The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has a tripartite mission: to provide outstanding clinical care, to deliver the highest quality training in pulmonary and critical care diseases, and to conduct cutting-edge research in order to develop the future leaders in our field.
The clinical facilities of the Division serve both outpatients and inpatients from the New York metropolitan area. Our faculty and fellows provide 24-hour, in-hospital coverage of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at both NYP Weill Cornell and NYP Lower Manhattan. Our in-house Pulmonary Consultation Service is respected for its outstanding quality of patient care, and its responsiveness to both patients and referring physicians at both NYP and the Hospital for Special Surgery. The Pulmonary Procedure Suite and the Pulmonary Function Laboratory continue to provide high-quality care to an increasing volume of patients. In addition, the Division has collaborative relationships for clinical research and programmatic care with the Pulmonary Divisions at our affiliates including NYP Queens and NYP Brooklyn Methodist, as well as Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas.
Our fellowship program trains academic clinicians, physician investigators, and physician-scientists. We provide a wide variety of clinical training in different venues, including: the inpatient pulmonary consult services; medical intensive care unit and other specialty ICUs (cardiothoracic and neurologic); weekly outpatient clinic experiences (encompassing general pulmonary diseases and specialty clinics including ILD and Post ICU Recovery Clinic); and clinical elective rotations. All fellows develop a research project in collaboration with one or more faculty mentors from Weill Cornell Medicine, Rockefeller University, or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Fellows’ research projects span basic, clinical, translational, epidemiology, medical education, and outcomes research in diverse areas of investigation. The majority of our fellowship graduates pursue careers in academia.
Our structured research program is led by world-renowned researchers in the fields of acute lung injury, sepsis, COPD, interstitial lung disease, pneumonia, pulmonary hypertension, among others. The Division maintains active NIH-funded laboratory research programs and provides research opportunities in basic science research, translational projects, and clinical research, including participation in national trials. In 2018, the Division was awarded a T32 training grant from the NHLBI. Under the mentorship of highly acclaimed researchers within the institution, this grant solidifies a research training infrastructure.