NYU Langone Medical Center is an academic medical center in New York City affiliated with New York University. It was named to the Honor Roll of U.S. News “Best Hospitals" in the nation for 2012-2013. The Medical Center comprises NYU School of Medicine and three hospitals: Tisch Hospital, the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. The medical center’s mission is tri-fold: patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. For over 169 years, NYU physicians and researchers have made contributions to the practice and science of health care.
NYU Langone’s culture of humanism treats the whole person and not simply the disease, and the institution is known for evidence-based clinical care across a wide range of specialties including its five key clinical areas: cardiac and vascular, cancer, musculoskeletal, neurology and neurosurgery, and children’s services.
NYU Langone also treats the full range of medical conditions in outstanding programs including the Fertility Center, Weight Management Program (including bariatric surgery), Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Robotic Surgery Center, Cochlear Implant Center, Sleep Disorders Center, and programs ranging from maternal-fetal medicine to Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2008, Kenneth and Elaine Langone made a substantial donation, and the NYU Medical Center was subsequently named the NYU Langone Medical Center. Kenneth Langone is the chairman of the board of trustees.