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Heart to Heart Leadership

Julianne McGinley

Julianne Imperato McGinley , MD

Program Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center, Weill Cornell Medical College

Julianne L. Imperato-McGinley, MD is the Weill Cornell Medical College Mentor to the program, providing programmatic oversight and guidance. She is currently the Associate Dean for Translational Research and Education at the Weill Cornell Medical College, and Program Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Center.  Her roles include 1) Program design and implementation advising 2) Connecting the program to resources at the Weill Cornell Medical College and partner institutions 3) Recruiting Volunteer physicians and 4) Overall Program Development

Jeff Zhu

Jeff Zhu , MBA

Managing Director of Community Engagement and Research, Clinical and Translational Science Center, Weill Cornell Medical College

Jeff Zhu, MBA is the Administrative Director for the H2H and other community outreach programs at the Clinical and Translational Science Center, Weill Cornell Medical College. He leads a team dedicated to providing administrative, logistical, regulatory, technical, and other research support for community outreach programs and community based research projects. He has extensive experience working on multi-institutional collaborative projects and working with communities. Programs he has worked on include innovative projects such as linking medical experts to under- served minority communities using videoconferencing technology, group and individual treatment of stress and PTSD with veteran communities and active duty troops, and several nutrition, lifestyle and empowerment programs for underprivileged children and youth in the New York Metropolitan area. 

Farid Aboharb

Program Director

Farid Aboharb is a 4th year in the Tri-Institutional MD PhD Program. He completed his undergrad at Rutgers New Brunswick, with a major in Cell Biology and Neuroscience and a minor in Philosophy. He is currently a biomedical fellow in the Laboratory of Neural Systems at Rockefeller University, where he studies how the brain represents social scenarios. He is interested in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine.

Daisy Donnellan

Community Research Coordinator, Clinical and Translational Science Center, Weill Cornell Medical College

Kaymisha Knights

Research Aide, Clinical and Translational Science Center, Weill Cornell Medical College

Lula Mae Phillips

Community Engagement and Research Manager, Community Engagement & Research Manager

Jorge Sanchez

Research Aide, Clinical and Translational Science Center, Weill Cornell Medical College

Gena Seraita , RD, CDN

Grace Sun

Grace Sun , MD

Ophthalmology Director

Dr. Grace Sun is the Director of the Ophthalmology Clinical Practice at Weill Cornell Eye - Lower Manhattan at 156 William Street, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Ophthalmologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.


Dr. Sun graduated from Stanford University, with Honors. She later received her M.D. from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where she was awarded the Edward Norton Prize in Ophthalmology. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Medical College of Cornell University.


Dr. Sun has a strong interest in global health. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua from 1999-2001. She recently served as an associate staff ophthalmologist with ORBIS International, a non profit organization whose mission is to eliminate avoidable blindness in developing countries. She was a 2009 Paul Kayser International Scholar awardee. Currently, Dr. Sun serves on the American Academy of Ophthalmology Young Ophthalmologist International Subcommittee and is involved in establishing international clinical, teaching, and research collaborations. Click here to see a more comprehensive list of Dr. Sun's global efforts.


As the Program Director for the Ophthalmology Residency at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Sun provides direct supervision and teaching of residents and medical students.

Andrew Toader

Data Analyst

Brandon Valentine

Community Research Writer/Editor

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