochondrial Care Network according to a recent press release covered in EurekAlert!
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has been recognized as a certified Mitochondrial Medicine Center by the Mitochondrial Care Network, a newly established collaborative founded by four national mitochondrial disease advocacy groups. The certification recognizes centers for dedication to mitochondrial medicine. Pankaj Prasun, MD, and Bryn Webb, MD, co-directors of the Mitochondrial Medicine Program at Mount Sinai, were also cited as leaders in this field of care.
The Mitochondrial Care Network was formed to formally unify clinicians who provide medical care to individuals with mitochondrial disease; define, design, and implement best practices in mitochondrial medicine; and optimize management and care for affected patients. Factors considered by the Network include current and prior patient volume, multidisciplinary approach, and hospital/center support.
The Mitochondrial Medicine Program at the Mount Sinai Genetics Faculty Practice combines cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and novel therapies to provide comprehensive disease evaluation, counseling, and management for patients suspected of or diagnosed with mitochondrial disease.