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NYU Medical Center

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Jean M Gatewood
Director - Office of Clinical Trials
NYU Medical Center
550 First Avenue Bldg #VET 10 West
New York, NY 10016
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dental and Oral Health
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Plastic Surgery
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)

Center Overview

Overview of the NYU Medical Center

Located in the heart of New York City, NYU Medical Center is one of the nation's premier centers of excellence in health care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Legacy of Innovation

The origins of the Medical Center date back more than a century and a half to the founding of NYU School of Medicine in 1841. Since those days, NYU physicians and researchers have made countless contributions to the practice and science of health care, from the establishment of the first outpatient clinic in the U.S. just after the Civil War, to the creation of the first department of rehabilitation medicine in the 1940s, to Dr. Baruf Benacerraf's Nobel prize-winning studies of the genetics of the immune system in the 1960s.

That legacy of innovation continues today with state-of-the-art clinical programs in virtually every medical specialty and subspecialty, including aging and dementia; arthritis and rheumatology; breast, skin, and prostate cancer; child mental health; ear, nose and throat disorders; epilepsy; kidney and liver transplantation; minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery; neurology and neurosurgery; reconstructive and plastic surgery; stroke; and weight loss surgery, among other areas.

As an integral part of an academic medical center, NYU's clinical services are continually informed and enhanced by hundreds of ongoing basic and clinical research projects. Laying the foundation for further advances in health care, NYU has opened the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center, part of a major initiative in translational research that promises to speed the transfer of laboratory discoveries to the patient's bedside.

Clinical Research Experience

Research at the NYU Medical Center

The NYU Medical Center is building on its extraordinary past to create tomorrow’s medicine. The unifying theme for the next period of growth at the Medical Center is its commitment to research. NYU Medical Center has distinguished itself from many other academic medical centers by its ability to carry out research that is directly relevant to human health. NYU Medical Center leadership recognizes the need for a continuum of scientists who pursue new knowledge from the most basic to the most patient-oriented. This translational research reflects the Medical Center’s best traditions — the practice and, indeed, the responsibility of applying the discoveries of first-rate science directly to the challenges facing human health. With over 50 centers, 30 academic departments, and over 500,000 square feet of research laboratories, NYU School of Medicine continues to produce groundbreaking discoveries, some of which have led to Nobel prizes. The School's basic and clinical scientists conduct dynamic interdisciplinary research to address the entire range of 21st-century biomedical science.

NYU recently completed a major and aggressive expansion plan, including the opening of the Smilow Research Building, (which was designed to dramatically increase its research capacity and to facilitate the recruitment of over 100 multidisciplinary faculty members over the next several years). This and future construction is focused on ensuring the School of Medicine has research and clinical buildings that contain state-of-the-art facilities and serve as the home for physician-scientists whose research will be the intellectual foundation for the Medical Center. The NYU Medical Center is bringing to the campus a new generation of physician-scientists who have established national and international reputations in such key research fields as medicine, cancer, radiology/imaging, and radiation oncology.

Facility Description

Today, the Medical Center consists of NYU School of Medicine and the three hospitals of NYU Hospitals Center, including Tisch Hospital, a 726-bed acute-care general hospital; Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the first and largest facility of its kind; and NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, a leader in musculoskeletal care.

The Medical Center is also home to the Skirball Institute, a premier research institute devoted to fundamental discoveries; the recently NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI); the NYU Cancer Institute, one of 41 National Institutes of Health (NIH)-designated cancer centers; the NYU Center for AIDS Research, one of only 20 centers funded by the NIH to promote interdisciplinary studies of HIV/AIDS; the Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine, the first NIEHS designated Center of Excellence; and the NYU Child Study Center, which is dedicated to advancing the field of child mental health through evidence-based practice, science, and education. NYU’s Tisch Hospital recently garnered a spot in the U.S. News and World Report’s top 20 hospitals in the nation.

Investigator Experience

NYU Medical Center is home to over 600 Clinical Principal Investigators. Expertise ranges across all disciplines. Some of the best minds in healthcare, a worldwide reputation for excellence, outstanding resources and a talented staff come together at Tisch Hospital, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and NYU School of Medicine. Together, we’re NYU Langone Medical Center – an institution consistently cited as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

The New York University School of Medicine is committed to strengthen and enhance its leadership position in American medicine through its contributions in research, education and clinical care. It’s strategy includes recruiting the next generation of clinical and research leadership, continuously rebuilding its existing physical resources and adding new facilities, providing the financial stability to ensure steady growth into the future, and enlarging and integrating its biomedical campus.

