The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine

About the Hess Center

The Hess Center brings experts across disciplines together in one state-of-the-art facility—a union of talent and technology designed to advance the Mount Sinai Health System’s fight against the world's most challenging diseases. We are conducting translational research in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, child health, genetics, and the brain. We have also devoted one full floor of the Center to advanced imaging technologies.

"The Mount Sinai Health System is a magnet for researchers making critical contributions in every part of the scientific spectrum. The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine invigorates basic, translational, and clinical research and helps support the bold thinking and disciplined science that are fundamentally changing the face of medicine." – Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Mount Sinai Health System

The strategic, aesthetic, and spacious design of the Hess Center makes it that much easier for our physicians, researchers, patients, and visitors to interact both collaboratively and seamlessly. Below we highlight some of the Center’s statistics.

  • The building stands at 187 feet tall and has a gross square footage of approximately 500,000 square feet.
  • The Center is home base to more than 650 permanent employees with an annual payroll of nearly $40 million. This includes 100 faculty members, 100 graduate students, 125 postdoctoral fellows, 200 technicians, 35 administrators, 21 engineers, and 50 building operations staff.
  • More than 200 physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, medical assistants, registration and financial personnel, and other administrative staff support outpatient services here.
  • The Center facilitates some 400 patient visits per day.