Ezi came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she majored in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Before attending Icahn, Ezi received her Master’s in Biotechnology at Brandeis University, interned in the lab of James Allison, PhD, recent Nobel laureate, and worked as a research associate at Boston Children’s Hospital investigating rare metabolic diseases. She entered the MD/PhD program in 2014.
While at Icahn Mount Sinai, Ezi participated in an executive role on the Student Council, Students for the Equal Opportunity in Science (SEOS), Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (oSTEM), and Students National Medical Association (SNMA). She volunteered in the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP) - the ISMMS student-run free clinic, the Diversity in Biomedical Research Committee, the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Retreat Committee, the MSTP Admissions Committee, the Precision Immunology Institute Diversity Committee, and Trainee Health and Wellness (THAW). She also successfully defended her doctoral research in immunology in the summer of 2020. She has published two articles in peer-reviewed journals and was awarded the Graduate School Social and Racial Justice Award in 2020.
Ezi would like to thank her family, friends, PI, and the many faculty members at Mount Sinai who have made her MD/PhD education thus far a challenging, engaging, and rewarding experience.
Ezi will graduate with her MD and PhD degrees and continue her residency training in General Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital.