North Shore University Hospital

Chair, Department of Medicine: Stephan L. Kamholz, M.D.

Overview

Serving Long Island, Queens, and Staten Island, the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation. It comprises 17 hospitals, as well as hospice and homecare services; a major medical research institute, which includes an NIH-funded GCRC; and many other health-related facilities.

North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), located in Manhasset, Long Island, is also affiliated with New York University School of Medicine.

An 849-bed tertiary-care facility, North Shore University Hospital offers the most advanced care in all medical specialties, including open-heart surgery, neurosurgery, urology, and maternal-fetal medicine, as well as leading-edge intensive care for medical, surgical, newborn, and pediatric patients.

Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) is an 827-bed voluntary, nonprofit tertiary-care teaching hospital with extensive teaching and research programs.

The Medical Service

The Department of Medicine faculty at the two Long Island-based tertiary campuses of the North Shore- Long Island Jewish Health System currently includes 170 full-time faculty members (105 at NSUH and 65 at LIJ) and more than 1,200 voluntary attending physicians. Some 160 internal medicine residents (both preliminary and categorical) and more than 85 subspecialty fellows are trained in 14 programs across both campuses.

Each year, the Department of Medicine at North Shore-LIJ handles an average of 36,500 inpatient admissions and more than 200,000 ambulatory patient visits to its primary-care and specialty clinics and multiple faculty-practice locations.

Medical student rotations from the NYU School of Medicine at North Shore University Hospital include third-year clerkships in medicine, intensive care medicine required rotations, ambulatory medicine rotations, fourth-year geriatrics rotations, and subinternship and subspecialty elective rotations.

In the area of clinical investigation, Department of Medicine faculty and graduate trainees at North Shore-LIJ are conducting more than 200 active clinical trials, both investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored, with revenues exceeding $2 million per year.

Department of Medicine clinician-scientists and basic investigators at both the NSUH and LIJ campuses and at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Research Institute are engaged in multiple NIH-sponsored studies, with current and committed funding through the NS-LIJ Research Institute exceeding $6 million at each campus.

During the 2002-2003 academic year, department faculty and graduate staff produced more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, 60 invited papers and reviews, and numerous book chapters and abstracts. They also serve on many hospital and health system committees and provide leadership to many local and national professional organizations.