New York, New York (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
Dr. Augustine M. K. Choi has been appointed chairman of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective Aug. 1, 2013. Dr. Choi currently is the Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
In his new role, Dr. Choi will lead one of the most comprehensive academic and clinical departments in the country, which comprises 16 divisions and more than 1,700 faculty members, physicians and research scientists focused on clinical care, research and medical education. The department's divisions and clinical services span cardiology, clinical epidemiology, clinical pharmacology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology and hepatology, internal medicine, geriatrics, hematology and medical oncology, hospital medicine, immunology, infectious diseases, medical ethics, nephrology and hypertension, pulmonology and critical care medicine, and rheumatology, as well as specialized centers in sleep medicine, women's health and men's health.
Additionally, the Department of Medicine is a hub for biomedical research and clinical care, and it has a longstanding tradition of excellence in medical education, including residency programs and fellowships in subspecialty areas of medicine.
"Dr. Choi is a true leader and renowned physician-scientist, and Weill Cornell is honored to have him join us as the new chairman of the Department of Medicine," said Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College. "In his new role, Dr. Choi will advance the Department of Medicine's already distinguished reputation, continuing to harness game-changing research discoveries and delivering extraordinary
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