Department of Medicine
Dr. John Leonard

John P. Leonard, M.D.
Interim Chair, Weill Department of Medicine

As the Interim 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 Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian, as well as with our neighboring world-class institutions, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Read more


Events

Hem/Onc Grand Rounds: Biomarker and Efficacy Analyses of PD-1 Blockade as Treatment for Metastatic and Resected Melanoma

Hem/Onc Grand Rounds: Biomarker and Efficacy Analyses of PD-1 Blockade as Treatment for Metastatic and Resected Melanoma

Sep 26, 2017
8:00am to 9:00am

Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD Deputy Director and Head, Experimental Therapeutics Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center Professor of Medicine NYU-Langone Medical Center, New York...

ICU Support Group

ICU Support Group

Sep 27, 2017
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center

The Weill Cornell Medicine Pulmonary...

Castle Connolly Top Doctors

News

Dr. Meltzer Launches Initiative for Residents to Improve Communications Skills in Surrogate Decision-Making

Dr. Ellen Meltzer
Often residents-in-training are called upon to facilitate end-of-life care discussions with family members, and Weill Cornell faculty are helping internal medicine residents to build their skills in this specialized form of communication.

Newly Discovered Receptor Acts as Messenger for Nerve Cells: Artis Lab Publishes Paper in Nature

Intestinal goblet cells and mucin production
A breakthrough paper has been published in Nature revealing that the immune system and the neuronal system work together inside the gut to respond to infection. This research is illuminating the interplay between these two systems and holds great...

Preventing Infections from Resistant Gut Bacteria in Vulnerable Patients with Cancer

Dr. Michael Satlin
Dr. Michael Satlin has been making critical advances towards understanding how to analyze stool samples to predict which bacterial infections may occur when a patient’s immune system is weakened after chemotherapy.

Chief of General Internal Medicine Working to Build Patient Trust: PALS

Dr. Monika Safford
The many major advances since Dr. Safford’s arrival to Weill Cornell have included the merging of hospital medicine and ambulatory care; the establishment of NIH-sponsored studies on health disparities; and the PALS.

Karen Pekle Named Nurse of the Year by ACS: Skill, Compassion, and Commitment Exemplified

Karen Pekle
Karen works with cancer patients in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and her story was recently highlighted in the New York Post. This was the first time that the ACS has honored an oncology nurse. The Department congratulates Karen on...

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Residency training

Residency training in Internal Medicine

The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine is home to one of the country's premiere internal medicine residency programs.