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The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system encompassing eight hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai finds a way to relentlessly advance medicine and health by producing the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation.

The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 415 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers.

The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, and is the No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding,

The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked in the top 20 in U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Rehabilitation, and in the top 50 in six other specialties in the 2020-2021 "Best Hospitals" issue. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology and 24th for Ear, Nose, and Throat.

In U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” issue, the Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital was listed among the country’s best in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. In Newsweek’s list of “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2021,” The Mount Sinai Hospital was listed in the top five and Mount Sinai Morningside was listed in the top 20 globally and in the U.S.

Last Update: June 2021

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was established in 1963 under a charter from the New York State Department of Education. Created as an academic partner to The Mount Sinai Hospital, the hospital and Icahn Mount Sinai together comprised the Mount Sinai Medical Center. In 2013, it combined with Continuum Health Partners to form the Mount Sinai Health System which would encompass the Icahn Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses throughout the New York metropolitan area. In 2018, the number of member hospitals expanded to eight when Mount Sinai South Nassau (formerly South Nassau Communities Hospital) joined the Health System. Together, Icahn Mount Sinai and the member hospitals serve some of the most diverse and complex patient populations in the world.

Icahn Mount Sinai is among the top twenty medical schools in the United States in both National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and in the U.S. News and World Report’s survey of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Its multidisciplinary research institutes foster collaboration along a continuum that runs from the laboratory to patient care delivery. State-of-the-art laboratories support groundbreaking research, and abundant clinical venues offer superb patient care and training opportunities. The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine opened in December 2012, providing approximately 550,000 square feet of new space in which scientists and physicians can work in close proximity and collaborate to advance Mount Sinai’s efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent human disease.

Currently, more than 1,300 students are enrolled in eight degree-granting programs: MD; PhD in Biomedical Sciences or Neuroscience; Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences; Master of Public Health; Master of Science in Genetic Counseling; Master of Science in Biostatistics, Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics; and Master of Science or PhD in Clinical Research. Approximately 43 percent of students are pursuing an MD; 21 percent are working toward a PhD; and 28 percent are seeking a MS or MPH. Some students are pursuing dual degrees, primarily a MD/PhD, MD/MSCR, or MD/MPH. Icahn Mount Sinai also offers postgraduate research and clinical training opportunities which further attracts an outstanding and diverse student body to its highly competitive programs and invigorating academic environment.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai campus stretches from East 98th Street to East 102nd Street between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue, cradling Manhattan’s Upper East Side and East Harlem communities.

Last Update: June 2021

Founded in 1852, The Mount Sinai Hospital is a 1,139 bed, tertiary-care teaching facility acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care. In the 2020-2021 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report, the institution had nine specialties rank among the top 20 in the nation. In the magazine’s 2021-2022 "Best Children’s Hospitals" issue, The Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai was listed among the country’s best children’s hospitals in fourout of 10 pediatric specialties.

The Mount Sinai Hospital consistently earns Magnet status for nursing care, and it is the only medical center in New York State to earn Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission. The institution also received a Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to open the first geriatric emergency department in New York City, and its Mount Sinai Access service is one of the largest and most sophisticated inpatient transfer services in the city.

Last Update: June 2021

Since its inception, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has fostered community partnerships to optimize the care of diverse/vulnerable populations. Faculty members have benefited from collaborations with underserved, often hard-to-reach populations as well as the front line clinicians that care for them, in terms of faculty members’ efforts to recruit diverse populations for research, develop research partnerships and ensure that community expertise, experiences and priorities inform their work.

In partnering with investigators, members of the community have benefited from greater access to medical resources, educational programs, technical assistance with program development and evaluation, and obtaining funding and collaborators to implement their research and project ideas. The Centers for Community and Academic Research Partnerships (CCARP) at Mount Sinai facilitates the formation and transformation of these partnerships so that they become the catalyst for groundbreaking research that uncovers and addresses important social, environmental, and health problems; builds skills among academic and stakeholders; and improves health of communities.

