Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine

Augustine M.K. Choi, MD
Sanford I. Weill Chairman
Interim Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Choi

As the Sanford I. Weill Chair of the Weill Department of Medicine, I look forward to the extraordinary journey ahead with the utmost enthusiasm. We are indebted to those pioneering physicians and scientists who drove the major discoveries over the past century, but we cannot rest on their laurels. Today's world of translational research offers undiscovered vistas to explore that will open the door to life-saving therapies. An ever-expanding universe of biomedical sciences, genomics, and technological tools will provide the key.   Read more

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The Annual Report provides an in-depth view of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine's latest news in patient care services, breakthrough research, innovative educational programs for residents and fellows, Honors, Awards and a Financial Report.
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Residency Training Program in Internal Medicine

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News & Highlights

Dr. Kahaleh and Team Honored with a 2016 Plenary Session Award from the ASGE for STER

At the forefront of noninvasive procedures for GI conditions, Dr. Michel Kahaleh and his team from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology have received a 2016 Video Plenary Session Award from the ASGE. This award was given in appreciation of their outstanding work utilizing a procedure known as STER (submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection) for the treatment of gastrointestinal submucosal tumors.

Dr. Giron Receives Physician of the Year Award

Dr. Fabio Giron has received the Physician of the Year Award from the Department of Nursing for his collaborative spirit and ongoing collegial support. The ICU Nursing Team noted that he is a transformational leader in the Intensive Care Unit and plays an instrumental role in facilitating collaboration with nursing and other members of the inter-professional team.

Dr. Rajwani Receives Physician of the Year Award

Dr. Kapil Rajwani has received the Physician of the Year Award from the Department of Nursing. The Department of Nursing bestows this award to physicians who consistently practice with Nursing, as well as their support staff, in a collaborative, collegial, and respectful manner. Dr. Rajwani was noted for exemplifying the spirit of this award and for his devotion to the well-being of patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Former Resident Selected for 2016-17 White House Fellows Program

Dr. B. Cameron Webb, who trained in our internal medicine residency program, has been selected for the prestigious honor of a White House Fellowship. Founded in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the White House Fellows Program offers exceptional Americans first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government.

Dr. Golightly Appointed to Associate Dean of Diversity at Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Linnie Golightly, an Associate Professor of Medicine in Microbiology and Immunology and an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, has been appointed to Associate Dean of Diversity at Weill Cornell Medicine. In her new role, Dr. Golightly will work closely with fellow Associate Dean of Diversity, Dr. Rache M. Simmons, within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Dr. Martinez Appointed to Chief of the Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Fernando J. Martinez has been appointed as Chief of the Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine in the Weill Department of Medicine. The Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor in Medicine, Dr. Martinez is a premiere translational researcher in chronic lung disease.

Dr. Lee Appointed to Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety in the Weill Department of Medicine

Dr. Jennifer I. Lee has been appointed to serve as Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety in the Weill Department of Medicine. Dr. Lee will continue to foster collaborative efforts to ensure high quality, high value care delivery for patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Weill Cornell Department of Medicine's Employee Recognition Program Announces Winners

The Results, Rewards and Recognition Committee (R3) of the Weill Department of Medicine completed its bimonthly review. The Super Star winners were Laura Prescod, Practice Supervisor, and Salisha Ali, Clinical Technician, (Hematology & Medical Oncology); and Simon M. Cohen, Research Assistant, and Renee Maciejewski, Research Biostatistician (Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine).