The Annual John Lindenbaum Memorial Lecture Series

John Lindenbaum, MD
John Lindenbaum was a widely acclaimed hematologist, gifted teacher, great mentor and an integral part of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.  Dr. Lindenbaum's interests went well beyond medicine.  He knew about the history of jazz (and listened to it), as well as classical music, and modern art.  He spoke French and Italian well.  He was an avid birdwatcher and a passionate mushroom collector.  To learn more about John Lindenbaum, his life and his enduring and important contributions to the medical community, please click here.

Just before his death in June of 1997 he bestowed a gift to the College of Physicians and Surgeons to establish an annual lecture given by a distinguished minority scientist.   This lecture series has provided the P&S community with the chance to hear many great minority scientists from all over the country while honoring the values Dr Lindenbaum held and his commitment to equality and justice in Medicine and society at large.  

Below are the speakers and lecture topics of the past John Lindenbaum Memorial Lectureships:



March 19, 2014  Lifestyle Interventions for Management of Hypertension in African Americans: Is Less More?
Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, FACP
Director, Center for Healthful Behavior Change and Professor of Medicine and Population Health
Department of Population Health , New York University School of Medicine



May 15, 2013 Chronic Psychological Stress and Cardiovascular Disease: The Biology of Adversity
Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH
Vivian Beaumont Allen Endowed Chair and Professor, Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine,
Director of Cardiovascular Research Howard University


Feb 8, 2012 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer
John M Carethers, MD
John G Searle Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan


Feb 9, 2011  Racial Differences in Hypertension Management: How Much is Real?
Jackson T Wright, MD, PhD, FACP
Director and Professor, Hypertension Research Center, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University Hospitals, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University


May 14, 2010 Nature, Nurture, and Breast Cancer
Funmi I. Olopade, MD, FACP
Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, Associate Dean for Global Health, Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Global Health, University of Chicago Medical Center


June 3, 2009 Eliminating Racial Disparities in Health Outcomes: the Role of Patient-Centered Care
Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


Mar 19, 2008   Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias: Pathogenesis and Treatment
Talmidge E. King, Jr., MD 
Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professorship in Internal Medicine, Chair, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, CA


Mar 28, 2007    Moving Forward to Conquer Health Disparities
Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management, Director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


Feb 22, 2006   Latent Tuberculosis Infection:  A Balance Act by a Bacterial Immunostat
Lee Riley, MD
Professor, Division of Public Health, Biology, and Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley


Jan 12, 2005  The role of gastric acid secretion in the innate immune system
Dr. Juanita Merchant

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