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The Office of External Affairs advances Weill Cornell Medicine as a global academic medical institution, and supports excellence in research, education and patient care, by engaging the public through fundraising, communications, marketing, community relations and advocacy. These functions are led by two major programmatic divisions within External Affairs:

To explore career opportunities in the Office of External Affairs, check out Weill Cornell Medicine job postings.


Lucille M. Ferraro
Lucille M. Ferraro
  • Assistant Vice Provost for Development
Mason Essif
Mason Essif
  • Assistant Vice Provost for Communications and Public Affairs

Weill Cornell Medicine Office of External Affairs 1300 York Avenue, Box 314 New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-9476

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March 4, 2021

Last spring, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City with full force, Dr. Daniel MacGowan, a neurologist specializing in neuromuscular disease, was asked to consult in a COVID...

March 3, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, scientists are urgently investigating ways to detect signs of the SARS-CoV-2 virus before an outbreak emerges.

March 2, 2021

Soon after the first case of COVID-19 was reported in New York City last March, a group of about 10 physician-scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine met to discuss a pressing issue...