Windreich Department of Artificial Intelligence and Human Health

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize every aspect of our lives, from transportation to entertainment and from manufacturing to education. Arguably one of the most important areas that will be transformed is health care, enabling us to more quickly and accurately develop diagnoses, expedite drug discovery, and take better and more personalized care of our patients. The Department of Artificial Intelligence and Human Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the foremost department of its kind within a medical school, thus enhancing opportunities for partnerships among medical and computer scientists. Mount Sinai brings to this effort a long tradition as a pioneer and trailblazer in digital health, starting with the earliest adoption of electronic health care records in the 1980s.

Our mission is to create an AI “intelligent fabric” that will infuse machine-learning and AI-driven decision-making throughout the Mount Sinai Health System’s eight hospitals and more than 400 ambulatory clinics. This intelligent fabric will make available the tools and techniques of artificial intelligence to all Mount Sinai researchers and physicians, facilitating both emergency reactions and long-term strategic decisions. In addition, our Department will train the next generation of health care computer scientists and develop relationships to expand the Department’s reach. We believe that innovation and technology are key to improving health care for everyone.

We will be housed in a new facility located at the center of our main campus on New York City's Upper East Side, which will contain high-performance computing and cloud computing database capabilities. This location will allow for the seamless, immediate interaction of our research with clinicians and the care process. It is a physical representative of translational research made real.

Opening in fall 2022, the state-of-the-art facility will enable our staff and faculty to work closely with clinicians and AI initiatives across the Mount Sinai Health System.

Meetings and Conferences

We anticipate providing a variety of regular educational opportunities and events for the Mount Sinai community, including both the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as well as the Mount Sinai Health System. These will include:

  • The AI and Human Health Seminar Series with guest lecturers available to all Icahn Mount Sinai students
  • The AI and Human Health Journal Club, a weekly meeting with students presenting scientific publications.

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