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. Our goal is to make the tools and techniques of artificial intelligence (AI) available to all Mount Sinai researchers and physicians throughout the Health System’s eight hospitals and 400-plus ambulatory clinics in order to facilitate emergency responses and long-term strategic decisions. We hope this approach will serve as a model to other health care organizations around the world.
Our Department benefits from a new facility located right in the center of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai campus. This facility will house large supercomputers and cloud computing database capabilities.
In addition, our Department is training the next generation of health care computer scientists through a variety of educational forums. These will include informal sessions open to the entire Health System as well as a more formal doctoral program.
We will operate several educational programs designed to teach state-of-the-art AI technologies in health care; large-scale machine learning; and digital health that uses medical devices, robotic machines, and sensors. These programs will include:
- Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Medicine (AIET) concentration of the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences led by Directors Hayit Greenspan, PhD, and Alan Seifert, PhD.
Our faculty are committed to the growth and development of the next generation of AI in healthcare. As a result, we have partnered with the leadership team at Icahn Mount Sinai to develop a curriculum for AI in Human Health. The aim of this partnership is to strengthen AI, machine learning, and data science in the medical education curriculum. Specific areas of interest include incorporating these topics into the core curriculum and/or advanced electives, and establishing an AI fellowships for medical students to provide them with protected time to work on AI projects.
- AI courses incorporated into the Graduate School curriculum
To further our impact on AI and Human Health, we have also partnered with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Working with Icahn Mount Sinai leadership, we hope to also incorporate more AI courses in the curriculum and offer those courses to interested PhD students.
Meet Our Key Partners
One of the goals of the Department is to build relationships across the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System. We will work closely with:
The Mount Sinai Data Warehouse collects clinical, operational, and financial data for use in clinical and translational research as well as quality and improvement initiatives. Their data goes back to 2003, covering a variety of electronic medical record and ancillary systems at The Mount Sinai Hospital and expanding to encompass data from Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Morningside, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai Brooklyn. This team offers a list of data services to access custom data sets, custom data marts, and de-identified data.
- The Office of Chief Research Informatics Officer oversees the Mount Sinai information technology (IT) needs related to research infrastructure, data science, and informatics education, taking advantage of the data assets, diverse patient population, and informatics resources of the entire Mount Sinai Health System. This office provides critical support to Icahn Mount Sinai’s precision-medicine initiative by bridging academic research needs with Mount Sinai's clinical information systems. It expands the IT infrastructure supporting clinical and translational research, including e-consenting capabilities integrated with institution-wide biobanking efforts.