Since opening in 1989, Milstein Hospital has become the primary site of adult, in-patient medical care on the Columbia campus. The hospital has about 745 beds with six ICUs and over thirty operating rooms. Surgical patients are cared for on dedicated surgical nursing units, including surgical oncology, transplant, vascular/thoracic, cardiac surgery, and general surgery. Multiple Intensive Care Units and “Step-Down” Units allow for continuous high-level care of patients at any severity of illness. Several operating rooms have integrated advanced laparoscopic equipment and the vascular service has one dedicated hybrid angiography room for endovascular cases.
- Endocrine (Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal)
- Gallbladder and Appendix (General Surgery)
- Heart (Adult)
- Heart (Pediatric)
- Kidney Transplant
- Liver and Abdominal Transplant
- Lung and Chest (Thoracic)
- Organ Transplant
- Pediatric and Neonatal
- Plastic and Reconstructive
- Vascular & Vein
- Weight Loss Surgery
Milstein Hospital is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 in New York State for 20 consecutive years, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Care Through the Columbia Network
If you need advanced care, surgery or transplant, our team will help coordinate with all of our highly-specialized care centers and programs. You will have the resources of one of the country’s highest-ranking hospital systems behind you.
Columbia Virtual Visits
All of our specialists also offer telehealth appointments through virtual visits, so you can see your doctor from the comfort of your own home. You’ll receive the same quality care you’ve come to expect from an in-person visit, without having to come into the office. All you need is a smartphone or computer and an internet connection.
At NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Cente
177 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-2500
Take the 1, A, or C trains to the 168th Street station. From midtown Manhattan, the A train provides express service.
Many city buses serve the medical center, including the M-2, 3, 4, 5, and 100. For additional bus and subway information, call the Transit Authority at (718) 330-1234.
The fastest and most convenient way to reach the medical center by car is to follow directions to the George Washington Bridge and then exit onto Riverside Drive. From there, proceed south and turn left onto West 165th Street (the first left) and then right onto Fort Washington Avenue to the medical center parking facility.
From upstate New York and New Jersey:
After crossing the George Washington Bridge, follow signs to the Henry Hudson Parkway (also called the West Side Highway), and then to Riverside Drive.
From Riverdale and Westchester via the Saw Mill River Parkway:
Exit the Henry Hudson Parkway at Riverside Drive, which is immediately past the George Washington Bridge.
From Westchester, Connecticut, or the East Side of Manhattan via the Major Deegan, Cross-Bronx Expressway, or Harlem River Drive approaching the George Washington Bridge:
Take the Henry Hudson Parkway, stay to the left, and follow signs to Riverside Drive.
From the West Side of Manhattan:
Take the Henry Hudson Parkway to exit 15 for Riverside Drive South.
From NYC Airports
For information about transportation options from area airports, view NYCgo.
Shuttle Bus Service
Our shuttle bus provides transportation between Columbia campuses and Harlem Hospital and to the George Washington Bridge bus terminal. For shuttle routes and schedules, visit the Columbia Transportation website.
Our hospital partner NewYork-Presbyterian offers visitors the option of valet parking or parking in their parking garage. Most major credit cards are accepted. Street parking is also available but is extremely limited
177 Fort Washington Avenue, between 166th and 168th Streets
Monday through Friday, 5 am to 10 pm
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays, 7 am to 10 pm
Valet parking service is available at the main entrance of the Milstein Hospital Building at 177 Fort Washington Avenue and at the main entrance to NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital on Broadway at the corner of 165th Street. If you anticipate picking up your car after the valet is closed, park in the Hospital’s visitor parking garage at 115 Fort Washington Avenue, between 164th and 165th Streets.
Visitor Parking Garage
115 Fort Washington Avenue, between 164th and 165th Streets
Open 24 hours, every day
Reduced rate parking is available for family members of patients who expect to be at the Hospital for an extended length of time. A prepaid debit card can be purchased from the Parking Office, which is located on the main/entry level of the visitor parking garage. To be eligible for a prepaid debit card, you must purchase a minimum of five parking days.