Dr. Joseph Masci joined the Mount Sinai School of Medicine faculty in 1982 as an attending physician in infectious diseases and instructor in the Department of Medicine. He became associate director of the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinaiâ€™s major teaching affiliate, Elmhurst Hospital Center in 1987. He rose to the position of director of the department at Elmhurst in 2002 and has held that position ever since. He serves on a large number of committees at Mount Sinai and at Elmhurst Hospital. Among these are the Appointments and Promotions Committee of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the steering committee of the Institute for Medical Education at Mount Sinai and the medical executive committee at Elmhurst Hospital. He also serves as the chairman of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation corporate formulary committee and as member of its HIV Clinical Advisory Group.
He founded the Elmhurst Hospital AIDS program in 1986 and has served as Chairman of the HIV Special Needs Plan Program Committee of the Health and Hospitals Corporation. His book, Outpatient Management of HIV Infection, was published in its fourth edition in June, 2011. He has received several honors for his work in HIV/AIDS, including the Dr. Linda Laubenstein HIV Clinical Excellence Award from the New York State Department of Health, the Human Services Award for Service to the HIV/AIDS Community from the Office of the Mayor of New York, the Presidentâ€™s Award for Outstanding Medical Leadership from the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.
After earning his bachelorâ€™s degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Masci completed his residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital and a fellowship in infectious disease at Mount Sinai. He currently holds the academic rank of Professor of Medicine and Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is also on the faculty of the Mount Sinai Master of Public Health Program. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the New York Academy of Medicine and the Royal Society of Medicine, as well as a member of the Association of Professors of Medicine and a variety of other professional societies.