1. Graduate
Marta Filizola, PhD

Message From the Dean

Welcome to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the esteemed Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. As the Dean of the Graduate School, it is with immense pleasure that I invite you to learn more about our institution, apply to one of our educational programs, or explore the exciting postdoctoral research opportunities available to you.

At the Graduate School, we take great pride in being a forward-thinking and independent institution that confers doctorate degrees (PhD and MD-PhD) in biomedical science, neuroscience, and clinical research, as well as master’s degrees in biomedical science, biomedical data science, biostatistics, clinical research, public health, health care delivery leadership, health administration, epidemiology, and genetic counseling. Our institution is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and authorized by the New York State Education Department. 

Our mission is to train the next generation of leaders in scientific and clinical discovery, innovation, education, health policy, clinical care, and advocacy in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment. Through immersive learning strategies, digital technologies, and team-science research activities, we provide a fertile environment for creativity, innovation, and collaboration. Our comprehensive training spans a wide range of disciplines, from basic and translational research to population health, clinical care, and health care leadership, equipping our students for an array of career paths.

In this era of unparalleled advancement in scientific and clinical research, we recognize the need for our students to be proficient in integrating approaches and data from various fields, including genetics, neuroscience, biochemistry, biophysics, and more. In response to these challenges, we redefine graduate training by establishing programs that promote cross-disciplinary investigation, teach essential skills for success in today's world, provide efficient personalized learning experiences, emphasize artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies in medicine, and promote diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce.

As the health care landscape continues to evolve rapidly, students require industry-specific skills to propel innovative transformations. Through interdisciplinary research, innovation, entrepreneurship, policy analysis, and advocacy, our students and graduates translate knowledge into practice to serve local, national, and global communities. Our school, integrated with an eight-hospital health care system, offers an extraordinary learning environment where students gain hands-on experience and vital strategic and operational knowledge. Whether you are an established health care leader or aspiring to become one, the Graduate School is equipped with the resources to facilitate your positive impact on the industry. 

If you share our passion for research, public health, and are committed to shaping the future of biomedicine and health care through innovation and discovery, I encourage you to consider joining one of our exceptional educational programs or explore the exciting postdoctoral research opportunities available to you. At the Graduate School, you will find a community like no other—richly diverse, creative, and profoundly collaborative. Our esteemed faculty and trainees work seamlessly with renowned clinicians from the Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest health systems in the United States.

The moment to embark on your transformative journey is now. Join one of our esteemed training programs and become a catalyst for change. Together, let us reshape the world through groundbreaking research and visionary leadership.

Marta Filizola, PhD
Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences