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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital was founded as a general hospital in 1868, and in 1911 affiliated itself with Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons for coordinating the care of the sick with the educational and research program of the university. The hospital now has approximately 1,300 patient care beds, including 750 at the Milstein Hospital Building, 300 at the Allen Pavilion, and 260 at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork- Presbyterian.

The Medical Center also includes:

  • New York State Psychiatric Institute & Hospital
  • Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
  • Neurological Institute
  • Sloane Hospital for Women
  • New York Orthopaedic Hospital

The medical and surgical services are extremely active and provide primary care as well as receiving a large volume of referrals of unusual and difficult cases. This provides the Department of Pathology & Cell Biology with an extraordinary variety of material for teaching and training purposes. The many departmental conferences as well as pathology conferences with clinical services assure that each resident has ample opportunity to review interesting cases.

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University is a well known center of excellence in teaching and research in clinical medicine and basic science.

Many of the advances in medical care which have come from the medical center have been the result of the free collaboration between departments. The College provides a lively, stimulating environment and draws visiting scientists from around the world to work and to lecture. The department encourages residents to take advantage of these educational opportunities as well as affiliations for clinical and basic studies.

Other institutions at the Medical Center include:

  • Columbia University School of Public Health
  • School of Dental & Oral Surgery
  • School of Nursing

Affiliated centers on the campus include:

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program in Molecular Neurobiology
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center and Institute for Cancer Research
  • Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Center for the Study of Society and Medicine
  • Irving Center for Clinical Research
  • Russ Barrie Pavilion for Diabetes Research
  • Institute of Human Nutrition
  • Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
  • Audubon Biomedical Science and Technology Center
  • The Taub Institute
  • The Stem Cell Center
  • The Motor Neuron Center
  • The Columbia University Center for AIDS Research