Child and Adolescent Health

Faculty

Susan L. Rosenthal, PhD, ABPP

Academic Title(s)

Professor of Medical Psychology (in Pediatrics and Psychiatry)
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Health
Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Pediatrics

Contact Information

Office of Vice Chair: (212) 305-8079
Office of Child and Adolescent Health: (212) 305-6227
Fax: (212) 304-6691
Email: slr2154@columbia.edu

Education

  • Wellesley College, B.A., 1978
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Ph.D., 1986

Postgraduate Training

  • Pediatric Psychology Intern, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 1985-1986
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, Connecticut, 1986-1988

Awards and Honors

  • Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (2005-2006)
  • Society for Adolescent Medicine Iris F. Litt Visiting Professorship in Adolescent Health Research (2006)

Interests/Specialties

  • Adolescent development
  • Sexual health and prevention of STDs
  • Women's health
  • Vaccines
  • Role of families in promoting adolescent health

Learn more about Dr. Rosenthal

Susan Rosenthal, PhD, ABPP has more than 25 years of experience as a pediatric psychologist. Currently, she is both the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Health and the Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics for Faculty Development. Her research focuses on the areas of adolescent health, promotion of sexual health and vaccine acceptability. She uses both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and has extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations. She has served as a consultant to other academic institutions, industry, and groups such as the World Health Organization. Dr. Rosenthal also has an interest in the development of leadership skills, the issues in mentoring in diverse relationships, and the use of faculty reviews to promote the growth of the faculty and the department. These efforts have resulted in over 160 peer reviewed publications.

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Anne Armstrong-Coben, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-0902
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: aha2@columbia.edu

Education

  • Amherst College, B.A., 1985
  • Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD, 1989

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia University Babies Hospital, 1989-1992
  • Faculty Development Fellowship, Office of Medical Education Research and Development (OMERAD), Michigan State, 1998-1999

Interests/Specialties

  • Community Pediatrics
  • Injury Prevention
  • Children in Foster Care
  • Medical Education

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Stephen Arpadi, MD, MS

Academic Title(s)

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-2384 or (212) 523-5404
Fax: (212) 523-5677
Email: sma2@columbia.edu

Education

  • Antioch College, B.A., 1975
  • George Washington University, M.D., 1982
  • Columbia University School of Public Health, M.S., 1991

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1982-85
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health,NYS Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, 1989 - 1990

Awards and Honors

  • A.W. Mellon Fellowship, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric HIV/AIDS

Learn more about Dr. Arpadi

Stephen Arpadi, MD, MS Stephen M. Arpadi, M D, M.S, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology at the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York. He has many years of experience in developing and managing multidisciplinary medical care and treatment programs for HIV-infected children in New York City. He provides technical support and training for implementation of HIV care and treatment in sub-saharan Africa, including Kenya and Nigeria. He has also participated in the development of treatment guidelines for children infected with HIV. Dr. Arpadi's has conducted studies on antiretroviral medication and has a particular interest in growth, nutrition and body composition abnormalities in HIV infected children and adolescents. He was a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on HIV and Nutrition and the Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded study of the Effects of Vitamin D and Calcium on Bone in HIV-infected Children and Adolescents. He is a currently part of the international investigative teams for the following research projects: The Effect of macronutrient supplementation on clinical outcomes in moderately malnourished HIV infected individuals initiating antiretrovirals in Central Province Kenya funded by Doris Duke Foundation, Health and psycho- social need: children with developmental disorders in a time of AIDS and Validation of bioimpedance against isotope methods for determination of body composition in HIV-infected children that are being conducted in South Africa with funding from the NIH and International Atomic Energy Agency, respectively.

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David L. Bell, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 304-7737
Fax: (212) 304-5209
Email: dlb54@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, B.A.; Biology, 1983
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, M.D., 1989
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, M.P.H, Concentration: Maternal and Child Health, 1997

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship and Residency; Pediatrics; New York University/Bellevue Hospitals, New York, NY, 1989 - 1992
  • Chief Residency; Pediatrics; New York University/Bellevue Hospitals, New York, NY, 1992 - 1993
  • Fellow; Adolescent Medicine; University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 1993 - 1997

Interests/Specialties

  • Adolescent Health
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Male Health
  • STIs/Reproductive Health

Learn more about Dr. Bell

Since 1999, Dr. Bell has been Medical Director of the Young Men's Clinic, a unique adjunct to New York Presbyterian Hospital's Family Planning Clinic. He currently serves on the John Snow Institute's Advisory Committee for the CDC Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project and serves on Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative Advisory Board. He also serves as a consultant the National Medical Committee for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Federal Office of Population Affairs. Dr. Bell has authored articles on adolescent male sexual and reproductive health, engaging males in health care and trends in reproductive health care delivery for adolescent males. His research includes studies on adolescent male relationship development and the knowledge and attitudes of adolescent and young adult males toward emergency contraception.

