NYU Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier centers of excellence in health care, scientific research, and medical education. The Medical Center consists of two hospitals, Tisch Hospital and Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and New York University School of Medicine.
Tisch Hospital, an acute-care general hospital of 704 beds, contains important treatment and diagnostic units and is a focus for a wide spectrum of regional patient care programs. Treatment and investigative units include the Institute of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery; the Skin and Cancer Unit of the Department of Dermatology, housed in the Charles C. Harris Skin and Cancer Pavilion; the Samuel Leidesdorf Medical Research Pavilion; and the Margaret S. Millhauser Laboratories for research in psychiatry and behavioral sciences. The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine is the world’s first facility devoted entirely to rehabilitation medicine. Founded in 1948 by Dr. Howard A. Rusk, the Rusk Institute is the largest university-affiliated center for the treatment of adults and children with disabilities, as well as for research and training in rehabilitation medicine.
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, an integral component of New York University Medical Center, is the world’s first facility devoted entirely to rehabilitation medicine. Founded in 1948 by Dr. Howard A. Rusk, the Rusk Institute is the largest university-affiliated center for the treatment of adults and children with disabilities, as well as for research and training in rehabilitation medicine.
The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute is a voluntary, not-for-profit, 216-bed hospital located at 17th Street and Second Avenue in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. First incorporated in 1905 and relocated to its present site in 1979, HJD has evolved from an orthopaedic/ rheumatologic hospital into a specialty medical institute with expertise in orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology and molecular medicine, rehabilitation medicine, and neurology. HJD provides primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of service in the treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, and neurological diseases and injuries. HJD serves an area that encompasses New York City, Nassau County, New York State, Northern New Jersey and beyond. HJD is a teaching hospital of the NYU School of Medicine, and the NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is comprised of surgeons from both institutions.