Message from the Chair
All academic departments of medicine share a common, three-part mission of patient care, research, and education. But being the largest department in a medical school that grew from a world-renowned hospital means that for us, there is really only one unified mission — unsurpassed excellence in patient care. Exceptional research and education programs are prerequisites to fulfilling that mission.
The esteem in which our faculty members are held by their peers is evident in our many invitations to serve as leaders of local, national, and international societies and from the patients referred to us from throughout the metropolitan area, the country, and the world.
Our peers have singled out Mount Sinai Department of Medicine faculty for many honors, including the election of 14 faculty to the Association of American Physicians and 22 to the American Society of Clinical Investigators.
In 2012, New York magazine named 129 Mount Sinai physicians to its "Best Doctors" list, more than any individual hospital in New York City. In U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” issue, Mount Sinai Medical Center is ranked #14 on the 2012-13 Honor Roll. Eleven specialties were ranked including cancer, digestive disorders, heart and heart surgery, kidney disease, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery, otolaryngology, rehabilitation, and urology.
The Mount Sinai Department of Medicine is home to a residency program many have described as one of the best in the country. The remarkable students who compete for placement in the program and the success of our residents after graduation exemplify this claim. Our graduates pursue scholarship to enhance quality of care, advance medical research, and strengthen medical education. Many of our former trainees hold leadership positions in academic medicine.
In research, the department received $71 million from the National Institutes of Health in 2008 placing it among the top 20 departments of medicine in the country. Many Department of Medicine faculty were instrumental in the success of Mount Sinai’s application to become a member of the federal Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium, which resulted in a $34.6 million grant to the School of Medicine. Department of Medicine faculty lead seven of the 14 interdisciplinary research institutes established by Mount Sinai’s dean, Dennis S. Charney, MD, to facilitate breakthrough science.
Whether you are a current or prospective patient, referring physician, resident, fellow, graduate student, or supporter, it is my hope that as you traverse this site, you will discover all that the department has to offer and that you will be inspired to strengthen your connection to the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine.
Barbara Murphy, MD
Chair, Samuel F. Bronfman Department of Medicine
Annenberg, Room 5-02
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
2009 Annual Report
In the 2009 Annual Report, 13 extraordinary individuals from the Department of Medicine are featured. Their stories include lifetimes dedicated to medicine and science, opening new fields of study and innovative approaches to improving health outcomes; stories that demonstrate the true meanings of passion and compassion.
2008 Annual Report
The Department of Medicine leapt from #17 to enter the rarified ranks of the top 10 research programs in the US in 2008.
2007 Annual Report
As the largest department in the Medical Center, the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine plays a significant role in the success of Mount Sinai Medical Center and School of Medicine.