Augustine M.K. Choi is an internationally renowned physician-scientist in the field of lung disease.
He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and an MD from the University of Louisville. He began his academic career in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins. He served as the Sanford I. Weill Chairman and Professor of Medicine in the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and as physician-in-chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, prior to his appointment as dean.
He has focused his research on understanding how chronic and acute lung diseases develop in response to molecular, cellular and genetic triggers.