Madelynn Azar-Cavanagh

Madelynn Azar-Cavanagh, MD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Preventive Medicine


Occupational Medicine

Madelynn Azar-Cavanagh, MD, MPH, FACOEM  serves as the Medical Director of Employee Health, Safety and Wellness for the Mount Sinai Health System and is Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Azar-Cavanagh is a highly acclaimed physician who brings an interdisciplinary approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of occupational injuries and illnesses.

She joins the Mount Sinai team from the University of California in San Diego where she led Employee Health and Wellness for both the UC San Diego Health System and the UC San Diego Campus. 

Dr. Azar-Cavanagh was named as one of San Diego Magazine’s Top Doctors in Occupational Medicine in 2004 & 2005 and “America’s Top Physicians” 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 in Occupational Medicine.  She also received the “2010 Integrity in Workers’ Comp Award” for California Physicians.

A recognized leader in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dr. Azar-Cavanagh will be a key advocate for the significant enrichment of workplace safety and employee wellness initiatives organization wide.  To this end, she will collaborate with organizational leadership, Mount Sinai’s vast clinical resources and others to develop a framework for “Best Practices” that improves the overall coordinated health, safety and wellness of faculty and staff.


Occupational Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Clinical Preventive Medicine
  • Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
  • Experienced in Workers’ Compensation Reporting
  • Medical Screenings for Work-related Hazard Exposures
  • Monitoring and Treatment of World Trade Center-Related Adverse Health Effects
  • Occupational Infections
  • Occupational Medicine-Related Management and Administration
  • Occupational Toxicology
  • Occupational Zoonotic Diseases
  • Work Fitness and Disability Integration
  • Work-Related Injury and Illness Treatment and Management


MD, Boston University Medical Center

BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

MD, Boston University School of Medicine

MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency, University of Pennsylvania

Internship, Internal Medicine, Carney Hospital

Residency, Occupational Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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