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Designated Institution Official (DIO) Welcome Letter

Welcome to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens’ (NYP Queens) Graduate Medical Education (GME) section of the website which will link you to our individual residency and fellowship programs. NYP Queens is affiliated with the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and is a major teaching institution of the NewYork-Presbyterian health system. NYP Queens is the sponsoring institution for three accredited residency programs (Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery), and six accredited fellowships (Cardiovascular Disease, Gastroenterology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Infectious Disease, Nephrology and Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Medicine). We also sponsor separately accredited residency programs in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, Dental & Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. 

NYP Queens is the major teaching site for the OB/GYN and Pediatric residents of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. We offer a wealth of clinical resources for residents from renowned facilities including the Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The presence of all these graduate medical staff contributes to a healthy exchange of ideas between our hospital and other healthcare institutions. In addition, NYP Queens actively participates in educating and training Weill Medical College of Cornell University students. NYP Queens faculty hold academic appointments at the Weill Cornell Medical College. 

At NYP Queens, we are committed to high quality patient-centered care, community service, medical education, and pursuit of scholarly activities. At the same time, since we are a community hospital, we offer a personalized, collaborative, cordial work environment, cohesive programs and program directors, with an accessible and friendly GME Office that is here to support you and your growth. 

Joining NYP Queens means that New York City is at your doorstep. From delicious restaurants to Broadway shows, concerts, and museums of every kind, the city provides unmatched culture and variety, all just a short bus or subway ride away. Queens is the most ethnically diverse county in the US!  Nearly 50% of the total population is White, 28% Hispanic, 26% Asian, and 20% Black. Many residents of European ancestries ancestry reside in Queens, including Italian, Irish, German and Russian. Queens has the largest Colombian, Ecuadorian, Peruvian and Salvadoran populations in NYC. About half of the Asians living in New York City reside in Queens. According to the latest census, 47.5% of residents are foreign-born. Over 160 languages and dialects are spoken throughout the borough. At NYP Queens, we offer a diversity of patient populations and procedures, and excellent cultural competency training, to optimize your educational experience. 

We are committed to the education and development of outstanding physicians who acquire the necessary skills for their chosen career. Just as important, we train physicians who embrace the compassion and humanism to not only treat the disease, but also to care for the person with the illness, and his/her family. We work to actively promote our physicians’ own health and well-being, and foster interprofessional training and education. 

We invite your inquiries about our programs and look forward to the possibility of working with you as you embark on this important stage of your medical career. 

Cynthia X. Pan, MD, FACP, AGSF
Designated Institution Official (DIO), Graduate Medical Education (GME)
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Email: cxp9001@nyp.org