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Montefiore Medical Center

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Montefiore Medical Center
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Location 111 East 210th St., Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York Medical College
Beds 1,490
Founded 1884
Lists Hospitals in New York

Montefiore Medical Center, in the Bronx, New York, is a teaching hospital that is the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The hospital, named for Moses Montefiore, is one of the 50 largest employers in New York State.[1] In 2011, Montefiore Medical Center was ranked as #6 of the 180 New York City metro area hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. It was ranked as one of the best hospitals in the U.S. in 3 specialties, and noted for high performance in 9 others.[2] The hospital has recently launched an aggressive advertising campaign that includes a blitz of television commercials.


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Montefiore Home for Chronic Invalids in the early 20th Century.

Located in Norwood, Montefiore Medical Center was founded in 1884 "by leaders of New York’s Jewish community" as the Home for Chronic Invalids, housing mainly tuberculosis patients. It was named in honor of Moses Montefiore. Montefiore Medical Center established the United States' first hospital departments of social medicine and home health care. In 2001, it established a new pediatric hospital, the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). This hospital made international headlines when a series of surgeries successfully separated the conjoined twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre of the Philippines. Montefiore Headache Center, the oldest headache center in the world, is ranked number one among New York Best Hospitals in 2006 by New York Magazine. The Emergency Department at Montefiore Medical Center is among the top five busiest in the United States. The hospital provides more than 85,000 inpatient stays per year, including more than 7,000 births. In 2007, it was among over 530 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.[3]

Divisions and centers

The 726-bed Moses Division is located in the Norwood section and includes the 106-bed Children's Hospital at Montefiore. Located nearby is the Greene Medical Arts Pavilion, an outpatient care and diagnostic testing facility. The 396-bed Jack D. Weiler Hospital is also operated by Montefiore and is located adjacent to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. Nearby is Montefiore Medical Park, an ambulatory care facility that contains offices for outpatient visits, full-time clinical practices and administrative offices for clinical departments. In 2008, Montefiore acquired Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, a 369-bed Roman Catholic hospital in the north Bronx, which is the Wakefield Division (originally "North Division" - renamed in 2013) of Montefiore Medical Center. In addition, there are more than 350 physicians practicing medicine in 23 community-based locations throughout the Bronx and Westchester that comprise the Montefiore Medical Group[1]. In March 2013, Montefiore acquired the former Westchester Square Medical Center (WSMC), a community hospital that operated under bankruptcy court protection for nearly seven years. Renamed as Montefiore Westchester Square, the site is transformed into a full service emergency department.[2]

Along with the Children's Hospital, Montefiore is home to the renowned Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care [3], the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, [4], and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation [5]



Steven M. Safyer, M.D.,[6] is President and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Medical Center. An accomplished physician leader and highly respected healthcare executive, Dr. Safyer has been at Montefiore for 25 years, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. In January 2008, Dr. Safyer assumed the helm as President and CEO of Montefiore.

Departments offering services


  • The AIDS Center [7]
  • Allergy & Immunology [8]
  • Anesthesiology [9]
  • Arthritis & Joint Disease [10]


  • Behavioral Medicine [11]
  • Blood (Hematology) [12]
  • Bones, Muscles & Joints (Orthopaedics) [13]
  • Brain (Neurology) [14]


  • Cancer (Oncology) [15]
  • Cardiology [16]
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery [17]
  • Critical Care Medicine [18]


  • Dentistry & Oral Surgery [19]
  • Dermatology [20]
  • Diabetes, Hormones & Metabolism (Endocrinology) [21]
  • Diagnostics & Testing (Pathology) [22]
  • Digestive & Liver Diseases (Gastroenterology) [23]


  • Ear, Nose & Throat (Otorhinolaryngology) [24]
  • Elder Care (Geriatrics) [25]
  • Emergency Medicine [26]
  • Endocrinology [27]
  • Eyes (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences) [28]


  • Family & Social Medicine [29]


  • Gastroenterology [30]
  • General Internal Medicine [31]
  • Geriatrics [32]


  • Headache Center [33]
  • Heart (Cardiology & Vascular) [34]
  • Hematology [35]
  • HIV [36]
  • Home Care [37]
  • Hyperbaric Medicine [38]


  • ICU (Critical Care Medicine) [39]
  • Immunology [40]
  • Infectious Diseases [41]
  • Internal Medicine [42]


  • Joint Disease [43]


  • Kidney Disease (Nephrology) [44]


  • Liver Diseases [45]
  • Lungs (Pulmonary Medicine) [46]


  • Maxillofacial Surgery [47]
  • Montefiore Medical Group [48]



  • OB/GYN & Women's Health [52]
  • Oncology [53]
  • Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences [54]
  • Oral Surgery [55]
  • Orthopaedics [56]
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) [57]


  • Pain Management & Anesthesiology [58]
  • Pathology [59]
  • Pediatrics [60]
  • Pharmacy [61]
  • Primary Care [62]
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences [63]
  • Pulmonary Medicine [64]


  • Radiology [65]
  • Rehabilitation Medicine [66]
  • Rheumatology [67]
  • Reproductive Medicine [68]


  • Sleep-Wake Disorders Center [69]
  • Surgery [70]
  • Surgical Specialties [71]


  • Transplantation [72]



  • Vascular Surgery [74]



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  4. ^ "Ludwik Gross, a Trailblazer in Cancer Research, Dies at 94". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-09-17. Dr. Ludwik Gross, who influenced cancer research by showing that viruses could cause cancers in animals, died on Monday at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. He was 94 and lived in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The cause was stomach cancer, said his daughter, Dr. Augusta H. Gross. 

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