Message from Directors

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has long used informatics to improve the quality of patient care in our hospital, advancing our basic science and translational research. With the recent addition of significant big data expertise and scientific computing resources to the school, it is an especially auspicious time to offer this innovative program.

Our program is a unique blend of practical computational and data analytic skills applied to real-life biomedical and health care challenges. We endeavor to recruit a mix of students with computer science, engineering, and biomedical backgrounds, provide a basic foundation in both computer science and biomedical science, and support advanced training in each student's areas of deepest interest.

We offer three areas of concentration: Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology, Clinical and Translational Informatics, Genetics and Genomics Sciences -- allowing students to develop an advanced understanding of biomedical science.

Our diverse mix of students, each with their own problem-solving techniques and domain expertise, will benefit from this interdisciplinary environment. Through its capstone project, our program makes students valuable to health care employers by pairing students with clinicians or researchers.

The ability to transform raw data into actionable knowledge is one of the most exciting, powerful, and sought-after skills today. We are eager to share our expertise and innovative approach with you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about the program.


Patricia Kovatch
Associate Dean for Scientific Computing
Associate Professor for the Departments of Genetic and Genomic Sciences

Jason Shapiro, MD, FACEP
Professor and Chief, Division of Informatics
Department of Emergency Medicine