NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine

About Us

Founded in 2019, NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine, part of NYU Langone Health, represents a significant evolution in medical education, focusing on the training of primary care physicians. This commitment to primary care is supported through an accelerated three-year MD program, which is uniquely subsidized by full-tuition scholarships, established through significant philanthropic support, including a transformative gift received in 2023. 

A Journey from Foundation to Future

In the heart of Nassau County, the story began in 1896 with the establishment of Nassau Hospital, the first voluntary hospital on Long Island. This marked the inception of a healthcare legacy that would grow to become a cornerstone of medical excellence in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Over the decades, this institution evolved through names and missions, expanding its reach and impact on the community.

By 1972, the facility, then known as Nassau Hospital, affiliated with the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, deepening its educational roots. In 1985, it was renamed Winthrop-University Hospital, reflecting its growing status as a hub for advanced medical training and patient care. This expansion was not just in name but in the scope, enhancing its services and educational offerings, attracting more medical students, and setting a precedent for clinical excellence.

The year 2012 was a milestone, with Winthrop achieving designation as an LCME-approved Regional Clinical Campus for Stony Brook Medicine. This recognition underscored the hospital’s role as a key player in training the next generation of medical professionals. The pivotal year of 2017 saw a merger with NYU Langone Health, setting the stage for another transformation. This collaboration laid the groundwork for the chartering of an independent medical school on Long Island.

In 2019, the vision of decades came to fruition with the opening of NYU Long Island School of Medicine. Founded with a revolutionary aim, the school launched a three-year MD program exclusively focused on primary care, supported by full-tuition scholarships—a testament to its commitment to education and healthcare leadership.

The school celebrated its first graduating class in 2022, marking a significant achievement in its young history. A year later, in 2023, it was granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education®, solidifying its educational standards and commitment to excellence. That same year, the institution embraced its future under a new name, NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine, honoring a transformative donation that promises to support students for generations to come.

Diverse Academic Offerings

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine encompasses 17 academic departments, spanning various medical specialties and subspecialties. These departments play a critical role in the mission to train students to become exceptional primary care physicians and future leaders in health systems. The curriculum is designed to ensure that both medical students and resident physicians become exemplary providers, equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for a diverse range of medical disciplines.

Excellence in Graduate Medical Education (GME) Training

The GME program offers exemplary training in the primary care disciplines and more than 20 additional medical disciplines. Residents and fellows learn from a faculty of over 1,300 recognized physicians and engage in research with access to cutting-edge resources. The program fosters ingenuity and resourcefulness, preparing graduates for significant contributions to medical practice and research.

Comprehensive Clinical Care

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, a 591-bed center, offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services and is recognized for its cardiac, cancer, and diabetes care. It features Nassau County’s only adult Level 1 Trauma Center and a pioneering Cardiac and Cancer Care program, part of NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Pioneering Research Initiatives 

The Research Centers at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine drive advancements in medical science across various disciplines. Researchers focus on public health challenges like diabetes, cancer, and infectious diseases, translating discoveries directly into enhanced patient care and community health improvements.

Strength of the Health System

NYU Langone Health, a nationally ranked leader in patient care and medical research, provides a robust foundation for the educational and healthcare initiatives. With an array of top-ranked specialties and a commitment to innovative patient care, NYU Langone Health continues to be a leading healthcare provider, recognized for excellence in clinical outcomes and patient safety across the nation.