47 Notable alumni of
Weill Cornell Medical College

Weill Cornell Medical College is 1151st in the world, 413th in North America, and 388th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 47 notable alumni from Weill Cornell Medical College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Anthony Fauci

    Anthony Fauci
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Enrolled in Weill Cornell Medical College
    1962-1966 graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    Occupations
    immunologistphysicianresearcher
    Biography

    Anthony Stephen Fauci is an American physician-scientist and immunologist serving as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President.

  2. Mae Jemison

    Mae Jemison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in Weill Cornell Medical College
    In 1981 graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    Occupations
    astronautphysicianprofessorphysicistactor
    Biography

    Mae Carol Jemison is an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel into space when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Jemison joined NASA's astronaut corps in 1987 and was selected to serve for the STS-47 mission, during which she orbited the Earth for nearly eight days on September 12–20, 1992.

  3. Henry Heimlich

    Henry Heimlich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2016 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    physicianuniversity teachersurgeonscientist
    Biography

    Henry Judah Heimlich was an American thoracic surgeon and medical researcher. He is widely credited as the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, a technique of abdominal thrusts for stopping choking, first described in 1974. He also invented the Micro Trach portable oxygen system for ambulatory patients and the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve, or "flutter valve", which drains blood and air out of the chest cavity.

  4. Steve Pieczenik

    Steve Pieczenik
    Born in
    Cuba Flag Cuba
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    psychiatristscience fiction writernovelist
    Biography

    Steve R. Pieczenik is a Cuban-American author, publisher, conspiracy theorist, psychiatrist, and a former consultant for the United States Department of State.

  5. C. Everett Koop

    C. Everett Koop
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1916-2013 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    physicianpediatric surgeon
    Biography

    Charles Everett Koop was an American pediatric surgeon and public health administrator. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and served as the 13th Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989. According to the Associated Press, "Koop was the only surgeon general to become a household name," due to his frequent public presence around the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s.

  6. Peter J. Hotez

    Peter J. Hotez
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    pediatricianvaccinologistwriteruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Peter Jay Hotez is an American scientist, pediatrician, and advocate in the fields of global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical disease control. He serves as founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and Texas Children's Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics, and University Professor of Biology at Baylor University. Hotez served previously as president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and is a founding Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. He is also the co-director of Parasites Without Borders, a global nonprofit organization with a focus on those suffering from parasitic diseases in subtropical environments.

  7. Robert Lustig

    Robert Lustig
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    endocrinologist
    Biography

    Robert H. Lustig is an American pediatric endocrinologist. He is Professor emeritus of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he specialized in neuroendocrinology and childhood obesity. He is also director of UCSF's WATCH program (Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health), and president and co-founder of the non-profit Institute for Responsible Nutrition.

  8. Robert Jay Lifton

    Robert Jay Lifton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-.. (age 96)
    Occupations
    psychiatristhistorianwriteruniversity teacherpeace activist
    Biography

    Robert Jay Lifton is an American psychiatrist and author, chiefly known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of wars and political violence, and for his theory of thought reform. He was an early proponent of the techniques of psychohistory.

  9. Ida S. Scudder

    Ida S. Scudder
    Years
    1870-1960 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Dr. Ida Sophia Scudder was a third-generation American medical missionary in India. She dedicated her life to the plight of Indian women and the fight against bubonic plague, cholera and leprosy. In 1918, she started one of Asia's foremost teaching hospitals, the Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, India.

  10. Nan Hayworth

    Nan Hayworth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Weill Cornell Medical College
    In 1985 graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    Occupations
    politicianophthalmologistphysicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Nan Alison Sutter Hayworth is an American ophthalmologist and former Congresswoman for New York's 19th congressional district. A Republican, she was elected in 2010.

  11. Robert W. Holley

    Robert W. Holley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-1993 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    biochemistchemist
    Biography

    Robert William Holley was an American biochemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 (with Har Gobind Khorana and Marshall Warren Nirenberg) for describing the structure of alanine transfer RNA, linking DNA and protein synthesis.

  12. Margaret Hamburg

    Margaret Hamburg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Weill Cornell Medical College
    Studied medicine
    Occupations
    physicianhealth administrationpolitician
    Biography

    Margaret Ann "Peggy" Hamburg is an American physician and public health administrator, who is serving as the chair of the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and co-chair of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP). She served as the 21st Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from May 2009 to April 2015.

