Safiya K. Lyn-Lassiter, M.D. is Honored by the American Health Council for “Best in Medicine”

NEW YORK, Oct. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Safiya K. Lyn-Lassiter, Medical Director at Mount Sinai Medical Center Free Standing Emergency Department in Aventura, FL (FSED), has been selected as one of “America’s Best in Medicine” by the American Health Council.  She will be sharing her knowledge and expertise in the field of Emergency Medicine.

With over seven years of experience in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Lyn-Lassiter offers valuable insight in her role as Medical Director of the FSED.  Mount Sinai Medical Center is among the nation’s oldest, largest and most respected hospitals, serving roughly 24,000 emergency department patients annually. It is a part of the Mount Sinai Health System that provides distinguished care, conducts transformative research, and advances high-quality biomedical education. 
As Medical Director, Dr. Lyn-Lassiter’s day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing a 16 bed acute care emergency room, managing general operations, caring for critically ill patients, responding to all patient concerns, and implementing new policies on sepsis, stroke, STEMI and critical care.

Dr. Lyn-Lassiter graduated with honors from Trinity University (DC) with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Science. She completed her medical training at Meharry Medical College in 2010 where she earned her medical degree (M.D.).  She received her postgraduate emergency medicine training at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, a Level I trauma center.  Dr. Lyn-Lassiter has proudly served the South Florida community since 2014.

To keep abreast of the latest developments in the medical field, Dr. Lyn-Lassiter maintains affiliations with The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American Medical Association (AMA) and National Medical Association (NMA).  As a testament to her success, Dr. Lyn-Lassiter was honored as the Physician of the Month at Memorial Hospital in February 2016.  She works closely with the community to inform and educate people on evolving medical practices through engaging lectures and community-centered outreach programs.

Dr. Lyn-Lassiter became involved in the field of Emergency Medicine after discovering how unpredictable and rewarding each patient interaction can be. Her specialties include FSED Administration, Graduate Medical Education and patient satisfaction. When she reflects on her medical training, her rotations in Nashville’s underserved community not only exposed her to the reality of health care inequity, but also this experience prepared her to engage a cross-section of patients with care and compassion.  

Dr. Lyn-Lassiter is currently pursuing a professional certification in Fitness & Nutrition. She enjoys traveling the world and watching romantic comedies. Recently, she joined the interesting debate focusing on the effectiveness of medicinal marijuana (MMJ) use among Florida residents. As an advocate of MMJ, she created a user-friendly website to identify, evaluate, and recommend MMJ for qualifying patients ( 

Dr. Lyn-Lassiter is a proud parent to Myla, her seven-year-old daughter. Considering the future, Dr. Lyn-Lassiter hopes to continue flourishing in her career at MSMC and exploring medical journalism.

About the American Health Council:
The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at: Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: and

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Moore
American Health Council
Hauppauge, NY United States
Phone: 1-631-617-6590