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

Medicine Grand Rounds: Clinical Debate Series

Medicine Grand Rounds: Clinical Debate Series

Oct 18, 2017
8:00am to 9:00am

Uris Auditorium

"Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia and the Fecal Occult Blood Test" Jessica Pena, M.D., M.P.H. Fred Pelzman, M.D. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, M.D. Bryan Leppert, M.D.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

 Prostate Cancer Support Group

Oct 19, 2017
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Weill Cornell Medical College

In partnership with Us Too New York, please join us for our next Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting. Topic: Focal MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment of Localized Low and...

Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis Program

Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis Program

Oct 23, 2017
1:30pm to 2:30pm

MSK - Rockefeller Research Laboratories

Transcriptional Regulation of Tissue-Resident Memory T Cells Speaker: Ananda Goldrath, Ph.D. Principal Investigator Professor and Chair of the Molecular Biology Section in the...
NYP Best Hospitals Honor Roll
Castle Connolly Top DoctorsNY Magazine Cover

News

Dr. Sharma and Colleagues Publish Pivotal Paper in NEJM Catalyst on the Benefits of Telemedicine in the Emergency Department

Rahul Sharma
The new telemedicine initiative has shown positive benefits in terms of efficiency and improving the quality of a patient’s visit to the ED. The service cuts wait times for low-acuity patients, who present with minor ailments.

Dr. Lee Awarded the 2017 Young Investigator Grant from the National Kidney Foundation

Dr. John Lee
Dr. Lee’s study holds great promise for patients on peritoneal dialysis who are vulnerable to acquiring peritonitis, an infection that can cause significant morbidity and even death.

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.

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.

Clinical Trials

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Weill Department of Medicine Annual Report

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Established in 1991 thanks to the generosity of donors and friends, the Fund For Medicine has supported a tradition of excellence in the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine.

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.