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 comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical 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. Elaine Barfield, assistant professor of pediatrics, has been elected a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). Established in 1847, the academy is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy life. Through their research, policy and program initiatives they provide they strive to address the structural and cultural barriers to good health and drive progress toward health equity. Dr. Barfield was formally inducted and celebrated at the NYAM Annual Meeting of the Fellows on November 7, 2019.
Dr. Samuel H. Selesnick, professor of otolarygnology, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of The Laryngoscope, an official journal of the Triological Society. He succeeds Dr. Michael G. Stewart, vice dean and chairman of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, who has served as the journal’s editor for eight years.
Dr. Harel Weinstein, chairman of physiology and biophysics and the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, has been elected to the American Physiological Society’s 2019 Class of Fellows. A rank of fellow in the society is an elite member status reserved to honor distinguished leaders who have demonstrated excellence in science, have made significant contributions to physiological sciences and related disciplines, and have served the society.