Dr. Margaret McNairy Appointed Interim Chief of Hospital Medicine (General Internal Medicine)


Dr. Margaret (Molly) McNairy has been appointed Interim Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, effective October 2, 2023.

Dr. McNairy has been a practicing hospitalist in the section of Hospital Medicine since 2010. She is excited to build on the program’s exceptional foundation of high-quality inpatient clinical care, health care delivery innovation, and outstanding training of medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty. She brings expertise in implementation science...

WDOM Highlights Latest Vitals Episodes


Vitals showcases colleagues across our diverse WDOM community of clinicians, researchers, trainees, and administrative staff in a brief video interview with Dr. John Leonard, Chair (Interim) of the Department of Medicine. Guests share details about their role, their passions, and their personal interests, revealing the essence of what makes each of us a vital part of Weill Cornell Medicine.

Recently, we've highlighted Dr. Catherine Riffin, whose recent research centers on caregiving;...

Weill Department of Medicine Hosts Eighth Annual Research Retreat Day


The Eighth Annual Department of Medicine Research Retreat provides a distinct forum to bring together a diverse range of established and emerging faculty and trainees and experts in complimentary fields to foster and expand our research efforts. The conference features a range of faculty with talks reflecting different career stages and research fields. The conference's central goals are to (1) highlight the various research programs within the Department— specifically to promote interaction...

Dr. Rhee awarded $2.2 Million NIAID Grant to Launch Collaborative, Multi-Department Physician-Scientist Program

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Dr. Kyu Rhee, a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) entitled “Tri-I Stimulating Access to Research in Residency program (Tri-I StARR).”

The program will make it possible for clinical house staff in the Weill Department of Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine purse full-time careers as...

WDOM Researchers host second annual Summer Institute for the REasons for Geographic And Racial Difference in Stroke – Myocardial Infarction Study

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The REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-4 (REGARDS-MI-4) Study, funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), held its second annual Summer Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine from July 31 – August 1, 2023. The 30 investigators were from Weill Cornell, led by Dr. Monika Safford; University of Alabama at Birmingham, led by Dr. Emily Levitan; and Duke, led by Dr. Barrett Bowling.

The Study’s overall aims are to:


Vitals - Summer Highlights include Dr. Jonathan Weinsaft, New Cardiology Chief


Throughout the summer, the Weill Department of Medicine kept busy with regular editions of the Vitals employee engagement series. In recent weeks, we've highlighted Dr. Jonathan Weinsaft, our new Chief of Cardiology, learned more about Dr. Maya Hogg, a hospitalist and site chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital (NYP-LMH), and got to know Mariely Taveras, Practice Manager in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. We look forward to continuing our new tradition...

Weill Department of Medicine Helps Lead Town Hall on Perinatal Depression and Mental Health Resources

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In light of a recent tragedy involving a prominent New York-area physician, the Weill Cornell Medicine community came together August 15 for a discussion on postpartum depression and addressed frequently compounding issues, such as stigmatization and timely access to care.

Dr. Alison Hermann, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, provided a detailed overview of postpartum depression. She distinguished the condition from the relatively common “postpartum...

Dr. Madeline Sterling Awarded American Heart Association Grant to Improve Cardiovascular Health of Home Health Aides

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Dr. Madeline Sterling, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Weill Department of Medicine, has been awarded a $400,000, three-year grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to test and implement a behavioral lifestyle intervention among home health aides to improve their cardiovascular health and overall wellbeing.  

Dr. Madeline Sterling

Entitled “Leveraging Home Health Aides to Achieve Life’s Essential 8,” Dr. Sterling’s study is based on the AHA’s...

NIH Awards Dr. Greg Sonnenberg Key Grant to Help Identify Underlying Causes of IBD

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Dr. Gregory F. Sonnenberg, The Henry R. Erle, M.D.-Roberts Family Associate Professor of Medicine and head of basic research in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Weill Department of Medicine, has been awarded a $3.26 million, five-year MERIT grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to investigate the underlying causes of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The new grant, which has the...

New Vitals Episode: Karla Jacome

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In our latest episode of Vitals, Dr. John Leonard speaks with Karla Jacome, education administrative manager for WDOM.  Dr. Leonard and Karla discuss the elements that have shaped her seasoned tenure at Weill Cornell Medicine, and a fun fact about how a classic film has impacted her life. 

Vitals showcases colleagues across our diverse WDOM community of clinicians, researchers, trainees, and administrative staff in a brief video interview. We’ll learn more about each other’s roles at...

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