We’re defined by the insight, talent, commitment and compassion we bring to every patient. Tracing our roots back to 1771, the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is one of the most acclaimed healthcare institutions in history. But we’re also creating a powerful future. A Level I Trauma Center for pediatric and adult patients, we’re also a Stroke, Hyperbaric, PCI and Burn Center.
We’re equipped to deliver exemplary care to virtually any patient case, encompassing the total range of healthcare services. Divided into 20 distinct academic departments, we also house the Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health (a full-service pediatric “hospital within a hospital”).
As our “downtown” campus, we are located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan next to the Weill Cornell Medical College (with views of the East River). You’ll have opportunities to learn from some of the best minds in medicine and to take your career in any direction.
We’re passionately committed to advancing the frontiers of medicine, translating breakthrough research into innovative solutions. To name a few examples, our Reproductive Medicine/IVF Department is rated number one in the country in size and success rates. Our Ambulatory Oncology Center and Neurology Units are devoted to exploring new treatment options. The Bariatric Surgery Center is a recognized Center of Excellence for weight-loss surgery. We also offer great opportunities in new areas such as robotic cardiothoracic surgery and the growing Acute Care for Elders specialty.
We’re also home to the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, one of the most selective medical schools in the world. In its commitment to global health and education, Weill Cornell has a strong presence in places such as Tanzania, Haiti and beyond. The Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar is the first U.S. medical college to offer its M.D. degree overseas.
Acclaimed alumni include: Georgios Papanikolaou (inventor of the Pap smear), Dr. Robert Atkins (creator of the Atkins Diet) and Dr. Benjamin Spock (author of the era-defining Baby and Child Care book and the “Dr. Spock” baby book series).
Organizationally, these are amazing times to be at our location. In 2010, the new Advanced Therapeutic Services Center – containing the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Surgical Suite (with four “ORs of the future”) – became fully operational. We also expanded our liver transplant program, creating the Center for Liver and Disease Transplantation.
In summer 2012, the Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center at East 61st Street will open to complement our highly successful Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center. That’s just one way that NYP is advancing its commitment to public health.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Award
NewYork-Presbyterian is a recognized leader in providing exceptional outcomes for patients in exceptional need. But not everyone knows that NewYork-Presbyterian is also a trailblazer when it comes to improving the health of our planet. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital with a 2013 ENERGY STAR Combined Heat and Power Award (CHP) for the hospital's highly efficient combined heat and power system at its Weill Cornell Medical Center campus.
The hospital's cogeneration plant, which opened in 2009, is a state-of-the-art system that provides combined heat and power (CHP), effectively creating a self-generating source of electricity and heat for the campus. An additional benefit of the cogeneration plant is its efficiency. The plant uses 27 percent less fuel than traditional methods of power supply. This improved efficiency prevents some 21,500 pounds of carbon dioxide entering the air — about the same as the amount released by more than 2,400 homes.
Groundbreaking Research Center
An unprecedented $100 million gift from the Belfer family will soon establish the Belfer Research Building at Weill Cornell Medical College. Opening in 2014, this 18 story, 480,000 square foot building will be exclusively devoted to “bench to bedside” research.
This facility will be the centerpiece of Weill Cornell’s $1.3 billion Discoveries that Make A Difference campaign. Here’s a glimpse of what the new center will explore:
Groundbreaking Ambulatory Center
Two years in the making, plans for the new Weill Cornell Ambulatory Care Center are making headlines. These expanded community health facilities will be housed in an intuitively designed, 450,000 square foot building.
This new center will provide state-of-the-art outpatient services, with an emphasis on minimally invasive and diagnostic interventions. A dedicated ambulatory surgery center will significantly increase current capacity.
The new ambulatory building will consolidate existing services currently spread throughout the Midtown campus, while also providing room for growth in patient care and hands-on treatment.
Innovation That Works
In 2009, a $65 million gift from the Helmsley Charitable Trust created the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. In 2011, that center saved the life of Evan Levy.
A busy, active senior at Cornell University, Evan became debilitated by severe ulcerative colitis, a gastrointestinal disease. When he wasn’t getting better, Evan and his mom flew to NYP/Weill Cornell, where they saw gastroenterologist Dr. Brian Bosworth.
Within days, Evan was in the OR with colorectal surgeon Dr. Toyooki Sonoda. Evan began a series of multiple surgeries that spanned the next 10 months to remove Evan’s entire large bowel and remodel his small intestine. Less than a year since his last surgery, Evan is healthy with no disease recurrence.
Throughout his recovery, Evan’s dreams never dimmed; in fact, he now aspires to be a surgeon. Evan took the MCATs during his ordeal, scoring in the 99th percentile. So far, Evan has been accepted to seven medical schools, including our own Weill Cornell Medical College.
Born with a difficult disease, congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia, Gabriella came to NYP where Dr. Vitale and his team were able to save her leg and quality of life.