CUIMC Facts and Figures

Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) provides international leadership in basic, preclinical, and clinical research; medical and health sciences education; and patient care. The medical center trains future leaders and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, public health professionals, dentists, and nurses at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions. CUIMC is home to the largest medical research enterprise in New York City and State and one of the largest faculty medical practices in the Northeast.

CUIMC’s major teaching hospital affiliates are NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, both of which share the CUIMC campus. View all CUIMC hospital affiliates. Columbia’s faculty practice is ColumbiaDoctors.

By the Numbers: Overview of CUIMC Schools

Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Founded: 1767
Dean: Anil Rustgi, MD, Interim Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine
Degrees offered: MD, MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA, MD/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MD-MS, MD-MA
Full-time faculty: 2,119
Full-time staff: 3,410
MD students enrolled: 629
NIH funding (Federal Fiscal Year 2020): Ranked No. 5 among medical schools
Source: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Facts and Statistics


College of Dental Medicine
Founded: 1916
Dean: Christian S. Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent
Degrees offered: DDS, DDS/MPH, DDS/MA (education), DDS/MBA
Full-time faculty: 84
Full-time staff: 159
Students enrolled: 445
Source: Columbia University Office of the Provost Statistics and Facts


School of Nursing
Founded: 1892
Dean: Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA
Degrees offered: MS, DNP, PhD, online prerequisites for entry to nursing, CPA in transgender/gender non-binary health care
Full-time faculty: 69
Full-time staff: 96
Students enrolled: 730
NIH funding (Federal Fiscal Year 2020): Ranked No. 4 among nursing schools
Source: Columbia University School of Nursing Facts and Figures


Mailman School of Public Health
Founded: 1922
Dean: Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH
Degrees offered: MPH, MHA, MS, PhD, DrPH, 10 dual degrees 
Full-time faculty: 182
Full-time staff: 421
Students enrolled: 1,517
NIH funding (Federal Fiscal Year 2020): Ranked No. 6 among public health schools
Source: Columbia University Office of the Provost Statistics and Facts

This webpage was last updated on Aug. 18, 2021.