Dr. Margaret McNairy Appointed Interim Chief of Hospital Medicine (General Internal Medicine)


Dr. Margaret (Molly) McNairy has been appointed Interim Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, effective October 2, 2023.

Dr. McNairy has been a practicing hospitalist in the section of Hospital Medicine since 2010. She is excited to build on the program’s exceptional foundation of high-quality inpatient clinical care, health care delivery innovation, and outstanding training of medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty. She brings expertise in implementation science and health services research to this pivotal position, assuring outstanding leadership of Hospital Medicine across Weill Cornell’s uptown and lower Manhattan campuses. 

Dr. McNairy attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate studies on the prestigious merit-based Morehead-Cain Scholarship. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2005 and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2009, along with a Master’s in Science from the London School of Economics as a Fulbright Scholar. Her research is focused on improving delivery of primary care, including HIV and cardiovascular diseases, in resource-constrained settings. She brings expertise in community engagement and collaboratively finding pragmatic solutions to complex health system problems. She is an accomplished and award-winning mentor and demonstrated effective leader, inspiring teams to impressive productivity in challenging environments.

The WDOM thanks Dr. Art Evans for his outstanding leadership of the section he started over 14 years ago. From a handful of faculty members to a vibrant group that now includes more than 100 outstanding faculty members, the section has grown to the leading academic Hospital Medicine program in New York City and one of the top programs in the country. The section is home to the top point-of-care ultrasound training program in the U.S., the Hospital Medicine Clinical Scholars Program, the group peer mentoring program, a hospital medicine medical ethics fellowship program, an addiction medicine fellowship program, diversity leadership fellowship program, virtual hospitalist med/psych program, master coach program, and more. 

He  will remain active in the section, especially co-directing the Clinical Scholars Program, helping advance several other programs, facilitating faculty promotions, and accomplish his sabbatical goal of designing and initiating a new fellowship in Hospital Medicine and AI. We thank him for his tremendous leadership, accomplishments and service and look forward to seeing new contributions that will advance the division and our profession.