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Evelyn Berger-Jenkins, MD MPH

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3656
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: eb283@columbia.edu

Education

  • Wesleyan University, BA, 1996
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, MD, 2001
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MPH, 2007

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, 2001-2004
  • Fellow, General Academic Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2004-2007

Awards and Honors

  • William Perry Watson Prize in Pediatrics
  • Anne E Dyson Training Initiative Recognition for Excellence in Community Pediatrics
  • Mount Sinai Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Community Pediatrics

Interests/Specialties

  • Mental health care in the pediatric primary care setting
  • Health disparities
  • Community pediatrics
  • School health

Learn more about Dr. Berger-Jenkins

Dr. Berger-Jenkins' research interests include finding strategies to improve mental healthcare in the pediatric primary care setting. Related projects include a longitudinal study to identify sources of healthcare disparities in the treatment of childhood ADHD and an evaluation of the use of screening tools to identify patients with mental health disorders in the primary care setting. She is also currently the evaluation consultant for the Healthy Schools Healthy Families program, a school-based health promotion program that serves several public elementary/junior high schools in the Washington Heights, Harlem and East Harlem neighborhoods. In addition to these research activities she sees patients at the Charles Rangel Community Health Center three days per week and precepts residents at this outpatient setting. She is bilingual and bicultural (Spanish), and a native of the Bronx, New York City.

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Heidi Beutler M.D.

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 304-6922
Fax: (212) 304-6924
Email: heb1@columbia.edu

Education

  • Antioch College, B.A., 1975
  • Duke University, B.H.S., 1980
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.D., 1986

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Babies Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1986-1989

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Interests/Specialties

  • Children with Special Health Care Needs

Jocelyn Brown, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-6474
Fax: (212) 305-9742
Email: jb58@columbia.edu

Education

  • Universite Paris VII Xavier Bichat Medical School, MD, 1981
  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, MPH, 1987

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, 1981-1984
  • Fellow, Ambulatory Care Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, 1984-1986
  • Fellow, Mellon Foundation, Columbia University Sergievsky Center, 1988-1990

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Steve Caddle, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3060
Fax: (212) 342-6010
Email: sc2310@columbia.edu

Education

  • City College, CUNY, B.A., 1995
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, 1999
  • Columbia University, MPH, 2006

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Center, 1999-2002
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Center, 2002-2003

Interests/Specialties

  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Medical Education
  • Global Health

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Marina Catallozzi, MD, MSCE

Marina Catallozzi, MD, MSCE

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-9256
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: mc2840@columbia.edu

Education

  • Brown University, ScB, 1992
  • Brown University School of Medicine, 1996
  • University of Pennsylvania, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1996-1999
  • Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1999-2000
  • Fellow, Adolescent Medicine, Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2000-2004
  • Fellow, Primary Care Research Training Program, Health Resources and Services, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2002-2003

Awards and Honors

  • Columbia University Pediatric Residency Teaching Award, 2008

Interests/Specialties

  • Adolescent health
  • Adolescent relationships and relationship violence
  • Sexually transmitted infections and prevention in adolescents
  • Qualitative research methodologies

Learn more about Dr. Catallozzi

Marina Catallozzi, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Clinical Population & Family Health at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health in the Mailman School of Public Health. She serves as the Medical Director of the Lang Youth Medical Program. Dr. Catallozzi is board-certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Catallozzi has extensive expertise in the field of qualitative research, currently teaching a course on qualitative research methodology in the Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health. Her current research interests include relationship choices of adolescent females, adolescent relationship violence, adolescent and parent communication and decision-making in clinical trial participation.

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Alwyn T. Cohall, MD

Alwyn T. Cohall, MD

Academic Title(s)

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at CUMC
Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and Clinical Population and Family Health

Contact Information

Tel: (646) 284-9725
Fax: (646) 284-9729
Email: atc1@columbia.edu

Education

  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 1976
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, M.D., 1980

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Montefiore Hospital, 1980-1983 li>Fellow, Adolescent Medicine, Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1983-1984

Awards and Honors

  • Public Health Association of New York City (PHANYC):Allan Rosenfield Award for Social Justice
  • Family Planning Advocates of New York State - The Shirley Gordon Public Policy Leadership Award
  • American Academy of Pediatrics' (Adolescent Health): The Founders of Adolescent Health Award for Community Leadership
  • American Medical Association: Distinguished Service Award on behalf of America's Youth
  • Health Improvement Institute Aesculapius Award: for Excellence in Health Education, recognition of our emergency contraception materials ("My Life, My Decision" DVD, and www.EC123.org website)
  • The Body.com HIV Leadership Award: Named "Noteworthy Pediatrician"

Interests/Specialties

  • Sexually-transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS
  • Access to care
  • Men's Health
  • Media and Technology

Learn more about Dr. Cohall

Alwyn T. Cohall, MD is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons; and, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and Clinical Population and Family Health in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Cohall is director of the Harlem Health Promotion Center, one of 37 national Prevention Research Centers established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to build bridges between academia and vulnerable communities. His main areas of research interest include adolescent sexual and reproductive health; access to healthcare, particularly for young men of color; and using media and technology to enhance health communication and health promotion. He is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. He serves as the director of Project Stay (Services to Assist Youth), which is a New York State Department of Health funded program that provides confidential health services to young people affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS. He also is a consulting physician with the Young Men's Clinic (YMC), an innovative program that provides primary care services to this underserved and often neglected population. He serves on the Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Adolescent Health.

