Sunny Kishore

Sunny is Associate Director of the Arnhold Institute of Global Health and Assistant Professor of Health System Design & Global Health and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Chronic Disease Action Center. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. at the Weill Cornell/ Rockefeller/ Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional program and his M.Sc in 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
Medical Advisory Board, The Huffington Post
Editorial Board, Globalization & Health


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