Message from the Chair

I am delighted to welcome you to the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, the first of its kind at a Manhattan academic medical center. Founded in 2012, our team is dedicated to education, research, and patient care that is targeted to the concerns of medically underserved communities, focused on eliminating health disparities, and grounded in the time-honored principles of family medicine.

After decades of concern for the deep and worsening U.S. health care crisis, precipitated in part by a shortage of primary care physicians, the Department of Family Medicine aims to catalyze innovation and service in the field of family medicine. We believe in high-quality, affordable health care for all; culturally-sensitive service provision to people of all ages; and in bringing the benefits of health information technology to historically disadvantaged communities. Our practice is evidence-based and informed by a spirit of equity and accountability to the communities we serve. Our faculty is extraordinarily dedicated, universally talented, and incredibly diverse.

A centerpiece of our department is our family medicine residency program, a federal initiative to provide direct payments to federally qualified health centers for the training of primary care physicians. Our program is particularly exciting in that it combines outpatient training in health centers with inpatient training at the world-class Mount Sinai Hospital. We’re delighted to be able to offer this training experience to the next generation of family physicians.

As we expand our research and training opportunities, we’ll be focused on broad collaboration with our colleagues at Mount Sinai; community leaders; and residents of Harlem. We hope you’ll join us as we work to advance the practice of family medicine to improve health right here in Harlem.


Neil S. Calman, MD

Contact Us

Administrative Offices:
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Icahn Medical Institute
1425 Madison Avenue, Suite L5-40
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-659-1411
Fax: 212-659-9071

Mailing Address:
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
IMI L5-40, Box 1029
1468 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029