Office of the Dean

A Message from Dean Laurie Glimcher

“Making patients the center of everything we do at Weill Cornell is our ultimate goal, driving us to deliver the best patient care and novel therapeutics and discover better ways to fight human disease.”

Everyday as Dean, I continue to discover the greatness that is Weill Cornell Medicine. From our classrooms to our research laboratories, I experience the remarkable energy and camaraderie that underpin a culture of collaboration and achievement at our institution.

More than 1,000 medical, graduate, and MD-PhD students at Weill Cornell train alongside our world-class physicians who provide comprehensive patient care in affiliation with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country.

Making patients the center of everything we do at Weill Cornell is our ultimate goal, driving us to deliver the best patient care and novel therapeutics and discover better ways to fight human disease. Critical to continuing to develop these new treatments is the ability of our basic scientists, translational researchers, and clinicians to meld ideas and share discoveries. Our interdisciplinary model is the future of biomedicine, and we are transforming the way that medical research is conducted.

Weill Cornell Medicine is at one of the strongest moments in its history, leading the way in patient care, biomedical discovery, and education. We are poised like never before to address some of the most pressing challenges we face in healthcare and medicine. I am delighted to be here at this exciting time for our institution.

Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College
Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University


Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College & Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University


Dean's Letters

Dean's Letter - May 2016

(May 11, 2016)
Dear Weill Cornell Medicine Community, Together we have accomplished so much during my time as dean. Weill Cornell Medicine was firmly set on a trajectory of growth when I arrived here in 2012. We have kept that forward momentum going so successfully that we became the fastest growing medical school in the country in terms of revenue between 2009-2014. Our mission to care, discover, and teach--all in the service of patients--has never been in clearer focus. An increasing number of...
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Interview with the Dean

A Slice of Life at Weill Cornell

(October 16, 2014)
Four students from the class of 2018 talk with Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher
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