Koretzky Is Vice Dean; Nathan Leads Grad School
Immunologist Gary Koretzky, MD, PhD, formerly dean of the Weill Cornell Graduate
School of Medical Sciences, has been appointed
vice dean, focused on academic integration at
Cornell Univerity and Weill Cornell Medicine.
In his new role, he will lead an initiative to
strengthen the bridges between New York City
and Ithaca by further aligning scientific and
educational activities at WCM with those at
Cornell Tech and the University’s main campus.
“Transforming outstanding research projects
into world-class programs requires bringing scientists with complementary interests and skills
together,” says Koretzky, also the Frank H.T.
Rhodes Distinguished Professor in Cardiovascular Biology and Genetics. Koretzky has
been succeeded as dean by Carl Nathan, MD. A
leading voice for developing solutions to antibiotic resistance,
Nathan will continue to serve as the R.A. Rees Pritchett Professor
and chairman of microbiology and immunology. “Keeping my lab
going at full speed and continuing to collaborate closely with my
students and postdocs will not only ensure that essential research
projects advance,” Nathan says, “but that I stay intimately familiar
with the educational and professional development needs of the
very students we train in the Graduate School.” David Christini,
PhD, has been appointed vice dean of the Graduate School.
Min to Head Physician Organization
Robert Min, MD ’90, a pioneer in vascular
interventional radiology, has been appointed
president and CEO of Weill Cornell Medicine’s
Physician Organization, effective January 1.
Additionally, Adam Stracher, MD, a renowned
specialist in internal medicine and infectious
disease, has been named chief medical officer
of the physician organization and promoted
to associate dean for clinical affairs. “As a physician, there are few things more worthwhile or exciting to be a
part of than providing the absolute best care for our patients,” says
Min, who will continue as chairman of radiology and the John
A. Evans, MD, Professor of Radiology at WCM and radiologist-in-chief at NYP/Weill Cornell. “That is our guiding mission, and it’s
an honor for me to be able to help extend that philosophy to our
entire clinical enterprise.” Among Min’s chief priorities will be to
leverage data from electronic health records to determine where
the physician organization should expand next and what medical services to offer, with a focus on increasing patients’ access to
primary care and developing multispecialty practices.
Rehab Medicine Gains Department Status
The Division of Rehabilitation Medicine has been elevated to full
departmental status, with Joel Stein, MD, appointed chairman.
“By establishing this department, New York-Presbyterian and Weill
Cornell Medicine are showing their commitment to improving
care for rehab medicine patients,” says Stein, professor of rehabilitation medicine at WCM and the Simon Baruch Professor
of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Columbia University
Medical Center. The department conducts state-of-the-art research
and clinical care in subspecialties including interventional spine
care, sports medicine, regenerative medicine, women’s health
rehabilitation, and stroke rehabilitation and recovery.
SURGICAL SELFIE: After the New Yorker ran a much-lauded March 2017 cover
illustration of four female surgeons, a Twitter campaign encouraged women to
reproduce it in their own ORs. Among the first to answer the call was Heather
Yeo, MD, assistant professor of surgery, the Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in
Healthcare Policy and Research/Clinical Evaluation, and a surgeon at NYP/Weill
Cornell. Clockwise from bottom: Yeo; physician assistant students Crystal Law
and Maggie Morris; and MD-PhD student Anupriya Singhal ’ 18.
Stewart’s Vice Dean Role Expands
Otolaryngologist Michael Stewart, MD, is taking on an expanded role in his position as vice
dean—providing key strategic oversight of
efforts to recruit, develop, and retain faculty
while fostering a culture of diversity. The work
augments his portfolio of institutional responsibilities, which includes guiding academic
and clinical program development and directing global initiatives. Stewart is also chair of
the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and
otolaryngologist-in-chief at NYP/Weill Cornell. Additionally,
urologist Peter Schlegel, MD, has been appointed senior associate dean for clinical affairs. In his new role, Schlegel serves as
the principal liaison between the Dean’s Office, the Physician
Organization, New York-Presbyterian, and clinical faculty.
GAR Y KORE TzK Y, MD, PHD
CARL NATHAN, MD
MiCHAEL S TE WAR T, MD
ROBER T MiN, MD ’90