A Center of Excellence and Healing

Situated on a 20-acre campus in the Washington Heights community of northern Manhattan and comprising roughly half of Columbia University’s nearly $3 billion annual budget, Columbia University’s Medical Center provides world-class leadership in:

  • scientific research
  • health and medical education
  • patient care

Faculty members from its four schools (College of Physicians & Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and Mailman School of Public Health):

  • Carry out the school’s core mission of educating and training future generations of health care professionals.
  • Conduct basic research with the ultimate goal of translating discoveries into new techniques for fighting disease and improving health
  • Are responsible for a number of significant clinical breakthroughs – among them, the first blood test for cancer, the first medical use of the laser, and the first successful transfer of genes from one cell to another.