Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Founded: 
1955
Location: 
Bronx, New York
Mission: 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school. For more than 60 years, Einstein’s diverse faculty and staff have set the standard for excellence in medical and graduate education and patient-centered clinical care and have made major contributions to scientific research, enhancing human health in its communities and beyond. Einstein’s mission is to prepare a diverse body of students to become knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and innovative scientific investigators and to create new knowledge in the promotion of human health.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school. For more than 60 years, Einstein’s diverse faculty and staff have set the standard for excellence in medical and graduate education and patient-centered clinical care and have made major contributions to scientific research, enhancing human health in its communities and beyond. Einstein’s mission is to prepare a diverse body of students to become knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and innovative scientific investigators and to create new knowledge in the promotion of human health.  
 
Einstein offers one of the nation’s largest programs for medical education and is home to nearly 1,000 medical and graduate students, including more than 100 enrolled in a combined MD/PhD program. More than 250 postdoctoral fellows at the Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies support the research conducted across the Einstein campus.
 
While education is at the heart of Einstein’s mission, it is biomedical research that drives the College of Medicine’s growth. Einstein has more than 1,900 full-time faculty members on its Bronx campus and at Montefiore Health System, the University Hospital and academic medical center for Einstein. In 2019, Einstein received $178 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH, which includes funding for major research centers in aging, intellectual development disorders, diabetes, cancer, clinical and translational research, liver disease, and AIDS. Other areas of focus include developmental brain research, neuroscience, cardiac disease, and initiatives to reduce and eliminate ethnic and racial health disparities.
 
Einstein’s relationship with Montefiore supports a longstanding focus on bench-to-bedside research. “Einstein’s excellence in basic science and translational research coupled with Montefiore’s distinction in comprehensive care has resulted in new diagnostics, therapies, and clinical protocols in a range of diseases, including for breast and blood cancers, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease,” said Gordon Tomaselli, MD, the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein. “We are building new biotech platforms and facilities to improve our ability to develop, evaluate, and produce next-generation therapeutics.”  
 
Another distinguishing trait of Einstein and Montefiore is a longstanding commitment to social justice. Based in the Bronx, one of the poorest counties in the country, Einstein and Montefiore serve a diverse population. With research strength and an academic mission, Einstein and Montefiore not only improve the health of the borough, but also of our rapidly diversifying nation. Among its many distinctions in this area are: serving as one of four sites leading the NIH-supported study of Hispanic/Latino health in the United States; co-leading an NIH genomic research study among children in the Bronx and Harlem; and acting as a Minority/Underserved Site for the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program.
 
Pictured: Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD
The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean and Professor, Department of Medicine

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