Edwardine M Mohanraj, MD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Dr. Mirna Mohanraj is the Program Director for the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospitals and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Mohanraj completed her undergraduate education at The Johns Hopkins University and medical education at The University of Connecticut. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Chicago Hospitals, followed by a Chief Medical Residency at The John H. Stroeger Hospital of Cook County and Clinical Instructor at Rush Medical College in Chicago. Dr. Mohanraj went on to complete her Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and was recruited to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West in 2010.
Dr. Mohanraj is passionate about medical education and has spearheaded innovations in medical education throughout her tenure at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West first as Associate Program Director, and now as Program Director. She implemented a novel ‘flipped classroom’ model for the fellows’ CORE curriculum series, created a longitudinal Quality Improvement Curriculum (including the unique Fellows’ Group QI Project) and instituted a Night Intensivist Experience for the fellows. Building on the Center for Advanced Medical Simulation resources, Dr. Mohanraj developed fellow-level simulation cases and the first ‘Mini-Simulation Fellowship’ that can be completed during a 3-year fellowship program. She is an ardent advocate for fellow well-being and co-designed the Humanism in Pulmonary & Care Medicine Program, a distinctive fellow-driven program that has been nominated for a national ACGME award.
Dr. Mohanraj educates fellows and residents through a variety of clinical activities including inpatient pulmonary, critical care medicine, Chest Clinic and a faculty practice. She has received teaching awards and leads resident- and fellow-level initiatives to promote trainee interest and advancement in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Additional experiences include direction of the Procedure Service, clinical documentation education and active membership no the MSSLW Ethics Committee. She is board certified in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.
Critical Care Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
MD, University of Connecticut
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Chicago
Residency, Internal Medicine, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Fellowship, Pulmonary & CC Med, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Teaching Attending of the Year
Trustees Small Grants Award
BQuIP (Bronchoscopy Quality Improvement Project) – Primary Investigator
Lung Cancer Screening: Pre-Screen Project – Co-Primary Investigator
NIV utilization, protocol and training – Co-Primary Investigator
AIR-BX1, Gilead Sciences, Inc. - Co-Principal Investigator
A Quality Improvement Bronchoscopy Checklist focused on education and communication goals in a fellowship program. Mohanraj M, Brehm A, Vladu S, Eden E. [ATS abstract submission].;.
Pulmonary Non-Crystalline Histiocytosis In A Patient With Multiple Myeloma. Brehm A, Sandhhu G, Stein S, Ivelja S, Mohanraj EM. American Thoracic Society, Poster presentation, May 2012..;.
Colo-bronchial fistula as a rare complication of diaphragmatic mesh repair. Mohanraj EM, Harkin TJ, Mayer D. American Thoracic Society, Poster presentation, May 2010.;.
Just the Facts: Critical Care. Chapter: Fluid Therapy, Mohanraj EM (chapter author); Hall, JB, Hogarth DK, Schmidt GA (editors). 2007.;.
Hyperthyroidism and the Normal Heart. Mohanraj EM, Brezina J. 2002. Annual Meeting of the CT Chapter of the ACP-ASIM. .;.
Factors predictive of low bone mineral density in female patients with SLE. Lakshminarayanan S, Walsh S, Mohanraj EM, Rothfield NF. J. Rheum: 2001, Vol 28(1), 102-108..;.
Age, menopause, corticosteroids and antimalarials have significant effects on bone mineral density in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Mohanraj EM, Lakshminarayanan S, Walsh S, Rothfield NF. Arth & Rheum: 1999, Vol 42(9) Supplement, 1709..;.