Clinical sites and consult service rotations
Our fellows see inpatients at three institutions: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is the primary institution of our fellowship training program. The medical center is located in a large clinical and research complex on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) is the current name of what were formerly two distinct institutions: the Cornell-New York Hospital and the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Currently, NYP is the largest health care facility in the New York metropolitan area, and one of the largest and most prestigious in the world. The Greenberg Pavilion of NYP/Weill Cornell is a one million square foot facility with 862 patient beds. The hospital serves patients with a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, reflecting the diversity of New York City. NYP/Weill Cornell provides an extensive assortment of services through its Level I Trauma Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Burn Center, Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplant Program, surgical services including neurosurgery and solid organ transplant, and OB-GYN, pediatric, neurologic, and psychiatric departments. Fellows learn to manage patients with both common and rare infectious diseases in a myriad of medical settings.
At NYP/Weill Cornell, fellows rotate on our General ID consult service, as well as the Transplant Oncology Infectious Diseases service (leukemia, lymphoma, solid organ, and stem cell transplant). Fellows perform inpatient HIV consultations under the supervision of experienced HIV practitioners from the Center for Special Studies. First-year fellows spend ~10 months on clinical rotations and second-year fellows spend ~2 months, with the majority of this time spent on the inpatient consultation service. Fellows are directly supervised by members of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Pharm.D.'s with expertise in infectious diseases round daily with the consultation team, and provide information and education regarding the appropriate use and monitoring of antimicrobials. In addition, medical students and residents are integrated into the team.
NYP/Weill Cornell is contiguous with the Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as physically connected to the ~200-bed Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). HSS provides specialized orthopedic and rheumatologic care, and training with faculty at HSS affords our fellows unparalleled exposure to infectious diseases involving bones, joints, and prosthetics.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), located across the street from NYP/Weill Cornell, is a 500-bed hospital specializing in oncologic evaluation and treatment, and is a designated National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center. MSKCC offers fellows a unique opportunity to learn about infections in the severely immunocompromised host in a highly specialized institution. MSKCC fellows rotate on the NYP/Weill Cornell in-patient service in a reciprocal fashion, and attendings at MSKCC have faculty appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College. A combined TransYork NewYork-Presbyterian/MSKCC Infectious Disease clinical case conference is held once per month.