For Patients

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai takes pride in the excellence and expertise of our physicians, and we make every effort to ensure that our physicians’ clinical decisions are made in the best interests of each patient. Often, as leaders in their respective fields, our physicians are highly qualified to collaborate with commercial companies in the development of new and innovative therapies to improve the care for patients. Companies also often support the educational and research missions of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai by making donations or funding research projects.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai believes that collaborative relationships with industry are vital to promoting innovations in patient care and treatment, inventing and testing new technology and advancing the continued education of our physicians in these new technologies. At the same time, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai recognizes that these relationships must be carefully scrutinized to ensure that they do not bias or appear to influence the medical decisions of the institution or its physicians, and we have a vigorous program in place to review and manage such relationships.

It is important to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai that you are aware of relationships with industry and that you can ask questions about those relationships. If you have such questions, we encourage you to discuss them with your physician and/or review our Faculty Disclosure for more details.

Patient-related FAQs

What does Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai do if my doctor has a conflict of interest?
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has a rigorous review process and several committees to evaluate and neutralize actual or perceived conflicts of interest. 

How do I find out about activities my doctor gets paid for outside his/her work at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai?
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai publicly discloses payments that our physicians receive from companies for work outside of their Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai employment. Please visit our Faculty Disclosure page for more details.

Why would my doctor work for a company outside of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai?
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai faculty often educate, as leaders in their field, and collaborate with commercial companies to develop new and innovative approaches to research and clinical treatment. 

What if I have a question about my doctor’s work with other companies?
If you have questions, we encourage you to discuss them with your physician. 

Additional FAQs regarding research at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai can be found within our Faculty Handbook.