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Department of Medicine

Graduates

We are incredibly proud of our fellowship alumni and have a long track record of training outstanding physician-scientists and clinicians. Graduates have gone on to successful careers in research, public health, and clinical practice. Many graduates have received independent research awards following their fellowship, primarily from the NIH, including K08 (Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award), K23 (Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award), and KL2 Post-Doctoral Scholars awards.

Of 48 fellows to complete our program in the past 21 years:

  • 23 (48%) received NIH research career development awards (K08, K23, or KL2),
  • 20 (42%) received other research career development awards,
  • 18 (38%) served as Principal Investigator on research grants (NIH R grants, other federal grants [e.g. Agency for Health Research and Quality, CDC, Department of Defense, Veteran’s Administration], or foundation grants (e.g. American Lung Association, Doris Duke, Gates).
  • 34 (71%) currently are in academics as physician-scientists or academic clinicians, 5 (10%) are in government (CDC, NYC Department of Health), 7 (15%) in pharmaceutical research, and 2 (5%) are in other clinical settings.
Name
Internal medicine residency
Fellowship training period
Research topic
Career awards
Current position
Josef Brejt, M.D.
NYP/Weill Cornell
2018-20
The Impact of Indoor Air Pollution on Macrophage Immunologic Function and TB Risk
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Alex Trzebucki, M.D.
Stanford Healthcare
2018-20
Antimicrobial stewardship outcomes with rapid detection of carbapenemases
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Division of Infectious Diseases
Carrie Johnston, M.D.
NYP/Weill Cornell
2017-20
Biomarkers of HIV aging
Department of Medicine Pre-K Award
Instructor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Maiko Kondo, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2017-20
Utilization of rapid molecular diagnostics
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Infection Control and ID physician
Lenox Hill Hospital Northwell Health
Reed Magleby, M.D.
NYP/Weill Cornell
2017-20
Machine learning to predict Pseudomonas resistance
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Tina Wang, M.D.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
2017-20
Procalcitonin impact on antimicrobial use
WCM COVID19 Vaccine Study
Research Associate
Weill Cornell Medicine
Christopher Brown, M.D.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
2016-19
Tuberculosis Aerosol Biology
Department of Medicine Pre-K Award
Instructor in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Grant Ellsworth, M.D.
University of Utah
2016-19
HPV in Anal Dysplasia
Department of Medicine Pre-K Award and AIDS Malignancy Consortium Fellowship
Instructor in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Ayana Morales, M.D.
Boston University
2015-18
Kaposi's Sarcoma/HHV8
KL2 Post-Doctoral Scholars Award
Instructor in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Maroun Sfeir, M.D.
University of Miami
2015-18
Microbiological characterization of multidrug-resistant bacteria
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Microbiology Laboratory
University of Connecticut
Charles Vorkas, M.D.
UNC Hospital
2015-18
Mycobacterium TB infection
K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award
Instructor in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Miriam Torchinsky, M.D.
University of British Columbia
2015-17
Microbiome analysis and mechanisms of colonization
University of British Columbia
Vancouver
Thomas Baker, M.D.
NewYork Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell
2014-17
Antimicrobial Resistance in GNR
Associate Medical Director
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Spring House, PA
Shashi Kapadia, M.D.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2014-17
Disparities in HCV care
K-01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Kohta Saito, M.D., M.P.H.
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
2013-17
Tuberculosis biology
K-08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Award
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

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Roy M. Gulick, M.D., Chief

Avi Bueno, Administrator
Tel: (212) 746-4914
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Matthew S. Simon, M.D., Program Director
Rosy Priya L. Kodiyanplakkal, M.D, Assistant Program Director
Ole Vielemeyer, M.D., Assistant Program Director

Marisol Valentin, Program Coordinator
1300 York Avenue, A-421
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 746-7602
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