A brief overview of the department “by the numbers” will provide you a sense of the size and scope of our clinical and academic enterprise. The department has approximately 600 employees, 160 full-time faculty, 100 post-doctoral and associate research scientists, 40 clinical residents and fellows, and 30 graduate students. Our faculty members hold over 85 NIH grants and receive over $35 million in annual NIH grant support. In partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, which is ranked in the top five Best Hospitals nationally, we annually perform approximately 20 million clinical laboratory tests, 70 thousand surgical pathology examinations, 60 thousand cytology evaluations, and 300 autopsies. However, sheer size does not define departmental excellence. Our faculty, students, and staff are deeply devoted to patient care, education, and scholarship in a departmental culture of professionalism and diversity.