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Hetty Cunningham, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 491-2300
Fax: (212) 491-2323
Email: hc451@columbia.edu

Education

  • Columbia College, B.S., 1989
  • University of Pennsylvania, MD, 1993

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1993-1996

Interests/Specialties

  • Community Pediatrics
  • Cultural Competency
  • Communication Barriers in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Disparities

Learn more about Dr. Cunningham

Hetty Cunningham is Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at Columbia University and Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. For the past 10 years, Dr. Cunningham's primary interest has been the development and implementation of cultural competency and communication skills curricula for medical students and residents at Columbia. Dr. Cunningham is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Limited English Proficiency Steering Committee. As a member of the Child and Adolescent Health faculty, she sees patients and teaches residents in a community-based practice in Harlem.

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Jenny Francis MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-4619
Email: jf2815@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Dallas, B.A., 2003
  • University of Texas, M.D., 2008
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MPH, 2014

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY 2008-2011
  • Fellow, Adolescent Medicine, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, 2011-2014

Awards and Honors

  • American Academy of Pediatrics International Travel Grant Recipient (2011)
  • Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Professional Student Travel Scholarship (2010)

Interests/Specialties

  • Adolescent growth and development
  • Contraception management in teenagers
  • Sexual health and prevention of STIs
  • Social media and adolescents

Learn more about Dr. Francis

Jenny Francis, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New-York-Presbyterian. She is board-certified in Pediatrics and board-eligible in Adolescent Medicine. Her areas of expertise include adolescent reproductive health care, including prevention of teenage pregnancies, STIs and promotion of healthy relationships and mental health in low-income settings. Her research includes studies on adolescent pregnancy intentions, mental health, and text messages to promote adolescent contraceptive use.

Suzanne Friedman MD

Academic Title(s)

Instructor in Pediatrics

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3060
Fax: (212) 342-6010
Email: Sf2723@columbia.edu

Education

  • Cooper Union, BE, 2007
  • SUNY Downstate, MD, 2011

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2011-2014

Awards and Honors

  • Institute of Medical Education Housestaff Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Resident Clinician Teaching Award

Interests/Specialties

  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Medical Student and Resident Education
  • Quality Improvement

Mirna Giordano, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-6227
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: mg2267@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.S. Magna Cum Laude, Biology and Neuroscience, 1997
  • Dartmouth Medical School, M.D., 2001

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, UCSF Pediatrics, San Francisco, 2001-2003
  • Resident, Columbia Pediatrics, New York, 2003-2004

Awards and Honors

  • Zaslow Prize, 2001

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric neurosurgical disorders
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Quality Improvements in Patient Care
  • Dermatology in pediatric neurological/neurosurgical disorders

Melanie Gissen, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3060
Fax: (212) 342-6010
Email: mg151@columbia.edu

Education

  • SUNY Stonybrook, B.A., 1971
  • University of Pittsburgh, M.D., 1983

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Babies Hospital, 1983 - 1986

Interests/Specialties

  • Coordination of care for children with complex medical problems, Craniofacial problems and syndromes

Melissa E. Glassman, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-0805
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: me332@columbia.edu

Education

  • Yale University, B.S., 1996
  • Yale University School of Medicine, M.D., 2000
  • Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, M.P.H., 2007

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, 2000-2003
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Urban Community Health, Division of Child and Adolescent Health, Columbia University, 2005-2007

Interests/Specialties

  • Newborn care
  • Breastfeeding promotion

Learn more about Dr. Glassman

Dr. Glassman helped establish and has been the medical director of the Ambulatory Care Network's Newborn Clinic since its establishment in 2009. This clinic provides the first outpatient visit on day of life 3-5 for newborns with Medicaid insurance that are discharged from the well-baby nurseries at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and the Allen Hospital. This comprehensive visit focuses on general newborn care and education, addresses medical issues unique to this age, such as jaundice and feeding/weight problems, and provides hands-on breastfeeding education and support. Dr. Glassman's research interests include (1) investigating breastfeeding practices, attitudes and beliefs of women in the surrounding Washington Heights/Inwood community, and (2) defining measures to evaluate the impact of early, outpatient follow-up for newborns. Dr. Glassman is a member of the CUMC Breastfeeding Collaborative group and also cares for patients at the Ambulatory Care Network Washington Heights Family Health Center.

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Jessica Gold, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-5238
Fax: (212) 305-8819

Education

  • Columbia College, B.A., 2004
  • Georgetown University, M.S., 2006
  • New York Medical College, M.D., 2010

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2010-2013

Interests/Specialties

  • Hospital medicine
  • Quality improvement and patient safety

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Melanie Ariane Gold, DO

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Medical Director of School Based Health Centers

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 304-5255
Fax: (212) 304-5209
Email: mag2295@columbia.edu

Education

  • Smith College, Northampton, MA, A.B, 1984
  • NY College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY, D.O., 1988

Postgraduate Training

  • Rotating Osteopathic Intern, Delaware Valley Medical Center, Langhorne, PA, 1988-1989
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD, 1989-1992
  • Fellowship, Adolescent Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1992-1995

Awards and Honors

  • Elected to 2013 and 2014 Best Doctors in America/li>
  • Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors 2012 in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • Elected to 2010-2011 Best Doctors in America
  • Elected to 2009-2010 Best Doctors in America
  • Laufer Award for Best Oral Research Presentation (NASPAG) 2007
  • Perlman Award for Best Research Poster Presentation (NASPAG) 2007
  • Recipient of the Best Poster Presentation Award (NASPAG) 2006
  • Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Award 1998-2004
  • Huffman-Capraro Award for Excellence in Research, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) 1995
  • High Honors in English Literature, Smith College, 1984

