Overview

Mount Sinai's Division of Hospital Medicine is dedicated to providing the highest quality inpatient care; innovating in quality and patient safety; leading in education for medical students and Medicine house staff; and performing high quality research in clinical care, education, and health care delivery models.

Please go to the Division's page on the Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine site for additional information on DHM activities, including our clinical programs, educational initiative, scholarly work, and research.

The faculty in the Division of Hospital Medicine provide exceptional service and are experts in providing inpatient care across a wide range of disorders and in the coordination of that inpatient care. The Division of Hospital Medicine also plays a central role in the clinical, education and scholarly mission of the Department of Medicine. Our physicians are top clinicians and academic hospitalists and focused on advancing the care of patients at Mount Sinai and nationally.

Below are the Division of Hospital Medicine's clinical programs and services:

Teaching Service
The members of the DHM faculty are the primary clinical and teaching attendings for the housestaff on the general medicine wards. Teams consist of 2nd and 3rd year residents, interns, 3rd year students, and subinterns. Daily rounds occur at the bedside each morning. Multidisciplinary rounds take place daily at 10am and teams meet throughout the day as needed to discuss patient care and for educational sessions.

Attending Directed Service - ADS (Non-Teaching Service)
Hospitalist attendings work with Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) to provide care for patients not covered by house staff.

Medical Consult Service
Each attending works with a PGY3 resident to provide medical consultation and pre-op evaluations for patients on non-medical services, including Surgery, Rehab, and Psychiatry. Residents receive a curriculum in core topics in Medical Consultation, including concise lectures and a key reading list to ensure they acquire the necessary knowledge and skills.

Co-Management Programs
DHM directs Co-Management programs with the Vascular, Surgical-Oncology, and ENT Services. These programs partners hospitalist attending with surgical attendings to ensure all medical comorbidities are managed optimally and in a timely manner. Co-Management replaces standard consultation by providing automatic attending input for each patient admitted to the surgical service. The program aims to reduce the rate of post-operative complications and improve the efficiency of care.

Pre-Op Center - Outpatient
DHM hospitalists run the outpatient Pre-Op Center. This busy clinic evaluates patients who have upcoming surgery at Mount Sinai and at other local centers. The hospitalist attending supervises Medicine and Anesthesia residents. A formal curriculum teaches the essentials of pre-operative management.

Observation Unit
Hospitalist direct care for patients admitted for Observation services. Hospitalists work with PAs to ensure patients receive prompt and effective care, and are rapidly transitioned home or admitted when needed.