Health System & Central Resources

The Mount Sinai Health System and  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are staffed by a diverse team of physicians and specialists working together to continuously maintain a high quality of care. Below are the institutions that define the Mount Sinai Health System. 

The Mount Sinai Health System health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The Health System’s seven member hospital campuses include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. These hospitals and the entire Mount Sinai network will benefit from synergies with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, one of the nation’s leading medical schools, which is on the forefront of medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care.

The Health System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

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Last Update: February 7, 2014

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) was established in 1963 under a charter from the New York State Department of Education. The School was created as an academic partner to The Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH), and together ISMMS and MSH comprised The Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC). In 2013, Mount Sinai combined with Continuum Health Partners to form the Mount Sinai Health System. The Health System encompasses the Icahn School of Medicine and seven hospital campuses in the New York Metropolitan area. Together, the School and the member hospitals serve some of the most diverse and complex patient populations in the world.

Icahn School of Medicine is among the top twenty medical schools in the United States in both NIH funding and in the U.S. News and World Reports survey of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Driven by a culture of innovation and discovery, ISMMS is guided by a $2.25 billion strategic plan that emphasizes translational science. The School’s multidisciplinary research institutes foster collaboration along a continuum that runs from the laboratory to patient care delivery. State-of-the-art laboratories support groundbreaking research, and abundant clinical venues offer superb patient care and training opportunities. The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine opened in December 2012, providing approximately 550,000 square feet of new space in which scientists and physicians can work in close proximity and collaborate to advance Mount Sinai’s efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent human disease.

Currently, over 1,200 students are enrolled in six degree-granting programs: MD; PhD in Biomedical Sciences or Neuroscience; Master of Biomedical Sciences; Master of Public Health; Master of Science in Genetic Counseling; and Master of Science or PhD in Clinical Research. Approximately 50% of students are pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree; 30% are working toward a doctoral (PhD) degree; and 20% are seeking a Master’s (MS) degree. Some students are pursuing dual degrees, primarily a MD/PhD, MD/MSCR or MD/MPH. ISMMS also offers postgraduate research and clinical training opportunities. The School attracts an outstanding and diverse student body to its highly competitive programs and invigorating academic environment.

The Icahn School of Medicine campus is located from East 98th Street to 102nd Street between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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Last Update: June 15, 2016

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,144-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals.  It is a clinical partner to the Icahn School of Medicine, and together, the Hospital and School comprise The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 592,433 outpatient visits took place. The Mount Sinai Hospital is among the nation's best hospitals based on reputation, patient safety, and other patient-care factors.
The Mount Sinai community is socio-economically, ethnically, and religiously diverse. It is located between East Harlem, a community with lower than median household incomes and documented health disparities among its predominantly Latino/Hispanic and African American populations, and the Upper East Side, one of the nation’s most affluent communities.

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Last Update: October 7, 2015

Since its inception, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has fostered community partnerships to optimize the care of vulnerable populations. Faculty members have benefited from collaborations with underserved, often hard-to-reach populations as well as the front line clinicians that care for them, in terms of faculty members’ efforts to recruit diverse populations for research, develop research partnerships and ensure that community expertise, experiences and priorities inform their work.

In partnering with investigators, members of the community have benefited from greater access to medical resources, educational programs, technical assistance with program development and evaluation, and obtaining funding and collaborators to implement their research and project ideas. The Centers for Community and Academic Research Partnerships (CCARP) at Mount Sinai facilitates the formation and transformation of these partnerships so that they become the catalyst for groundbreaking research that uncovers and addresses important social, environmental, and health problems; builds skills among academic and stakeholders; and improves health of communities.

CCARP connects Faculty and diverse stakeholders so that the values and cultures of stakeholders are respected throughout the research process. CCARP creates a unique environment where all stakeholders learn from one another and address issues affecting the well-being of communities. CCARP builds and supports stakeholder/academic research partnerships, and develops skills and infrastructure to conduct high-quality community–engaged research. Seasoned experts offer one-on-one support and initial consultations to identify novel research questions. In addition, they can provide and initial consult on grant proposal development, research design, as well as how to best implement effective recruitment and retention strategies. CCARP can further assist on how to evaluate, communicate and disseminate research outcomes to improve health, systems of care, policies and local environments.

Visit the Center for Community and Academic Research Partnerships (CCARP) for more information or email Crispin Goytia.

Diversity Focus of the Mount Sinai Health System Office for Diversity and Inclusion

The charge of the corporate Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is to support the Mount Sinai Health System in embracing the principles of diversity and inclusion as key drivers for excellence and innovation for unrivaled healthcare service delivery, medical and health education and research. ODI is led by Gary Butts, MD who is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Within the ODI is the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA), the diversity center of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS).

Diversity Program of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai The Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA)

The Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) is the diversity center of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). The mission of CMCA is to eliminate health disparities through the use of innovative, integrative, and coordinated approaches in the areas of Community, Clinical Care, Education, and Research to improve the health of all populations by diversifying the healthcare workforce and influencing health policy and research. CMCA carries out its mission by serving as the interface for educational pipeline programs, minority affairs, institution-wide diversity initiatives, and academic support for medical students, minority faculty development, and culture and medicine programs at ISMMS. CMCA is directed by Gary Butts, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Education, and Preventive Medicine, and the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy, and Community Affairs at ISMMS. As the primary hub for policies and initiatives, which relate to supporting and advancing diversity at ISMMS, CMCA also monitors diversity trends for minority faculty, students, and trainees at the institution through its comprehensive database. CMCA was previously the only federally funded Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Center of Excellence for Minority Health in New York State geared toward increasing the level of diversity in the healthcare workforce. CMCA has over 40 years of success in education pipeline programs through its Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE) that engage and prepare students in high schools and colleges for careers in the health professions. CMCA’s longstanding expertise in educational pipeline programs led to its funding by HRSA since  2008 as the lead organization for the Northeast Regional Alliance Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP), a partnership with the Columbia Medical School for Physicians and Surgeons, New Jersey Medical School, Hofstra University School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Social Work Services, and the Manhattan Staten-Island Area Health Education Center to expose and prepare educationally and economically disadvantaged college students as competitive applicants to medical school. CMCA provides strong, multi-faceted partnerships with local community organizations that allow integration of community-oriented care, research and service learning. CMCA has served as an active participant in other institutional health disparities and minority health research efforts, including: 1) the Center for Community and Academic Research Partnership (CCARP), a key program in ISMMS’s Clinical and Translational Science (CTSA) program; 2) the CDC-initiated REACH to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States; 3) the Mount Sinai Summer Institute for NeuroAIDS Disparities. The CMCA has also played an instrumental role in the work of several institution-wide diversity focused efforts including: 1) Diversity in Biomedical Research Council which aims to address diversity in the biomedical research workforce with a specific focus on recruitment, development through pipelines (graduate students summer programs), retention (through career development and mentoring), and funding (NIH diversity supplements).; the Faculty  Diversity Council which aims to  promote diversity in faculty recruitment, retention, development and inclusion at the ISMMS; and the GME Diversity Committee which aims to promote the recruitment and retention of URM residents to MSHS residency training programs.  In addition, the Office for Women's Careers (OWC) offers opportunities for women faculty to network across departments, serves as an advocacy and mentoring resource, and provides a forum for support, education and discussion.

Visit The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for more information.

Last Update: October 6, 2015

The mission of the Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library is to support the clinical, educational and research programs of the Mount Sinai Health System. The Library provides an inviting and modern environment designed to facilitate research, study, and collaboration. Library staff work with students, faculty and staff through their instructional program, by answering user questions and by making available an extensive array of materials to support education, patient care and science.

The Library's collection of e-resources, available both on and off-campus, consists of over 13,000 e-journals in the biomedical sciences, approximately 170 databases, and a rapidly growing collection of e-books. A print collection of textbooks and monographs is also maintained. The Library offers 80 networked public workstations and two computer classrooms.

The library is a part of Academic Informatics and Technology (AIT). With the Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library at its core, AIT serves as the information resources and technology hub for all students, residents, fellows, and the clinical and basic science faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, regardless of where they are across the City and around the world. AIT includes the Levy Library, as well as the:

Academic IT Support Center
Instructional Technology Group (ITG)
Mount Sinai Archives & Records Management Program

Visit the Levy Library or contact Gali Halevi for more information.

Last Update: September 28, 2015

The Mount Sinai Health System’s Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine (“Hess Center”) comprises nearly 500,000 square-feet of new, state-of-the-art medical research and clinical facilities. Opened in December 2012, the Hess Center features two floors of outpatient clinical space and six floors of laboratory space, increasing Mount Sinai’s research footprint by fifty percent.

The Hess Center will house the clinical and research facilities of Mount Sinai’s Tisch Cancer Institute, as well as laboratories for The Friedman Brain Institute, the Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, and the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute. These research institutes will benefit from convenient access to the building’s full floor devoted to advanced imaging technologies. The Hess Center also promotes greater access to technology across disciplines, including a new 2,200-square-foot data center that quadruples the capacity of Minerva, Mount Sinai's high-performance supercomputer, which already ranks among the nation’s largest systems in academic medicine.

The establishment of the Hess Center is projected to create more than 650 permanent new employment opportunities with an annual payroll of nearly $40 million. These new jobs will include 100 new faculty members, 100 graduate students, 125 postdoctoral fellows, 200 technicians, 35 administrators, 21 engineers and at least 50 building operations staff. More than 200 physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, medical assistants, registration and financial personnel, and other administrative staff will support the operations of the outpatient facilities located in the Hess Center.

Visit the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine for more information.

Last Update: May 20, 2014

What is the proportional gender breakdown (e.g. male, female, transgender) of your department's undergraduate students?

  • Not applicable to ISMMS.

What is the proportional gender breakdown (e.g. male, female, transgender) of your department's postgraduate students?

  • Ask your department. Postgraduate is defined as  any student pursuing a PhD, MD, MA, or any  degree beyond a Bachelor’s.

What is the proportional gender breakdown of your department's faculty (assistant, associate, full professor)?

  • Ask your department

In the last five years, what was the proportional gender breakdown of your department's tenured faculty members that were recruited from outside your institution?

  • Ask your department

In the last five years, what was the proportional gender breakdown of your department's tenure track faculty members who were recruited from outside your institution?

  • Ask your department

What is your institutional policy regarding paid family leave and pausing the tenure clock? Is there additional support available on top of the recruitment account to fund this?

  • Family Leave – ISMMS offers eligible employees unpaid leave of up to 12 weeks, consistent with the Family Medical Leave Act. However, qualifying sick time and vacation time may provide some level of payment to individuals during their leave.
  • Tenure Clock Policy Information: Scroll down to 4. Adjustment of Academic Clock [what should we include from policy?]
  • Additional support: not available

What is your institutional policy regarding balanced gender representation on internal committees? What is the current gender breakdown on appointments, promotions, finance, awards, and strategy committees?

  • We strive to achieve diverse representation by discipline, race/ethnicity, gender and other attributes.
  • Committee breakdown as of March 2016

Committee Name




Curriculum Committee




Student Admissions Committee




Student Promotions Committee




Grievance Committee




Institutional Review Board (IRB)




Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)




Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Committee




Committee on Faculty Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure




Committee on Special Awards and Grants




In the past 12 months, what is the proportional gender breakdown of the speakers on your department's external seminar program?

  • Ask your department