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Mark Veich has been appointed Vice Provost for External Affairs at Weill Cornell Medicine, effective February 12, 2018.
A champion of academic medicine, Veich was recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine from Michigan Medicine, where he is currently managing director for development. In this role, he planned and implemented a fundraising campaign that raised more than $1 billion to advance patient care, research and education, with additional efforts geared to supporting global health.
In his new role, Veich will oversee five divisions that are dedicated to supporting Weill Cornell Medicine’s mission to deliver exemplary patient care, make groundbreaking discoveries and educate the next generation of health care leaders. Leveraging talents in fundraising, communications, marketing, and government relations and community affairs, Veich will develop strategies to raise philanthropic gifts and increase awareness and visibility of Weill Cornell Medicine as a premier global academic medical institution, while shepherding it into the next stage of its evolution. Veich succeeds Larry Schafer, who retired from Weill Cornell Medicine after more than 26 years of service.
As vice provost, Veich will build on these successes to prime Weill Cornell Medicine for the next stage of its expansion. He will leverage the institution’s well-developed fundraising infrastructure and the abundant philanthropic potential that exists in New York to spark new investments that will advance Weill Cornell Medicine’s mission to care, discover and teach. He will also develop strategies for internal and external communications, marketing, government relations and community affairs that showcase Weill Cornell Medicine’s core mission to promote patient health.
About Weill Cornell Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine is the biomedical research unit and medical school of Cornell University, a private Ivy League university. The medical college is located at 1300 York Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, along with the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.
Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine—faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization—are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar offers a Cornell University medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Weill Cornell Medicine maintains major affiliations with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University, the Hospital for Special Surgery and Houston Methodist. Weill Cornell Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges.