Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Since 1898, our doctors and scientists have been engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar offers a Cornell University medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide exemplary patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist.
Dr. Rhonda Yantiss, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, has been awarded the F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award from the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). The USCAP honors superior performance in teaching, research, publications and service by recognizing vision, imagination and intuitive leadership.
Chief of the Section of Breast Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Dr. Lisa Newman, chief of the Section of Breast Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, receiveda Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women’s Cancers 2022 Meritorious Award, in Partnership with Pelotonia & the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The awards are intended to recognize five influential female researchers who have made pioneering contributions to the fundamental understanding and/or treatment of breast or any form of gynecologic cancer. The awards will be presented at the AACR Annual Meeting, April 8-13 in New Orleans.
Dr. Laura Kolbe, assistant professor of medicine, has been awarded a John A. Benson Jr., MD Professionalism Article Prize from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for her article "On Gifts and Heroes," published January 2021 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The prize recognizes the best articles written in peer-reviewed journals on pressing issues facing the medical profession in 2021. In her article, Dr. Kolbe questions whether referring to health care workers as heroes creates unfair expectations that they will accept excessive work risks or demands.
This is an extraordinary time within academic medicine. There are so many opportunities to strengthen our healthcare systems, address inequities in care, and promote the health of patients and populations.