Mount Sinai Health System has named Dr. Brendan Carr as its next chief executive, effective early next year.
Carr is a professor of emergency medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and chair of emergency medicine at the New York-based health system. He joined nonprofit Mount Sinai in February 2020.
Before Mount Sinai, Carr was an associate dean at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also served as an adviser to the Health and Human Services Department.
Carr was not made available for an interview. A Mount Sinai spokesperson declined to specify when Carr would take over his new role.
He will succeed Dr. Kenneth Davis, who started serving as CEO at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2003 and then at the larger health system when it formed in 2013. In 2021, Mount Sinai announced Davis would be CEO through 2024, but on Monday a spokesperson said, "Dr. Davis’s role has evolved since we issued the leadership transition announcement." Post-transition, Davis will be executive vice chairman of Mount Sinai's Boards of Trustees through 2027.
As CEO, Carr will oversee roughly 43,000 employees across Mount Sinai's eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices and a school of medicine.