Facts About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center has served New York City and the world with outstanding care and major medical advances for more than 160 years.

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 – February 27, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is acclaimed internationally for its excellence in research, patient care and education across a range of specialties.  Situated between New York City’s affluent Upper East Side and East Harlem, Mount Sinai serves one of the most diverse patient populations in the world.  It is a critical safety-net hospital for many in need, while at the same time leading in world-class translational research.

In 2011, Mount Sinai ranked #20 in research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), placing it among the top institutions in the country.  Recent discoveries at Mount Sinai include identifying genes and genetic mutations linked to diseases like autism, Parkinson’s, and schizophrenia, and breakthrough treatments for cancer and cardiovascular disease.


  • Mount Sinai is a world leader in precision medicine.  Harnessing the power of super computers to analyze vast data sets, combined with genetic, biomedical, environmental, lifestyle, and disease subtype factors, Mount Sinai scientists and physicians are working to predict and treat disease more precisely and with better outcomes.
  • The state-of-the-art Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine increases Mount Sinai’s research capacity by a half a million square feet, and serves as the focal point for basic and translational research.  Opened in Fall 2012, it features six full floors of laboratory space, two floors of outpatient clinical space, and houses the country’s most advanced imaging facilities.
  • In addition to leading in science and patient care, Mount Sinai is helping transform the way healthcare is organized and delivered.  Its new Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Mount Sinai Care, LLC, is focused on a change from volume to value-based care; while its new academic Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is improving access to high-quality primary care in underserved communities, conducting health services research, formulating national policy for primary care, and training the next generation of family physicians.
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine are governed by the same Boards of Trustees, increasing their ability to collaborate and respond quickly and efficiently to patient needs and advances in research.


  • Founded in 1852, The Mount Sinai Hospital is a 1,171-bed, tertiary-care teaching facility located in East Harlem.
  • Breakthroughs at Mount Sinai include the definitive description of diseases including Crohn’s disease and Tay-Sachs, as well as the development of new procedures and devices to treat disease including the first genetically engineered influenza vaccine.  More diseases and clinical syndromes are named for Mount Sinai physicians than any other medical institution in the U.S.
  • Success rates for some procedures at Mount Sinai are exceptional.  For example, Mount Sinai has a 99% success rate for heart valve repair, and its minimally invasive robotic surgery has an 85% success rate for HPV-related throat cancers.  In addition, Mount Sinai is one of just six locations in the U.S. using new combined MRI/PET technology to image the brain with an unprecedented level of precision to find more effective interventions for addiction, Alzheimer’s, depression, multiple sclerosis, and other debilitating diseases.
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital is nationally ranked in 11 specialties in the U.S. News & World Report 2012-2013 list of “Best Hospitals,” and was named to the “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll among the top 15 institutions in the country.  It is among the top ten ranked institutions in Geriatrics (#2), Gastroenterology (#7), and Heart and Heart Surgery (#10).  Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai received top U.S. News rankings in six pediatric specialties.


The Mount Sinai Hospital By the Numbers   
1171 Beds
2,500 Physicians  
1,027 Residents and Fellows  
2,200 Nurses   
530,194 Outpatient Visits (non-emergency room)
98,051 Emergency Room Visits



  • The Icahn School of Medicine is a dynamic post-baccalaureate institution and a leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research and patient care
  • Internationally recognized for its groundbreaking research, Mount Sinai’s progressive curriculum stresses a compassionate and collaborative approach to medical practice and scientific investigation, and covers the entire translational continuum.
  • Mount Sinai has one of several free-standing medical schools in the country that has developed independent high level graduate MD/PhD, PhD and MPH programs, as well as MS programs in Biomedical Sciences, Genetic Counseling, and Clinical Research.
  • With a commitment to innovation, students within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are helping drive breakthrough research on the cutting edge of breakthroughs in areas such as genomics, neuroscience, stem cell biology, and cancer biology.  For example, Mount Sinai offers a first-of-its-kind course that gives students the option to sequence, analyze, and interpret their own complete genome, furthering the promise of precision medicine by teaching students how to understand and apply the wealth of information available via whole genome sequencing.
  • The Icahn School of Medicine is home to 14 translational research institutes, is among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institutes of Health grants, and is the top-funded independent medical school.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Mount Sinai 18th out of 126 medical schools nationwide in the 2012-2013 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” rankings.


Mount Sinai School of Medicine by the Numbers  
More than 4,000 faculty
Top 20 in NIH funding1
#18 U.S. News & World Report ranking among medical schools2
607 Medical Students
211 PhD Students   
102 MD/PhD Students  
510 Postdoctoral Fellows  
38 Clinical and basic science departments and centers

1 As of 2011
2 USNWR rankings released March 14, 2012


  • Developed first successful cardiac stress test
  • Performed first kidney dialysis in the U.S.
  • Created first genetically engineered flu vaccine
  • Linked asbestos to cancerous changes in DNA
  • Identified gene variant to autism
  • Identified gene linked to schizophrenia
  • Discovered that RNA provides as much identifying information as DNA
  • Discovered five new genetic mutations associated with Crohn’s disease in Jews of Eastern European descent

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