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Grand Rounds

And the Envelope, Please...

In an annual rite of passage shared by nearly 45,000 medical students around the country, Weill Cornell Medicine’s Class of 2024 gathered on March 15 to open envelopes to learn where they matched to do their internship and residency training.

Dr. Robert A. Harrington, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University, addressed the class at the celebratory Match Day event. “At Weill Cornell Medicine, we talk about the tripartite mission of academic medicine — to care, discover and teach,” he said. “We are a medical college, and there is no more important part of our mission than to teach. And this is a special day in the world of education.”

A New Partnership for Cancer Research

Side view of microscopeWeill Cornell Medicine is now part of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy’s (PICI) network of preeminent academic and medical research institutions at the forefront of cancer research. Under the agreement, Weill Cornell Medicine will establish a PICI immuno-oncology research center in New York co-directed by Dr. Jedd Wolchok, the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, and Dr. Taha Merghoub, Meyer Cancer Center deputy director.  

PICI funding will facilitate recruitment of world-class cancer immunology researchers; enable high-risk, high-reward cancer research studies; support training and development of the next generation of elite cancer clinician-researchers; and contribute to health equity and community outreach programs in the New York area.

New Division Chiefs

Adult cardiac surgeon Dr. Iosif Gulkarov, associate professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery, has been appointed chief of cardiothoracic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens after serving as vice chief.

Hospitalist Dr. Maya Hogg has been appointed chief of medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and vice chair in the Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

A physician-scientist who specializes in heart regeneration, Dr. Bernhard Kühn has been named chief of the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Jennie G. Ono, a leading pediatrician who focuses on inpatient care, newborn medicine and pediatric asthma, has been appointed chief of pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. She will continue to grow its pediatric primary care, subspecialty and inpatient programs, and increase access to high-quality, comprehensive pediatric care for patients and their families in the borough.

Dr. Juan Pascual, a leading pediatric neurologist, has been appointed chief of the Division of Child Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. He  will oversee the child and neonatal neurology divisions with a focus on increasing access to high-quality care, expanding scientific research, and recruiting and developing faculty, clinicians and researchers.

Summer 2024 Front to Back

  • Features

    Science Over Stigma

    By probing the physical cause of obesity, researchers have repudiated harmful misconceptions, leading to new, highly effective medications.
  • Features

    The Sounds of Science

    How insights from ornithology, coupled with advances in AI, could enable doctors to screen for disease using the human voice.
  • Features

    Bones’ Secret Cells

    Research led by Dr. Matthew Greenblatt and his lab is revealing connections between bone stem cells and a surprising array of conditions — including cancer.
  • Notable

    Expansion in Midtown

    A 216,000 square-foot expansion of clinical and research programs at 575 Lexington Ave. will provide state-of-the-art clinical care at the Midtown Manhattan location.
  • Notable

    A Dramatic Growth in Research

    In the decade since the Belfer Research Building’s opening, Weill Cornell Medicine’s sponsored research funding has more than doubled.
  • Notable


    Heart disease presents differently in resource-poor countries like Haiti. Dr. Molly McNairy and colleagues are working to identify underlying causes and prevention.
  • Notable


    Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members are leading the conversation about important health issues across the country and around the world.
  • Notable

    News Briefs

    Notable faculty appointments, honors, awards and more — from around campus and beyond.
  • Grand Rounds

    Living With Endometriosis: A 12-Year Journey

    How the right treatment reduced the pain of endometriosis
  • Grand Rounds

    Taking Action Against Lung Cancer

    Monitoring by Weill Cornell Medicine’s Incidental Lung Nodule Surveillance Program can lead to early cancer detection.
  • Grand Rounds

    News Briefs

    The latest on teaching, learning and patient-centered care.
  • Discovery

    Gut Check

    New evidence shows that a bacterium found in the gut of livestock could be a trigger of multiple sclerosis in humans.
  • Discovery

    Researchers Chart the Contents of Human Bone Marrow

    A new method for mapping the location and spatial features of blood-forming cells within human bone marrow provide a powerful new means to study diseases that affect it.
  • Discovery


    The latest advances in faculty research, published in the world’s leading journals.
  • Alumni


    Forging critical connections to move research from the bench to the bedside, our alumni are making an impact.
  • Alumni


    What’s new with you? Keep your classmates up to date on all your latest achievements with an Alumni Note.
  • Alumni

    In Memoriam

    Marking the passing of our faculty and alumni.
  • Alumni


    Marking celebratory events in the lives of our students, including the White Coat Ceremony and receptions for new students.
  • Second Opinion

    Equal Risk

    Does race have a role in calculations of health risks?
  • Exchange

    Health Equity

    Two faculty members discuss the importance of community-engaged research in their work to help combat cancer disparities fueled by persistent poverty.
  • Muse

    Finding Strength in Art

    Surin Lee is a Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar medical student, Class of 2026, and a visual artist.
  • Spotlight

    Partners in Solving Surgical Challenges

    Dr. Darren Orbach (M.D. ’98, Ph.D.) and Dr. Peter Weinstock (M.D. ’98, Ph.D.) are pioneering the use of practice simulations to ensure successful complex surgeries.