The Division of Hospital Medicine is dedicated to providing the highest quality inpatient care, improving quality and patient safety, and streamlining communication throughout the medical center. We aim to develop innovative systems enhancing our ability to deliver and promote the highest quality and safest care to patients.
The faculty in the Division of Hospital Medicine provide exceptional service, managing the hour-to-hour care of hospitalized patients. Our hospitalists are experts in providing inpatient care across a wide range of common disorders and in the coordination of that inpatient care. They work collaboratively across all disciplines. They are committed to timely, efficient, and thorough communication with referring physicians to ensure smooth transition of care from the hospital to the outpatient setting.
The Division of Hospital Medicine also plays a central role in the clinical, education and scholarly mission of the Department of Medicine. The Division is integrally involved with patient care, quality improvement and patient care initiatives, house staff and medical student education, and research and scholarship. 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 programs and services.
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. Teams also meet throughout the day as needed to discuss patient care.
Non-Teaching Service (The Attending Directed Service - ADS)
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.
Vascular Co-Management Program
This program partners a hospitalist attending with the Vascular 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 Vascular Service. The program aims to reduce the rate of post-operative complications and decrease length of stay.
Pre-Op Center – Outpatient
The 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 attending supervises Medicine and Anesthesia residents. A formal curriculum teaches the essentials of pre-operative management.
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New York, NY 10029
Andrew S. Dunn, MD, FACP, SFHM is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine.