The Most Important Thing I learned in My Career in Operations

  • Andy Jagoda, MD

    Andy Jagoda, MD is Professor and Interim Chair of Emergency Medicine (EM) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He trained at Georgetown University and completed his emergency medicine residency in 1987. He spent 13 years in the Navy serving in Desert Shield / Desert Storm for which he received a Navy Commendation Medal for “meritorious service”. He came to Mount Sinai in 1995 and has been instrumental in building the Department into one of the leading programs in the country. Dr. Jagoda is nationally recognized for his involvement in EM education, and for his work in the area of neurologic emergencies and practice guideline development. He has co-edited or authored nine books including Rosen’s Textbook; has authored 83 peer reviewed publications and 56 book chapters. He is the Editor-in-chief of a NLM indexed, monthly publication, Emergency Medicine Practice. Dr. Jagoda is a member of the Executive Committee of the Brain Attack Coalition at the NINDS and on the advisory board of the Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF). He Chairs the Credentialing Committee for the NFL’s Airway Management Physician Program, and he co-coordinates the NFL’s Visiting Team Medical Liaison program. Internationally, Dr. Jagoda has been involved in the development of emergency medicine in Italy and Holland. He was inducted as a "Master Educator" into the Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education in 2009; received the 2011 Mount Sinai Alumni Association "Achievement in Medical Education" award; in 2011 he was presented with the NYACEP “Physician of the Year Award”; in 2015 he received a Mount Sinai Alumni Jacobi Medallion; in 2017 he received the “Distinguished Service Award” from AACEM; and in 2018 he received the “Philanthrophy Award” from SAEMF.