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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Annual Report

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. 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.

Thomas A. McGrath, MBA, Appointed to Chief Administrative Officer in the Weill Department of Medicine

Thomas A. McGrath, MBA, has been appointed to Chief Administrative Officer for the Weill Department of Medicine. In this role, Mr. McGrath will direct administrative and business activities within the department, including finance, accounting, research administration, clinical operations, capital planning, ITS, academic appointments, and education.

Dr. David Berlin Appointed to Vice Chair of Medicine for the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine Healthcare Systems

Dr. David Berlin has been appointed to Vice Chair of Medicine for the New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine Healthcare Systems. In this role, he is responsible for fostering integration of clinical and academic missions between the Departments of Medicine of the NYP System Hospitals affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

The Department of Medicine Annual Investigators Award Recipients of 2016

The 25th Annual Weill Department of Medicine Awards were announced on June 29, 2016 at Medicine Grand Rounds. This award is presented annually to members of the Weill Department of Medicine below the rank of professor who perform on outstanding levels in the areas of clinical and/or basic biomedical research. It is supported by the Michael Wolk Foundation.

The 2016 Fellow Award in Research Finalists Announced at Medicine Grand Rounds

Initiated in 2002, the Fellow Award in Research is presented annually to fellows within the Weill Department of Medicine who have presented outstanding research. This year's finalists were announced at the June 22 Medicine Grand Rounds.

The 2016 David E. Rogers Memorial Research Award Finalists Announced

Established in 1995, the David E. Rogers Memorial Research Award encourages medical residents to continue their investigative research in internal medicine. Each year, senior medical residents submit research abstracts, and four finalists are chosen to present their work during medical grand rounds.

Third Annual QIPS Poster Day Highlights Quality Improvement Research and Innovations of Faculty and Residents

On May 25, 2016, the Weill Department of Medicine (WDOM) hosted the third Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Poster Session to share results of the many innovative projects conceived and led by WDOM faculty and residents. This year's event showcased five projects internally funded by the WDOM and also included thirteen independent posters from abstracts selected during an open call for abstracts earlier this year.

Dr. Morales Appointed as WDOM's Vice Chair for Diversity

Dr. Susana Morales has been appointed to Vice Chair for Diversity in the Weill Department of Medicine. An Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Dr. Morales joined the Weill Cornell Medicine faculty in 1998 and currently serves as the Associate Director of the Housestaff Training Program in Internal Medicine. She obtained her MD from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Presbyterian Hospital of the City of New York.

Dr. Choi Appointed as Interim Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine

On April 18, 2016, it was announced by Michael I. Kotlikoff, the Acting President and Provost of Cornell University, that Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Sanford I. Weill Chairman of the Weill Department of Medicine, will serve as Interim Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Interim Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University as of June 1. The Board of Trustees of Cornell University has approved the formation of a search committee to assist Cornell's Interim President, Hunter Rawlings, in selecting the new Dean and Provost for Medical Affairs.