NYEE Celebrates 200 Years

Honoring Our Past. Envisioning Our Future.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) proudly celebrates its 200-year anniversary as America’s first specialty hospital founded in 1820. Originally established as a charitable institution to provide care for New York City’s poor with diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, the Infirmary quickly grew its reputation as one of the leading centers for innovative clinical care, patient research, and medical education. By 1918, NYEE had already treated over one million patients and established leading residency programs in ophthalmology and otolaryngology (ENT).

Today, NYEE remains at the forefront for innovative surgical specialty services. The institution serves as the clinical site for breakthrough translational research—introducing many novel diagnostic and surgical techniques—with a growing network of satellite practices across the New York metropolitan area. As NYEE looks forward to its third century of specialty care, the Infirmary remains committed to its founding mission of serving the community, as well as patients nationally and internationally.

Bicentennial Gala Fundraiser

Bicentennial Gala Fundraiser

Join us for a once in a lifetime event celebrating NYEE’s 200-year Anniversary at The Plaza Hotel on October 14, 2021. Learn More & Buy Tickets
Transformational Ophthalmology 2021: Envisioning Our Third Century

Transformational Ophthalmology 2021: Envisioning Our Third Century

Leading experts in patient care and vision research will speak on new techniques and emerging therapies in the treatment of complex eye diseases. Join us on October 15, 2021. Register Today!
NYEE History Book

NYEE History Book

Let our coffee table book take you on a journey through the 200-year history of NYEE. Get to know the people and events that shaped our celebrated specialty hospital and learn about our lasting impact on the fields of ophthalmology and otolaryngology. Learn More
Make a Gift

Make a Gift

Support NYEE’s mission to enhance patient care, deliver world-class education, conduct pioneering research, and lead innovation. Give to NYEE
Historic Timeline of NYEE

Historic Timeline of NYEE

Discover the fascinating history of America’s oldest specialty hospital through our digital history timeline. Learn More