Personnel

Present Past

Sadiq Rehmani, MD

Sadiq Rehmani, M.D. is a post-doctoral research associate in the Thoracic Surgery Research Lab at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospitals. He received his medical degree with honors from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan.

Dr. Rehmani brings an extensive experience in cell and molecular biology to the lab. He has previously worked on the identification of novel mutations in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. During his undergraduate years, along with a graduate student, he developed a novel assay for screening helicase inhibitors for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).

Currently, Dr. Rehmani leads several basic science projects in the group. His primary focus is on the identification of various somatic mutations in lung cancer patients influencing their outcomes in response to radiation therapy. Additionally, he provides essential statistical expertise for various clinical projects in the lab.

Michael Barsky

Michael Barsky is a research volunteer in the Thoracic Surgery Research Lab at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospitals. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Cornell University.

After graduating Cornell, Michael began working for Citigroup as a Market Risk analyst within a risk management group responsible for a portfolio of over $50 billion. After two years and serious consideration, he decided that finance was not for him and that his true passion was a career in medicine.

After completing his undergraduate coursework in premedical science at Rutgers University, Michael joined the research lab as a volunteer. He currently leads several projects, with particular interest in regenerative medicine as well as herbal therapeutics for cancer.

Abdulbadee Bogis, MD

Abdulbadee Bogis, M.D. is a research fellow at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospitals. He is currently sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia for a one year research fellowship in thoracic surgery.

Dr. Bogis first came to the US as part of an elective rotation in his final year of medical school at St. Francis Heart Hospital in Trenton, NJ. Following his positive experience, he returned to the US after earning his medical degree from King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. He has a keen interest in thoracic surgery and oncology.

Currently, he is working collaboratively on a number of projects in airway procedures and thoracic robotic surgeries aiming to improve quality of care in thoracic surgery practice. Following completion of his research experience, he plans to apply for residency training in General Surgery.