Dr. Josyann Abisaab is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and a Senior Associate Attending Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine where she was elected to the national Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and awarded the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award from the American Medical Women's Association. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center and became board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Abisaab has been practicing Emergency Medicine for more than 25 years. As a faculty member of Global Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell, she teaches Global Health at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Her areas of interest include complex humanitarian emergencies, and refugee protection and assistance. She is also a Fellow at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and has conducted human rights research in the Syrian refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon, and advocacy at the United Nations and in Washington, DC.