Dean Choi standing with students in white coats.
Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research and education.

Diversity and gender equity, both in our student body and in the workforce, will enable us to develop new and better solutions to the complex problems we face in medicine and healthcare. Weill Cornell Medicine has a wide variety of initiatives that support women, men, the LGBT community and individuals from diverse, underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds in science and medicine.


Weill Cornell Medicine Community Celebrates Diversity at 2019 Awards Ceremony

Weill Cornell Medicine honored 17 faculty, trainees, students and staff April 22 for their outstanding service and leadership in promoting diversity at the academic medical institution.

Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Research

Dr. Lisa Newman and her multidisciplinary research team study why breast cancer outcomes vary by patients’ race and ethnicity.

50 Years of Excellence: Travelers Summer Research Fellowship

On the heels of the civil rights movement, a small, Ivy League medical school in New York City launched a summer fellowship program.

The Golden Door

At Weill Cornell Medicine—as at many of its peer institutions across the U.S.—immigrants to America make rich contributions to research and clinical care.

Immigrants And U.S. Healthcare: What One Med School Dean Wants Congress To Know

Dean Choi spoke with Forbes Contributor Arlene Weintraub about his personal connection to the immigration debate.
Views on Diversity
Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean
Our goal is to become a national leader in advancing diversity and inclusion within academic medicine.
Dr. Linnie Golightly, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
We have many activities aimed at building a sense of community at Weill Cornell Medicine. We want everyone here to feel like it is their home.
Dr. Rache Simmons, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
We view diversity as a platform for developing creative solutions to challenging healthcare problems.
Dr. Nelson Sanchez, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chair of Weill Cornell Medicine’s LGBT Steering Committee
We know that not every doctor is going to be an expert on LGBT healthcare, but we can train everyone to be sensitive to a patient’s needs.