Gabriela Suriel is a full-time licensed clinical social worker at Mount Sinai Hospital where she works with a multidisciplinary team targeting the pediatric asthma and cystic fibrosis population. She is passionate about access to health and education for all and the impact this has on her patients and families throughout the five boroughs of NYC. Additionally, Gabriela also serves at the Wellness Advisor for the students in the Masters in Genetic Counseling program in the Icahn School of Medicine where she also precepts courses for medical students on the social determinants of health. Through this role, she meets with students throughout their 2 year program to provide wellness advisory sessions and connect them to resources, when necessary. Gabriela also serves on various committees in the Mount Sinai Health System that are geared toward advocating for the patient experience and anti-racism social work practices in the health care system.
Gabriela received her bachelors in Human Development from Binghamton University in 2008 and her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University in 2013.
Gabriela is also a mother, a wife and identifies as Ecuadorian- American, as the daughter of immigrants. In her spare time, she enjoys podcasts, hiking with her husband and daughter and watching documentaries.