NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

A legendary name in healthcare, synonymous with education and leadership.

Columbia University Medical Center
630 West 168th Street New York, NY 10032
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Some of the highest acuity patients in the world come here, to be treated by the best professionals. At NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, we accomplish Amazing Things to save lives every day. In our over 140-year history, our distinguished roster of colleagues has won over 15 Nobel Prizes in Medicine or Physiology.

Situated on a 20 acre campus with views of the Palisades, Hudson River and George Washington Bridge, people describe NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center as an awe-inspiring place.

We’re proud of our close relationship with Columbia University Medical School. With sponsored research totaling more than $600 million annually, our colleagues have the opportunity to pursue research that encompasses all areas of public health. For 2012, the university received a six percent increase in National Institute of Health (NIH) grant support. That represents the largest increase for any medical institution in the country.

As part of our “uptown” campus, you’ll champion the care of patients in an organization that offers almost every clinical service. From pharmacy to emergency to acute, critical and perioperative care, our mission unites compassion with the vanguard of research. As one of the few hospitals with surgical teams who operate on inoperable tumors, patients flock to us across borders. Across the board, we leverage collaborative partnerships. For example, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center works closely with our own Mailman School of Public Health, the only accredited school of public health in the New York City metropolitan area.

Unique Factors
We’re enjoying substantial growth and laying the groundwork for an exciting future. In 2010, the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center opened its doors. The heart center delivers a full range of cardiac care on its six floors, including vascular ultrasound, cardiac catheterization and an expanded ICU/CCU.

Ongoing projects include the Radiation Oncology Center in the Garden, which will provide modernized space and deliver cutting edge treatments for our cancer patients. But that’s just the beginning.

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Expanding Hospital Projects
To enhance our reputation as a destination for outstanding care, a series of expansions will take place across our campus. These new additions will provide new possibilities for both patients and professionals:

  1. On July 30, 2015 the Morgan Stanley Adult Emergency Department at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University opened to patients. The entire $100 million project transforming the Morgan Stanley Adult Emergency Department will consist of 45,000 square feet — double its current size.
  2. After three years of planning and construction, the new Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) unit opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 15. The redesigned and relocated CPEP unit is the first unit to open in the new Morgan Stanley Adult Emergency Department, and is designed to greatly improve short-term psychiatric care at NYP/Columbia. The new unit can accommodate 24 patients, twice the capacity of the previous CPEP, and as many as 32 staff members, making sure that every patient receives attentive treatment.
  3. Inpatient Unit Renovations — The first of 10 inpatient floors has been renovated as a part of the Milstein Building transformation. On July 1, the beautiful, newly renovated 9 Garden South opened for patients. The 38-bed med/surg unit is designed to enhance the patient experience and will serve primarily transplant and orthopedic patients.
  4. Columbia Radiation Oncology Expansion - Three new patient “vaults” will be co-located within current NYP oncology facilities to double current capacity. In addition, the new Oncology Center in the Garden will merge the latest technology with cutting-edge environmental design. This project is scheduled to be completed in 2013.

Expanding University Projects
Columbia University Medical School has plans to expand beyond uptown into new areas of the city. Next year, an outpatient facility will open at our new 51st location, helping NYP better serve both the west and east sides of Midtown.

Last year, a $50 million gift from P. Roy Vagelos, M.D., an alum of our medical school, and his wife, Diana Vagelos, kicked off the construction of a new Medical and Graduate Education building, which will work to revitalize the medical center campus.

And we haven’t even touched upon the $6.3 billion Manhattanville expansion between 125th and 135th street. It’s NYP’s plan to make New York THE center for biomedical research in the country. The first building, scheduled to be completed in 2015, will be about the size of The Rockefeller University.

Star Power
We support a forward-thinking, forward-caring environment where challenge is par for the course, where top professionals make the most of limitless opportunities to learn.

That’s why patients seek our help for some of the rarest and most complex adult conditions. For our clinical achievements, many of our colleagues are household names. For example, when advanced arthritis meant that baseball Hall of Famer and New York Yankee Reggie Jackson could no longer lift his shoulder, he knew where to turn. Jackson sought out our very own Dr. Louis Bigliani, the #1 physician for shoulder replacement in the world.

Dr. Bigliani has spent the vast majority of his career putting research into practice at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He teamed with Dr. Christopher Ahmad to replace Jackson’s shoulder using techniques first developed at this hospital. With his new shoulder, Jackson is continuing rehabilitation and gearing up to throw out the first pitch in April.

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Incredible Departments
We achieve for our patients in every way imaginable. For example, half a century ago, the modern era of cardiovascular medicine began here—with pioneer work in cardiac catheterization. Quickly established as a world leader in the fledgling discipline of cardiology, we rank today among the top 3 cardiology programs in the country. From the world's largest and most renowned heart failure and transplant program to interventional cardiology and beyond, we offer an integrated continuum of care that branches across disciplines. Our Department of Neurology is one of the largest in the country. With over 100 neuro beds in three distinct neuro units, we are unmatched in clinical expertise and versatility.

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Research & News

Doctors initially told Danion’s mother that there was no way to save him. But his mother pushed on and came to NYP, where they agreed to accept the case. His surgeon, Dr. Mark Souweidane says, “It was one of the largest tumors I’ve ever seen.”

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