Dr. Adam Stracher, associate professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, has been appointed assistant dean of clinical affairs.
|Dr. Adam Stracher|
In his new position, Dr. Stracher will help lead Weill Cornell's clinical enterprise at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, working closely with senior clinical leadership to improve the quality of patient care, patient satisfaction and the overall health of patients at the medical center. In particular, he will work with the Weill Cornell Physician Organization, the medical college's faculty practice, to lead its efforts in clinical transformation — which will help the institution navigate the changing health care environment by supporting and enhancing its ability to deliver the highest-quality care at the lowest cost.
"I am very excited to take on this new role in helping our medical center as we clinically transform our organization," said Dr. Stracher, who is also director of the physician organization's Primary Care Division. "We already provide incredibly high-quality health care, but the challenge we face is to continue to do so while also providing the highest value of care, enhancing the health of our diverse patients, and preparing for new payment models and systems of care.
"With the strength of Weill Cornell Medical College, our physician organization and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, along with our distinguished physicians and leadership, we are well-equipped to adapt to the changing environment to the benefit of our patients," he added.
"Dr. Stracher is a natural leader and I have great faith that he possesses both the knowledge and expertise to lead us in this clinical transformation," said Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean at Weill Cornell Medical College. "We are very excited to have him help guide us through the rapid changes occurring in our health care system."
Dr. Stracher is the second faculty member to be tapped as an assistant dean of clinical affairs at Weill Cornell in recent months. He joins Dr. Matthew Fink, chairman of the Department of Neurology, who is helping to lead Weill Cornell's clinical enterprise at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital.
A graduate of Amherst College, Dr. Stracher received his medical degree in 1990 from State University of New York Health Science Center. He completed his residency in internal medicine in 1993 and a fellowship in infectious diseases in 1995 at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. After his training, he joined Weill Cornell's faculty and its physician organization as an internist and infectious disease specialist. He became the director of the physician organization's Primary Care Division in 2003 and helped the organization increase its off-site medical practices from two to seven, expanding Weill Cornell's clinical footprint across New York.
"We look forward to Dr. Stracher working closely with the Dean's Office, the Weill Cornell Physician Organization and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to optimize the quality and value of the exceptional health care we provide to patients," said Dr. Michael G. Stewart, vice dean and chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, the E. Darracott Vaughn, Jr. M.D. Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and professor of otolaryngology and public health at Weill Cornell.