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Leadership

Department Chair

Dr. Anthony Hollenberg
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Anthony Hollenberg, M.D.
  • Chair, Weill Department of Medicine

Dr. Anthony Hollenberg is the Sanford I. Weill Chair of Medicine in the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Physician-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Hollenberg received his M.D. from the University of Calgary in Canada in 1986. He completed his Internal Medicine residency in 1989 and was Chief Resident in Medicine from 1990 to 1991 at the Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Hollenberg then completed a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1993 and was recruited back to Beth Israel to start his laboratory. From 2011 until his recruitment to Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Hollenberg was Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Director of Clinical and Translational Research Training Programs at Harvard Catalyst and Harvard Medical School where he was also a Professor of Medicine. Dr. Hollenberg’s research focuses on the hormonal regulation of metabolism, with a particular emphasis on the role of thyroid hormone. His work has important ramifications for the regulation of body weight and metabolism. Additionally, The Hollenberg Lab focuses on understanding thyroid gland development and the possibilities for regenerative medicine.

Vice Chairs

Dr. John Leonard
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John P Leonard, M.D.
  • Executive Vice Chair, Weill Department of Medicine
  • Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Senior Associate Dean for Innovations and Initiatives, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. John P. Leonard is the Executive Vice Chair of the Weill Department of Medicine, a role in which he is advancing key academic and educational activities as well as other critical initiatives for the department. A nationally and internationally recognized authority on hematological malignancies, Dr. Leonard serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Innovation and Initiatives at Weill Cornell Medicine. The Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dr. Leonard has pioneered the development of novel therapeutics in lymphoma, and he serves as 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 (a part of the National Clinical Trials Network of the National Cancer Institute). Dr. Leonard has been an elected member of the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty board for Hematology and has also been elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation. He has served as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board and Board Member of the Lymphoma Research Foundation and Board Member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society/New York City Chapter. In 2017, he received the Miriam G. Wallach Award for Excellence in Humanistic Medical Care from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Leonard has spearheaded many innovative initiatives in the Weill Department of Medicine to facilitate cutting-edge patient-oriented research.

Dr. Orli Etingin
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Orli R 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 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 Medicine and serves as Vice Chair for Faculty in the Weill 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 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill 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 is a contributor to Everyday Health.

Dr. Steven Lipkin
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Steven Lipkin, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Vice Chair for Research
  • Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine

Dr. Steven M. Lipkin, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is the Vice Chair for 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 80 published papers in the top peer-reviewed journals and is the author of The Genome Generation: Tales From the Front Lines of Genetic Medicine, published in 2016 by Beacon Press. Dr. Lipkin has practiced at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine 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.

Dr. Robert Brown
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Robert S. Brown, Jr., M.D.
  • Vice Chair for Mentorship and Academic Development
  • 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 for Mentorship and Academic Development for the Weill Department of Medicine. Dr. Brown is the co-founder and 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 since 1999 and joined the faculty full-time in 2015. A pioneer in laparoscopic living liver donation, the liver transplant program has the best outcomes and among the largest volume in the region. Dr. Brown is heavily involved in clinical research on viral hepatitis, alcohol-related liver disease, and liver transplantation. 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, Harvard Medical School in 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 200 peer-reviewed articles and mentored many trainees and junior faculty. He is the incoming Editor-in-Chief of Liver Transplantation, an Associate Editor for 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.

Dr. Dana Zappetti
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Dana Zappetti, M.D.
  • Vice Chair for Clinical Operations
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Dana Zappetti is the Vice Chair for Clinical Operations in the Weill Department of Medicine. In her role as Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Dr. Zappetti is focused on advancing ambulatory programs across the WDOM. She works to grow and enhance the capabilities of divisional ambulatory programs in this new era ensuring the best use of space and resources to meet the growing needs of patients at WCM and NYP. She also is focused on both patient and faculty and staff satisfaction in our new environment where both virtual and in-person visits are occurring. Dr. Zappetti is an expert in all areas of pulmonary and critical care medicine with a special interest in pulmonary infections in immunocompromised patients and the pulmonary complications of stem cell transplantation. She received her M.D. from Brown University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Since joining the faculty of the WDOM’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 2005, Dr. Zappetti has excelled in many leadership roles, including as Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and as Key Clinical Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Dr. Zappetti has also served as Weill Cornell Medicine’s Associate Dean for Student Affairs and has earned numerous awards over the years, such as the J.J. Smith Memorial Award, Senior List, Excellence in Teaching Award (2008), and Department of Medicine Consultant of the Year.

Dr. Tsiporah Shore
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Tsiporah B Shore, M.D.
  • Vice Chair for Compliance
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Tsiporah Shore serves as the Vice Chair of Compliance in the Weill Department of Medicine (WDOM) and as Clinical Director for Inpatient Oncology Operations in the WDOM’s Division of Hematology & Oncology. She is the Associate Director of the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, as well as the Chief of the Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplantation Service. A Professor of Clinical Medicine, Dr. Shore graduated from medical school (1979) and served her residency training at the University of Manitoba in Canada and the University of Toronto (internship). She then went on to complete a hematology/oncology fellowship at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. She completed an additional two-year subspecialty fellowship in Bone Marrow Transplantation in Seattle and Vancouver and subsequently developed and directed the Manitoba BMT Program in Winnipeg, Canada from 1987 to 1999. Dr. Shore has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of all hematological malignancies, including leukemias, lymphomas, myeloma, and myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disorders. In 2001, Dr. Shore joined the staff of Weill Cornell Medicine with her practice located at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. While Dr. Shore has experience in all facets of hematology and oncology, she is especially interested in continuing to advance the field of bone marrow/stem cell transplantation and malignant hematologic disorders utilizing novel therapies and clinical trials in addition to standard therapies. She teaches and mentors students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Shore did FACT inspections for many years and has done clinical trials for stem cell transplantation with CALGB, BMT-CTN, NMDP, and the MPD Research Consortium. She is a member of ASH, ASCO, CALGB, and ASBMT and was elected to the Special Populations Subcommittee of the BMT CTN. She volunteers for the Bone Marrow Foundation’s Ask the Expert program. She reviews articles for multiple medical journals related to stem cell transplantation.

