Interim Department Chair
John Leonard, M.D.Interim Chair, Weill Department of Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Associate Dean (Clinical Research), Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. John P. Leonard is the Vice Chair of Clinical Research in the Weill Department of Medicine, a role in which he is advancing the broad mission of the department, as well as the parent institutions of Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is also the Associate Dean of Clinical Research at WCMC. He serves as Chief of the Lymphoma Service and as Associate Director for Clinical Research of the Weill Cornell Cancer Center. The Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dr. Leonard is an innovative, internationally recognized clinical investigator in the field of hematological malignancies. He is a pioneer in the development of novel therapeutics in lymphoma, and is one of the leaders of the national lymphoma clinical trials effort as leader of the Lymphoma Committee for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, which is part of the National Clinical Trials Network of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Leonard has spearheaded many innovative initiatives in the Weill Department of Medicine to facilitate cutting-edge patient-oriented research.
Orli Etingin, M.D.Vice Chair for Faculty
Lisa and Sanford B. Ehrenkranz Professor in Women's Health
Dr. Orli Etingin is the founder and Medical Director of the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, a multidisciplinary group practice sponsored by the Departments of Dermatology, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, Surgery and Urology. She is the Lisa and Sanford B. Ehrenkranz Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and serves as Vice Chair for Faculty with the Weill Cornell Department of Medicine. Dr. Etingin's clinical expertise is in internal medicine and coagulation disorders, such as blood clotting in pregnancy. Dr. Etingin received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. After receiving her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, she completed residency training in Internal Medicine, subspecialty training in Hematology-Oncology and a Chief Residency at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center. As the recipient of an NIH Clinical Investigator Award from 1987 to 1992, she conducted basic scientific research on thrombosis in vascular cells, leading to numerous publications in the journals Cell, Biochemistry, and Journal of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Etingin is listed in Who's Who, Castle Connolly's Best Doctors Guides and US News Top Doctors. She was the associate editor of the Textbook of Women's Health, a comprehensive manual for physicians in the field. A frequently invited speaker at women's health symposia, she has served as Moderator of the annual Women's Health Symposium at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital since 1998 and as Moderator of the annual Women and the Brain Conference since 2006. Dr. Etingin is a member of the American Medical Women's Association and the American Medical Association. She is the editor of two nationally distributed newsletters, Women's Health Advisor and Women's Nutrition Connection, and a contributor to Everyday Health.
Steven Lipkin, M.D., Ph.D.Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research
Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine
Steven M. Lipkin, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is the Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research. Dr. Lipkin works with departmental and divisional leadership to enhance and foster the research activities of our faculty and trainees. A nationally and internationally regarded leader in the field of adult genetics, he was recently elected as a Member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation. His research focuses on genetic testing for hereditary cancer disorders, including the Lynch Syndrome, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, and Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer, among others. He is an authority on cancer genetic syndromes, with a particular emphasis on hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes, and authored MAPP-MMR, a bioinformatic program that is used to interpret whether Lynch syndrome missense variants are deleterious mutations or benign polymorphisms. Dr. Lipkin has more than 60 published papers in the top peer-reviewed journals and is the author ofThe Genome Generation: Tales from the frontlines of Genetic Medicine, to be published in 2016 by Beacon Press. Dr. Lipkin has practiced at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College since 2009. He trained in Internal Medicine at Duke University and in Medical Genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he performed post-doctoral work in the laboratory of Francis Collins, now Director of the NIH.
Lia S. Logio, M.D.Vice Chair for Education
Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Herbert J. and Ann Siegel Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Dr. Lia Logio, the Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel Distinguished Professor of Medicine, joined the Weill Department of Medicine in 2010 as the Vice Chair for Education and Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Previously, Dr. Logio served as the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Indiana University School of Medicine as well as Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Dr. Logio received her MD from The Johns Hopkins University and completed residency training in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center. She has received numerous regional and national teaching awards and is well known in the medical education academic community. She has served as a Content Contributor to the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) through the American College of Physicians and as an Associate Editor of Board Basics. She was one of 20 program directors awarded the prestigious Educational Innovations Project (EIP) from the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Residency Review Commission in Internal Medicine (RRC-IM). She has been invited to speak to the Institute of Medicine and National Institute of Health. She is a general internist by training and has a track record of interprofessional collaboration, including authorship of on-line modules on the core concepts of patient safety for health care providers across domain. She has a national reputation in innovative curriculum in graduate medical education and faculty development around leadership. She currently serves as the Director of the Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is a tremendous advocate for patient care, for innovative educational strategies, and for the critically important aspects of mentoring others.
Robert S. Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H.Vice Chair of Transitions of Care
Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine
Dr. Robert S. Brown, Jr. is the Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine and Clinical Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, as well as Vice Chair of Transitions of Care for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Brown is also the Director of the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He has been part of the liver transplant effort at Weill Cornell part-time since 1999 and joined the faculty full-time in 2015. The liver transplant program gained Medicare approval in its first year and is on pace to start living donor liver transplantation and to reach 50 transplants per year. Dr. Brown is heavily involved in clinical research. He received his B.A. from Harvard College, M.D. from New York University, and his M.P.H. from the Graduate School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. He completed his internship in medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of California, San Francisco. An internationally recognized expert in liver disease and liver transplantation, he has co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles mostly dedicated to viral hepatitis and liver transplantation. He is an Associate Editor for Hepatology and Gastroenterology and Hepatology and published a book, Common Liver Diseases and Transplantation: An Algorithmic Approach to Work-up and Management. Dr. Brown is the recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Transplant Physicians, the Senior Attending Teacher Award from Columbia University Medical Center, and the American Liver Foundation New York Chapter's Physician of the Year.
