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. Fabrizio Michelassi, chairman of surgery and the Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor of Surgery, has been inducted into the inaugural class of the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. The academy was created to continually advance the science and implementation of education—teaching, learning, assessment and scholarship— across all specialties of surgery through innovation and promotion of the highest achievements in lifelong learning.
Dr. Peter Schlegel, chairman of urology, the E. Darracott Vaughan, Jr., M.D. Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, the James J. Colt Professor of Urology and professor of reproductive medicine, has been named president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The society is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine.
Dr. Charbel Abi Khalil, associate professor of genetic medicine and of medicine, received the 2018 American Heart Association Paul Dudley White International Scholar. The award is named in honor of one of Boston’s most revered cardiologists, Dr. Paul Dudley White, who was a founding father of the American Heart Association. This award epitomizes the organization’s most prestigious tribute and is bestowed annually to a Massachusetts physician dedicated to cardiovascular or stroke care.