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Julie Blander - 2011
Julie Blander - 2011

Identified a receptor system for detecting bacterial viability

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Arthur Master - 1929
Arthur Master - 1929

Devised prototype for today's cardiac stress test, the "Master Two-Step."

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Stephen Levin &
Colleagues - 2002
Stephen Levin
& Colleagues - 2002


Organized the Mount Sinai World Trade Center Health Program in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Solomon Berson &
Rosalyn Yalow - 1959
Solomon Berson &
Rosalyn Yalow - 1959


Noted the conditions necessary for the performance of immunoassay for which Dr. Yalow received a Nobel Prize.

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Ezra Greenspan &
M. Fieber 1962 - 1963
Ezra Greenspan &
M. Fieber 1962 - 1963


Used a sequential combination regimen of chemotherapy for treatment of ovarian cancer and breast cancer.

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Philip Landrigan &
Colleagues - 1996
Philip Landrigan &
Colleagues - 1996


Documented the unique vulnerability of infants and children to pesticides and other toxic chemicals in the environment, leading to passage of the Food Quality Protection Act by U.S. Congress.

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Ihor Lemischka &
Bruce Gelb- 2010
Ihor Lemischka & Bruce Gelb - 2010

Developed the first cardiovascular disease model using human induced pluripotent stem cells.

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Dennis S. Charney &
Colleagues - 2000
Dennis S. Charney &
Colleagues - 2000


Demonstrated that Ketamine is a rapidly acting antidepressant for therapy resistant depression; a finding hailed as the most important discovery in over 50 years for the treatment of depression.

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Irving Selikoff
& colleagues - 1964
Irving Selikoff
& colleagues - 1964


Showed link between asbestos exposure and the formation of neoplasms

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Mount Sinai
- 1947
Mount Sinai - 1947

Performed first kidney dialysis in U.S.

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Bernard Sachs
- 1878
Bernard Sachs - 1878

Described "Familial Amaurotic Idiocy" - in U.S., later known as Tay-Sachs Disease.

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Edwin Kilbourne - 1969
Edwin Kilbourne - 1969

Created the first genetically engineered vaccine

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Stuart Aaronson & colleagues - 2004
Stuart Aaronson & colleagues - 2004

Showed that a Wnt autocrine mechanism is responsible for activation of Wnt canonical signaling in common human tumors.

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Ross Cagan
2012
Ross Cagan - 2012

Developed a cancer model in Drosophila (fruit fly), and used it to create a whole new approach to the discovery of cancer treatments.

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Joseph Buxbaum - 2004
Joseph Buxbaum & colleagues - 2004

Identified first common gene variant linked to autism.

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Ken Davis & Richard Mohs - 1982
Ken Davis & Richard Mohs - 1982

Used a specific cholinesterase inhibitor to treat Alzheimer's disease.

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Hugh Sampson & colleagues - 2003
Hugh Sampson & colleagues - 2003

Developed treatment for peanut allergy.

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Eric Genden - 2005
Eric Genden - 2005

Performed the world's first successful composite tracheal transplant.

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Daniel Present - 1980
Daniel Present & colleagues - 1980

Established immunosuppressive agents as first line therapy for IBD

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Charlotte Friend - 1971
Charlotte Friend & colleagues - 1971

Demonstrated that dimethyl sulfoxide could induce cancer cells, opening the way to less toxic cancer therapy.

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Hertzberg Palliative Care
1999
The Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute - 1999

The Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute created as the first and only one of its kind to combine clinical, educational and research activities together with a national dissemination platform.    More...
Francesco Ramirez & colleagues - 1991
Francesco Ramirez
& colleagues - 1991


Identified the gene for Marfan Syndrome.

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Leon Ginzburg - 1932
Leon Ginzburg, Gordon Oppenheimer
& Burrill B. Crohn - 1932


Formulated the first description of 'regional ileitis,' later known as Crohn's Disease.

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Roger Hajjar
2011
Roger Hajjar - 2011

Found a new drug target for the treatment and prevention of heart failure.

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Robert Desnick
2003
Robert Desnick & colleagues - 2003

Developed Fabrazyme to treat individuals suffering from Fabry's Disease.

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Eric E. Schadt
2012
Eric E. Schadt & Colleagues - 2012

Developed a technique for generating a personal SNP profile, or a DNA "bar code."

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Peter Palese
2010
Peter Palese & colleagues - 2010

Developed a new influenza vaccine.

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Emmanuel Rubin
& Charles Lieber
1974
Emanuel Rubin & Charles Lieber - 1974

Showed that alcohol is toxic to the liver when the conventional wisdom was that poor nutrition, not alcohol, caused liver disease.

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Mount Sinai &
Visiting Doctors - 1995
Mount Sinai &
Visiting Doctors - 1995


Brought medical care to homebound patients in East Harlem.

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