Welcome to the Division of Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Our mission is to be at the forefront of the scientific and technological developments that are revolutionizing cardiology and to translate these findings to the clinical bedside. Weill Cornell Cardiology has had a long and distinguished history of discovery and the introduction of major advances to the field. Among other achievements, these include the introduction of anticoagulation for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction, the development of the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU), pioneering the use of the intraortic balloon pump, defining the role of the renin-angiotension-aldosterone system in the pathogenesis of hypertension and congestive heart failure and their treatment with ACE inhibitors, and identifying the cellular and molecular bases of outflow tract ventricular tachycardia.
Weill Cornell Cardiology is founded on a strategic alliance between innovative scientists and talented and dedicated academic clinicians. Our internationally renowned laboratories work to uncover the basic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease, such as the genetics of heart disease and the molecular bases for cardiac arrhythmias. At the same time, an outstanding team of physician-scientists brings leading-edge therapies to the clinical bedside in cardiac catheterization, carotid stenting, cardiac electrophysiology, heart failure, cardiac MRI, and vascular medicine.
Whether you require a consultation with a cardiologist, or are one of our valued patients, or if you are a physician, a researcher, or a potential student or fellow, I invite you to explore the pages of our website. Here you will learn about our expert clinical faculty, our nationally recognized specialty practices, our state-of-the-art facilities, our educational opportunities and our ongoing research projects. You can find out how to make an appointment and what to do to prepare for your visit, get help with billing and insurance, and download forms you can print and fill out at home.
We are proud of our past, but have our sights set on the future. The dynamics of change inspire and invigorate our desire to continue to attract elite new faculty and distinguished trainees, ensuring our ability to meet the challenges of providing innovative and compassionate care to our patients.
Bruce B. Lerman, M.D.
H. Altschul Master Professor of Medicine