Dr. Renuka Gupta
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Renuka Gupta, M.B.,B.S., M.D.
  • Chief of Medicine at NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Renuka Gupta is the Chief of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital (NYP/LMH). In her role at LMH, Dr. Gupta oversees and coordinates the outpatient and inpatient activities of WDOM faculty at LMH, serving an important role as liaison for the faculty, Division Chiefs, Chair of Medicine, and Hospital Leadership. Dr. Gupta joined the WDOM in the Division of General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine in 2010. In addition to her roles as a clinician and educator, Dr. Gupta is an expert on hospital operational efficiency, hospital systems, health care policy, and quality improvement. She has played key roles in improving both efficiency and functionality in the hospital as well as reducing average length of stay and two years ago was appointed as the Physician Liaison for Operational Efficiency in Medicine at NYP. She is also a leader in the academic domain of discrimination against physicians. Dr. Gupta completed medical school at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, India, followed by internal medicine residency training and a Clinical Nutrition Fellowship at NewYork‐Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Kirana Gudi
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Kirana Gudi, M.D.
  • Vice Chair of Education
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Gudi serves as Vice Chair of Education in the Weill Department of Medicine. As Vice Chair, she oversees a broad range of training programs and works closely with the Weill Department of Medicine to advance its educational mission in furthering faculty development. Dr. Gudi is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and is the Program Director of the department’s residency training program in internal medicine. She received her medical training on the Weill Cornell campus, beginning with an M.D. from Weill Cornell Medicine. She served as a Chief Resident and completed her residency training, as well as a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She maintains an active outpatient pulmonary practice, attends on the Inpatient Pulmonary Consult and the ICU Consult services, and is a passionate advocate of medicine and medical education.

Dr. Susana Morales
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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. She serves as the Associate Director of the House Staff Training Program in Internal Medicine and is the Director of the Education Core for the Cornell Center for Health Equity. In 2018, she became the Principal Investigator and Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Diversity Center of Excellence. At Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Morales had previously served as Assistant Director for Education and Training in the Division of General Medicine. Dr. Morales 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. In 2017, Dr. Morales served on the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Disaster Medical Response Team in Puerto Rico.

Dr. Morales 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. Her honors include: J. James Smith Memorial Award (presented annually by the Weill Cornell house staff); National Medical Fellowships Community Service Award; “Senior List” (selected by four graduating classes at Weill Cornell Medicine); 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 Medicine); Elnora M. Rhodes SGIM Service Award; and Hispanic Health Leadership Award from the National Hispanic Medical Association.

Dr. Jennifer I. Lee
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Jennifer Inhae Lee, M.D.
  • Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Jennifer I. Lee is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and a hospitalist in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Board certified in internal medicine, 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. In her role as Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, she collaborates with the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Division of Quality and Patient Safety, Weill Cornell Medicine Physician Organization QPS, and Weill Department of Medicine aiming to align improvement efforts across the institution. She designed and co-chairs the department’s Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QIPS) committee and spearheaded the launch of the Quality Improvement Academy, an advanced QI faculty development program designed to provide a pathway for promotion for junior faculty in all clinical departments through academic achievement in quality improvement. She was awarded the AAMC Learning Health Systems Champion Research Award and was featured as the Research on Care Community’s Member spotlight. Her 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.

Dr. Joseph Cooke
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Joseph T Cooke, M.D.
  • Chief of Medicine at NYP/Queens
  • Vice Chair, Weill Department of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Joseph T. Cooke is the Chief of the Department of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens and is Vice Chairman of the Weill Department of Medicine. Beginning with internship and residency, Dr. Cooke has served in numerous roles through what is now his 35th year at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. 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). Currently, Dr. Cooke is the Treasurer for the Queens County Medical Society and continues to serve on the Medical Advisory Board for the New York Organ Donation Network. He had 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.

Dr. Stephen Peterson
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Stephen J. Peterson, M.D.
  • Chief of Medicine at NYP/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Vice Chair, Weill Department of Medicine
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Stephen J. Peterson has been Chief of the Department of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine since August of 2013, and has been Vice Chair of the Weill Department of Medicine since April of 2018. He is also the Assistant Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine for the NYPBMH Campus. Dr. Peterson is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and has a wealth of experience in the field of medicine. He is particularly renowned, however, for his basic science research in the field of obesity. He has over 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded the coveted titles of Master of the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the American Heart Association, and Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a former President of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Peterson is dedicated to teaching and has numerous teaching awards from four institutions over 35 years. He has been named in the 2017 and 2018 Top Doctor lists for Brooklyn, New York.

Thomas McGrath
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Thomas McGrath, M.B.A.
  • Chief Administrative Officer

Thomas A. McGrath 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.

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