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A World Leader in Healthcare Research, Finding Answers Every Day

Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is an internationally recognized leader in the creation of new knowledge and therapies to improve the health of individuals and populations. With a research-intensive medical school, 25 shared research facilities on campus, and translational research that creates the bridge between the laboratory and patient care, scientific discoveries abound. Hundreds of clinical trials are currently conducted at Columbia in many specialty areas.  

CUIMC's tradition of innovation has led to significant achievements, including the first successful heart transplant in a child, identification of cystic fibrosis, creation of the Apgar score to assess newborns, design of the first significant programs to reduce maternal mortality in resource-poor countries, and the oldest program in nurse midwifery.

Our Groundbreaking Research

Our Expertise at Large

Due to our groundbreaking research and reputation as innovators, our doctors are featured in the media and tapped to share insights on the latest developments and trends in medicine and healthcare. They have discussed peanut allergy guidelines for babies on The Dr. Oz Show, been profiled by The Wall Street Journal for solving medical mysteries, and offered perspective on declining deaths from childhood cancer in The New York Times.