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Dr. Andrew I. Schafer Named Head of Department of Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Renowned hematologist Dr. Andrew I. Schafer has been appointed Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and physician-in-chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Schafer will also serve as the E. Hugh Luckey Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Schafer joins the Medical Center from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he has been Chairman of Medicine since 2002. At Weill Cornell, Dr. Schafer will oversee the administration of 240 full-time faculty members, 13 clinical divisions, and 2 centers - the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center and Cornell Internal Medicine Associate.
Dr. Schafer is President of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and has been an active ASH member for over 25 years, serving as a member of the Executive Committee, the Committee on Educational Affairs, the Public Information and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Committee on Investment and Audit, and the Committee on Communications. In 2000, he served as Chairman of the ASH's Finance Strategic Planning Committee and as Education Program Chair for the ASH annual meeting in 1991. Dr. Schafer has also served as principal investigator of National Institute of Health (NIH) research grants in the area of platelet and vascular cell biology for more than 25 years. Additional leadership positions and memberships include the Board of Extramural Advisors of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH; member of the Association of American Physicians; Board of Directors of the Association of Professors of Medicine; and member and former Secretary-Treasurer of the American Society of Clinical Investigation. Additionally, he received the 1984 Harvard Medical School Milton Fund Award and was named Established Investigator of the American Heart Association for his work in platelet and vascular cell biology.
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