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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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

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.

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.

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).