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


Medicine Grand Rounds: News Without Gatekeepers: Social Media and Medicine

Medicine Grand Rounds: News Without Gatekeepers: Social Media and Medicine

Nov 29, 2017
8:00am to 9:00am

Uris Auditorium

Elaine Schattner, MD, MA Independent Journalist Contributor to Forbes Media Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Division of Medical Ethics Seminar Series

Division of Medical Ethics Seminar Series

Nov 29, 2017
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Uris Faculty Room A-126

"Professional Self-Regulation in Medicine: Earning the Public's Trust" Audiey C. Kao, M.D., Ph.D. Vice President of Ethics The American Medical Association (AMA)

Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis Program

Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis Program

Dec 04, 2017
1:30pm to 2:30pm

MSK - Zuckerman Research Center

Lymphocyte Proliferation in Protective Immunity and Oncogenesis Speaker: Takeshi Egawa, M.D., Ph.D Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology Washington...
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Drs. Mary and Augustine M.K. Choi Receive $2.1 Million NIH Grant

Dr. Mary Choi
In this newly funded project, Drs. Choi will examine the mechanisms by which RIPK3 regulates kidney and lung fibrosis, as well as seek to uncover new biomarkers and molecular targets that can be utilized for diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Anthony Hollenberg Appointed Chairman of the WDOM

Dr. Anthony Hollenberg
Dr. Anthony Hollenberg, a premier physician-scientist in the field of endocrinology, has been appointed to serve as Chairman of WDOM effective February 1, 2017.

Dr. Leonard Receives the 2017 Miriam G. Wallach Award

Recognizing extraordinary contributions to patient care, this award honors a physician who displays exceptional dedication in providing outstanding and compassionate patient-centered care and exemplifies altruistic and humanistic qualities.

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.

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