For more than 160 years, NYU School of Medicine faculty have been at the forefront of medical education, scientific research, and compassionate patient care. Faculty members at the School's teaching venues, including Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center, the VA Medical Center New York, North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, the Hospital for Joint Diseases, and Gouverneur Healthcare Services, have been responsible for a long and distinguished list of clinical breakthroughs, landmark studies, and educational innovations.

The outstanding faculty of the Department of Medicine today numbers 1,277 members, of whom 353 are full-time faculty (including 69 tenured positions and 19 endowed professorships) and 924 are clinical faculty. Faculty members are assigned to one of the department's 11 divisions, each headed by a nationally recognized scholar and educator.

Department of Medicine faculty members are also represented in each of the School's six academic tracks. The various tracks offer career opportunities in independent investigator-initiated research, independent research with clinical components, and clinical care with a significant component of teaching and research.

Track assignments are based on a faculty member's career goals and academic focus. But whatever their tracks, the members of the Department of Medicine all share a deep commitment to the teaching of medicine and the training of the next generation of physician-scientists.

The department continues to review the professional qualifications of potential faculty members, both full-time and clinical, who will advance its fundamental mission of providing state-of-the-art patient care, conducting leading-edge investigations, and fostering educational excellence and innovation.