NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center

The Rev. Cheryl Fox

The Rev. Cheryl Fox

The Rev. Cheryl Fox is Manager of Pastoral Care & Education at NYP/Weill Cornell and a board certified chaplain (AP C/BCCI). She earned a B.A. in Organ Performance at the University of Southern California, M.Div. at the General Theological Seminary in New York City, and was 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 especially serving the Muslim community at NYP/Weill Cornell. He was born in Bangladesh and obtained his Master's degree in Islamic theology there while concurrently completing a Master's in Social Science at Dhaka University. In NYC, he completed a third Master's in International Relations from CUNY. He has been the Muslim Chaplain at NYP/Weill Cornell since 2009 where he leads the weekly Juma's (Friday) prayer. Ali speaks several languages, including Bengali, Urdu, Hindi and Arabic.

Karen Berdecia

Karen Berdecia

Karen Berdecia is the Administrative Assistant at NYP/Weill Cornell, and joined the department in August of 2003. She earned her B.A. 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; she processes CPE applications, sets-up interviews and works closely with CPE Supervisors.

Rabbi Mollie Cantor

Rabbi Mollie Cantor

Rabbi Mollie Cantor has been a pediatric chaplain at NYP/Weill Cornell since 2012. She was ordained a Reform rabbi from the Hebrew Union College(Jewish Institute of Religion where she also received a Masters in Hebrew Literature. Mollie is a board certified chaplain {NAJC) and an ACPE associate supervisor.

Ingmar F. Ludwig

Ingmar F. Ludwig

Ingmar F. Ludwig is a chaplain at NYP/Weill Cornell and NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital. He holds a Diplom (M. Div.) in Theology from Leipzig University in Germany and an M.A.in Spiritual Counseling and Pastoral Care from Fordham University in New York. He did his Vordiplom (B.A) at Humboldt University in Berlin in Theology. Chaplain Ingmar grew up and lived in Germany, and is a German Lutheran Christian who serves as a multi-faith chaplain. In the past he focused on working with children and parents in the NYP/Morgan Stanley Children Hospital of New York. 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 NYP/Weill Cornell. He is a member of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province). He received his M.Div. from Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC, and a 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 in NYC. Fr. James has been at NYP/Weill Cornell since 2012.

Jean Walsh

Jean Walsh

Chaplain Jean Walsh is a chaplain and a Palliative Care Chaplain at NYP/Weill Cornell. She holds a M. Div. from New York Theological Seminary. Chaplain Walsh is a Level III Reiki Practitioner and provides Reiki upon request. Prior to working in the healthcare setting, she lived in Latin America for ten years, where she worked on community development and human rights. She brings her Spanish-English bilingual skills to her chaplaincy work. She is journeying toward ordination in the United Church of Christ.

The Rev. Dn. Young Yoon

The Rev. Dn. Young Yoon

The Rev. Dn. Young Yoon is a chaplain at NYP/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. He is a transitional deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. His areas of focus and interest are in the spiritual care of patients with both medical and psychiatric issues, and patients living with HIV/AIDS.

 

Contact

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

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/The 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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