International Affairs
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.


Weill Cornell Medicine Establishes Office of International Affairs, Led by Dr. Michael G. Stewart

Dr. Michael G. Stewart has been appointed senior associate dean for international affairs and affiliations and is leading both the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Affiliations.

Qatar Project Highlights the Importance of Population-Specific Genetic Screening Tools for Personalized Medicine

A new tool, QChip1, is a microarray capable of detecting, from a blood sample, more than 80,000 different DNA variations in genes linked to hereditary disorders.

Partnering with Traditional Healers Improves Uptake of HIV Tests in Rural Uganda

Collaborating with traditional healers to deliver point-of-care HIV tests to individuals in rural Uganda quadrupled testing rates compared with standard referrals to HIV clinics.

Peace Time: Dr. Michael Bernardo, MD '89, Works with a U.S. Veterans Group Helping to Improve Medical Care in Vietnam

More than a decade after the Vietnam War ended, a group of American veterans came together to form a humanitarian nonprofit calledVets With a Mission. Their goal: to help rebuild the country.
Views on International Affairs
Dr. Michael G. Stewart, Senior Associate Dean for International Affairs and Affiliations
The Office of International Affairs unites our exceptional portfolio of international activities and takes our institution to the next level of excellence.
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. 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.'
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.