Professor & System Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine
Brendan G. Carr, MD, MA, MS, is Professor and System Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai & for the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Carr is a renowned emergency physician and health policy researcher who has dedicated his career to blending research, policy, and practice to advance acute-care delivery. His work has focused on building regional systems of care for emergency care and developing innovative delivery system solutions to create a more distributed and accessible acute care delivery system.
Dr. Carr completed medical school at the Temple University School of Medicine, residency in emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and then fellowships in trauma and surgical critical care as well as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar’s Program, also at the University of Pennsylvania. He previously served on the faculty in emergency medicine, surgery, and epidemiology at Penn as well as Thomas Jefferson University Health System where he was Professor and Associate Dean for Healthcare Delivery Innovation. He holds master’s degrees in clinical psychology and in health policy research, has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the Centers for Disease Control, and multiple foundations. His research focuses on systems of care for trauma, stroke, cardiac arrest, and sepsis. He has authored more than 150 peer reviewed publications, received awards both for teaching and for research, and has advised and supported global not-for-profit foundations, the World Health Organization, and the National Academy of Medicine.
In addition to his academic portfolio, from 2012-2020, Dr. Carr served as Director of the Emergency Care Coordination Center and as Senior Advisor within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. His federal portfolio was focused on improving trauma and emergency care services at the national level. This work included working with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to integrate military and civilian health care response during disasters and public health emergencies.
Dr. Carr arrived to Sinai in February of 2020, one month before the first case of COVID-19 in NYC was diagnosed in the Mount Sinai Hospital emergency department. He had a central role in coordinating the Sinai Health System’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic in New York City, efforts that were recently recognized by Crain’s Healthcare. He is married to Dr. Sarah Winters, a primary care pediatrician and together they have three boys 15, 13, and 9