Dean for Cancer Innovation, and Chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)
Steven Burakoff is dean for cancer innovation and chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. A leader in immunology, oncology, and translational medicine, he founded The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai, served as its director for more than ten years, and led it to become a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. Burakoff holds board and committee appointments at multiple leading cancer research organizations, has been an editor for numerous journals, and authored more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His many honors include the first Harvard Medical School Excellence in Mentoring Award and the American Association of Immunologists Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.