Interests/Specialties

  • Adolescent reproductive health including transgender care, sexual history taking, LGB care
  • Emergency contraception and long-acting reversible contraception use by adolescents
  • Motivational Interviewing to facilitate adolescent health behavior change
  • Complimentary and alternative medicine including hypnotherapy, Reiki, medical acupuncture, cupping, Gua Sha, Medical Qi Gong, and osteopathic manipulation

Learn more about Dr. Gold

Melanie A. Gold, DO was appointed the Medical Director of School Based Health Centers at Columbia University Medical Center and NY Presbyterian Hospital in August of 2014. She has a secondary appointment at Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Gold was a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh before coming to Columbia University. In addition, she served as staff physician at the University of Pittsburgh Student Health Service where she cared for college and graduate students from 2008 until 2014. Dr. Gold has maintained her sub-specialty certification in Adolescent Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics since 1994 and she was a certified specialist in Pediatrics between 1992 and 2013. As a Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer since 2000. Dr. Gold has conducted numerous trainings in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and behavior change counseling in the health care setting with physicians, medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, health educators, dental students, psychologists, sports physiologists, social workers, and nutritionists. Dr. Gold has publications in peer-reviewed journals on MI and a variety of other adolescent health topics. Her research interests lie in the areas of adolescent sexuality, contraceptive behaviors, tobacco cessation in adolescents, and MI to facilitate health behavior change. Dr. Gold has expertise is several areas of alternative and complementary medicine. For nearly 20 years, she has been teaching patients and health care professionals medical hypnosis. In June 2013, she passed her board certification examination in Medical Acupuncture and has been a Reiki Master since 2008. She uses osteopathic manipulation to treat common adolescent musculoskeletal conditions. In addition, Dr. Gold is currently working on her Doctorate in Medical Qi Gong. Finally, Dr. Gold has expertise in travel medicine and transgender medicine. Dr. Gold enjoys teaching and mentoring junior faculty and health care trainees in human sexuality, sexual history-taking, adolescent reproductive health, and LGBTQI care. In her free time, Dr. Gold enjoys yoga, mindfulness medication, throwing pots on the wheel, memoir and other forms of creative writing, music ranging from baroque to Celtic to jazz, hiking, cooking, and travel, especially to South East Asia.

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Lauren Goldenstein, MD

Academic Title(s)

Instructor in Clinical Pediatrics

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-6227
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: lg2149@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1989
  • State University of New York at Brooklyn College of Medicine, MD, 2002

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, 2002-2003
  • Resident, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, 2003-2005

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003

Patricia A. Hametz, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Associate Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Health
Director, General Pediatrics Inpatient Services

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-6227
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: pah27@columbia.edu

Education

  • Haverford College, B.A., 1988
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, MD, 1995
  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, MPH, 2008

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Babies and Children's Hospital (now Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian), 1995-1998
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Babies and Children's Hospital (now Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian), 1998-1999

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Patient Centered Care Physician Champion Award for Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, 2011
  • Family Advisory Council Advisor of the Year, 2009

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine
  • Patient and Family Centered Care
  • Pediatric Resident Education

Learn more about Dr. Hametz

Dr. Hametz has been the Associate Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Health since 2011. From 1999 when she joined the Division through 2007, she practiced outpatient general pediatrics as a member of the faculty group practice and precepted residents in the ambulatory setting as well. She was active in numerous community-based partnership programs, including childhood injury prevention, obesity prevention and healthy lifestyles promotion, and resident training in community and population based health. From 2007 through 2011, she was the Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Program. In 2007, Dr. Hametz developed a Pediatric Hospitalist program and has been the Director since. She also has a long standing interest in promoting Patient and Family Centered Care. She is the faculty advisor/liaison for the Family Advisory Council and sits on numerous hospital committees working to improve patient-physician communication, care coordination, and patient flow. Her current research focuses on communication with parents and caregivers of hospitalized children.

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Connie Kostacos, MD

Connie Kostacos, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3200
Fax: (212) 342-4733
Email: chk11@columbia.edu

Education

  • Amherst College, BA, 1989
  • NYU School of Medicine, MD, 1993

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Babies and Children's Hospital Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1993-1996

Interests/Specialties

  • Child and Adolescent Health

Learn more about Dr. Kostacos

Dr. Kostacos is a general pediatrician who has been on staff at CPMC since completion of her residency. She works primarily in the outpatient setting based at the Audubon practice site, but also attends on the inpatient service. She has particular interests in resident teaching and in quality improvement. She is the faculty mentor for the resident QI project at the Audubon practice.

M. Christine Krause, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 491-2300
Fax: (212) 305-8819 or (212) 342-3284
Email: mck2013@columbia.edu

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, cum laude, B.S., 1985
  • Baylor College of Medicine, cum laude, M.D., 1992

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1992-1995

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Service Excellence in the Ambulatory Care Network, 2004
  • Teacher of the year, 2005/2006, Pediatrics Residency Program
  • Member, Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatricians as behavioral change agents for disease prevention and management
  • Medical student education
  • Resident education

Learn more about Dr. Krause

Dr. Krause serves as co-director for the Daniel Noyes Brown Primary Care Scholars Program for Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and is also a member of the clinical leadership group for the Child and Adolescent Health division.

