Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine

Augustine M.K. Choi, MD
Sanford I. Weill Chairman
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

Triple-Win for Residency Training Program (Internal Medicine): Drs. Webb, Fineman and Smith honored at Convocation

The Weill Department of Medicine is delighted to report that three of its residents-in-training won teaching awards at the Weill Cornell Medical College convocation held on May 24 in Uris Auditorium. In honor of their outstanding teaching skills, the following awards were given: Dr. Bryant Webb, the Class of 1952 Resident Physician Prize; Dr. Jaime Fineman and Dr. Josh Smith, The House Staff Teaching Award. Congratulations to Drs. Webb, Fineman, and Smith on this triple-win!

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.

Dr. Ruan Earns Top 10 Clinical Research Award for Lymphoma Research

Dr. Jia Ruan, an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, who works with the The Lymphoma Clinical Research Group at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian, has been awarded a 2016 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum. The award is in recognition of breakthrough research demonstrating the efficacy of an innovative combination therapy for treating mantle cell lymphoma (published in The New England Journal of Medicine).

Dr. Goyal Receives Prestigious Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases

The New York Academy of Medicine has announced that the Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases has been awarded to Dr. Parag Goyal. Dr. Goyal, currently a fellow in the Division of Cardiology, trained in internal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Cohen Appointed to Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dr. David E. Cohen has been appointed as Vincent Astor Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Weill Department of Medicine. Dr. Cohen will be joining the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in July of 2016.

Dr. Pitt Appointed to Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CRVI)

After a national search, Dr. Geoffrey Stuart Pitt has been appointed to Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CRVI) at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Pitt will be joining the Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Division of Cardiology as the Ida and Theo Rossi Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Weill Department of Medicine in July of 2016.

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 Ariana Estrella and Nydia Kappstatter (Cardiology); Sonia Orona (Gastroenterology and Hepatology); Raquel Greenbaum (Hematology & Medical Oncology); and Thomas Lorio, LCSW and Holly Dando, LCSW (Public Health Programs).