Clinical Research Centers of Excellence

Internationally regarded for its commitment to medical science, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is home to a range of leading research institutes, centers, and laboratories, all of which are dedicated to translating basic science advances into patient care innovations. With a rich history of clinical milestones and patient-focused research, The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine have pioneered a number of significant breakthroughs.

Through specialized programs and services, the Centers of Excellence within the Child Behavioral Health and Science Center provide cutting-edge clinical care informed by research also conducted within the centers. The Centers of Excellence are dedicated to delivering the finest quality care for children and adolescents. Partnerships between scientists and expert clinicians allow science and service to come together to provide superb, personalized medical care.

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Program

The Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Program provides comprehensive clinical assessments and individualized treatment plans. The program also seeks to advance the scientific understanding of the causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related conditions. The leaders of the program are acknowledged master clinicians and scientific experts who are dedicated to providing excellent care, pursuing innovative research studies, and training future clinical and research leaders.

Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program

Mount Sinai’s Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program is committed to enhancing the understanding and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with tics and Tourette’s Disorder and related problems. This program provides patients with comprehensive evaluations and state-of-the-art treatments, as well as opportunities to benefit from emerging therapies through participation in research studies.

Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program

The Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program is dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of young patients with a range of conditions, including major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, post- traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Offering children and adolescents comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based treatments, this program also provides opportunities to benefit from novel therapies through participation in clinical trials.

Division of ADHD and Learning Disorders

The Division of ADHD and Learning Disorders is dedicated to transforming innovative research into the finest quality care for children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, learning disorders and related neurodevelopmental conditions that involve attention, organization, behavior, and/or learning problems. The Division brings together an internationally recognized interdisciplinary clinical and research team to study key questions related to the developmental neurobiology, pathophysiology, psychopathology, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders, linking evidence-based pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments with leading-edge research approaches using neuroimaging and genetics. The guiding principle of the Division is to ensure that advances in the scientific basis of ADHD and learning disorders and their treatment advance clinical care delivery.

Eating and Weight Disorders Program

At the Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program, a team of experts provides cutting- edge, evidence-based treatment for patients of all ages who are struggling with eating disorders. The program offers a range of treatment interventions for children, adolescents and adults with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and obesity.

Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment

The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment is a fully integrated and translational center committed to discovering the biological causes of autism and developing breakthrough treatments. The Seaver Center’s mission is to prevent and cure autism by bridging the gap between new discoveries at the basic science level and advances in care. Our Center is a major player in the field at every stage—from laboratory and clinical research to training and outreach in the community—putting the Seaver Center at the forefront of translating research findings into improved community care.

Center for Child Trauma and Resilience

The Center for Child Trauma and Resilience aims to incorporate outstanding clinical service, training, and research to promote resilience in childhood and advance science around the treatment of child traumatic stress disorders. Its primary research foci include (1) implementation science, the study of how to spread trauma-informed practices effectively and sustainably throughout organizations, (2) psychotherapy research, and (3) epigenetic transmission of stress.