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

Biomedical Science Review

Biomedical Science Review

Jun 23, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Weill Cornell Medical College

Drs. Blenis and Guzman invite you to the revamped Biomedical Science Reviews Seminar Series BSRSS is intended to provide the most up-to-date reviews of translational biomedical...

Precision Medicine Tumor Board Case Conference

Precision Medicine Tumor Board Case Conference

Jun 23, 2017
2:30pm to 7:00pm

Weill Cornell Medical College

"20 Month-Old Female with CNS Embryonal Tumor 4 Year-Old Male with an Infiltrating Glioma" David Pisapia, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Weill...

The Impact of Expectations & Persistence on Achieving Long Term Goals

The Impact of Expectations & Persistence on Achieving Long Term Goals

Jun 26, 2017
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Webinar

A 2017 TRIPLL Webinar Series Presentation Presenter: Joseph Kable, PhD, University of Pennsylvania People often choose to pursue long-term, future goals over short-term...

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News

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.

NBC Interviews Dr. Sharaiha on the Sewing Machine ‘No-Incision’ Surgery for Weight Loss

Dr. Reem Sharaiha
This non-invasive procedure, called endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), is bringing new hope for people who want to lose 40 pounds or more and has been added to a list of options targeted to the reduction of obesity.

Dr. Christini Appointed as Vice Dean of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Dr. David Christini
In his new role as Vice Dean, Dr. Christini will develop and implement educational innovations for master’s and doctoral students with an emphasis on the latest in biomedical research and training.

Dr. Rafii and Collaborators Publish Stem Cell Breakthrough in Nature

The study describes a new method to make an unlimited supply of healthy blood cells from the readily available cells that line blood vessels. This is the first time that any research group has generated such blood-forming stem cells.

Clinical Trials

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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.