Mariellen M. Lane, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Assistant Program Director for Ambulatory Education, Pediatric Residency Program

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 304-6922
Fax: (212) 304-6924
Email: mmL2@columbia.edu

Education

  • Fordham University, B.S., 1983
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, M.D., 1987

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Babies and Children's Hospital, 1987 - 1990

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric Resident Education in Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • Quality Improvement

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Rachel A. Lewis, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 799-2737
Fax: (212) 799-8150
Email: ral160@columbia.edu

Education

  • Harvard-Radcliffe College, AB, 1992
  • Harvard Medical School, MD, 1999

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Babies and Children's Hospital/NewYork-Presbyterian, 1999-2002
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, 2002-2003

Learn more about Dr. Lewis

Dr Lewis was born and raised in California, but has called New York City home since 1999. She has always had an interest in the welfare of children. The practice of pediatrics, in which a doctor is privileged to share in the growth of a child from infancy to adulthood, is one of the greatest satisfactions in her life, second only to raising her son, Kiran.

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Luz Adriana Matiz-Zanoni, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Medical Director of the Washington Heights Family Health Center
 

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3060 or (212) 342-1917
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: lam2048@columbia.edu

Education

  • New York University College of Arts and Science, BA, 1994
  • New York University School of Medicine, MD, 1998

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore, 1998-2001
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore, 2001-2002

Awards and Honors

  • Physician of the year award from the Ambulatory Care Network, 2011

Interests/Specialties

  • Community Pediatrics
  • Asthma
  • Health Disparities
  • Quality Improvement

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Teresa A. McCann, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-4460
Fax: (212) 305-8819

Education

  • St. John's University, B.S. 1992
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, 2000

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, 2000-2003
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, 2003-2004

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society
  • Leo M. Davidoff Honor Society
  • Henry Barnett Resident Teaching Award

Interests/Specialties

  • Family-centered care
  • Resident and medical student education
  • Care of the hospitalized child

Harriet McGurk, MD

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3060 or (212) 342-1917
Fax: (212) 342-6010
Email: hem2@columbia.edu

Education

  • Radcliffe College, B.A. 1967
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, 1973

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, 1973-1976
  • Fellow, Child Psychiatry Liaison, Tufts-New England Medical Center, 1976-1977

Interests/Specialties

  • Child development, behavior
  • Parenting

Dodi Meyer, MD

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-0903
Fax: (212) 305-0807
Email: ddm11@columbia.edu

Education

  • Buenos Aires University School of Medicine, M.D. , 1986

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1988-1991
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1991-1992

Awards and Honors

  • "Partnerships Make a Difference", Center for Community Health Partnerships, Columbia University, 2006
  • Community Pediatrics Training Initiative Recognition Ceremony, Annual Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, The American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005
  • Humanism in Medicine Award nominee. Association of American Medical Colleges, 2002

Interests/Specialties

  • Community Pediatrics
  • Cultural Competency
  • Medical Education

Learn more about Dr. Meyer

Dr Meyer's main interest is in Community Pediatrics, Cultural Competency and in creating and implementing ways of teaching and training both medical students and pediatric residents in the field, using Service Learning as the main educational methodology. As director of community pediatric she oversees several population health initiatives such as Health Schools Healthy Families, an elementary school health program with an emphasis on obesity prevention and The Health Education Adult Literacy Program, a program that aims to decrease medication errors in the population served.

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Mara Minguez, MD, MS

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (646) 317-4201
Fax: (646) 317-5014
Email: mm2060@columbia.edu

Education

  • Boston University, BS, 1997
  • Tulane University School of Medicine, MD,2001
  • New York University, MS, 2007

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2001-2004
  • Fellow, Adolescent Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital Adolescent Health Center, 2004-2007

Interests/Specialties

  • Adolescent Reproductive Health
  • School-Based Health
  • Adolescent Contraceptive Use

Learn more about Dr. Minguez

Mara Minguez, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Columbia University Medical Center and the Mailman School of Public Health, and is board-certified in Adolescent Medicine. She is a clinical preceptor at a school-based health center located in a busy Bronx high school, where she is responsible for the clinical care of adolescents as well as the supervision of nurse practitioners and the teaching of residents and fellows.

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Andrew Mutnick, MD, FAAP

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Director of Pediatric Medical Student Education

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-6076
Fax: (212) 305-8881
Email: am312@columbia.edu

Education

  • Colorado College, BA 1982
  • New York Medical College, MD, 2001

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, CHONY, 2001-2004
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, CHONY 2004-5

Awards and Honors

  • Teacher of the Year, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Class of 2007

Interests/Specialties

  • Medical Education
  • Child and Adolescent Health

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Stephen W. Nicholas, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Dean for Admissions, College of Physicians & Surgeons
Professor of Pediatrics (College of Physicians & Surgeons) and Clinical Population and Family Health (Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health) at CUMC
Director, Columbia University International Family AIDS Program

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-3595 [Admissions] and (212) 305-6128
Fax: (212) 305-3601
Email: swn2@columbia.edu

Education

  • Casper College, A.S., 1974
  • University of Wyoming, BS, 1975
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine, MD, 1981

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, and Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY, 1981-84
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY, 1984-85
  • Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics, Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY 1985-86
  • Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson General Academic Pediatric Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1986-88

