Dr. Robert Harrington Named Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine

“Dr. Robert A. Harrington, a cardiologist and the Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University, has been named the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University.

The appointment was approved by the Cornell Board of Trustees and the Weill Cornell Medicine Board of Fellows. Dr. Harrington — also a member of the National Academy of Medicine — will begin his new position on Sept. 12.

A past president of the American Heart Association (AHA), Dr. Harrington has chaired Stanford’s Department of Medicine since 2012. He previously served as the Richard Sean Stack, M.D. Distinguished Professor and director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute at Duke University.”

“In addition to being an outstanding physician-scientist, Dr. Harrington is an energetic and proven leader, with a reputation for bringing people together to achieve shared objectives,” President Martha E. Pollack said. “I am looking forward to working closely with him as we continue to advance Weill Cornell Medicine’s mission as a world-class institution of patient care, scientific discovery and education of future health care leaders.”

The search committee, led by Pollack and Jessica M. Bibliowicz ’81, chair of the Weill Cornell Medicine Board of Fellows, included board members, faculty, alumni and senior administrators from Cornell, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.”


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