NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center

The Rev. Cheryl Fox

The Rev. Cheryl Fox

The Rev. Cheryl Fox is the manager of Pastoral Care & Education at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is a board certified chaplain (AP-C/BCCI). Rev. Fox received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Divinity degree from the General Theological Seminary in New York City. She was an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. Her chaplaincy specialty is in oncology and crisis pastoral care, and she is passionate about the provision and integration of spiritual care in the healthcare setting. Her work includes staff and patient education in the areas of well-being and self-care.

Sheikh Muhammad Ali

Sheikh Muhammad Ali

Sheikh Muhammad Ali is a chaplain serving the Muslim community of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Born in Bangladesh, he received two master’s degree in Islamic theology and social science from Dhaka University. He also went on to complete a master’s program in international relations at the City University of New York. Ali leads the weekly Juma prayer at the hospital. He speaks several languages, including Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, and Arabic.

Karen Berdecia

Karen Berdecia

Karen Berdecia is an administrative assistant in the Pastoral Care department at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College. Karen provides administrative support to the chaplaincy team, as well as maintaining the efficiency of the office. She handles patient and staff requests for spiritual support and assists the chaplains in publishing the department's services. Karen also serves as the CPE co-registrar, processes CPE applications, manages the interview schedule, and works in close collaboration with CPE supervisors.

Rabbi Nathan Goldberg

Rabbi Nathan Goldberg

Rabbi Nathan Goldberg is the manager of Clinical Pastoral Education at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill. He is a board certified chaplain (NAJC/BCCI). Nathan conducted his education at Yeshiva University, splitting time between New York and Jerusalem. As a CPE Supervisor, he enjoys work with paradox as well as story-telling and story-listening. He resides in Queens with his wife, three children and dog Codeine.

Ingmar F. Ludwig

Ingmar F. Ludwig

Ingmar F. Ludwig is a chaplain at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and Lower Manhattan Hospital. He holds a Master of Divinity in Theology from Leipzig University in Germany and a master’s degree in Spiritual Counseling and Pastoral Care from Fordham University. He completed his undergraduate studies at Humboldt University in Berlin.

A Germany native, Chaplain Ingmar is a German Lutheran Christian who serves as a multi-faith chaplain. In the past, he focused on working with children and parents at the Morgan Stanley Children Hospital. Currently, he works with cancer patients and is journeying toward his BCCI board certification.

The Rev. James R. O'Connell, OFM

The Rev. James R. O'Connell, OFM

The Rev. James R. O'Connell, OFM, is a Roman Catholic priest at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. He is a member of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province). He received his M.Div. from the Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC, and an M.A. in Counseling from New York University. He has served as pastor, university chaplain and for the past eighteen years as chaplain in health care ministry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Cabrini Hospital, NYC, and for fourteen years at St. Vincent's Hospital.

Jean Walsh

Jean Walsh

Chaplain Jean Walsh is a chaplain, specializing in palliative care, at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from New York Theological Seminary. Chaplain Walsh is a Level III Reiki practitioner and provides Reiki upon request. Before working in the healthcare setting, she lived in Latin America for ten years, where she worked on community development and human rights. She is fluent in Spanish. She is journeying toward ordination in the United Church of Christ.

The Rev. Paul Young Yoon

The Rev. Dn. Paul Young Yoon

The The Rev. Paul Young Yoon is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Newark and serves as a chaplain at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. He holds a B.S. in Mathematical Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology and the dual degrees of M.A. and M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. His areas of focus and interest are in the spiritual care of patients with both medical and psychiatric issues, patients with heart problems, and patients living with HIV and AIDS.

Contact

Pastoral Care & Education
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia &
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Phone: 212-305-5817
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm

Pastoral Care & Education
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Phone: 212-746-6971
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm

Pastoral Care & Education
NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital

Phone: 212-932-5310
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm

Pastoral Care & Education
NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

Phone: 212-312-5556
Office Hours: 8am – 4pm

Pastoral Care & Education
NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division

Phone: 914-997-5999
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm

 

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