Weill Cornell Faculty Councils

The Medical College has two faculty governance bodies as provided for in the University Bylaws. The Executive Faculty Council consists of the University President, the Dean and Provost for Medical Affairs, the associate deans and department chairs of the Medical College, and such other persons as may be designated by the President from time to time. The General Faculty Council (GFC) is comprised of faculty representatives elected by the academic departments of the Medical College and faculty members elected to represent key affiliated organizations, such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Non-voting members of the GFC include representatives from every administrative area of the institution.

Together the two Faculty Councils have the duty to determine the entrance requirements for students; to prescribe and define courses of study for them; to determine the requirements for such degrees as are offered to students; to recommend to the Overseers/President candidates for degrees who have fulfilled the requirements therefor; to enact and enforce rules for the guidance and supervision of students in their academic work; and in general to exercise jurisdiction over the academic interests of students and all other educational matters in the Medical College.

The Faculty Councils also are a key component in the flow of information between the faculty and the administration. Members of the two councils have the responsibility to bring information and concerns forward from their constituencies to the Councils, as well as to serve as an information resource on policy and procedural questions emanating from the administration through the Council review and approval process. In addition to the general review conducted by the full Council, each Council has from time to time established topic-specific committees to address key areas of concern to their membership.

The Faculty Councils may be reached through the Weill Cornell Office of the Secretary by email to secretary@med.cornell.edu or by phone at 212-746-6010.

Executive Faculty Council 2013-2014

Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D. - Chair
The Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean and Provost for Medical Affairs
Ronald Adelman, M.D.
Co-Director, Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care
Jack D. Barchas, M.D.
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Charles L. Bardes, M.D.
Associate Dean (Admissions)
Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D.
Director, Cancer Center
K.S. Clifford Chao, M.D.
Chief, Division of Radiation Oncology
Frank A. Chervenak, M.D.
Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Augustine M. Choi, M.D.
Chair, Department of Medicine
Ronald G. Crystal, M.D.
Chair, Department of Genetic Medicine
Donald J. D'Amico, M.D.
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Ronald P. DeMatteo, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Dean (MSKCC)
Oliver T. Fein, M.D.
Associate Dean (Affiliations)
Matthew E. Fink, M.D.
Chair, Department of Neurology
Scott J. Goldsmith, M.D.
Associate Dean (Continuing Medical Education)
Marc Goldstein, M.D.
Executive Director, Men's Service Center, Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Richard D. Granstein, M.D.
Chair, Department of Dermatology
Lorraine J. Gudas, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Pharmacology
Katherine A. Hajjar, M.D.
Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Hugh C. Hemmings, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Anesthesiology
Barbara Hempstead, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean (Faculty Development)
Costantino Iadecola, M.D.
Director Brain and Mind Research Institute
Julianne Imperato-McGinley, M.D.
Associate Dean (Translational Research & Education)
O. Wayne Isom, M.D.
Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Rainu Kaushal, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Sibel A. Klimstra, M.D.
Associate Dean (Academic Affairs)
Daniel M. Knowles, M.D.
Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Mark S. Lachs, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-Director, Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care
John P. Leonard, M.D.,
Associate Dean (Clinical Research)
Gerald M. Loughlin, M.D.
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Peter M. Marzuk, M.D.
Associate Dean (Curricular Affairs)
Frederick R. Maxfield, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biochemistry
Fabrizio Michelassi, M.D.
Chair, Department of Surgery
Robert J. Min, M.D., M.B.A.
Chair, Department of Radiology
Joseph F. Murray, M.D.
Associate Dean (Student Affairs)
Carl F. Nathan, M.D.
Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Zev Rosenwaks, M.D.
Executive Director, Women's Service Center, Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Peter N. Schlegel, M.D.
Chair, Department of Urology
Thomas P. Sculco, M.D. (HSS)
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Javaid Sheikh, M.D., M.B.A.
Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar
David J. Skorton, M.D.
President, Cornell University
Eelco Slagter
Associate Dean (Research Strategy-Qatar)
Joel Stein, M.D.
Chair, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
Michael G. Stewart, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice Dean and Senior Associate Dean (Clinical Affairs)
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D, M.D.
Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Carol Storey-Johnson, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean (Education)
Stephen J. Thomas, M.D.
Associate Dean (Billing Compliance)
Mary Beth Walsh, M.D.
Associate Dean (Burke Rehabilitation)
Harel Weinstein, D.Sc.
Chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

General Faculty Council 2013-2014

Patrick Flynn, M.D. - Chair
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Alan M. Weinstein, M.D. - Vice Chair
Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
(Basic Science at Large Representative)
Mukesh Prasad, M.D. – Secretary
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
David Berlin, M.D.
Assistant professor of Clinical Medicine
Kenneth Bromberg, M.D.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Affil. Rep.)
David J. Christini, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Medicine
Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
Professor of Computational Biomedicine
(Basic Science at Large Representative)
Scott G. David, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor of Urology
Inmaculada de Melo-Martín, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Public Health
Associate Professor of Public Health in Reproductive Medicine
Anna Di Gregorio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
Michele Drotman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Division Chief, Women’s Imaging
Lora Hedrick Ellenson, M.D.
Professor and Director of Gynecologic Pathology
Michele Fuortes, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology (Education)
(Basic Science at Large Representative)
Daniel Gardner, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics in Neuroscience
Brian D. Gelbman, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
(Vol. Fac. Representative)
Natalia Ivascu, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Stephen Kaminsky, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor of Genetic Medicine
Sylvia Karasu, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
(Vol. Fac. Representative)
Szilárd Kiss, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Jennifer A. Langsdorf, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Garrick H. Leonard, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Madhu Mazumdar, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics in Public Health
Chief, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology–Public Health
Clinical Science Representative
Teresa A. Milner, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Clinical Science Representative
John P. Moore, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Kevin P. Morrissey, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
(Vol. Fac. Representative)
Joseph F. Murray, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Madhumitha Nandakumar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Robyn Rosenblum, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - New York Hospital Queens
(Affil. Rep.)
Jaspreet S. Sandhu, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Urology (MSKCC)
Rache M. Simmons, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Mark M. Souweidane, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Professor and Vice Chair, Dept. of Neurological Surgery Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics
Brendon M. Stiles, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Edwin P. Su, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Miklos Toth, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
John A. Wagner, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
(Basic Science at Large Representative)
J. David Warren, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Arthur M. Yee, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine (HSS)
Jonathan H. Zippin, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology


John Barnhill, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Ethel Cesarman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Joseph T. Cooke, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

GFC Standing Committees 2012-2013

Benefits Committee

Patrick Flynn, M.D. – Chair

Biomedical Research Committee

John P. Moore, Ph.D. – Chair

Clinical Affairs Committee

Mukesh Prasad, M.D. – Chair

Education Committee

Alan M. Weinstein, M.D. – Chair

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