Ayla Pelleg, MD

Ayla Pelleg Faculty Bio for Mount Sinai’s CME 2019


Ayla Pelleg, MD
Assistant Professor
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY


Dr. Pelleg completed her completed her fellowship in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she also served as a chief fellow. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine Primary Care at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital) and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Pelleg earned her Doctorate in Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Public Health) Degrees from The George Washington University. Dr. Pelleg is currently a clinical educator and practicing geriatrician and palliative care physician at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she provides inpatient hospital care to medically complex patients.

Dr. Pelleg’s career interests include medical student and resident education in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, specifically in communication skills, transitions of care, and pain management. Dr. Pelleg helps lead a group of Mount Sinai medical students to Nogales, Arizona to learn about rural health, border health, and health disparities. She has received various teaching awards, including the Fellow Recognition of Service Award from Mount Sinai’s East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP) Clinic and the Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Fellow Educator of the Year Award both in June 2019.