CCARP connects Faculty and diverse stakeholders so to maintain the values and cultures of stakeholders in a respectful and thoughtful manner throughout the research process by utilizing our accelerator model. Based in team science, diverse board experts form topic-specific "accelerators", rapidly generating new ideas, questions, approaches, and projects. These accelerators are comprised of patients, advocates, clinicians, researchers, funders, public health and industry leaders. This innovative model has the power to maximize research quality and efficiency, improve patient care and engagement, optimize data democratization and dissemination among target populations, contribute to policy, and lead to systems changes needed to address the root causes of disparities. 

CCARP creates a unique environment where all stakeholders learn from one another and address issues affecting the well-being of communities. CCARP builds and supports stakeholder/academic research partnerships through our accelerator model and develops skills and infrastructure to conduct high-quality community–engaged research. Seasoned experts offer one-on-one support and initial consultations to identify novel research questions. In addition, they can provide and initial consult on grant proposal development, research design, as well as how to best implement effective recruitment and retention strategies. CCARP can further assist on how to evaluate, communicate and disseminate research outcomes to improve health, systems of care, policies and local environments.

Last Update: March 2019

Office for Diversity and Inclusion

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) supports the Mount Sinai Health System in embracing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as key drivers for excellence and innovation for unrivaled healthcare delivery, medical and health education and research. The role of ODI is to serve as consultants and subject matter experts on best practices in diversity and inclusion whereby we advise on policies and procedures and provide education on inclusive and anti-racist behaviors to promote equity and inclusion for all.  The ODI is led by Gary Butts, MD, who is the Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System and the Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy, and Community Affairs for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion comprises three units which include the Patricia S. Levinson Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, the Center for Excellence in Youth Education, Corporate Health Systems of Affairs, and the Diversity Innovation Hub. 

Patricia S. Levinson Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA):  Since 1998, the CMCA has been the School’s longstanding diversity center. The CMCA supports students and faculty from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine and science and aims to advance diversity at all levels within the School by directing innovative and coordinated approaches in the areas of educational pipeline programs, diversity affairs, school-wide diversity initiatives, and training and education programs focused on the intersection of medicine, science, and social justice through an urban health lens. For more information, visit us:

Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE): Established in 1975, the CEYE operates a range of academic year and summer science enrichment programs geared toward youth from disadvantaged backgrounds and groups underrepresented in medicine and science For more information, visit us:

Corporate Health Systems Affairs (CHSA): Recommends and establishes best practices in diversity management to engage the organization in cultural effectiveness, address disparities and enhance the patient experience. Leads and promotes dedicated programs for LGBT Health, People with Disabilities Supplier Diversity and Youth Talent Pipeline Programs. For more information, visit us:

Diversity Innovation Hub (DIH): Launched in October 2019, was formed to partner with local community, health and technology experts to address disparities in health and health care. DIH consists of several design teams (students, trainees,administrative fellows, staff, community leaders and stakeholders), which help to identify challenges, formulate new ideas, find resources, and explore new investments to advance health care. DIH organizes regular meetups for the healthcare and innovation community. For more information, visitus:

The ODI maintains significant institutional engagement and partnership activities with various offices, centers, departments, and institutes across the education, research, and patient care environments.  Listed below are notable ODI activities and efforts:

  • Instrumental role in the Department of Medical Education Racism and Bias Initiative which aims to address racism and bias in medical education. To learn more visit:
  • Co-founder of the newly established Center for Antiracism in Practice, a shared and collaborative resource to address racism and bias in education and research between the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Medical Education.
  • Administrative backbone of the MSHS Road Map to Address Racism which was charged to evaluate, investigate, and engage in meaningful and sustained action and dialogue to address and develop specific recommendations that move the system forward to ensure a more fair, just, anti-racist, and equitable community for its staff, patients, and students. To learn more visit:
  • Co-founder of the Faculty Diversity Council which aims to promote diversity in faculty recruitment, retention, development and inclusion at the ISMMS; and the GME Diversity Committee which aims to promote the recruitment and retention of underrepresented in medicine (URM) residents to MSHS residency training programs. To learn more visit:
  • Active collaborative partners with the In addition, the ODI/CMCA supports the work of the Offices for Gender Equity in Science and Medicine, Well-Being and Resilience, and Faculty Development  which offers opportunities for women faculty to network across departments, serves as an advocacy and mentoring resource, and provides a forum for support, education and discussion.

