Bio – Lisa Eiland, MD

Dr. Eiland’s path to medicine was not straightforward.  When she graduated college, she embarked on an investment banking career.  Soon after, she realized she wanted a career that more personally impacted people’s lives.  She went to medical school, and eventually completed a pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship. Stress is inherent in neonatal ICU care.  Accordingly, Dr. Eiland devoted the initial phases of her medical career to developing and using a rodent model to elucidate the neuroanatomical and behavioral impact of early life stress. This work provided guiding principles for clinical care.  In 2011, she joined Mount Sinai.  In 2015, she became the Site Director of the NICU. She strives to equip families and staff with tools to minimize stress and optimize outcome of vulnerable newborns. Outside of her clinical responsibilities, she chairs the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for her local American Academy of Pediatrics chapter, co-directs a summer healthcare internship for under-represented high school students, chairs the ISSM Promotions Committee, chairs the MSW/MSM Medical Records Committee and serves on varied community and hospital committees.