Clinical Overview

Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital — founded in 1852 and located  in Manhattan at the border of the Upper East Side and East Harlem — consists of the jointly managed Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Hospital. The Hospital is a 1,171-bed general medical and surgical facility, with approximately 2,500 physicians and 1,000 residents/fellows. Each year, Mount Sinai Hospital has roughly 55,000 inpatient admission/discharges, 500,000 outpatient visits, and 95,000 emergency room visits.

Over the years, both the Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine have soared in reputation to rank among the top institutions in the nation and the region. This rise has been due largely to the ongoing collaboration between the research, clinical, and administrative arms of the institutions, making a focus on translational science a reality. For psychiatry, the Friedman Brain Institute directed by psychiatrist Eric Nestler, MD, PhD, exemplifies our translational and interdisciplinary focus.

Mount Sinai’s ongoing intellectual, humanistic, and financial growth is evident in the new Center for Science and Medicine. This state-of-the-art facility integrates clinical and basic science research with an ambulatory care center, uniting clinicians, scientists, educators and their colleagues in a unique, collaborative way.

This new building, recently completed next to the Hospital, is the vision of the highest-ranking leaders of the institution, who are themselves psychiatrists: Ken Davis, MD, who is CEO of the Hospital, and Dennis Charney, MD, Dean of the Medical School. This is a reflection of the esteem of psychiatry within the institution, and the level of importance given the study of the brain and mind.


Contact Us

Tel: 212-659-8734

Icahn School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Box 1230
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029