Please see our ODI/CMCA Brochure for more information or contact: Ashley Michelle Fowler, ODI/CMCA Administrative Manager at

Last Update: July 2021


The mission of the Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library is to support the clinical, educational, and research programs of the Mount Sinai Health System. The Library, located on the eleventh floor of Annenberg, provides an inviting environment designed to facilitate research, study, and collaboration. The Library offers 80 networked public workstations, two computer classrooms, three types of study zones, and printing, scanning, and copying services.

Due to COVID-19, the library is currently open in reduced capacity. There are 70 seats available on the 11th floor and no public computers at this time. A 6-seat computer area is reserved for statistical software use only. In order to visit the library, patrons need to make a seat reservation in advance. For more information please visits

The Education & Research Services team at Levy Library works with students, faculty, and staff to support scholarly research and publishing. Librarians provide providing embedded instruction to ISMMS students on topics including efficiently developing search strategies, best practices for finding evidence based clinical information sources, and reference management. Questions regarding library services, resources, and research support can be submitted via the Ask a Librarian Service, by email at, by phone at 212-241-7793, or in person.

The Library's collection of e-resources, available both on and off-campus, consists of over 13,000 e-journals in the biomedical sciences, approximately 125 databases, and a rapidly growing collection of e-books. Off-campus access to electronic resources requires a login using your ISMMS credentials. Course Reserve materials are available at the circulation desk, and Course Reserve e-books can be accessed online.

Visit the Levy Library web page to access resources, see library hours, and more. 

The library is a part of Academic Informatics and Technology (AIT). With the Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library at its core, AIT serves as the information resources and technology hub for all students, residents, fellows, and the clinical and basic science faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, regardless of where they are across the City and around the world. AIT includes the Levy Library, as well as the:

Academic IT Support Center
Instructional Technology Group (ITG)
Mount Sinai Archives & Records Management Program

Visit the Levy Library or contact Gali Halevi for more information.

Last Update: March 2021

The Mount Sinai Health System’s Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine (“Hess Center”) comprises nearly 500,000 square-feet of new, state-of-the-art medical research and clinical facilities. Opened in December 2012, the Hess Center features two floors of outpatient clinical space and six floors of laboratory space, increasing Mount Sinai’s research footprint by fifty percent.

The Hess Center houses the clinical and research facilities of Mount Sinai’s Tisch Cancer Institute, as well as laboratories for The Friedman Brain Institute, the Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, and the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute. These research institutes benefit from convenient access to the building’s full floor devoted to advanced imaging technologies. The Hess Center also promotes greater access to technology across disciplines, including a 2,200-square-foot data center that quadruples the capacity of Minerva, Mount Sinai's high-performance supercomputer, which already ranks among the nation’s largest systems in academic medicine.

The Center is home base to more than 650 permanent employees with an annual payroll of nearly $40 million. This includes 100 faculty members, 100 graduate students, 125 postdoctoral fellows, 200 technicians, 35 administrators, 21 engineers, and 50 building operations staff. More than 200 physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, medical assistants, registration and financial personnel, and other administrative staff support outpatient services here. The Center facilitates some 400 patient visits per day.

Visit the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine for more information.

Last Update: March 2019

Information for Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 is to be collected from your department.  As per NYSCF, if your department does not have these numbers, please mark down “0” and explain with a sentence or two in the additional comments section.  Answers for Section 5: Institutional Policies are below:

Section 5: Institutional Policies

  • What is your institutional policy regarding paid family leave and pausing the tenure clock?
    • Family Leave – ISMMS offers eligible employees unpaid leave of up to 12 weeks, consistent with the Family Medical Leave Act.  However, qualifying sick time and vacation time may provide some level of payment to individuals during their leave.
  • Is there additional support available on top of the recruitment account to fund paid family leave and pausing the tenure clock?
  • What is your institutional policy regarding balanced gender representation on internal committees?
    • We strive to achieve diverse representation by discipline, race/ethnicity, gender and other attributes.