Weill Cornell Faculty Councils

The Medical College has two faculty governance bodies as provided for in the University Bylaws. The Executive Faculty Council consists of the University President, the Dean and Provost for Medical Affairs, the associate deans and department chairs of the Medical College, and such other persons as may be designated by the President from time to time. The General Faculty Council (GFC) is comprised of faculty representatives elected by the academic departments of the Medical College and faculty members elected to represent key affiliated organizations, such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Non-voting members of the GFC include representatives from every administrative area of the institution.

Together the two Faculty Councils have the duty to determine the entrance requirements for students; to prescribe and define courses of study for them; to determine the requirements for such degrees as are offered to students; to recommend to the Overseers/President candidates for degrees who have fulfilled the requirements therefor; to enact and enforce rules for the guidance and supervision of students in their academic work; and in general to exercise jurisdiction over the academic interests of students and all other educational matters in the Medical College.

The Faculty Councils also are a key component in the flow of information between the faculty and the administration. Members of the two councils have the responsibility to bring information and concerns forward from their constituencies to the Councils, as well as to serve as an information resource on policy and procedural questions emanating from the administration through the Council review and approval process. In addition to the general review conducted by the full Council, each Council has from time to time established topic-specific committees to address key areas of concern to their membership.

The Faculty Councils may be reached through the Weill Cornell Office of the Secretary by email to secretary@med.cornell.edu or by phone at 212-746-6010.

Executive Faculty Council 2014-2015

Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D. - Chair
The Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean and Provost for Medical Affairs
Ronald Adelman, M.D.
Co-Director, Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care
Todd J. Albert, M.D., F.A.C.S. (HSS)
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Jack D. Barchas, M.D.
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Charles L. Bardes, M.D.
Associate Dean (Admissions)
Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D.
Director, Cancer Center
K.S. Clifford Chao, M.D.
Chief, Division of Radiation Oncology
Frank A. Chervenak, M.D.
Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Augustine M. Choi, M.D.
Sanford I Weill Chairman of the Department of Medicine
David J. Christini, Ph.D.
Associate Dean (Programmatic Development) WCGSMS
Ronald G. Crystal, M.D.
Chair, Department of Genetic Medicine
Donald J. D'Amico, M.D.
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Ronald P. DeMatteo, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Dean (MSKCC)
Oliver T. Fein, M.D.
Associate Dean (Affiliations)
Matthew E. Fink, M.D.
Chair, Department of Neurology
Leonard N. Girardi, M.D.
Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Scott J. Goldsmith, M.D.
Associate Dean (Continuing Medical Education)
Marc Goldstein, M.D.
Executive Director, Men's Service Center, Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Richard D. Granstein, M.D.
Chair, Department of Dermatology
Lorraine J. Gudas, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Pharmacology
Katherine A. Hajjar, M.D.
Associate Dean (Research)
Hugh C. Hemmings, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
Barbara Hempstead, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean (Faculty Development)
Costantino Iadecola, M.D.
Director Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute
Julianne Imperato-McGinley, M.D.
Associate Dean (Translational Research & Education)
Rainu Kaushal, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Sibel A. Klimstra, M.D.
Associate Dean (Academic Affairs)
Daniel M. Knowles, M.D.
Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Gary Koretzky, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Vice Dean for Research
Mark S. Lachs, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-Director, Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care
John P. Leonard, M.D.,
Associate Dean (Clinical Research)
Gerald M. Loughlin, M.D.
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Peter M. Marzuk, M.D.
Associate Dean (Curricular Affairs)
Frederick R. Maxfield, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Fabrizio Michelassi, M.D.
Chair, Department of Surgery
Robert J. Min, M.D., M.B.A.
Chair, Department of Radiology
Joseph F. Murray, M.D.
Associate Dean (Student Affairs)
Carl F. Nathan, M.D.
Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Zev Rosenwaks, M.D.
Executive Director, Women's Service Center, Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Peter N. Schlegel, M.D.
Chair, Department of Urology
Javaid Sheikh, M.D., M.B.A.
Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar
Randi B. Silver, Ph.D.
Associate Dean (Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences)
David J. Skorton, M.D.
President, Cornell University
Eelco Slagter
Associate Dean (Research Strategy-Qatar)
Joel Stein, M.D.
Chief, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
Michael G. Stewart, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice Dean and Senior Associate Dean (Clinical Affairs)
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D, M.D.
Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Carol Storey-Johnson, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean (Education)
Stephen J. Thomas, M.D.
Associate Dean (Billing Compliance)
Mary Beth Walsh, M.D.
Associate Dean (Burke Rehabilitation)
Harel Weinstein, D.Sc.
Chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

General Faculty Council 2014-2015

Patrick Flynn, M.D. - Chair
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Alan M. Weinstein, M.D. - Vice Chair
Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
(Basic Science at Large Representative)
Mukesh Prasad, M.D. – Secretary
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
David Berlin, M.D.
Assistant professor of Clinical Medicine
Scott G. David, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor of Urology
Inmaculada de Melo-Martín, Ph.D., M.S.
Professor of Medical Ethics in Medicine
Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Associate Professor of Public Health in Reproductive Medicine
Michele Drotman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Division Chief, Women’s Imaging
Lora Hedrick Ellenson, M.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of Gynecologic Pathology
Daniel Fitzgerald, M.D.
Co-Director, Center for Global Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine in Microbiology and Immunology
(Clinical Science at Large Representative)
Michele Fuortes, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology (Education)
(Basic Science at Large Representative)
Daniel Gardner, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics in Neuroscience
Brian D. Gelbman, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
(Vol. Fac. Representative)
Steven S. Gross, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
(Basic Science at Large Representative)
Anmol Grover, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate in Biochemistry
(Postdoctoral Representative)
Natalia Ivascu, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Sylvia Karasu, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
(Vol. Fac. Representative)
Szilárd Kiss, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Jennifer A. Langsdorf, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Garrick H. Leonard, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Teresa A. Milner, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Clinical Science Representative
John P. Moore, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Kevin P. Morrissey, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
(Vol. Fac. Representative)
Robyn Rosenblum, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - New York Hospital Queens
(Affil. Rep.)
Michael Sacks, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Jaspreet S. Sandhu, M.D.
Associate Professor of Urology (MSKCC)
Licia Selleri, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Steven Silber, M.D., D.D.O., Sc.M., F.A.C.E.P.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine in Medicine
New York Methodist Hospital
(Affil. Rep.)
Rache M. Simmons, M.D.
Anne K. and Edwin C. Weiskopf Professor of Surgical Oncology
Mark M. Souweidane, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Professor and Vice Chair, Dept. of Neurological Surgery Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics
Brendon M. Stiles, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Edwin P. Su, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Miklos Toth, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
John A. Wagner, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
(Basic Science at Large Representative)
Matthew Walters, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor of Genetic Medicine
J. David Warren, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor of Biochemistry
Arthur M. Yee, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine (HSS)
Jonathan H. Zippin, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology


John Barnhill, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Ethel Cesarman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Joseph T. Cooke, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

GFC Standing Committees 2012-2013

Benefits Committee

Patrick Flynn, M.D. – Chair

Biomedical Research Committee

John P. Moore, Ph.D. – Chair

Clinical Affairs Committee

Mukesh Prasad, M.D. – Chair

Education Committee

Alan M. Weinstein, M.D. – Chair

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