Fall 2017 e-News About and For Alumni

November 10, 2017


Joachim Frank, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular biophysics at P&S and professor of biological sciences on Columbia’s Morningside campus, shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Read about the celebration.  

An article, “Why Med Schools Are Requiring Art Classes,” discusses the P&S arts and humanities courses and quotes two faculty members, Delphine Taylor’97 and Ben Schwartz’08.

Read a New York Times piece about the Bard Hall Players.

Read about Nathan Brand’18 and his work in Kenya.


John Bilezikian’69 directed the 11th annual osteoporosis symposium at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. Read more.

Read about the hospital Oheneba Boachie-Adjei’80 built in Nigeria.

Read the Columbia Magazine article about Ron Cohen’81 as Samuel Bard.

Read about how Steven Brauser’82 became half of a downtown Manhattan real estate development team.

Thomas Matthew’85 was named director of the cardiothoracic surgery program at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. Read more.

Pharmaceutical company Astellas promoted Gary Thal’87 to a vice president position. Read more.

Read a profile article about Anne Armstrong-Coben’89 in the Amherst College student newspaper.

Eric Collins’90 participated in a panel discussion about drug addiction. Read more.

CareMount Medical, a multispecialty medical group with locations throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster counties in New York, has appointed Richard Morel’93 as the medical group’s new deputy chief medical officer. Read more.

Stuart Levine’98 has been named president and chief medical officer of MedStar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore. Read more.

Read a newspaper article about Matt Iseman’98 performing standup in a Florida comedy club.

Henry Huang’00 has joined Northern California Medical Associates Cardiovascular Services. Read more.

Read about MyDoc, a new health services platform co-founded by Snehal Patel’03.

Marshall Health has teamed up with Andrew Leventhal’04 PhD/’05 MD to provide care for patients with adult congenital heart disease. Read more.

Priya Rajasethupathy’12 PhD/’13 MD received an NIH Director’s 2017 New Innovator Award. Read more.

Read more about Abdul El-Sayed’14 as he campaigns for governor of Michigan.

P&S AT 250

See a slide show about eminent P&S alumni throughout the school’s history.

Read about the first day of classes at Columbia’s medical school 250 years ago and the lighting of the Empire State Building to commemorate the anniversary.

NewYork-Presbyterian published an article looking back at the contributions of early P&S faculty member David Hosack, who was present at the Alexander Hamilton-Aaron Burr duel made newly famous by Broadway’s “Hamilton.”


The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans is marking the city’s tricentennial with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, highlighting the moments and people that connect and inspire the city. One article focused on the publication in 1961 of Walker Percy’s “The Moviegoer.” Dr. Percy graduated from P&S in 1941. Read more.


John Gerster’44

Morris Freeman’51

Murray Greene’52

John Zabriskie’55

Robert H. Buker’56

Benjamin Santoro’58

Robinette Bell’62

Thomas S. Cottrell’65

Daniel Garnett’67

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