Centres of Excellence
Mount Sinai's Centres of Excellence formally link departments to improve patient and family-centred care initiatives and advance our academic mandate. This model builds on the Hospital’s existing strengths and creates interprofessional groups positioned to strategically respond to changes in the health care environment.
We are pioneering a structure where clinicians and scientists work even more collaboratively to improve patient care, expedite new treatments and discoveries, and bring therapies from the research bench to the patient bedside.
Our centres include:
Frances Bloomberg Centre for Women’s and Infants’ Health
As Mount Sinai Hospital’s largest program with almost 7,000 deliveries and caring for approximately 1,600 high-risk pregnancies annually, the Frances Bloomberg Centre for Women’s and Infants’ Health has an internationally renowned high-risk obstetrics program and continues to serve as a hub for obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatal care. Women come from all over Ontario to be cared for in the Hospital’s Special Pregnancy Program.
The Centre is the largest academic obstetrical, gynecological and neonatal program in Canada and is dedicated to providing a full range of services including general obstetrics, prenatal screening, maternal and infant care.
Christopher Sharp Centre for Surgical Oncology
The Christopher Sharp Centre for Surgical Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital is focused on sarcoma, head and neck, colorectal, breast, urological and oculoplastics. As a designated provincial treatment centre for sarcoma, approximately 85 per cent of patients come from outside Toronto.
Through the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, more than 33,000 women annually receive care at this a premier facility specializing in breast health and disease. The Centre brings together an interdisciplinary team including medical oncology that supports patients in the core areas and is dedicated to providing comprehensive patient and family-centered care; educating clinicians, patients and their families; and conducting cutting-edge research to advance disease understanding and treatment.
The Daryl A. Katz Centre for Urgent and Critical Care
The Daryl A. Katz Centre for Urgent and Critical Care is a Toronto Central LHIN and Ontario health system leader in critical care and a provincial leader in reducing Emergency Department wait time. It is also an innovative leader in geriatric mental health, perinatal and general mental health and an internationally leader in diabetes care, education and research.
The Centre is comprised of the Hospital’s core inpatient and ambulatory care programs including General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Cardiology, Diabetes, Psychiatry, Palliative Care, Family Medicine and Emergency.
The Centre for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The Centre for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is an international leader in delivering excellence in patient care, education and research for patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine and colon), in particular, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of IBD.
The Centre provides both outpatient care and inpatient services, in a uniquely combined medical and surgical IBD unit, to more than 4,700 patients annually, many who come from outside of Toronto and Ontario. The Centre is also the tertiary referral centre for all of Ontario for patients with complex IBD for second opinions and/or ongoing care.
Centre for Musculoskeletal Disease
The Centre for Musculoskeletal Disease is an international leader in delivering excellence in patient care, education and research for patients with disorders of the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and other connective tissue. The Centre focuses on bone and musculoskeletal research, chronic diseases, such as arthritis and rheumatology, as well as health and wellness programs.
The Centre is unique in its focus on complex hip and knee reconstruction, which includes joint replacement for patients with arthritis and severe deformity, previous surgery, infection or bone deficiency.
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
Established in 1985, the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the world's leading centres for biomedical research. The Institute is part of Mount Sinai Hospital, an internationally recognized academic health science centre affiliated with the University of Toronto. Research at the Lunenfeld is focused on women’s and infants’ health, cancer biology, stem cell biology, neurobiology, diabetes, arthritis, genetic disorder research and systems biology.
The Lunenfeld’s internationally recognized and award winning researchers continue to make leading-edge discoveries in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, psychiatric disorders, kidney disease, women’s and infants’ health, inflammatory bowel disease, and spinal cord injury.