Fostering international cooperation between Sidra Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine New York
A delegation of chairs of departments from Sidra Medicine visited Weill Cornell Medicine in New York (WCM New York) for discussions aimed at promoting international collaboration between the institutions.
During the two-day visit in mid-May, the Sidra Medicine chairs met with senior faculty members from a variety of departments at WCM New York and had the opportunity to tour the institution’s world-class facilities, affiliate hospitals and clinics.
Productive discussions were held regarding strategies for boosting collaboration between the respective institutions in a variety of areas, including medical education and training, research, and clinical care. The Sidra delegation also shared their recent experiences of opening and expanding new hospital services at Sidra Medicine, which were well received by their hosts.
The Sidra delegation included Professor Ziyad Hijazi, chair of pediatrics; Professor David Sigalet, chair of surgery; Professor Rusung Tan, chair of pathology; Professor Ibrahim Janahi, chair of medical education & designated institutional official (DIO); and Professor Muhammad Waqar Azeem, chair of psychiatry.
The delegation met with senior WCM New York faculty, including Dr. Augustine Choi, dean, Dr. Michael Stewart, vice dean, and various department chairs, including Professor Gerald Loughlin, chair of pediatrics; Professor Fabrizio Michelassi, chair of surgery; Professor Daniel Knowles, chair of pathology; Dr. Lyuba Konopasek, DIO; and Professor Jack Barchas, chair of psychiatry.
Dr. Augustine Choi and Dr. Michael Stewart of WCM New York were instrumental in coordinating the visit and the productive discussions, while Dr. Javaid Sheikh, dean of WCM-Q, helped to facilitate the visit.
Dr. Sheikh said: “This very positive visit has consolidated and boosted the positive spirit of international collaboration that exists between Sidra Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. We at WCM-Q are very happy to be able to help facilitate this important and valuable collaboration.”