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Congratulations to our new WCMCAA Directors!

We are excited to announce the following alumni were elected to serve on the WCMC Alumni Association Board of Directors during the WCMCAA Luncheon and Business Meeting, which took place during Reunion 2016.

Please join us in congratulating them!

Tara F. Bishop, MD '02

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Richard A. Lynn, MD '71

Dr. Bishop, a 2002 graduate of Weill Cornell Medicine, is currently Medical Director of Healthcare Analytics at McKinsey & Company where she oversees the clinical aspects of products and serves as a liaison to clinicians. At WCM, she is Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research.

She is a national expert on cost and quality of healthcare in the United States. As a professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, she did research on issues of access to care for patients with mental illness, overuse and rising healthcare costs, and quality and safety in the outpatient setting. Dr. Bishop led curriculum development for the medical students at WCM in the areas of evidence-based medicine, health policy, and healthcare delivery. Her work has been published in a number of medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs, and has been cited by a number of media outlets including the New York Times, Reuters, and the Associated Press. Dr. Bishop's goal of her research is to improve the way we deliver health care in the U.S. Dr. Bishop is a member of Academy Health and the Society of General Internal Medicine.


Dr. Lynn, a 1971 graduate of WCM, retired as a vascular surgeon after 37 years on the Good Samaritan staff in Palm Beach, FL. He has graciously served as an ambassador to our Florida alumni and has served as a host of the Palm Beach Symposium for 5 years. Dr. Lynn previously served on the Board of Directors from 2002-2004.

He is an active Class Leader and a member of the Palm Beach Symposium host committee.





Frederick P. Ognibene, MD '79

An Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Ognibene completed an internal medicine internship and residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. In 1982, Dr. Ognibene came to the National Institutes of Health in the first class of NIH clinical fellows in critical care; later becoming a senior investigator in the Clinical Center's Critical Care Medicine Department.

Dr. Ognibene served as director of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program and co-chaired the NIH Graduate Medical Education Committee for clinical fellows in accredited training programs until May 2003, when he was appointed director of the newly established Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education in the NIH Clinical Center. In 2009, he was appointed NIH Clinical Center Deputy Director for Educational Affairs and Strategic Partnerships. Dr. Ognibene is responsible for all of the clinical research educational programs in the NIH Clinical Center as well as trans-NIH clinical training programs. He is actively engaged in the development of new educational programs in the Clinical Center and new partnerships with extramural investigators. He is a past president (2007) of the 15,000 member Society of Critical Care Medicine, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Master of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and since 2014, he is the NIH liaison on the Board of Directors for the Association for Clinical and Translational Science. He is the recipient of multiple NIH Director's Awards and was honored with election to the Association of American Physicians in 2010. He is co-author with Dr. John I. Gallin of the textbook, Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, published by Elsevier and currently in its third edition.

Dr. Ognibene previously served as a Board Member in the early '90s. He is a Dean's Circle member.

Susan C. Pannullo, MD '87


Dr. Pannullo is the Director of Neuro-Oncology in the Department of Neurological Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is Board Certified in both Neurology and Neurological Surgery, and is Fellowship-trained in Neuro-Oncology.

Dr. Pannullo received her undergraduate degree with Honors in Anthropology from Cornell University in 1983 and her Medical Degree from WCM in 1987. Following a Medicine Internship at Harvard-Beth Israel Medical Center, she completed a Neurology Residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in 1991. From 1991 to 1992, she was an American Cancer Society Fellow in Neuro-Oncology at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She then completed a second residency in Neurological Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1997, becoming the program's first female graduate. Her research has included numerous clinical trials as well as laboratory research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, she is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and has an additional appointment as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. Dr. Pannullo is a frequently requested speaker and her areas of particular expertise include treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors and Stereotactic Radio surgery.

Dr. Pannullo has served as a Class Leader and a speaker at Reunion 2012.

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