Dean’s Office

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is proud to be a national and international leader in biomedical education, research and patient care. Since its inception 50 years ago, Mount Sinai's renowned faculty, talented students and dedicated staff have risen to the challenges of our visionary founders to build an outstanding medical school. 

Message from the Dean

A culture of innovation, a passion for pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and a deep respect for the diversity of backgrounds and ideas of all who come here to work, learn or seek help, are integral to the activities at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  On a daily basis, we challenge existing limitations of science and medicine to create and discover what was previously thought to be impossible.

"It is my goal to have Mount Sinai graduates remake the image of American physicians and scientists — committed, selfless, and ethical, and at the same time, translational and transformative." Dean Dennis S. Charney, MD

Ranked 14th among all medical schools in the United States in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was awarded over $400 M for research in 2021. Grant dollars per Mount Sinai investigator are among the highest in the nation. Four Mount Sinai basic science departments – Neuroscience, Pharmacological Sciences, Microbiology, and Genetics and Genomic Sciences – rank among the top five nationwide in NIH funding in their disciplines.

Read more from Dr. Charney, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System.