Executive Faculty Council

The Executive Faculty Council (EFC) consists of the Cornell University president, the dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine’s associate deans and department chairs, and such other persons as may be designated by the president from time to time.

 The EFC, together with the General Faculty Council, has the duty to determine the entrance requirements for students; to prescribe and define courses of study for them; to determine the requirements for such degrees as are offered to students; to recommend to the Board of Overseers and university president candidates for degrees who have fulfilled the requirements therefore; to enact and enforce rules for the guidance and supervision of students in their academic work; and in general to exercise jurisdiction over the academic interests of students and all other educational matters at Weill Cornell Medicine.

The faculty councils also are key components in the flow of information between the faculty and the administration. Members of the two councils have the responsibility to bring information and concerns forward from their constituencies, as well as to serve as an information resource on policy and procedural questions emanating from the administration through the council review and approval process. In addition to the general review conducted by the full council, each council has from time to time established topic-specific committees to address key areas of concern to their membership.

The faculty councils may be reached through the Weill Cornell Office of the Secretary by email to secretary@med.cornell.edu or by phone at (212) 746-6010.

Leadership Group List: 

Executive Faculty Council 2017-2018

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  • Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean and Provost for Medical Affairs
  • Executive Faculty Council Chair
Ronald D. Adelman, M.D.
  • Co-Director, Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care
Todd Albert
Todd J. Albert, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
David Artis, Ph.D.
  • Director, Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr. Jack Barchas
Jack D. Barchas, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Charles L. Bardes, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Admissions)
Dr. Lewis Cantley
Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D.
  • Director, Edward and Sandra Meyer Cancer Center
David Christini, Ph.D.
  • Vice Dean, Graduate School
Ronald Crystal
Ronald G. Crystal, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Genetic Medicine
Donald J. D'Amico, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Olivier Elemento
Olivier Elemento, Ph.D.
  • Director, Englander Institute for Precision Medicine
Todd R. Evans, Ph.D.
Todd R. Evans, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean (Research)
Oliver T. Fein, M.D.
Oliver T. Fein, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Affiliations)
Matthew E. Fink, M.D.
Matthew E. Fink, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Neurology
Daniel Fitzgerald
Daniel Fitzgerald, M.D.
  • Director, Center for Global Health
Silvia Formenti, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Leonard N. Girardi, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Scott Goldsmith
Scott J. Goldsmith, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Continuing Medical Education)
Marc Goldstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Executive Director, Men's Service Center, Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Linnie Golightly
Linnie M. Golightly, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Diversity)
Richard D. Granstein, M.D.
Richard D. Granstein, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Dermatology
Lorraine J. Gudas, Ph.D.
Lorraine J. Gudas, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Department of Pharmacology
Katherine Hajjar
Katherine A. Hajjar, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Faculty Development)
Hugh Hemmings
Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
  • Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Senior Associate Dean (Research)
Barbara Hempstead, M.D., Ph.D.
Barbara Hempstead, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Senior Associate Dean (Education)
Dr. Kevin Holcomb
Kevin Holcomb, M.D.
  • Interim Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Anthony Hollenberg, MD
Anthony Hollenberg, M.D.
  • Chair, Weill Department of Medicine
Costantino Iadecola
Costantino Iadecola, M.D.
  • Director, Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute
Julianne Imperato-McGinley
Julianne Imperato-McGinley, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Translational Research & Education)
Yoon Kang, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Program Development and Operations of Medical Education)
Rainu Kaushal, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Chair, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Sibel Akyol Klimstra, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Academic Affairs)
Daniel M. Knowles, M.D.
Daniel M. Knowles, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Gary Koretzky, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Vice Dean, Academic Integration
Mark S. Lachs, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Co-Director, Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care
John P. Leonard, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Clinical Research)
Gerald M. Loughlin, M.D., M.Sc.
  • Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Peter Marzuk
Peter M. Marzuk, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Curricular Affairs)
Frederick Maxfield
Frederick R. Maxfield, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Department of Biochemistry
Fabrizio Michelassi, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Surgery
Robert Min, MD
Robert Min, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Radiology
James K. Min
James K. Min, M.D.
  • Director, Dalio Institute
Carl F. Nathan, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Virginia Pascual
Virginia Pascual, M.D.
  • Director, Drukier Institute for Children's Health
Geoffrey Pitt
Geoffrey S. Pitt, M.D.
  • Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Martha E. Pollack
  • President, Cornell University
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Shahin Rafii, M.D.
  • Director, Ansary Stem Cell Institute
Zev Rosenwaks, M.D.
  • Executive Director, Women's Service Center, Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jane Salmon, M.D.
Jane Salmon, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Faculty Affairs)
Peter N. Schlegel, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Peter N. Schlegel, M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Chair, Department of Urology
  • Senior Associate Dean (Clinical Affairs)
Javaid I. Sheikh, M.D.
  • Dean, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
Randi B. Silver, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean, Graduate School
Rache Simmons
Rache Simmons, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Diversity)
Joel Stein, M.D.
  • Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Michael G. Stewart, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Vice Dean
  • Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Philip E. Stieg, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Carol Storey-Johnson, M.D.
  • Senior Advisor (Medical Education)
Adam R. Stracher, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Clinical Affairs)
Vivian Strong
Vivian E. Strong, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (MSKCC)
Stephen J. Thomas, M.D.
Stephen J. Thomas, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Billing Compliance)
Harel Weinstein, D.Sc.
  • Chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Dana Zappetti, M.D.
  • Associate Dean (Student Affairs)