  13. Ellen S. Baker

    Ellen S. Baker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    astronautphysician
    Biography

    Ellen Louise Shulman Baker, M.D., M.P.H. is an American physician and a former NASA astronaut. Baker serves as Chief of the Education/Medical Branch of the NASA Astronaut Office.

  14. Dean Edell

    Dean Edell
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    radio personalitymedical writerophthalmologist
    Biography

    Dean Edell is an American physician and broadcaster who hosted the Dr. Dean Edell radio program, a syndicated radio talk show which aired live from 1979 until December 10, 2010. He was also nationally syndicated in television as a medical news reporter and host of his own television shows including NBC's Dr. Dean.

  15. Janet G. Travell

    Janet G. Travell
    Years
    1901-1997 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    physiciancardiologist
    Biography

    Janet Graeme Travell was an American physician and medical researcher.

  16. Bettina Warburg

    Bettina Warburg
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1900-1990 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    psychiatristpsychoanalyst
    Biography

    Bettina Warburg was a psychiatrist and a member of the Warburg family banking dynasty.

  17. James Peake

    James Peake
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in Weill Cornell Medical College
    Graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    Occupations
    military physiciansurgeon
    Biography

    James Benjamin Peake was the sixth United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, serving from 2007 to 2009. In 2004, he retired from a 38-year United States Army career. He also served as the 40th Surgeon General of the United States Army.

  18. Emily Barringer

    Emily Barringer
    Years
    1876-1961 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    surgeonphysiciangynaecologist
    Biography

    Emily Dunning Barringer was the world's first female ambulance surgeon and the first woman to secure a surgical residency.

  19. Elizabeth Nabel

    Elizabeth Nabel
    Occupations
    scientistcardiologist
    Biography

    Elizabeth Nabel is an American cardiologist and the current Executive Vice President of Strategy at ModeX Therapeutics in Natick, Massachusetts. Prior to this role, she served as President of Brigham Health and its Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

  20. Philip Levine

    Philip Levine
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1900-1987 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    pathologisthematologistscientist
    Biography

    Philip Levine was an imuno-hematologist whose clinical research advanced knowledge on the Rhesus factor, Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) and blood transfusion.

  21. Lisa Staiano-Coico

    Lisa Staiano-Coico
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Lisa Staiano-Coico, or Lisa S. Coico is an American politician and academic. Coico was the twelfth president of City College of New York, from August 2010 until October 2016.

  22. Jay C. Buckey

    Jay C. Buckey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    military officerastronautpoliticianphysician
    Biography

    Jay Clark Buckey, Jr. is an American physician and astronaut who flew aboard one Space Shuttle mission (STS-90) as a Payload Specialist. Buckey briefly ran for the Democratic nomination to challenge New Hampshire Senator John E. Sununu, a first term Republican, when he was up for re-election in 2008. Buckey withdrew from the race when former Governor Jeanne Shaheen entered the race.

  23. William C. Menninger

    William C. Menninger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1899-1966 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    psychiatrist
    Biography

    William Claire Menninger was a co-founder with his brother Karl and his father of The Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas, an internationally known center for treatment of behavioral disorders.

  24. Jimmie C. Holland

    Jimmie C. Holland
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2017 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    psychiatristuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jimmie Coker Holland was a founder of the field of psycho-oncology. In 1977, she worked with two colleagues to establish a full-time psychiatric service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The program was one of the first of its kind in cancer treatment, and trained its psychologists to specialize in issues specific to people with cancer.

  25. Alexander Langmuir

    Alexander Langmuir
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1910-1993 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    biologistepidemiologist
    Biography

    Alexander Duncan Langmuir was an American epidemiologist. He is renowned for creating the Epidemic Intelligence Service.

  26. Carlos Cordon-Cardo

    Carlos Cordon-Cardo
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    oncologistphysician
    Biography

    Carlos Cordon-Cardo is a Spanish-born American physician and scientist known for his research in experimental pathology and molecular oncology. He holds the "Irene Heinz Given and John LaPorte Given" Chair in Pathology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

  27. Charles V. Paterno

    Charles V. Paterno
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1876-1946 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Charles Vincent Paterno was an Italian-born American real estate developer. He was called the "Napoleon of the Manhattan Skyscraper Builders".