Judy Tung, M.D.Chair of Medicine at NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Section Chief, Ambulatory Medicine
Dr. Judy Tung is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital (NYP/LMH). She is also Section Chief of Ambulatory Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Tung obtained her M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1997 and completed her internal medicine residency training at the University of California, San Francisco in 2000. She served for one year as a Chief Resident in Primary Care Internal Medicine at New York University before joining the faculty at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College in 2001. Dr. Tung served as the Director of Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates (WCIMA) and as Interim Chief of the Division of Internal Medicine from 2009-2016. She has also held many other leadership positions at Weill Cornell, including Director of the Primary Care Residency, Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency, and Associate Chair of Educational Affairs. As a respected educator, Dr. Tung has received a J. James Smith Teacher of the Year Award, a Primary Care Teaching Excellence Award, and she is on the Dean's List for teaching excellence. A leading expert in general internal medicine, Dr. Tung has spoken nationally on innovative models of primary care, including the Hospital Medical Home and the ambulatory teaching practice. Additionally, she is a champion for faculty development and co-teaches the Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP). Dr. Tung's life's work is the cultivation of individuals to their highest potential.
Susana R. Morales, M.D.Vice Chair for Diversity
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Dr. Susana Morales serves as the Vice Chair for Diversity in the Weill Department of Medicine. An Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Dr. Morales joined the Weill Cornell Medicine faculty in 1998 and is the Associate Director of the Housestaff Training Program in Internal Medicine. She obtained her M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Presbyterian Hospital of the City of New York. In the Division of General Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Morales had served as Assistant Division Director for Education and Training. She has served as a member of the governing Council of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and on the Advisory Boards of the Commonwealth Fund's "Bettering the Health of Minority Americans" program and the National Hispanic Medical Association. She is also a board member of both the United Hospital Fund and the Latino Commission on AIDS and has served on the NYS Council on Graduate Medical Education. Her honors include: J. James Smith Memorial Award (presented annually by the Weill Cornell house staff), National Medical Fellowships Community Service Award, and "Senior List" (selected by four graduating Weill Cornell Medical College classes). In 2013, Dr. Morales received the Pioneers in Diversity/Bruce Laine Ballard M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentoring, presented by the Office of Faculty Diversity in Medicine and Science, Weill Cornell Medical College. In 2015, she received the prestigious Elnora M. Rhodes SGIM Service Award.
Jennifer Lee, M.D.Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Dr. Jennifer I. Lee serves as Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) in the Weill Department of Medicine. An Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and a hospitalist in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Dr. Lee’s focus is the education of students, residents and faculty in quality improvement and safety science to ensure high quality, high value care delivery for patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Her collaborations with the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Division of Quality and Patient Safety, Weill Cornell Medicine Physician Organization QPS, and Weill Department of Medicine aim to align improvement efforts across the institution. She designed and co-chairs the Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QIPS) committee and spearheaded the launch of an advanced QI faculty development program in an effort to develop a pathway for promotion for junior faculty through academic achievement in QI.
Board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Lee earned her M.D. degree from the State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and completed her combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. She has completed training through Greater New York Hospital Association/United Hospital Fund’s Clinical Quality Fellowship Program and Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Improvement Advisor professional development program among others. Her research interests include reducing readmissions, improving multidisciplinary care transitions and high value care. She has shared her work in QI education and readmissions at outside institutions on expert panels and grand rounds. She was awarded the AAMC Learning Health Systems Champion Research Award in 2014 and featured as the Research on Care Community’s Member spotlight. Dr. Lee's work has been published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine and Academic Medicine, and she co-authored a white paper on the role of the hospitalist in care transitions with the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Joseph T. Cooke, M.D.Chairman of Medicine at NYP/Queens
Vice Chair, Weill Department of Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Joseph T. Cooke, M.D. serves as the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens and as Vice Chairman of the Weill Department of Medicine. Beginning with internship and residency, Dr. Cooke has had numerous roles in his 30 years at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine. Before joining NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, Dr. Cooke, an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Public Health, was the department's Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Chairman of the General Faculty Council, and Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine, Dr. Cooke is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Physicians. He earned an undergraduate degree in Biology with honors from New York University and obtained his M.D. from SUNY Downstate. He and Dr. Vlad Kvetan founded and co-chaired the Critical Care Leadership Network of GNYHA (2006-2009). He continues to serve on the Medical Advisory Board for the New York Organ Donation Network, and has previously served on the Institute of Medicine's subcommittee on organ donation after cardiac death. In addition to earning numerous teaching awards at Weill Cornell, Dr. Cooke has been honored with the NYPH Physician of the Year Award, the New York Weill Cornell Center Alumni Council Award for Outstanding Service, and the Lorraine Tredge Award from HHC for leadership in quality and patient safety. At the 2008 HRSA National Learning Congress, he was named one of 11 national champions for his work in organ donation for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Thomas A. McGrath, M.B.A.Chief Administrative Officer
Thomas A. McGrath, M.B.A., serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Weill Department of Medicine. Mr. McGrath directs administrative and business activities within the department, including finance, accounting, research administration, clinical operations, capital planning, ITS, academic appointments and education. Before joining Weill Cornell Medicine, Mr. McGrath served as Chief Operating Officer at the University of Miami Health System, Director of Finance and Administration for the Department of Medicine at Stanford University, and Vice President and UCH Officer of the Comer Children's Hospital at The University of Chicago. He holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois.