Columbia University Medical Center

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Coordinates: 40°48′27.2″N 73°57′50.7″W / 40.807556°N 73.964083°W / 40.807556; -73.964083

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Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System
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Location Roughly bounded by:
west: Riverside Drive
north: West 169th Street
east: Audubon Avenue
south: West 165th Street,
Washington Heights, Manhattan,
New York City, New York, U.S.
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Columbia University
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Harlem Hospital Center
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Isabella Geriatric Center
Founded 1767
Lists Hospitals in U.S.

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is an academic medical center and one of the campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. It includes Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing and Mailman School of Public Health, as well as the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the Audubon Biomedical Research Park, and numerous other institutions.

The campus covers several blocks – primarily between West 165th and 169th Streets from Riverside Drive to Audubon Avenue – in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

CUMC was built in the 1920s on the site of Hilltop Park, the one-time home stadium of the New York Yankees. The land was donated by Edward Harkness, who also donated much of the cost of the original buildings. Built specifically to house both a medical school and Presbyterian Hospital, it was the first academic medical center in the world. Formerly known as the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (CPMC), the name change followed the 1997 formation of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a merger of two medical centers each affiliated with an Ivy League university: Columbia-Presbyterian with Columbia University, and the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, with Cornell University's Weill Cornell Medical College.

CUMC is affiliated with Harlem Hospital Center and the Isabella Geriatric Center, which are located in Manhattan, as well as Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York and Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York.[1]

The Medical and Graduate Education Building was designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler with structural engineer Leslie E. Robertson Associates.[2]




  1. ^ About
  2. ^ Nadine M. Post (March 24, 2015), Mind-Bender In Upper Manhattan Engineering-News Record

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