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Dr. Augustine M. K. Choi Appointed Chairman of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Physician-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Date:5/10/2013

clinical care to our patients."

"Dr. Choi's many years of experience as a leader in academic medicine will be invaluable as he leads one of the largest departments at NewYork-Presbyterian," said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, chief executive officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "With his extensive background in both research and clinical care, Dr. Choi will be pivotal to our continued collaboration with Weill Cornell Medical College in bridging the connections between basic research and clinical services, and to our continued provision of outstanding, patient-centered care."

"It is a distinct honor to be selected as chair of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell," said Dr. Choi. "The department has an esteemed history in clinical services, education and research, and I look forward to building on its achievements to further advance care."

Dr. Choi is a clinician-scientist with expertise in the pathology and biology of lung disease. His laboratory research has focused on stress response genes and antioxidant enzymes, in particular heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and gaseous molecule carbon monoxide (CO), in response to oxidative stress and inflammation in a variety of models of lung disease such as acute respiratory distress syndrome. His laboratory also focuses on the improved understanding of the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Choi's research has recently focused on the role of autophagy in acute and chronic lung diseases and his laboratory is currently examining whether low-dose inhaled carbon monoxide can be an effective therapy in human disease. He is a principal investigator of 4 NIH R01 grants, a NIH Program Project Grant, and a NIH U0 grant.

Dr. Choi has authored more than 235 original publications in peer-reviewed journals, plus 16 book chapters and 60 reviews. He is a
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