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. Enrique Rodriguez-Boulan, the Charles and Margaret Dyson Professor in Ophthalmology Research and professor of cell biology in ophthalmology and of cell and developmental biology, received the Fellow of the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) Award. The ASCB Fellows award recognizes ASCB members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of cell biology and to the community of cell biologists through their service to society. Dr. Rodriguez-Boulan was recognized for his scientific accomplishments, including more than 200 original papers, the training of 50 students and postdocs, and contributions to the society.
Dr. Philip E. Stieg, professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor, which is an award recognized by Congress, is given annually to exceptional individuals for outstanding contributions to their field. He received the award on May 2018 at a ceremony in the Great Hall at Ellis Island.
Dr. Shari Lipner, assistant professor of dermatology, has been elected a member of several committees for the Women's Dermatologic Society. These committees include the Research Grant Committee, which supports the academic careers of residents, post-residency fellows, junior faculty and early-career dermatologists, and the Young Physician Committee, which focuses on increasing membership and retention of young members while providing relevant career guidance and mentorship. Dr. Lipner was also elected a member of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Public Education Committee.