Global Health
Global Health Weill Cornell Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine has a legacy of global engagement that is reflected in more than 20 global health programs spanning six continents.

Weill Cornell Medicine defines global health as service, training and research that seeks to address health problems that transcend national boundaries, often disproportionately affecting countries low in resources. Our faculty and students participate in a wide range of global health initiatives to help patients all over the world.

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GHESKIO Founder Awarded Inaugural Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award

A pioneer in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Jean William Pape established GHESKIO, a clinic in Haiti dedicated to treating, studying and preventing HIV viral infection.

Lost and Found

A year in Guatemala reconnects a student physician to her love of medicine.

Teaching Global Health

Dr. Gunisha Kaur immigrated from India to escape political violence. As an anesthesiologist and researcher, Dr. Kaur trains U.S. healthcare providers on how to treat foreign-born patients.

Dr. Scudder’s Legacy

A hospital in India founded by one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s first female alumni is a ‘transformative’ destination for today’s global health students.
Views on Global Health
Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean
Our greatest medical challenges transcend national borders; as doctors and scientists, we have a responsibility to make the world a better, healthier place.
Dr. Daniel Fitzgerald, Director of the Center for Global Health
Weill Cornell Medicine has a tremendous history of physicians and scientists teaching, conducting research and providing care in global health.
Dr. Gunisha Kaur, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
As the only dual-trained anesthesiologist and medical anthropologist in the country, I apply scientific methodology where it has not been employed before.
Dr. Madelon Finkel, Director of the Office of Global Health Education
I tell students, 'I can’t explain in words what you’re going to experience, but you will be transformed. You’ll become a more compassionate physician.'