For COVID-19 vaccine updates, please review our information guide. For patient eligibility and scheduling availability, please visit

Assistant Director of Clinical Microbiology

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of Weill Cornell Medicine is seeking an Assistant Director of Clinical Microbiology for the clinical microbiology service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH)/Weill Cornell Medical Center (WCMC). NYPH/WCMC is an 862 bed tertiary care hospital that serves a diverse patient population including adult and pediatric oncology, surgical, and transplant services. In addition, the clinical microbiology laboratory provides services at other hospitals in the NYPH system and oversees a robust outreach testing program.

The clinical microbiology service in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is dynamic and has a long record of innovation, research, and scholarship. The NYPH/WCMC clinical microbiology laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and is beginning the laboratory automation journey. The laboratory delivers services in bacteriology, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology and molecular diagnostics.

Clinical duties will include participation in medical director oversite of all areas of the clinical microbiology service, including assay development and implementation, and quality programs. The successful applicant with work closely with the Division of Infectious Diseases and other clinical services. Additional responsibilities will include education of infectious diseases fellows, pathology residents, medical students, and medical technologists. The individual will be expected to participate in clinical, translational, and/or basic science research.

Candidates must possess a M.D. and/or Ph.D degree and be board-certified or board-eligible in clinical microbiology and/or medical microbiology (ABMM or ABP-MM). Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for teaching, and a collaborative attitude. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a personal statement of professional goals to:

Melissa Cushing, MD,
Vice Chair for Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue, Room C302/Mailbox 69
New York, NY 10065

or preferably electronically to Ms. Dina Riccardi:

Applications will be evaluated upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Weill Cornell Medicine Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6464 Fax: (212) 746-8192