Message from the Chairman

Dr. Choi

Augustine M.K. Choi, MD
Sanford I. Weill Chairman, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine

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.

New York City offers an ideal setting for our pursuits, a multicultural academic mecca providing a full spectrum of patient cohorts and diseases that is unparalleled anywhere in the world. Our researchers are collaborating on projects nationally and internationally with colleagues at the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) here at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, as well as with our neighboring world-class institutions, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University, and Hospital for Special Surgery.

A newly recruited cadre of physicians and scientists are bringing the highest levels of expertise in their specialized fields of medicine, from cancer, obesity and diabetes, to lung, heart, kidney, and infectious diseases, as well as medical ethics and public health programs. Our outstanding physicians treat patients from New York City, the tri-state area, the nation, and all corners of the world. Patient care services have expanded to encompass NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and our many satellite and affiliated locations continue to evolve.

Home to one of the country's top tier residency training programs, our department is known for its innovative approach to education. Residents-in-training, fellows, and Weill Cornell medical students enjoy an environment of camaraderie, replete with a wide array of clinical and research opportunities. Our extraordinarily dedicated faculty implement a proactive style of mentoring that is geared to building a young physician's career path – whether it be physician-scientist, clinical educator, or academic leader.

With a passion for medicine, unwavering focus, and the remarkable talents of our faculty, we are using today's scientific tools to unravel tomorrow's medical discoveries. As advancements continue to unfold, we remain committed to providing all patients with the high-quality healthcare, compassion, and dignity they deserve.

Augustine M.K. Choi, MD


Contact Information

Mailing Address
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/
Weill Cornell Medical College
Weill Department of Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 130
New York, NY 10065

Office of the Chairman
530 East 70th Street, M-522
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 746-4720
Fax: (212) 746-8793
medchair@med.cornell.edu

Administration Office
1320 York Avenue, HT-621
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 746-4007
Fax: (212) 746-8214

Residency Office
530 East 70th Street, M-528
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 746-4749
Fax: (212) 746-6692

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