Mount Sinai Hospital
Established in 1963, the medical school has a tradition of superior education, outstanding research and innovative patient care with nearly 500 students and 29 clinical and basic science departments. The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is one of the largest and oldest voluntary hospitals in the United States. This academic medical center 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’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, directed by Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, MD, 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 accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its spinal cord and brain injury programs and for its comprehensive rehabilitation center. The facility covers four floors and provides therapy on the patients’ floor. These units are noted for the excellence of care provided and are designed to enhance communication among interdisciplinary team and maximize the time of individuals in therapy.
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 services also see 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.
Mount Sinai occupies a four block area on Fifth Avenue across from Central Park in Upper Manhattan. It includes the Guggenheim Pavilion, where most patient care occurs. The Pavilion is a unique 11-story, state-of-the-art hospital designed by internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei.
The offices for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine are located on one square block of Madison Avenue in the Icahn Medical Institute. The Department’s state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation units are located on four floors of the Klingenstein Clinical Center 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.
Rehabilitation medicine outpatient services 102nd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues 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 physical medicine and rehabilitation 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 Mount Sinai have continued to expand. Several floors of the Annenberg Building are devoted to laboratory investigations, including extensive animal research.
Mount Sinai provides a wide range of facilities and supportive services. These include the Center for Biomathematical Sciences, which provides statistical consultation to 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.
Amanda M. Sanders
Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029