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. Neera Gupta, an associate professor of pediatrics and director of research at the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, has been elected vice-chair for the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Institute Council Pediatric Gastroenterology and Developmental Biology Section. The AGA Institute maintains a council, comprised of elected representatives within the AGA membership, to address the diverse needs and specialties of its members.
Dr. Ralf Holzer, the David Wallace-Starr Foundation Professor of Clinical Pediatric Cardiology, professor of pediatrics in clinical medicine and of clinical pediatrics, has been appointed to the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ Congenital Heart Disease Council for a three-year term. The society promotes excellence in invasive and interventional cardiovascular medicine through education and representation, and the advancement of quality standards to enhance patient care.
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.