Meet the Team

Alex FedermanDr. Alex Federman earned his medical degree from the State University of New York, Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, completed his residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, and received clinical research training through the Harvard Medical School Faculty Development and Fellowship Program in General Internal Medicine. He also earned a Masters in Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Federman is a board-certified internist who practices general internal medicine. He is Director of Research for the Division of General Internal Medicine and Director of the National Institute on Aging-funded (T32) post-doctoral research training program on Disparities in Aging and Dementia (DiAD).

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Melissa Martynenko, MPA, MPH – Research Program Director
Melissa Martynenko is the Research Program Director in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She received a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Rutgers University specializing in non-governmental organization management and a Master’s degree in Public Health from New York University with a concentration in global health and epidemiology after serving in the Peace Corps. For over 12 years, Ms. Martynenko has worked closely with clinician researchers in the Division to manage the study activities, research staff, budgetary requirements and regulatory compliance of pre- and post-award grants.

Olga Alagiozidou – MBA, Assistant Research Program Director
Olga Alagiozidou is the Assistant Research Program Director for the Division of General Internal Medicine. She received a Bachelor of Communication Arts from Marymount Manhattan College and a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University. Prior to joining the Division, she served as the Program Manager of the Institute for Medical Education at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she oversaw the operational and administrative aspects of the institute, including program management, grant management, financial management and communications. In this role, she oversees the Human Resources and Operations of the research program and is responsible for post award finance and regulatory compliance for several projects.

Kim Stone, MPH – Data Analytics Manager
Kim Stone graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and from Columbia University Mailman’s School of Public Health in 2016 with an MPH in Epidemiology. She provides statistical support and data management to Drs. Keith Sigel and Juan Wisnivesky. She is also the Data Analytics Manager for the Division. In this role, she leads the Division’s statistical support and data management operations.

Stephanie Margolin, MSW – Grants Manager
Stephanie Margolin received a BA from Roanoke College in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University. Prior to joining the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai, Stephanie served as Senior Grants Officer at LAPA Fundraising, developing and executing fundraising strategies for nonprofit organizations providing supportive social services in NYC. She also served as Associate Manager of Government Grants and Institutional Strategy at VNS Health, where she was responsible for the prospecting and procurement of government and institutional funding across business lines. In her role as Grants Manager in the Division, Stephanie supports both pre- and post-award grant management.

Ruchir Goswami, MD, MPH – Project Manager
Ruchir Goswami received a Medical Degree from B.J. Medical College, India, and Master in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has worked in clinical research for the past eight years. He currently manages Dr. Federman’s NIH and industry funded studies.

Maria Peralta – Project Manager
Maria Peralta received her Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies from Hamilton College. She has worked in clinical research for the past six years and currently manages the Division’s T32 Fellowships, overseeing program operations, trainee recruitment, curricular programming and pre- and post- award finance.

Thomas McIntyre, MPH – Data Analyst I
Thomas McIntyre received his Bachelor’s Degree in Global Public Health and Anthropology from New York University and his Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Columbia University. He provides statistical support and data management to Division projects as an Analyst.