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

Lower Manhattan Lecture Series: Your Gut and You

Lower Manhattan Lecture Series: Your Gut and You

Sep 06, 2017
12:00am

Weill Cornell Medicine & NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital

Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital invite you to our Lower Manhattan Lecture Series: Come join us for a free patient education seminar held...
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News

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...

The Young Investigators Award Recipients of 2017

2017 Young Investigators Award Recipients
This award is presented annually to members of the Weill Department of Medicine below the rank of professor who perform on outstanding levels in the areas of clinical and/or basic biomedical research. It is supported by the Michael Wolk Foundation.

The 2017 Fellows in Research Award Finalists Announced at Medicine Grand Rounds

2017 Fellow Award Finalists
Initiated in 2002, the Fellows in Research Award is given to fellows within the Weill Department of Medicine who have performed outstanding research. This year's finalists were presented at the June 21 Medicine Grand Rounds.

2017 David E. Rogers Memorial Research Award Finalists Announced

2017 David E. Rogers Memorial Research Award finalists
The award encourages medical residents to continue their investigative research in internal medicine. Each year, senior medical residents submit research abstracts, and finalists are chosen to present their work during medical grand rounds.

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Weill Department of Medicine Annual Report

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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.