Dr. John Leonard

The Office of Diversity in the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine is dedicated to ensuring diversity and inclusion throughout all of our endeavors. Our longstanding commitment to diversity has attracted faculty, residents, fellows and students from all corners of the world for many years. The remarkably talented faculty in our department participate in a distinguished and wide array of diversity initiatives. These include multicultural health and health policy research, cross-cultural education, the recruitment of minority faculty and house staff, and community outreach programs. A vibrant and multicultural mecca like no other, New York City is the ideal setting in which to ensure diversity initiatives as we carry out our tripartite mission of patient care, health disparities research and education.

John Leonard, M.D.

Chair (Interim), 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. Susana Morales

Minorities remain underrepresented in health professions, as medical researchers, and in academic medicine. The Institute of Medicine in its 2001 report stated: "The right thing to do, the smart thing to do: enhancing diversity in the health profession promoted enhanced diversity in medical education for several reasons: the enhancement of educational and civic outcomes; building social capital and trust, and enhancing cultural competence in health care." The Center for Multicultural and Minority Health strives to be a focal point of efforts to enhance medical education, minority faculty development, community involvement, advocacy, and research to enhance the quality of health care of the underserved.

Susana Morales, M.D.

Vice Chair, Diversity, Weill Department of Medicine
Director, Diversity Center of Excellence of the Cornell Center for Health Equity
Associate Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Associate Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

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