  28. Elaine Jaffe

    Elaine Jaffe
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    pathologist
    Biography

    Elaine Sarkin Jaffe is a senior National Cancer Institute (NCI) investigator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) most well known for her contribution to hematopathology. She completed her medical education at Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania, receiving her M.D. degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1969. After an internship at Georgetown University she joined NCI as a resident in anatomic pathology, and has been a senior investigator since 1974, focusing on the classification and definition of lymphomas. Jaffe's early work helped to provide a deeper understanding of the origin of lymphomas, especially follicular lymphoma. Her team notably elucidated the difference between T cell and B cell lymphomas.

  29. Gerald Fischbach

    Gerald Fischbach
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    neuroscientist
    Biography

    Gerald D. Fischbach is an American neuroscientist. He received his M.D. from the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in 1965 before beginning his research career at the National Institutes of Health in 1966, where his research focused on the mechanisms of neuromuscular junctions. After his tenure at the National Institutes of Health, Fischbach was a professor at Harvard University Medical School from 1972–1981 and 1990–1998 and the Washington University School of Medicine from 1981–1990. In 1998, he was named the director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke before becoming the Vice President and Dean of the Health and Biomedical Sciences, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Columbia University from 2001–2006. Gerald Fischbach currently serves as the scientific director overseeing the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. Throughout Fischbach's career, much of his research has focused on the formation and function of the neuromuscular junction, which stemmed from his innovative use of cell culture to study synaptic mechanisms.

  30. John F. Kurtzke

    John F. Kurtzke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2015 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    neurologistprofessorepidemiologist
    Biography

    John Francis Kurtzke was a neuroepidemiologist and Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University who is best known for his creation of the Expanded Disability Status Scale and for his research on multiple sclerosis (MS). After graduating from Cornell University Medical College in 1952, Dr. Kurtzke started his career in the field of Neurology as Chief of the Neurology Service at the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Medical Centers in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, from 1956 to 1963, and then in Washington, DC, from 1963 to 1995, where he became Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University. At the time of his death, he held the title of Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University.

  31. Romeyn Beck Hough

    Romeyn Beck Hough
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1857-1924 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    botanistinventorphysicianexplorer
    Biography

    Romeyn Beck Hough was an American physician and botanist best known for creating The American Woods, a 14-volume collection of wood samples from across North America.

  32. Albert Kapikian

    Albert Kapikian
    Years
    1930-2014 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    physicianvirologist
    Biography

    Albert Zaven Kapikian was an Armenian-American virologist who developed the first licensed vaccine against rotavirus, the most common cause of severe diarrhea in infants. He was awarded the Sabin Gold Medal for his pioneering work on the vaccine. He is the 13th recipient of this recognition, awarded annually by the Sabin Vaccine Institute. Called the father of human gastroenteritis virus research, Kapikian identified the first norovirus, initially called Norwalk virus, in 1972; and he and his colleagues at the National Institutes of Health identified the hepatitis A virus in 1973.

  33. Michel Kahaleh

    Michel Kahaleh
    Occupations
    researcher
    Biography

    Michel Kahaleh is an American gastroenterologist and an expert in therapeutic endoscopy.

  34. Lori L. Altshuler

    Lori L. Altshuler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-2015 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    psychiatrist
    Biography

    Lori Altshuler was a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and held the Julia S. Gouw Endowed Chair for Mood Disorders. Altshuler was the Director of the UCLA Mood Disorders Research Program and the UCLA Women's Life Center, each being part of the Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA.

  35. Richard M. Ehrlich

    Richard M. Ehrlich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    photographersurgeon
    Biography

    Richard M. Ehrlich is a surgeon and photographer. Born in New York City on March 12, 1938, he obtained a BA in 1959 from Cornell University, where he was a member of the Quill and Dagger society. He has been a professor and physician for over 40 years, and has been recognized as a fine art photographer. The New York Times said his photographs "suggest ephemerality from a broader historical perspective" and that they "look like staged fantasies".

  36. Helen Farr Sloan

    Helen Farr Sloan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1911-2005 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Helen Farr Sloan was a patron of the arts, educator, accomplished artist, and the second wife of artist John Sloan.

