Dr. Adam D. Cheriff Named Chief Operating Officer of Weill Cornell Medicine Physician Organization

Dr. Adam D. Cheriff

Dr. Adam D. Cheriff, a physician and healthcare executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, has been named the new chief operating officer of Weill Cornell Medicine's Physician Organization, effective May 1. 

“I’m pleased to elevate Adam’s role within our executive leadership team.” said Dr. Robert Min, president and CEO of the Weill Cornell Medicine Physician Organization. “Adam brings both first-hand clinical knowledge and data-driven thinking about the care delivery, research, and education missions of an academic medical center. He will be outstanding leader of our continuing expansion as we seek to reach more patients and communities.”

Serving most recently as the chief medical information officer and chief of clinical operations for the Physician Organization, Dr. Cheriff has provided oversight of all clinical IT functions and operations, including executive co-leadership of enterprise shared clinical IT services. He oversaw the extension of Weill Cornell Medicine’s electronic health record throughout the NewYork-Presbyterian care network. He has also led transformative projects to improve patient access and experience, provider capacity, care coordination, referral management, and enterprise data analytics.

In his new role, Dr. Cheriff will focus on the organizational structures and business processes to achieve efficient and cost-effective integration of enterprise clinical operations. He will have direct oversight of centralized clinical practice operations and business analytics, while also maintaining his current duties as chief medical information officer supervising all clinical IT functions. He will also strengthen key clinical partnerships across NewYork-Presbyterian and Cornell University. The role will include reporting lines to Dr. Min as well as Cathy Garzio, executive vice provost and chief operating officer of Weill Cornell Medicine.

“Weill Cornell Medicine has been my professional home for more than 25 years,” said Dr. Cheriff, who is also an associate professor of clinical medicine as well as clinical population health sciences. “I am extremely grateful to continue to support our world-class faculty and staff in providing the most comprehensive and compassionate patient care.”

Dr. Cheriff received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and joined the Weill Cornell Medicine faculty in 2001.

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