Leo Sher, M.D.
In early 2013, Mount Sinai School of Medicine will be renamed in honor of Trustee Carl C. Icahn. The new name—the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai—was given in recognition of nearly $200 million in lifetime giving by Mr. Icahn, who has generously supported this institution since 1980 and joined the Boards of Trustees in 2000. His most recent gift of $150 million is the biggest in Mount Sinai’s history, and among the largest gifts made to a medical school. His prior contributions to Mount Sinai resulted in a contemporary medical school research building on the Mount Sinai campus being titled The Icahn Medical Institute. In addition to renaming the School of Medicine, the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology will be renamed the Icahn Genomics Institute.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center includes both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount School of Medicine. Created in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States and in the world.