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


Multiple Myeloma Support Group

Multiple Myeloma Support Group

Dec 12, 2017
6:00pm to 7:00pm

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Facilitator: Cara Beth Hanover, LMSW Light refreshments will be served. RSVP: (646) 499-0674 or Speaker: Stephanie Primiani BSN, RN, OCN Presentation:...

Medicine Grand Rounds: NYC Ending the Epidemic: From Science to Action

Medicine Grand Rounds: NYC Ending the Epidemic: From Science to Action

Dec 13, 2017
8:00am to 9:00am

Uris Auditorium

Demetre C. Daskalakis, M.D. M.P.H. 2017 Ashe Barley Visiting Professor Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control New York City Department of Health and Mental...

Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds

Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds

Dec 13, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00am

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

"Geriatrics and the Media: Making Friends with the Enemy" Paula Span Columnist, Freelance Feature Writer, The New York Times Journalism Associate, Columbia University
NYP Best Hospitals Honor Roll
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Physicians from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Provide Expertise at the Lungs & Legs Health Fair

Lungs and Legs photo
Held in the Harkness Courtyard and open to the public, this event provided spirometry testing and education on pulmonary issues, including asthma and COPD.

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.

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