The Mount Sinai Health System (MSMC), incorporated in 1968, encompasses Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and The Mount Sinai Hospital. Through this partnership, the medical school is able to bring the expertise of the hospital's world-renowned medical staff into its classrooms. Established in 1963, the Icahn School of Medicine has a tradition of superior education, outstanding research and innovative patient care. Having nearly 500 students, the medical school has 29 clinical and basic science departments.
The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is one of the largest, oldest and best known voluntary hospitals in the United States. It is fully accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospitals and is approved for internship and residency training by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. Mount Sinai is an 1,181 bed tertiary-care hospital treating over 450,000 inpatients annually.
The Medical Center occupies a four block area on Fifth Avenue across from Central Park in Upper Manhattan. It includes the Guggenheim Pavilion, a unique 11 story, state of the art hospital designed by world renowned architect I.M. Pei, where most patient care occurs. The offices for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine reside in the Icahn Medical Institute located on one square block of Madison Avenue. This facility houses a brand new major conference center. This state of the art inpatient rehabilitation units are located on four floors of the Klingenstein Clinical Center, which is on Madison Avenue. Several other hospital, laboratory and service buildings complete the campus, including the Annenberg Building, a 31-story structure housing the medical school, outpatient clinics, and research laboratories.
The Rehabilitation Medicine Outpatient Services, located on 102nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue serves the community of Upper Manhattan, as well as a broad spectrum of patients from other areas. Approximately 800 physicians participate in ambulatory care in the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice 160 specialty and subspecialty services, which handle more than 340,000 outpatient visits annually. Of interest to those training in the field of PM&R are specialized clinics for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), brain injury (BI), orthotics and prosthetics, neurological disorders and various musculoskeletal conditions.
Research commitments at MSMC have continued to expand. Several floors of the Annenberg Building are devoted to laboratory investigations, including extensive animal research. MSMC provides a wide range of facilities and supportive services. These include the Center for Biomathematical Sciences, which provides statistical consultation to all faculty, and the Levy Library, located on the 10th and 11th floors of the Annenberg Building. Facilities exist for residents to access library databases and journal from their home computer.
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is directed by Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, MD, Lucy Moses, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Chairman of the Department since 1986. The Department provides comprehensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation services to patients hospitalized for acute rehabilitation, as well as to outpatients. The Department manages 100 inpatient acute rehabilitation beds, making it the largest adult acute rehabilitation program in New York City. The Department is CARF accredited for its spinal cord program, brain injury program and comprehensive rehabilitation program. The facility covers four floors and provides therapy on the patients floor. Designed to enhance communication among staff members of the interdisciplinary team and maximize individuals time in therapy, these units are noted for the excellence of care provided. The Department is consistently ranked among the 20 top rehabilitation medicine facilities in the United States, by US News and World Report. The Department has been designated by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) as a Model System of Care for Spinal Cord Injury and for Brain Injury, one of only four such centers in the nation. Therefore, along with our specialized rehabilitation programs for amputations, neurological disorders, spine pain, musculoskeletal disorders, strokes and heart disease, the department is known for its extensive interdisciplinary programming and excellence in spinal cord injury and brain injury. All our state of the art programs are led by highly trained Board Certified and, experienced physiatrists.
The Outpatient Service also sees a variety of disabilities including, but not limited to, spinal cord injury (SCI), brain injury (BI), musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, neurological disorders and amputations. Clinics are held regularly and include musculoskeletal medicine, general rehabilitation, prosthetics & orthotics, BI & SCI.
The Department consists of a staff and faculty of more than 400 individuals providing services for more than 100,000 out-patient visits per year. The staff includes: 12 full time attending physiatrists, 21 residents, fellows, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists (plus trainees), Social Workers, Recreation Therapists and a Vocational Counselor. Seven PM&R residents are assigned to MSH at all times. The Department has been allocated approximately 3,500 square feet of space for administrative and research purposes, and more than 10,000 square feet for the treatment of in and outpatients. In addition, the department operates a state-of-the-art Sports Therapy Center at 625 Madison Avenue (at 59th Street) which averages over 24,000 visits per year.
Amanda M. Sanders
Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029