Dr. Jonathan Weinsaft, an esteemed physician-scientist who focuses on clinical research and cardiovascular imaging, has been appointed chief of the Greenberg Division of Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective July 1.
The Greenberg Division of Cardiology, housed within the Weill Department of Medicine, is dedicated to diagnosing and treating patients with disorders of the heart and blood vessels that comprise the cardiovascular system.
In his new role, Dr. Weinsaft will further strengthen the division as a leader in scientific and technological innovation in cardiology, growing its research programs and translating these findings into exceptional patient care. He will also prioritize the training and mentoring of the next generation of junior faculty and fellows specializing in cardiovascular conditions and work to strengthen cardiovascular collaborations across NewYork-Presbyterian campuses affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.
“Dr. Weinsaft is an outstanding physician-scientist, a leader in his field and a dedicated mentor,” said Dr. John Leonard, interim chair of the Weill Department of Medicine and interim physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “He is an ideal choice for guiding the Greenberg Division of Cardiology’s next chapter. I look forward to working with him as we continue to advance our efforts in research and patient care through collaboration with our experts in cardiology and related disciplines across our academic medical center.”
Dr. Weinsaft, who joined Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2005, is currently the Antonio M. Gotto Jr., M.D. Professor in Atherosclerosis and Lipid Research and a professor of medicine and of medicine in radiology. He also serves as director of the non-invasive cardiac imaging program at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Weinsaft succeeds Dr. Bruce Lerman, who has led the division since 1995 and will remain on Weill Cornell Medicine’s faculty. Dr. Lerman will lead the Greenberg Institute for Cardiac Electrophysiology, where he will continue his clinical care and research activities.
Dr. Weinsaft is an expert in an array of cardiac imaging modalities, including technical development and clinical applications. He has held leadership positions in multiple cardiology programs over the last two decades, including cardiac MRI and nuclear cardiology programs that span Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, other Weill Cornell Medicine-affiliated NewYork-Presbyterian campuses, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
“I’m excited and humbled to take on this unique opportunity to lead our world-class cardiology division, especially as Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian have been central to my career since the beginning,” Dr. Weinsaft said. “Working with our faculty, trainees and staff who are all focused on excellence is an honor and a privilege.”
As division chief, Dr. Weinsaft will collaborate with colleagues in related divisions and departments, recognizing that patients with cardiovascular diseases are treated by multidisciplinary experts in cardiology and cardiac surgery. “By fostering teamwork and collaboration between cardiovascular disciplines and among our affiliated campuses, I look forward to leading the continued growth of our clinical, research and educational programs, which are intrinsically linked and focused on improving patients’ outcomes,” he said.