We are revolutionizing both medical research and patient care – as well as healthcare careers. At NYU School of Medicine, our three-fold mission is to train new physicians, increase medical knowledge and care for our patients. Since our School’s inception, this mission has been the cornerstone of everything we’ve achieved, advancing healthcare on a scale which places us among the nation's most prestigious and important healthcare research centers

We believe that the teaching of medicine and the training of physicians must be accomplished in a setting of excellence, at the highest level of human achievement, which strongly supports cultural and ethnic diversity in the faculty, staff and student body

Staff Expertise

Academic Departments

The Academic Departments and the Divisions, Programs, and Centers of NYU School of Medicine are world-renowned as leaders in physician education, scientific research, and patient care.

Academic Departments

  • Anesthesiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cell Biology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Ehrman Medical Library
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology and Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Patient Demographics

Our Patient Population is supported by the following Centers, illustrating the broad diversity of our community:

Divisions, Programs, and Centers
Aging and Dementia Research Center, Department of Psychiatry
AIDS (Center for AIDS Research)
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Division, Department of Psychiatry
Ambulatory Anesthesia Division, Department of Anesthesia
Alumni Relations
Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture (Division of General Internal Medicine), Department of Medicine
Behavioral Health Programs, Department of Psychiatry
Behcet´s Syndrome Center
Biostatistics, Department of Environmental Medicine
Cancer Institute
Cardiac and Thoracic Anesthesia Service, Department of Anesthesia
Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Department of Medicine
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Department of Medicine
Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Cardiology (The Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology), Department of Medicine
Center for Immigrant Health (Division of General Internal Medicine), Department of Medicine
Center for Health and Human Rights (Division of General Internal Medicine), Department of Medicine
Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics
Center for Healthful Behavior Change (Division of General Internal Medicine), Department of Medicine
Center for Neuromagnetism, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience
Child Life Services, Department of Pediatrics
Child Study Center, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Pharmacology Division, Department of Medicine
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Critical Care Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia
Dementia (Aging and Dementia Research Center), Department of Psychiatry
Division of General Internal Medicine
Drug Abuse (Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Division) Department of Psychiatry
Ehrman Medical Library
Endocrinology Division, Department of Medicine
Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Medicine
Epilepsy (NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center), Department of Neurology
Fertility Center
Gastroenterology Division, Department of Medicine
General Clinical Research Center (GCRC)
Global Health (Center for Global Health), Department of Medicine
Health Communication (Macy Initiative in Health Communication), Division of Primary Care, Department of Medicine
Heart Rhythm Center, Department of Medicine
Hematology Division, Department of Medicine
Human Genetics Program, Department of Pediatrics
Hypertension and Renal Disease (Division of Nephrology), Department of Medicine
Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine
Interventional Radiology Division, Department of Radiology
Joint Replacement Center of NYC
Library (Ehrman Medical Library)
Medical Oncology Division, Department of Medicine
Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics
Nephrology Division, Department of Medicine
Neurogenetics Division, Department of Neurology
Neuromuscular Division, Department of Neurology
Neurosurgical Anesthesiology Division, Department of Anesthesia
Obstetric Anesthesiology Division, Department of Anesthesia
Occupational and Industrial Orthopaedic Center - OIOC
Oncology (Division of Medical Oncology), Department of Medicine
Pain Management Division, Department of Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesia Division, Department of Anesthesia
Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Psychology (Child Study Center)
Pharmacology (Division of Clinical Pharmacology), Department of Medicine
Plastic Surgery (Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery), Department of Surgery
Program for Medical Education Innovations and Research
Psychoanalytic Institute (NYU Psychoanalytic Institute), Department of Psychiatry
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division, Department of Medicine
Rheumatology Division, Department of Medicine
Rusk Health Career Opportunity Program
Section of Geriatrics (Division of General Internal Medicine), Department of Medicine
Section of Medical Genetics (Division of General Internal Medicine), Department of Medicine
Section of Primary Care (Division of General Internal Medicine), Department of Medicine
Section on Value and Comparative Effectiveness (Division of General Internal Medicine), Department of Medicine
Skin and Cancer Unit
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
Sleep Disorders Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine
Stroke Center
Surgical Oncology Division, Department of Surgery
Surgical Weight Loss Program, Department of Surgery
Transplant Surgery Division, Department of Surgery
Vascular Surgery Division, Department of Surgery
Voice Center, Department of Otolaryngology

Other Information

Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the New York University School of Medicine (SoM) promotes and protects the welfare and rights of all human research participants. The NYU SoM IRB facilitates excellence in human research by extending personalized guidance and support to the research community through timely and high quality service, education, review and monitoring for all human projects conducted at NYU SoM.

NYU School of Medicine’s IRB Becomes First in NYC to Gain Accreditation NYU School of Medicine’s Human Research Protections Program has been awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc. AAHRPP is a nonprofit organization that works with organizations that conduct human research to raise the level of protection for research participants.

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