Dr. Myles Wolf Appointed Chair of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Myles Wolf, MD, MMSc

We're pleased to announce that Dr. Myles Wolf, an esteemed physician-scientist who specializes in nephrology, has been appointed chair of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective July 1.

Recruited as the Sanford I. Weill Chair, Dr. Wolf will lead the institutions’ largest clinical and academic department,...

Resident-to-Resident Aggression Can Be Common in Assisted Living Facilities


One in six residents of assisted living facilities is subject to verbal, physical or other aggression by fellow residents in a typical month, and those suffering from dementia are most at risk, new research finds in the first large-scale study of the phenomenon.

Involving 930 residents of 14 licensed assisted living facilities in New York state, the study, published May 3 in JAMA Network Open, found incidents of resident-to-resident aggression, also called resident-to-resident...

GoT-ChA: A New Tool for Detailing How Gene Mutations Affect Cells


A team co-led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and the New York Genome Center has developed an advanced method for revealing how gene mutations disrupt the normal packaging of DNA. These structural changes, which alter patterns of gene activity in a cell, are known as epigenetic changes and can lead to malignancy.The new method, described in a paper published on May 8 in Nature, offers biologists a powerful tool that can be applied in many fields of investigation, from basic...

Vitals: Featuring Dr. Jiwon Kim


This week on Vitals, Dr. John Leonard welcomed Dr. Jiwon Kim, the Bruce B. Lerman M.D. Clinical Scholar and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology.

Dr. Kim discussed her work in cardiac imaging, particularly with patients affected by or at risk for myocardial infarction, as well as patients with valvular heart conditions. We also explored the myriad opportunities for divisional collaboration on both local and national levels. 

Vitals is our employee...

Strengthening & Healing Communities Premedical Student Conference Welcomes Students Considering Career in Medicine


Last weekend, 64 college students and recent graduates across the New York City area attended Strengthening and Healing Communities, a premedical conference featuring Weill Cornell medical students, faculty, and staff. This exciting annual event, with an emphasis on health equity, is sponsored by the Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine Diversity Center of Excellence, and Cornell Center for Health Equity. Topics included details on how to apply to medical school, financing...

Dr. Andrea Card Receives Bruce Laine Ballard, M.D. Award; Diversity Week Continues


An awards ceremony on April 15 celebrated nearly a dozen members of the Weill Cornell Medicine community for their exemplary efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Andrea Card, Assistant Professor in Clinical Medicine in the division of General Internal Medicine, received the Bruce Laine Ballard, M.D. Award during the Celebration of Diversity Awards on April 15. The Awards are part of Weill Cornell’s sixth annual Diversity Week.

The Bruce...

Vitals: Featuring Dr. John R. Lee


Last week on Vitals, Dr. John Leonard spoke with Dr. John R. Lee, Assistant Professor of Medicine and nephrologist in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension.

Dr. Lee shares his satisfaction helping patients with often-complex cases of advanced kidney disease, including kidney transplant recipients, and his research connecting gut microbiota to kidney function and disease. 

Vitals is our employee engagement series, in which guests enjoy casual conversation with Dr. John...

Third Annual Pulmonary Academic Day a Cross-Collaborative Success


On March 29, the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine held its third annual Pulmonary Academic Day, an opportunity for cross-divisional, cross-departmental, and cross-campus collaboration for faculty, trainees, and postdoctoral fellows across the Weill Cornell Medicine community. Faculty shared investigative interactions, showcased emerging research, and engaged in lively forums to discuss exciting findings within the field of pulmonary, sleep and critical care medicine.


Remembering Dr. James P. Smith, Jr., Prominent Pulmonologist

The Weill Department of Medicine is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. James P. Smith, Jr., who passed away last week. A renowned, long-time member of our faculty, Dr. Smith helped pioneer the research and treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung cancer, and tuberculosis. A key clinical breakthrough, along with celebrated pulmonologist Dr. Lawrence Scharer, was developing the use of closed pleural biopsy with the Abrams needle in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Dr....

Vitals: Featuring Dr. Rebecca Berger


This week on Vitals, Dr. John Leonard spoke with Dr. Rebecca Berger, Assistant Professor of Medicine and hospitalist in the division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Berger shares her love of being a medical generalist and problem solver, able to assess patients, as she puts it, from “from head to toe.” Frequent collaborations with specialists offer cross-department interaction and investigative value. 

Vitals is our employee engagement series, in which guests enjoy casual...

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