Cathy Garzio Named Chief Operating Office for Weill Cornell Medicine

Cathy Garzio has been appointed executive vice provost and chief operating officer of Weill Cornell Medicine, effective in February. In her new role at Weill Cornell Medicine, Garzio will oversee a portfolio of administrative departments including human resources, facilities management, capital planning and construction, and student and faculty housing, which collectively provide efficient daily operations for the institution’s almost 9,000-person workforce.

“I’m very excited to join Weill Cornell Medicine,” Garzio said. “I’m strongly grounded in financial administration, but my passion is building teams in a matrix structure and putting people first. Weill Cornell Medicine’s culture is built on multidisciplinary collaboration, transparency, diversity, and equity, and I share all those values.”

Garzio was previously vice chair and director of finance and administration in the department of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Earlier, she was administrative director of the department of radiology and biomedical imaging and administrative director of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Garzio received a bachelor’s degree in human biology and Italian from Stanford University She earned an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

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