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.

News

Weill Cornell Faculty Member Honored with International Award in Medicine

Dr. Robert Peck, an assistant professor of medicine and of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded the 2019 Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine by the AMA.

Helping Hand

Trained in TB research, Pakistani native Dr. Omar Vandal, Ph.D. ’07, now oversees Gates Foundation grants that save lives worldwide.

Commentary: Global Oncology Achievements Should Be Considered for Academic Promotion

The work of global oncologists has demonstrated value that academic medical leadership should consider when assessing these physicians for professional advancement.

Coordinated Action Needed to Fix the Gender Gap in Global Health Leadership, Study Says

Despite comprising up to 80 percent of global health faculty members and workers, women hold only a fraction of global health leadership roles.
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.'