  37. Leston Havens

    Leston Havens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2011 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    psychiatristpsychotherapist
    Biography

    Leston Laycock Havens was an American psychiatrist, psychotherapist and medical educator.

  38. Hilda Crosby Standish

    Hilda Crosby Standish
    Years
    1902-2005 (aged 103)
    Occupations
    physicianobstetrician
    Biography

    Hilda Crosby Standish was a pioneer in the birth control movement in the state of Connecticut. In 1935, she became medical director of the Maternal Health Center in Hartford, the state's first birth control clinic. Dr. Standish was inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame in 1994.

  39. Kristine Mann

    Kristine Mann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1873-1945 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    psychologistwriteruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Kristine Mann was an American educator and physician, with a particular interest in working women's health. She was an early practitioner of psychoanalysis in North America.

  40. Carol Remmer Angle

    Carol Remmer Angle
    Years
    1927-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    toxicologist
    Biography

    Carol Remmer Angle is an American pediatrician, nephrologist, and toxicologist. Angle is known as one of the nation's leading researchers on lead poisoning. She is professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Angle joined UNMC in 1954 and was one of the first women to serve as chair of an academic medical department (pediatrics). She also served as chief of pediatric nephrology, director of the pediatric intensive care unit, and director of medical toxicology. In 1957, Angle along with Dr. Matilda McIntire, founded one of the country's first poison control centers. Angle is a founding member and a prior president of the American Association of Poison Control Centers. For forty years, Angle served as an expert for NIEHS, National Institutes of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency panels investigating heavy metal toxicity. Angle continues as a toxicology consultant, reviewer and editor.

  41. Morton Beiser

    Morton Beiser
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    psychiatrist
    Biography

    Morton Beiser, CM, MD, FRCP is a Canadian professor, psychiatrist and epidemiologist known for his research in the fields of immigration and resettlement.

  42. Bruce R. Korf

    Bruce R. Korf
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    physiciangeneticist
    Biography

    Bruce Richard Korf is a medical geneticist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In April 2009, he began a two-year term as president of the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), a professional organization.

  43. John P. Donohue

    John P. Donohue
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2008 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    military officerurologistsurgeon
    Biography

    John P. Donohue, M.D. was the Chairman of the Urology Department and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Indiana University School of Medicine. He pioneered treatments for testicular cancer, including the nerve-sparing technique. His work with Dr. Lawrence Einhorn led to an increase in cure rate of testicular cancer from 5% to 90%. He studied under Wyland F. Leadbetter. He began his career as a United States Navy officer while serving as the ship's surgeon aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp.

  44. George Foster Herben

    George Foster Herben
    Years
    1893-1966 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    George Foster Herben was an American physician. He spent his career in New York, predominantly treating tuberculosis. After interning at Brooklyn Hospital, Herben worked at the Loomis Sanitarium by Liberty, and then at the House of Rest at Sprain Ridge, a tuberculosis hospital and preventorium in Yonkers. At the House of Rest he variously served as physician in chief and as medical director. Herben developed and published several new treatments during this time, including a replacement for conventional iron lungs.

  45. John I. Gallin

    John I. Gallin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    immunologist
    Biography

    John I. Gallin is an American medical researcher who has contributed to the understanding of innate immunity but especially chronic granulomatous disease, a phagocyte disorder. Gallin was appointed director of the NIH Clinical Center on May 1, 1994, and served until January 8, 2017. He serves as the chief scientific officer for the Clinical Center and associate director for Clinical Research at the National Institutes of Health.

  46. Wilbur Downs

    Wilbur Downs
    Years
    1913-1991 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    biologistvirologist
    Biography

    Wilbur George Downs, was a naturalist, virologist and clinical professor of epidemiology and public health at the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Public Health.

  47. Connie Guion

    Connie Guion
    Years
    1882-1971 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Connie Myers Guion was an American professor of medicine. She was influential in developing health care systems for the poor in New York City and training programs for new health care professionals at Cornell Medical Center. She founded the Cornell Pay Clinic, which supported the poor in the city and brought in training. She was the first woman to be named professor of clinical medicine, and in 1963 became the first living woman physician to have a building named after her (New York Hospital's Connie Guion Building). Up until her death, she made many house calls and ran her own private clinic.