State of the Department Presentation 2013 (click here)
Annual Report 2013
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. (click here)
The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine is home to one of the premiere internal medicine residency program in the country.
Divisions & Programs
Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative
- Clinical Pharmacology
- Emergency Medicine
- Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
- Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- General Internal Medicine (WCIMA)
- Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
- Hematology/Medical Oncology
Are you a patient or healthy volunteer looking to join a research study? Click here for a complete list of clinical trials in the department.
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In an advance that could eventually offer patients with blood disorders curative therapies derived from their own cells, researchers at the Ansary Stem Cell Institute, WCMC, have been able to directly reprogram vascular cells to long-lasting blood cells that resemble bone marrow stem cells capable of forming the various components of blood necessary for life. Dr. Shahin Rafii is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Ansary Stem Cell Institute. Read full story
The drug Dr. Murray and colleagues in India introduced and tested in the treatment of kala-azar, miltefosine, has been approved by the FDA as the first effective oral agent for leishmaniasis (visceral, cutaneous and mucosal infection). Says Dr. Murray, "It is a good day when one sees a drug one introduces advance to FDA approval and is being used to treat children and adults throughout the world."
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Dr. Martinez and Colleagues Discover No Benefit from NAC in Treating Deadly Lung Disease: Paper Published in The New England Journal of Medicine
Dr. Martinez, the newly appointed Executive Vice Chair of Medicine, Weill Cornell Department of Medicine, has published new findings in The New England Journal of Medicine on NAC (or N-acetylcysteine), a widely used antioxidant for treating deadly lung disease. Click for WCMC Press Release
Dr. James M. Horowitz, Division of Cardiology, appeared on NY1 to explain the importance of learning the "Hands-Only" approach that can help people to survive a cardiac arrest. The three keys: Check, Call, Compress! For anyone who wants to learn this life-saving information, please visit the NY1 video below.
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The Suthanthiran Laboratory's innovative discovery to determine acute rejection in the kidney transplant (by measuring three genes in the urine), and ultimately reducing the need of a kidney transplant biopsy, was selected as one of Top 10 Outstanding Clinical Research Achievements in the U.S. by the Clinical Research Forum.
Read More | Click for paper in NEJM
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.
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The Employee Recognition Review Committee (R3) of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine completed its bimonthly review of all nominees and a record four superstar winners were announced. Read More about
our Star Performers
Initiated in 2002, the Fellows Research Award 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 10 Medicine Grand Rounds (12th Annual). Click for Finalists