Three leadership appointments have been made in the Judith P. Sulzberger MD Columbia Genome Center: Qais Al-Awqati, M.D., has been appointed Deputy Director for Human Genetics; Lars Branden, Ph.D., has been appointed Associate Director for Chemical Genetics; and Lynn Caporale, Ph.D., has been appointed Associate Director for Chemical Genetics.
Jeffrey A. Geller, M.D., assistant professor, has joined the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Geller specializes in adult joint replacement surgery.
Lisa Archer, R.N., has been named the new nurse supervisor of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic and the Columbia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates.
The following named appointments were recently approved by the Board of Trustees:
Edward H. Shortliffe as the Rolf Scholdager Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Allan Schwartz as the Seymour Milstein Professor of Clinical Cardiology in the Department of Medicine
Robert N. Taub as the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Professor of Clinical Cardiology in the Department of Medicine
Betty A. Diamond as the Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg Professor of Medicine
Timothy C. Wang as the Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg Professor of Medicine
Steven S. Rosenfeld as the John and Elisabeth Harris Professor of Neurology
Janet R. Sparrow as the Anthony Donn Professor of Ophthalmic Science (in Ophthalmology and Pathology)
Robert S. Kass as the Alumni Professor of Pharmacology
Neil G. Boothby as the Professor of Clinical Global Health in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health
John Santelli as the Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health
Three internationally recognized interventional cardiologists joined the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy (CIVT) in July 2005. William A. Gray, M.D., associate professor of clinical medicine, and Director of Endovascular Therapy at CIVT, specializes in peripheral vascular intervention and has for the past decade conducted clinical trials and contributed to the development of devices for carotid stenting. Warren Sherman, M.D., associate professor of clinical medicine and Director of Cardiac Cell-based Endovascular Therapies at CIVT, pioneered a method of injecting stem cells into the heart and continues to study ways to regenerate heart muscle. Robert Sommer, M.D., associate professor of clinical medicine and pediatrics, directs Adult Invasive Congenital Heart Services at CIVT and is a leader in the area of treatments for structural heart disease. He will lead a trial at Columbia that will study patients who suffer from migraine headaches and the connection it may have with patent foramen ovale.