Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Thomas C. Chalmers Clinical Trials Unit and
Adjunct Professor, The Bioethics Program
Infectious Diseases Geriatric Medicine
Dr. Sacks is the Director of the Thomas C. Chalmers Clinical Trials Unit at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.Dr. Sacks originally came to Mount Sinai to work with Thomas C. Chalmers, a pioneer in what is now called "evidence-based medicine." His work has been in two categories: 1) the design, conduct and analysis of clinical and natural history studies (primary studies), to provide new data to directly answer clinical questions, and 2) synthesis of existing data by meta-analysis, decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis, to provide guidance for urgent clinical problems for which primary data are not (or not yet) available. Dr. Sacks' current research interests include clinical trials, infections in the elderly, HIV, complementary and alternative therapies.
Dr. Sacks is also Director for Clinical Research of Mount Sinai's Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Center, and co-director of Mount Sinai's Fogarty International AIDS Training program.