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The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health care system providing exceptional medical care to our local and global communities.

Encompassing the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint, Mount Sinai is internationally acclaimed for its excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties. The Mount Sinai Health System was created from the combination of the Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners, which both agreed unanimously to combine the two entities in July 2013.

The Health System is designed to increase efficiencies and economies of scale; improve quality and outcomes; and expand access to advanced primary, specialty, and ambulatory care services throughout a wide clinical network. The Health System includes more than 7,000 primary and specialty care physicians and 12 minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers. Mount Sinai also features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. It has more than 40 clinical and academic relationships with other local health care organizations. Mount Sinai physicians can be found in more than 300 community locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. With an extraordinary array of resources for the provision of compassionate, state-of-the-art care, the Mount Sinai Health System is poised to identify and respond to the health-related needs of the diverse populations we serve.

Last update: June 12, 2017

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) was established in 1963 under a charter from the New York State Department of Education. The School was created as an academic partner to The Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH), and together ISMMS and MSH comprised The Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC). In 2013, Mount Sinai combined with Continuum Health Partners to form the Mount Sinai Health System. The Health System encompasses the Icahn School of Medicine and seven hospital campuses in the New York Metropolitan area. Together, the School and the member hospitals serve some of the most diverse and complex patient populations in the world.

Icahn School of Medicine is among the top twenty medical schools in the United States in both NIH funding and in the U.S. News and World Reports survey of America’s Best Graduate Schools. The School’s 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, over 1,200 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 50% of students are pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree; 30% are working toward a doctoral (PhD) degree; and 20% are seeking a Master’s (MS or MPH) degree. Some students are pursuing dual degrees, primarily a MD/PhD, MD/MSCR or MD/MPH. ISMMS also offers postgraduate research and clinical training opportunities. The School attracts an outstanding and diverse student body to its highly competitive programs and invigorating academic environment.

The Icahn School of Medicine campus is located from East 98th Street to 102nd Street between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Visit The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for more information.

Last Update: June 28, 2017

Founded in 1852, The Mount Sinai Hospital is a 1,144-bed, tertiary-care teaching facility acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care.

In the 2016-17 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report, the institution was ranked in eleven specialties nationally. In the magazine’s 2016-17 "Best Children’s Hospitals" issue, The Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai was listed among the country’s best children’s hospitals in seven out 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 1, 2017

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 that the values and cultures of stakeholders are respected throughout the research process. 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, 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.

Visit the Center for Community and Academic Research Partnerships (CCARP) for more information or email Crispin Goytia.

Last Update: June 20, 2017

Diversity Focus of the Mount Sinai Health System Office for Diversity and Inclusion

The charge of the corporate Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is to support the Mount Sinai Health System in embracing the principles of diversity and inclusion as key drivers for excellence and innovation for unrivaled healthcare service delivery, medical and health education and research. ODI is led by Gary Butts, MD who is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Within the ODI is the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA), the diversity center of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and the Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE).

Diversity Program of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai The Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA)

The Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) is the diversity center of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). The mission of CMCA is to eliminate health disparities through the use of innovative, integrative, and coordinated approaches in the areas of Community, Clinical Care, Education, and Research to improve the health of all populations by diversifying the healthcare workforce and influencing health policy and research. The CMCA carries out its mission by serving as the interface for educational pipeline programs, minority affairs, institution-wide diversity initiatives, and academic support for medical students, minority faculty development, and culture and medicine programs at ISMMS. CMCA was founded and is directed by Gary Butts, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Education, and Preventive Medicine, and the Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy, and Community Affairs at ISMMS. As the primary hub for policies and initiatives, which relate to supporting and advancing diversity at ISMMS, CMCA also monitors diversity trends for minority faculty, students, and trainees at the institution through its comprehensive database. CMCA was previously the only federally funded Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Center of Excellence for Minority Health in New York State geared toward increasing the level of diversity in the healthcare workforce.

The CMCA has over 40 years of success in education pipeline programs through its Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE) that engage and prepare students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds in high schools and colleges for careers in the health professions. CMCA’s longstanding expertise in educational pipeline programs led to its funding by HRSA since  2008 as the lead organization for the Northeast Regional Alliance Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP), a partnership with the Columbia Medical School for Physicians and Surgeons, New Jersey Medical School, Hofstra University School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Social Work Services, and the Manhattan Staten-Island Area Health Education Center to expose and prepare educationally and economically disadvantaged college students as competitive applicants to medical school. The CMCA provides strong, multi-faceted partnerships with local community organizations that allow integration of community-oriented care, research and service learning. The CMCA has served as an active participant in other institutional health disparities and minority health research efforts, including: 1) the Center for Community and Academic Research Partnership (CCARP), a key program in ISMMS’s Clinical and Translational Science (CTSA) program; 2) the CDC-initiated REACH to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States; 3) the Mount Sinai Summer Institute for NeuroAIDS Disparities. The CMCA has also played an instrumental role in the work of several institution-wide diversity focused efforts including: Racism and Bias Initiative, in partnership with the Department of Medical Education ( that aims to address racism and bias in medical education; Diversity in Biomedical Research Council which aims to address diversity in the biomedical research workforce with a specific focus on recruitment, development through pipelines (graduate students summer programs), retention (through career development and mentoring), and funding (NIH diversity supplements); 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 URM residents to MSHS residency training programs.  In addition, the CMCA supports the work of the Office for Women's Careers (OWC) 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.

Visit The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for more information.

Last Update: May 31, 2017.


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

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: May 25, 2017

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: June 28, 2017

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.