Dr. Adrian Jinich, a postdoctoral associate in medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been selected as a 2019 Hanna H. Gray Fellow by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
The Class of 2023 adds to Weill Cornell Medicine’s diverse community. Its students, nearly two-thirds of whom are bilingual, hail from 16 countries. Women comprise more than half the class, and 23 percent are from groups that are underrepresented in medicine.
Dr. Nir Uriel, a renowned leader in the field of heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation, has been appointed director of advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian, effective August 16.
Four distinguished Weill Cornell Medicine physician-scientists – Drs. Silvia Formenti, Barbara Hempstead, Lisa Newman and Laura Riley – have been selected as Crain’s Notable Women in Healthcare in New York City.
Dr. Michael G. Stewart, vice dean and chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been appointed the executive vice president of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS).
NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine have received a grant for more than $2 million from the New York State Office of Victims Services to sustain and grow an innovative emergency department-based program that improves care for victims of elder abuse.
Dr. Lawrence Casalino, chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, and the Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Matthew Laghezza, chief physician assistant in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Lisa Perry Emergency Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was named 2018 Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant of the Year by the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants.
New federal regulations will dictate when and how physicians can order advanced imaging tests for Medicare patients to prevent unnecessary procedures and curb healthcare spending. These rules will achieve their goals only if providers can devote substantial resources and planning ahead of their implementation in 2020.
Dr. Alfred C. Winkler has been named chief of urology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Dr. Winkler, who is also an assistant professor of clinical urology at Weill Cornell Medicine, was most recently chief of urology at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.
Dr. Geraldine McGinty, chief strategy officer of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Physician Organization, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Jessica M. and Natan Bibliowicz Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty.
Weill Cornell Medicine has experienced dynamic growth in its research enterprise over the past five years, an achievement that underscores the institution’s mission to provide patients with the most advanced treatments and therapies.