LGBTQIA+ Resources

Name and pronouns policies

Students and Postdocs who wish to declare their name and pronouns or wish to Americanize their name are offered the option of requesting a name change in their email aliases, whether they have already legally changed their name or not.
If interested, follow the procedures below:

Postdoctoral Fellows: Contact the program manager of the OPA office ( to set an appointment to bring the forms. The OPA will forward your requests to the administrator of your department and to the IT office and will promptly notify you once the procedure is completed.

Students: Contact  

Due to security reasons, the request for a name change on the ID badge is taken into consideration on a case to case basis. Postdoctoral Fellows: If interested, please directly contact the OPA program manager (Theresa Scarabino,

All gender restrooms

Installation of all gender restrooms is a work in progress in the Mount Sinai premises.

  • In the MS main campus, there is an all gender restroom in Annenberg, 12th floor.
  • All gender restrooms are present in Klingenstein Pavilion, Guggenheim Pavilion, and 5 E 98th Street.
  • Installations in Icahn, 19 E 98th Street, CAM, Hess, Annenberg, Atran and KCC are under way.

Community resources

Stonewall Alliance (previously “LGBTQ People in Medicine”)

“Stonewall Alliance” is dedicated to improving the visibility and acceptance of the Mount Sinai LGBTQ+ community. We work to develop a safe and supportive academic and professional environment through educational and social opportunities. We advocate for the needs and concerns of LGBTQ+ students, staff and patients through various student-led initiatives. We seek to enhance the Mount Sinai LGBTQ+ community and to create an open and affirming medical school and hospital system. We welcome people of all genders, sexualities and identities to be involved”.


Listserv signup: . The list will not be shared outside of the leadership and all email addresses will be private (bcc’ed).

LGBT ERG (LGBT Employee Resources Group)

“The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) ERG exists to create an equitable, inclusive and supportive environment for all employees, faculty, students, patients and their families – regardless of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The group serves as a resource to educate and inform staff of issues which impact LGBT health, policies and procedures to address such issues and MSHS services which respond to the needs of the LGBT patient population”.


Listserv signup on the website.  The list will not be shared outside of the LGBT ERG leadership and all email addresses will be private (bcc’ed).

SEOS (Students for Equal Opportunity in Science)

SEOS is a graduate student organization of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai dedicated to promoting diversity in science.  The organization intends to provide support and resources to our members, improve faculty mentoring for students as well as increase networking opportunities among Mount Sinai students and other underrepresented students in science across New York City and the Tri-State area. Finally, SEOS seeks to promote interest in science and research among high school and college students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Other student & postdoc groups of interest:

Institutional committees and offices

Office for Diversity and Inclusion (MSHS)

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is a System-wide entity charged to support the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) in embracing the principles of diversity and inclusion as key drivers for excellence and innovation for unrivaled healthcare service delivery, medical and health education, and research. Our mission is one which champions a diverse workforce, strives to create a multicultural environment, and fosters an inclusive setting to ensure delivery of high-level care to the diverse patient populations in New York City and beyond.


Faculty Diversity Council (ISMMS)

The Faculty Diversity Council is a school-wide council that promotes recruitment and retention among faculty members from groups underrepresented in medicine and science. Gary Butts, MD, and Elizabeth Howell, MD, MPP, serve as Co-Chairs.


Diversity in Biomedical Research Council (DBRC) (ISMMS)

The DBRC is a school-wide council with a focus on recruitment, development, retention, and funding to increase diversity among leaders, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and staff in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.



Pronoun Etiquette Guide

Gender Affirming Verbal Communication