Rheumatology

Faculty

Lisa F. Imundo, MD

Academic Title(s)

Director, Pediatric Rheumatology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Director, Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9304
Fax: (212) 305-4932
Email: lfi1@columbia.edu

Education

  • Barnard College, Columbia University, BA, 1983
  • State University of New York Health Science Center, MD, 1988

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1988-1992
  • Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Rheumatology, Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1992-1993
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Interests/Specialties

  • Clinical Research into new therapies
  • Safety surveillance
  • Adjunctive Treatments
  • Rehabilitation
  • Improving teenage education and adherence

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Gail Cawkwell, MD

Academic Title(s):

Instructor in Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9304
Fax: (212) 305-4932
Email: gdc2103@columbia.edu

Education

  • Duke University, BS, 1984
  • McGill University, MDCM, 1988
  • University of Cincinnati, PhD, 1995

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Duke University, 1988-1991
  • Fellow, Pediatric Rheumatology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1991-1994

Interests/Specialties

  • Childhood arthritis
  • Epidemiology of rheumatic diseases of childhood
  • Clinical trial design and drug development

Learn more about Dr. Cawkwell

Dr. Cawkwell is a board certified pediatrician and pediatric rheumatolgist with over 15 years of practice experience and 10 years of experience as a pharmaceutical medical professional.

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Andrew H. Eichenfield, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9304
Fax: (212) 305-4932
Email: ahe2101@columbia.edu

Education

  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 1975
  • University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, M.D., 1978

Postgraduate Training

  • Rotating Intern, Korlebu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana,1972-1974.
  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1978-1982
  • Fellow, Pediatric rheumatology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1982-84

Interests/Specialties

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Lyme disease
  • Impact of chronic disease in childhood on families

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Josephine Isgro, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9304
Fax: (212) 305-4932
Email: js3512@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Delaware, BA, 2001
  • SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, MD, 2005

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern & Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, 2005-2008
  • Fellow, Pediatric Rheumatology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, 2008-2011

Interests/Specialties

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Adolescent issues and their impact on chronic disease
  • Th17 cells in autoimmune disease
  • Medical education

Amy Joan Starr, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9304
Fax: (212) 304-4932
Email: ajs2213@columbia.edu

Education

  • Brooklyn College, BA, Chemistry, 1970
  • Yale Medical School, MD, 1974

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern, Pediatrics, Methodist Hospital of Indiana 1975
  • Resident, Pediatrics, Albany Medical College 1978

Interests/Specialties

  • Juvenile arthritis in young children
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

Learn more about Dr. Starr

Dr. Starr has been working at Columbia University since 2009 after many years of pediatric rheumatology experience in Southern California at Kaiser Permanente where she was in charge of all patients in the Southern California region.

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