Meet the Team

1226391_LevineAlice C. Levine, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Oncological Sciences in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Bone Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  She  has been a faculty member of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine since 1986 when she completed her Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism.  She divides her time between clinical, teaching and research activities.  Her clinical interests are diseases of the pituitary, reproductive and adrenal glands and she publishes extensively in these fields.  She is the Co-Director of the Adrenal Center.  She is the Course Director for the Second Year Medical School Endocrine Pathophysiology Course and is often cited as one of the outstanding Faculty Teachers by Medical Students, Residents and Fellows.  She also mentors students and faculty in clinical and basic science research.

Alexander Kirschenbaum, MD, is Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.   He is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and received his training in both general surgery and urology at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.  Dr. Alexander Kirschenbaum is consistently cited on Top Doctors lists both nationally (Castle Connelly Best Urologists) and locally (New York Magazine Best Doctors). He has been the recipient of numerous awards, notably the American Urological Association and Valentine Fellowships in urologic oncology and the prestigious John K. Lattimer Award of the Kidney and Urology Foundation. Dr. Kirschenbaum continues to be actively involved in research in the field of prostate cancer. Not only is he the co-director of a translational research laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, but also has been the recipient of Grant awards from the Department of Defense, Martell Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation, and Prostate Action, Inc.


Shen Yao, MD, is Senior Research Associate.  Dr. Yao was trained in pathology at Shanghai University and has 25 years experience in immunopathology and small animal work.   He is the Senior Laboratory Manager and oversees all animal and pathology experiments.

Sudeh Izadmehr, MS, is currently a graduate student in the school of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  She is a candidate for a Ph.D. in the field of Clinical Research.  Her graduate studies are in the field of prostate cancer, specifically the mechanisms involved in advanced, metastatic prostate cancer with a view toward the development of new therapies.