Office of the Dean

A Message from Dean Laurie Glimcher

“Making patients the center of everything we do at Weill Cornell is our ultimate goal, driving us to deliver the best patient care and novel therapeutics and discover better ways to fight human disease.”

Everyday as Dean, I continue to discover the greatness that is Weill Cornell Medicine. From our classrooms to our research laboratories, I experience the remarkable energy and camaraderie that underpin a culture of collaboration and achievement at our institution.

More than 1,000 medical, graduate, and MD-PhD students at Weill Cornell train alongside our world-class physicians who provide comprehensive patient care in affiliation with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country.

Making patients the center of everything we do at Weill Cornell is our ultimate goal, driving us to deliver the best patient care and novel therapeutics and discover better ways to fight human disease. Critical to continuing to develop these new treatments is the ability of our basic scientists, translational researchers, and clinicians to meld ideas and share discoveries. Our interdisciplinary model is the future of biomedicine, and we are transforming the way that medical research is conducted.

Weill Cornell Medicine is at one of the strongest moments in its history, leading the way in patient care, biomedical discovery, and education. We are poised like never before to address some of the most pressing challenges we face in healthcare and medicine. I am delighted to be here at this exciting time for our institution.

Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College
Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University


Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College & Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University


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Dean in the News

Moonshot Cure to Cancer

(January 21, 2016)

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Dean's Blog

The Microbiome--The Next Phase of Precision Medicine?

(March 22, 2016)
Each of us is colonized by a unique population of microbes that outnumber the cells in our body by a factor of ten. Collectively their genetic material is referred to as the microbiome, and it's at least 150 times larger than the human genome. We're just beginning to understand the critical role that microbes play in health and disease, although an explosion of research has begun to yield valuable insights into autoimmunity, chronic inflammation, and a surprising number of other...
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Dean's Letters

Dean's Letter - March 2016

(March 03, 2016)
Dear Weill Cornell Medicine Community, The future of our institution is brighter than ever. Thanks to all of your contributions and a series of strategic plans over the past two decades, Weill Cornell Medicine is at one of the strongest points in its history. We're caring for more patients throughout New York City than ever before, with more than 40 medical practices added since 2013. The opening of the Belfer Research Building is fueling a new era of scientific discovery...
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Interview with the Dean

A Slice of Life at Weill Cornell

(October 16, 2014)
Four students from the class of 2018 talk with Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher
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