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. Adam Stracher, chief medical officer and director of primary care for the Weill Cornell Physician Organization, and an internist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was selected for the Crain’s 2020 Notable in Health Care in New York City list. The annual honor recognizes outstanding individuals in the healthcare community who have made an impact on New York City in significant ways—with a focus this year on their involvement in the response to COVID-19. During the pandemic, Dr. Stracher worked with other leaders across Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian to develop a unified approach to staff hospitals; redeploy doctors from outpatient to inpatient settings; develop treatment protocols; and provide a safe environment for patients, physicians and staff in the ambulatory setting. He led the successful acceleration of telehealth services to accommodate the demand for virtual primary care visits—which numbered 10-20 patients a day before the pandemic to 700 a day at its height, through Weill Cornell’s Video Visits portal.
Dr. Rahul Sharma, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and emergency physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was selected for the Crain’s 2020 Notable in Health Care in New York City list. The annual honor recognizes outstanding individuals in the healthcare community who have made an impact on New York City in significant ways—with a focus this year on their involvement in the response to COVID-19. Dr. Sharma spearheaded the transformation of emergency medicine healthcare delivery, in response to the pandemic, at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. These efforts included redeploying medical providers to work in the emergency department and on the telemedicine platform—providing rapid emergency medicine training and support to 85 faculty from different specialties. He also oversaw the training of staff to support the increased demand for urgent care telemedicine, which rose from 20 to 40 patients a day before the pandemic to more than 300 patients a day during its height.
Dr. Lisa Newman, chief of the section of breast surgery, received the 2020 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship on June 17, in recognition of her significant contributions to breast cancer disparities research. The lectureship is intended to recognize an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research.