The Friedman Brain Institute


The leadership team at The Friedman Brain Institute includes experts from throughout the Mount Sinai Health System dedicated to advancing our understanding of the nervous system.

Message from the Director

Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD
Director, The Friedman Brain Institute

The nervous system is the last frontier of the molecular revolution in medicine. Thanks to remarkable advances in studying the brain and nerous system—many developed and in practice at Mount Sinai—we have made impressive strides in understanding how the nervous system functions under normal conditions and malfunctions in disease. Now, we are uniquely poised to take these advances and translate them into fundamentally new and improved treatments of brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system disorders.

Our goal is to coordinate all neuroscience research at Mount Sinai—both basic and clinical carried out in numerous departments—and build translational bridges to clinical treatment programs throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. Our basic and clinical faculty members are national and international leaders, committed to understanding the nervous system and to significant clinical advances in diagnosis and treatment.

Leadership Team

Our leadership team represents many educational, research, and clinical departments across the School and the Health System.

The Friedman Brain Institute's Commitment to a Healthy Work Environment

The Friedman Brain Institute and the Nash Family Department of Neuroscience have instituted a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any sort. We encourage people of all genders and ranks to notify the leadership of any misconduct. Knowing that this may be difficult for some, this form is anonymous. If you wish to receive a response to any of your comments, please send us your name and email address here.

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