Grant E. Mitchell MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Dr. Mitchell is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine. He graduated with honors from Vassar College and New York Medical College.
Dr. Mitchell has served on nonprofit community boards and behavioral health advisory groups that provide guidance about practice and policy to local and state agencies. He has studied and written about the mind-body interface, advocating for a more integrated and holistic approach to healthcare.
Prior to joining Mount Sinai, he served as the Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health and the Department of Social Services. During his tenure, several department initiatives received national recognition for improving the quality of care for those living with serious mental illness.
He enjoys cycling, hiking, photography, and will drive long distances for a great bakery. While his eclectic taste in music still surprises friends and family, he has a deep appreciation of music’s power to bring joy and healing to those experiencing emotional and physical challenges. Dr. Mitchell has been integral to the expansion of music therapy in inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings and his support has fostered the creative expression of people
with psychiatric disorders and addictions. His advocacy has ensured that their needs are addressed through multiple modalities including music in individual and group contexts.