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1981
  • Commendation for public service to HIV-infected children, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1989
  • Claire Lucille-Pace Humanitarian Award, Columbia University, 1998
  • New York State Governor's Award for "Outstanding Service on Behalf of Children with AIDS," 1999
  • National Outstanding Alumnus, Association of American Community Colleges, 2005
  • Fulbright Scholar Learning/Research Award, Dominican Republic, 2006-7
  • Local Hero Award, Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, Bank of America, 2008
  • Paul Harris Humanitarian Award, Rotary International, 2008

Interests/Specialties

  • Children with HIV/AIDS and their families; prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission
  • Pediatric asthma
  • Medical student education
  • Global health and education

Learn more about Dr. Nicholas

Dr. Nicholas, an academic general pediatrician, is a pioneer in the care of HIV-infected children and an advocate for the medically underserved in Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Dominican Republic, where his work has primarily taken place over the past 25 years. He has created innovative community-based educational experiences for medical and public health students and resident physicians. He was director of pediatrics at Harlem Hospital Center from 2000-2006, during which time he started the Harlem Children's Zone Asthma Initiative, funded by the Robin Hood Foundation.

In 1999, Dr. Nicholas founded the Columbia University International Family AIDS Program, which introduced the first AIDS treatment for pregnant women (1999) and long-term AIDS care and treatment for families (2004) in the Dominican Republic. Today, its program in the province of La Romana has lowered the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission to a rate comparable with New York's, and its clinic is one of the largest providers of care and treatment for children and adults in the Dominican Republic. It is also a popular site for health sciences student and resident training and education rotations, which are supported by the Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation.

Dr. Nicholas has been on the admissions committee of the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons since 2001 and now serves as the Assistant Dean for Admissions. He remains actively involved in global health education for medical students and residents. He also has an appointment in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health of the Mailman School of Public Health, where he teaches and serves as a faculty mentor.

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Valerie Niketakis-Wujciak, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3200
Fax: (212) 342-4733
Email: vjn1@columbia.edu

Education

  • The Johns Hopkins University, BA, 1983
  • UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, MD, 1983 - 1987

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1987 - 1990

Interests/Specialties

  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Children with Special Healthcare Needs

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Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-1112
Fax: (212) 305-2526
Email: kgn2106@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, BA, 1998
  • University of Pennsylvania, PhD, 2005
  • University of Pennsylvania, MD, 2007

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Columbia University / Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, 2007-2010

Awards and Honors

  • Association for Psychological Science "Rising Star"
  • Driscoll Children's Fund Scholar
  • Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research Award
  • Mailman School of Public Health Dean's NYC Schools Challenge

Interests/Specialties

  • Socioeconomic disparities in child neurocognitive development

Learn more about Dr. Noble

Dr. Noble is a pediatrician and a developmental cognitive neuroscientist in the Department of Pediatrics and the G.H. Sergievsky Center at Columbia University, and directs the Neurocognition, Early Experience and Development (NEED) Lab. Her research focuses on socioeconomic disparities in child neurocognitive development, with an emphasis on reading and language development. She is interested in understanding the mechanisms and time course via which differences in childhood exposures and experiences contribute to specific neurocognitive outcomes, and in applying this knowledge to the development of public health-focused interventional strategies. Current projects include the follow-up of a large, epidemiological birth cohort of very young children, with a focus on SES disparities and subsequent neurocognitive outcomes. She is additionally examining language and reading development in separate epidemiological birth cohort in an underserved area of New York City, to better understand how the social and chemical environments interact to produce disparities in literacy development in young children. She has ongoing multidisciplinary collaborations with researchers throughout the University, in the Psychiatric Institute, the Mailman School of Public Health, Teachers College, and Columbia University Head Start. Dr. Noble welcomes inquiries about collaboration from students, residents, and other trainees.

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Steve Paik, MD, EdM

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-8504
Fax: (212) 305-8881
Email: sp793@columbia.edu

Education

  • Boston University, BA, 2000 (7 Year BA/MD Program)
  • Boston Univeristy School of Medicine, MD, 2000
  • Teachers College Columbia University, EdM, 2006

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Babies and Children's Hospital (now Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian), 2000-2003
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, 2003-2004
  • Fellow, General Academic Pediatrics, Columbia University, 2004-2006

Awards and Honors

  • APA Educational Scholar

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric Resident Education
  • Medical Education Research
  • Faculty Development/Mentoring
  • Child and Adolescent Health

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Betsy Pfeffer, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3215
Fax: (212) 342-4733
Email: bp35@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1981
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1979
  • New York University School of Medicine, M.D., 1985

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, Albert Einstein-Montefiore Medical Center, 1985-1986 and 1988-1990
  • Fellow, Adolescent Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 1990-1992

Interests/Specialties

  • International Health
  • Obesity Prevention

Learn more about Dr. Pfeffer

Betsy Pfeffer MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She has been involved in adolescent medicine education and program development throughout her career. She is one of the co-creators of the medical curriculum for students enrolled in the Energy-Up health and fitness after school program at Mother Cabrini High School in New York City. She has been very committed to International Health and to the development of a collaborative relationship between the Departments of Pediatrics at Columbia University and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. The mission of this partnership is to build educational and research collaborations and to develop sustainable programs. Recently she has been appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont where she has given a number of lectures to their Pediatric housestaff and faculty on topics in Adolescent Medicine.

