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Chief Medical Residents

Jigar Contractor, M.D.

Jigar Contractor, M.D.

Carrie Down, M.D.

Carrie Down, M.D.

Amy Shaw, M.D.

Amy Shaw, M.D.

The Chief Residents are responsible for educational activities, mediating clinical issues, and overseeing schedule coordination. They are integral members of the Program Leadership and represent the residency program to the rest of the department and hospital, in collaboration with the Quality Improvement Chief. They also serve as role models, mentors, and advisors for residents and students.

Quality Improvement Chief Resident

Jamuna Krishnan, M.D.

Jamuna Krishnan, M.D.

The Quality Improvement Chief Resident works closely with house staff on multiple projects related to Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Teaching QI and ensuring best practices and safe care, the QI Chief is involved in handoff projects and improvement in documentation. The QI Chief Resident acts as a liaison between several Hospital committees, Department committees, and the residency program, keeping lines of communication open and finding opportunities for resident involvement in system-wide QI initiatives.

Weill Cornell Medicine House Staff

Weill Department of Medicine House Staff, 2015-16

2016-2017 Interns

2016 Interns

2016-2017 Juniors

2016 Juniors

2016-2017 Seniors

2016 Seniors

House staff group photo

Contact Information

Chief Medical Residents

Weill Department of Medicine
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/
Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street, Room M-532
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 746-4721

Quality Improvement Chief Resident

Weill Department of Medicine
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/
Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street, Room M-531
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 746-4116

Where They Come From

Our house staff come to WCMC from all over the United States and the world.

Weill Cornell Medicine House Staff