Leadership

Dean’s Office

Message from the Dean

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is proud to be a national and international leader in biomedical education, research and patient care. Since its inception 50 years ago, Mount Sinai's renowned faculty, talented students and dedicated staff have risen to the challenges of our visionary founders to build an outstanding  top-tier U.S. medical school.

"It is my goal to have Mount Sinai graduates remake the image of the American physician — one who is committed, selfless, and ethical, and at the same time, translational and transformative." Dennis S. Charney, MD

A culture of innovation and a passion for pushing the boundaries of knowledge are integral to all activities at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, driving us on a daily basis to challenge existing limitations of science and medicine to create and discover what was previously thought to be impossible. A $2.25 billion strategic plan emphasizing translational medicine provides both a roadmap and resources for the School's efforts. The magnificent new 550,000-square-foot Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine places scientists and physicians in close proximity that fosters cross-fertilization of ideas, stimulates progress and encourages creativity and entrepreneurship. Throughout Mount Sinai, intensive collaboration across our 34 academic departments and 22 multidisciplinary institutes facilitates discoveries running from the laboratory through to patient care.

Read more from Dr. Charney, Dean for Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System.

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