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Oscar H. Purugganan, MD, MPH

Oscar H. Purugganan, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-1227
Fax: (212) 305-7242
Email: ohp1@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of the Philippines, BS, 1986
  • University of the Philippines, MD, 1991
  • Columbia University, MPH, 1998

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, New York University, 1992-1995
  • Fellow, Behavioral Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center, 1995-1998
  • Fellow, Developmental Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Rose F. Kennedy Center, 1998-1999

Awards and Honors

  • Ambulatory Pediatric Association Fellow Award, 1998

Interests/Specialties

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Learning Disorders/ Developmental Disabilities

Learn more about Dr. Purugganan

Dr. Purugganan is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician who joined the Department of Pediatrics of Columbia in 2012. He is board certified in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and has had extensive experience in various clinical settings. His interests include autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, the developmental aspects of genetic and neurological disorders and resident and medical student education in the field of developmental-behavioral pediatrics. A member of the Division of Child and Adolescent Health, Dr. Purugganan is involved in the developmental assessments of children in the ambulatory care and NICU follow-up settings and in resident training.

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John Conrad Rausch, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-6048
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: jr2163@columbia.edu

Education

  • Brown University, B.S., 1997
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, M.D., 2002
  • Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, M.P.H., May 2009

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, 2002-2005
  • Chief Resident, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, 2005-2006
  • Fellow, General Academic Pediatrics, Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health Columbia University, 2006-2009

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, elected 2002
  • Sigma Xi

Interests/Specialties

  • Prevention and management of pediatric obesity
  • Health services research
  • Health technology

Learn more about Dr. Rausch

Dr. Rausch's research interests focus on the prevention and management of pediatric obesity and its long-term impact of health. He is interested in developing strategies for promoting universal evidence-based lifestyle changes that focus on prevention. He is further interested in methods to identify high risk children, including those most vulnerable for the development of co -morbidities, including insulin resistance and diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension and dyslipidemias. These methods must be feasible in busy clinical practices and acceptable to families most at risk for health disparities (e.g. Latino, lower income). Strategies that he is exploring include changing health care provider behavior through prompts in the EMR, identifying patients most at need for screening for co-morbidities, methods for managing those co-morbidities within a primary care setting, and the interface between the clinic and the community.

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Laura E. Robbins-Milne, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 304-6922
Fax: (212) 304-6924
Email: ler2@columbia.edu

Education

  • Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, B.S., 1987
  • New York University School of Medicine, MD, 1991

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1991-1994

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Michael Ronan, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 799-2737
Fax: (212) 799-8150
Email: mmr129@columbia.edu

Education

  • Harvard College, AB 1995
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD 1999

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Babies and Children’s Hospital of New York, 1999-2002

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Nan Rose Salamon, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 304-6922
Fax: (212) 304-6924
Email: ps334@columbia.edu

Education

  • Cornell University, B.S., 1975
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, M.D., 1981
  • Columbia University School of Public Health, MPH, 1995

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Bronx, Municipal Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1982-1984

John Santelli, MD, MPH

John Santelli, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Harriet and Robert H Heilbrunn Professor of Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at CUMC
Chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at the School of Public Health at Columbia University
Senior Fellow at the Guttmacher Institute

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 304-5634
Fax: (212) 305-7024
Email: js2637@columbia.edu

Education

  • Tufts University, B.S., 1975
  • Buffalo School of Medicine, M.D., 1982
  • Johns Hopkins University, M.P.H., 1986

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, University of Maryland Hospital, 1982-1985
  • Fellow, Adolescent Medicine, University of Maryland Hospital, 1985-1987

Awards and Honors

  • Certificate of Appreciation, USPH: "for outstanding service, commitment, and dedication to CDC's Institutional Review Boards, January 1998 - December 2001"
  • Volunteer of the Decade, National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2005
  • Healthy Teen Network, Researcher of the Year, 2009

Interests/Specialties

  • Adolescent sexual and reproductive health
  • School Based Health Centers
  • Research ethics

Learn more about Dr. Santelli

Dr. Santelli has been involved in a variety of research projects that have included studies on HIV/STD risk behaviors, programs to prevent STD/HIV/unintended pregnancy, research ethics, and school-based health care. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Adolescent Health, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, American Journal of Sexuality Education, and AIDS Education and Prevention. Dr. Santelli has been a leader in insuring that adolescents are appropriately included in health research and have access to medically accurate, comprehensive sexuality education. He is currently serving as president for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (March 2012- March 2013).

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Minna Saslaw, MD, MIA

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3060
Fax: (212) 342-6010
Email: mms20@columbia.edu

Education

  • Claremont McKenna College, BA, 1990
  • Columbia University School of Int'l and Public Affairs, MIA, 1993
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD, 1999

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, 1999-2002

Interests/Specialties

  • Newborn care
  • Breastfeeding
  • International Child Health

Learn more about Dr. Saslaw

Minna Saslaw has been working at the pediatric emergency room at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (Columbia University Medical Center) and in private practice since completing residency. She joined the Washington Heights Family Health Center in 2008 and is also involved with the newborn clinic. Her particular interests are international child health issues and newborn care. She has been a volunteer physician abroad five times with Healing the Children and speaks Finnish and Spanish.

