Founded in 1771, The New York Hospital was the first voluntary general hospital in New York City and the second in the American Colonies. It became affiliated with Cornell University Medical College in 1898. Following construction of a new 766 bed 850,000 square foot 11-story facility on a platform on the East River over FDR Drive, the new facility opened its doors in July 1997. The hospital is located on 68th street and York Avenue in New York City.
In January 1998, the New York Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital merged to form a single institution named the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH). Though the hospitals have merged, residency programs have remained separate entities, although residents now rotate at both institutions and have the opportunity to do electives at either site.
Located across York Avenue from NYPH and Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) provides a unique experience in neuro-oncology. The neuro-oncology service at MSKCC is considered the world leader in both clinical care and research in the field. The Division of Pain and Palliative Care has set the international standard for symptom management in cancer patients. WCMC and MSKCC share a cyclotron and both institutions have a functional MRI (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) programs offering residents experience with the most advanced equipment for functional brain imaging currently available.
Resident training centers on three inpatient units and a Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. At NYPH, there are two inpatient neurology units; a 20 bed step-down unit that is home to the vascular neurology service and an inpatient floor unit which is focused on treating patients with general neurologic problems. NYPH also contains an 11-bed Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit with plan for expansion and a state-of-the-art 11-bed Neurointerventional Radiology Suite.
The MSKCC ward contains a four-bed neurologic observation unit.
Neurology residents provide direct care to both neurology inpatients and consultation on the medical, surgical, burn, neurosurgical, obstetric, and pediatric services. Experience in the management of patients requiring an intensive care setting is gained not only on the special care units but also as consultants to the medical, surgical, cardiac, cardio-thoracic, pediatric, and burn ICUs.
Clinical rotations are taken in each of these facilities during the four year program. Residents are under the supervision of attending neurologists, many of whom are internationally renowned specialists. Throughout their training, residents can elect to participate in clinical or laboratory research at any of these institutions or at the nearby Rockefeller University.Top of page