General Faculty Council

The General Faculty Council (GFC) is comprised of faculty representatives elected by Weill Cornell Medicine’s academic departments, as well as faculty members elected to represent key affiliated organizations, such as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Hospital for Special Surgery. Non-voting members of the GFC include representatives from every administrative area of the institution.

The GFC, together with the Executive 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.

PDF iconGeneral Faculty Council Bylaws

General Faculty Council Meeting Dates 2019-2020

General Faculty Council Committees

Leadership Group List: 

General Faculty Council 2019-2020

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Szilárd Kiss, M.D.
  • GFC Chair
  • Ophthalmology Rep.
Jessica Tyler, Ph.D.
  • GFC Vice Chair
  • Research Rep. - Molecular Biology
Michele Fuortes, M.D., Ph.D.
  • GFC Secretary
  • Research Rep. - Cell & Developmental Biology
Alexis Halpern, M.D.
  • GFC Secretary
  • Emergency Medicine Rep.
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Ardavan Akhavan, M.D.
  • Urology Rep.
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Alan Bennett Astrow, M.D.
  • Area Affiliate Rep. - NYP/Brooklyn Methodist
Daniel Barone, M.D.
  • Neurology Rep.
Naomi Bishop, M.D.
  • Pediatrics (Mid- to Late Career Rep.)
Maria A. Bustillo, M.D.
  • Anesthesiology (Mid-Late Career Rep.)
Eugene Cha, M.D.
  • MSKCC Rep.
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Amy Chadburn, M.D.
  • Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Rep.
Sandra Demaria, M.D.
  • Research Rep. - Microbiology & Immunology
Jason Dumelie, Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Associate Rep.
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Carla Angela H. Evangelista, M.D.
  • Area Affiliate Rep. - Lincoln
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David R. Fernandez, M.D.
  • HSS Rep.
Alexis J. Feuer, M.D.
  • Pediatrics (Early Career Rep.)
Richard R. Furman, M.D.
Richard R. Furman, M.D.
  • Medicine 2 (Hematology/Oncology)
Michael Glass, Ph.D.
  • Research Rep. - Neuroscience
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Bernice Grafstein, Ph.D.
  • Physiology & Biophysics Rep.
Zachary Grinspan, M.D.
Zachary Grinspan, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Healthcare Policy & Research Rep.
Steven Gross, Ph.D.
  • Research Rep. - Pharmacology
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Mingming Hao, Ph.D.
  • Biochemistry Rep.
Yelena Havryliuk, M.D.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Rep.
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Erin Iannacone, M.D.
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Rep.
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Ashutosh Kacker, M.D.
  • Otolaryngology Rep.
Rekha B. Kumar, M.D.
  • Medicine 5 (GI, Nephr., Endocr.)
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Joseph Lane, M.D.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Rep.
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Elena Lister, M.D.
  • Vol. Faculty Rep. - Psychiatry
Christopher Mason, Ph.D.
  • Research Rep. - Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology
Justin Mohatt, M.D.
  • Psychiatry 1
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Sushmita Mukherjee, Ph.D.
  • Research Rep. - Biochemistry
John Ng, M.D.
  • Radiation Oncology Rep.
Sumit N. Niogi, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Radiology (Imaging-Research) Rep.
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Susan Pannullo, M.D.
  • Neurological Surgery Rep.
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Elena Piskounova, Ph.D.
  • Dermatology Rep.
Arleen B. Rifkind, M.D.
  • Pharmacology Rep.
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Mirella Salvatore, M.D.
  • Medicine 4 Rep.
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Susan Samuels, M.D.
  • Psychiatry 2
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Marc Schiffman, M.D.
  • Radiology (Procedural) Rep.
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Beate Schwer, Ph.D.
  • Microbiology and Immunology Rep.
Michael Sein, M.D.
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Rep.
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Manish Sharma, D.O.
  • Area Affiliate Rep. - NYP/Queens
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Manu Sharma, Ph.D.
  • Feil Family Brain & Mind Institute Rep.
Jason A. Spector, M.D.
Jason A. Spector, M.D.
  • Surgery Rep.
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Katie Stiles, Ph.D.
  • Genetic Medicine Rep.
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Judy Tung, M.D.
  • Med 1 (General Medicine Plus)
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Meredith Turetz, M.D.
  • Medicine 3 Rep.
Zachary Adam Turnbull, M.D.
  • Anesthesiology (Early Career Rep.)
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Gil Weitzman, M.D.
  • Medicine (Vol. Faculty Rep)

GFC Senior Councilors

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Patrick Flynn, M.D.
Alan M. Weinstein, M.D.
Mukesh Prasad, M.D., FACS