Dana Sirota, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-0869
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: drs2146@columbia.edu

Education

  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 2002
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD, 2006

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2006-2009.
  • Fellow, Primary Care Clinical Research in Urban Community Health, Columbia University Medical Center, 2009-present.

Interests/Specialties

  • Childhood obesity prevention
  • Public health

Karen Soren, MD

Karen Soren, MD

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health (Population and Family Health) at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-8195
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: ks23@columbia.edu

Education

  • Harvard University, A.B., 1978
  • New York University School of Medicine, MD, 1982

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington DC, 1982-1985
  • Fellow, Adolescent Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, 1986-1987
  • Fellow, Primary Care Faculty Development, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1986-1987

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow- Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2011

Interests/Specialties

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Adolescent reproductive health care
  • Training in Adolescent Medicine
  • Underage drinking

Learn more about Dr. Soren

Karen Soren, MD (Program Director) is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Columbia University and the Director of Adolescent Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is also Program Director for the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Soren is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and is responsible for student, resident and fellow training in Adolescent Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center campus. Her areas of expertise include adolescent reproductive health care, mental health issues in adolescents, and prevention of underage drinking.

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Crystal Nava Sparling, MD

Crystal Nava Sparling, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Instructor of Pediatrics

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 305-6227
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: cns2116@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Arts and Sciences, B.S., 2001
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Public Health, MPH, 2003
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine, MD, 2007

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Medical Center, 2007-2009
  • Resident in Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, 2009-2010

Awards and Honors

  • 2006 Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • 2001 Delta Omega: Honorary Society

Interests/Specialties

  • Hospital Medicine

Learn more about Dr. Sparling

Dr. Sparling is a general pediatrician focused on hospital medicine. As a nocturnist for the pediatric neurology and neurosurgery services, she provides pediatric care to children with a wide variety of medical needs. Her other clinical interests include subacute care and general pediatric inpatient services.

Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH

Melissa S. Stockwell, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population, Family Health

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-5732
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: mstockwell@columbia.edu

Education

  • Williams College, BA 1996
  • Harvard Medical School, MD 2000
  • Columbia University Joseph P. Mailman School of Public Health, MPH 2006

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics MassGeneral Hospital for Children, 2000-2003
  • Chief resident, Pediatrics MassGeneral Hospital for Children, 2003-2004
  • Fellow, General Academic Pediatrics Columbia University, 2004-2006

Awards and Honors

  • Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Young Investigator Award
  • KM1 Immerse in Comparative Effectiveness Research Mid-Level Faculty Scholar Award 2012

Interests/Specialties

  • Immunizations
  • Health Technology
  • Underserved Populations
  • General Academic Pediatric Fellowship

Learn more about Dr. Stockwell

Dr. Stockwell’s research program utilizes interventions to improve immunization coverage in inner city, underserved populations focusing on health technology and health literacy. She also uses text messaging for vaccine safety and acute respiratory illness surveillance. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Health Resources Services Administration. She is also a member of both the New York City Coalition for Immunization Initiatives and the NYC Immunization Improvement Team of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Dr. Stockwell is Medical Director of the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Immunization Registry, EzVac, which holds 2 million immunization records for > 260,000 children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Stockwell is the Co-Director of the Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health.

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Anu Subramony, MD, MBA

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Assistant Director, Inpatient General Pediatrics Services

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3253
Fax: (212) 305-8819
Email: as3353@columbia.edu

Education

  • Yale University, BA, 1994
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, MD, 2004
  • Owen School of Management, MBA, 2004

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern, Pediatrics, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, 2004-2005
  • Resident, Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Vanderbilt University, 2005-2007

Interests/Specialties

  • Hospital Medicine
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Cost-effective health care

Learn more about Dr. Subramony

Dr. Subramony focuses on inpatient care of complex chronic children. As a pediatric hospitalist, she spends clinical time as the ward attending for the resident service, teaching house staff and medical students on daily family centered rounds. She works closely with the administrative leadership on improving the quality of care delivered in the hospital with a focus on inpatient asthma care. Collaborating with the downtown Cornell campus, she coordinates performance and compliance of both pediatrics units on the Joint Commission's publicly reported core asthma measures. Her research focus is on increasing the efficiency of care by increasing the quality of care while containing costs. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and reading fiction.

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Nikki L. Timko, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3200
Fax: (212) 342-4733
Email: nlt1@columbia.edu

Education

  • Bryn Mawr College, B.A., 1972
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, M.D., 1976

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, LAC-USC Medical Center, 1976-1979

Interests/Specialties

  • Child and Adolescent Health

Kimon Violaris, MD

Academic Title(s):

Director, Well Baby Nursery
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-3202
Fax: (212) 305-8796
Email: kv2145@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Athens, Greece, MD, 1973

Postgraduate Training

  • Residency, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1978-1980
  • Fellowship, SUNY/Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1980-1982
  • Fellowship, The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, New York, 1986-1988

Interests/Specialties

  • The late preterm infant
  • Infant apnea
  • Neonatal cardiology and vascular blood flow

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Laurence Williams, MD

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information

Tel: (212) 342-3200
Fax: (212) 342-4733
Email: llw25@columbia.edu

Education

  • Fordham University, B.S., 1976
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD, 1980

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Harlem Hospital Center, 1981
  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Montefiore Hospital Center, 1982 - 1983

Interests/Specialties

  • Childhood obesity
  • Access to mental health care

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