Dean's Messages

May 14, 2024

It is exciting to be just days from commencement at Carnegie Hall, the culmination of years of study in our excellent programs created by our top tier faculty and supported by our dedicated staff. We honor everything the students accomplished and endured during a once-in-a-generation pandemic and we’re cheering them – and you – onward. 

Our missions to care, discover, and teach are reverberating throughout NY and around the world.

April 22, 2024

Cornell University President Martha Pollack and Dr. Robert A. Harrington, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, sent the following message on Apr. 22 to the Weill Cornell Medicine community.

March 19, 2024

Thank you for being a valuable part of our community and for your support of my leadership on our missions to care, discover and teach.  My priority this year is to engage, grow and strengthen our institution so that we can serve more patients, educate future generations of healthcare professionals, and support groundbreaking research for years to come. 

January 18, 2024

A new year and the start of a new semester brings new opportunities, new challenges, and new successes. I took a few minutes to record my thoughts about what the year ahead will hold in store for us.

December 7, 2023

In the spirit of this season, I want our community to know just how grateful I am for your commitment. The power to change medicine belongs to our staff, faculty, clinicians, researchers, trainees and students who advance our critical missions every day. We are also thankful for our donors and our community partners whose generous support challenges us continually to strive for more. Together, my hope is that we leverage what we have built this year to accelerate our progress into the next year, and beyond.

October 11, 2023

It is the opportunity of a lifetime for me to serve this distinguished institution, which has been enriched by some of the most brilliant minds in science and has set the standard for excellence in medicine. Embracing the legacy and traditions forged here and learning from all of you as we advance our core missions to care, discover, and teach remain my top priorities during this transition.

September 18, 2023

I am honored and excited to write to you today as the new dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University. I feel fortunate to serve alongside some of the brightest minds and most dedicated professionals on the forefront of patient care, scientific discovery and education, and with such a talented administrative staff.

May 16, 2023

Weill Cornell Medicine’s graduating Class of 2023, including our 16th graduating class in Qatar, joins a distinguished and growing body of alumni who are advancing medical education, biomedical research, and population health around the world. At the same time, we welcome all our accepted students, who will become our future alumni in years to come.

March 22, 2023

Thank you for being a valuable part of our community and for your support as I transition into this role. As I serve, I am looking to cultivate and deepen relationships, empower leadership, and build upon the cultural fabric of our institution, where everyone feels a sense of purpose in our work and a sense of belonging in our interactions. 

January 19, 2023

The opportunities that lie ahead for Weill Cornell Medicine should motivate and excite us all.