Sunny Kishore

Sunny is Assistant Professor of Health System Design & Global Health at the Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is the founding Director of the Chronic Disease Action Center and is presently completing clinical training in internal medicine (primary care) at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. at the Weill Cornell/ Rockefeller/ Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional program and his M.Sc in immunology/pathology from Oxford. He completed his medical internship in internal medicine at Yale University. He has held fellowships at Harvard, MIT, and most recently at Yale, where he has taught undergraduate, public health, business, and medical students.

He designs policy and social innovations for global health. He has worked to strengthen the response to non-communicable diseases, increase access to lifesaving medicines, dissect how malaria kills, and transform the education of health professionals. 

Sunny is the founding president of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, the world's first and largest social network of next-generation researchers, practitioners, and advocates devoted to chronic disease.

Advisory and Editorial Positions

  • Editorial Advisory Board – TEDMED (until 2018)

  • Steering Committee and Participant – National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being & Resilience

  • Consultant on Hypertension Control – Resolve to Save Lives


  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, 2017

  • Emerging Leader, National Academy of Medicine, 2017

  • Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations, 2016–2020

  • Raymond W. Sarber Award for Most Outstanding PhD Student, American Society of Microbiology, 2012

  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, 2008

  • The Lancet Award for Community Service, The Lancet, 2008

  • Usher Cunningham Full Scholarship, Exeter College at the University of Oxford, 2004