Paul G. Lee, MD, MPH (Division of General Medicine), Course Director; Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC; Medical Director, Section of Hospital Medicine; Medical Director, International Services NYP/CUMC; Associate Director, House Staff Training Program
Dr. Paul Lee obtained his Medical Degree at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City. Subsequently, he trained at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for internship and residency. After serving as a Chief Medical Resident, he joined the Section of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University. Since 2002, he has served as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and he continues to chair the Residency Selection Committee. Since 2003, he has been the Medical Director of the Hospitalist Group and in the following year began serving as the Unit Chief for the newly created Hospitalist Nursing Unit. In 2004, he was a recipient of the Physician of the Year Award by the Division of Nursing. In 2007, he was named a three-year recipient of the Ewig Clinical Education Award for dedication and excellence in clinical teaching.
Joseph Tenenbaum, MD (Cardiology), Edgar Leifer Professor of Medicine at CUMC, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director, Internal Medicine House Staff Training Program; Chief, Allen Hospital Medicine Division
Dr. Tenenbaum is deeply committed to fulfilling the privilege that the practice and teaching of medicine affords. The first is the commitment to the patient - to bring the best of modern medicine with the finest art of the classical caring of medicine to heal those who are sick, provide remedy for suffering, and to promote health. The second is the commitment to those who come to train - to afford the best experience in realizing one's potential, to present the best examples of medical caregiving. Dr. Tenenbaum has led the Department of Medicine to flourish in its commitment to education, teaching, and research through a similar focus.
Joseph Tenenbaum is a native of New Jersey. He graduated with a BA in Physical Chemistry from Brandeis University, but then redirected himself to medicine. Completing Harvard Medical School in 1974, he returned to New York to train at Presbyterian Hospital in Internal Medicine and then at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cardiology. He joined the Columbia University Medicine faculty in 1979, where he has remained since. In addition to a busy practice of internal medicine and cardiology, he has continued as a specialist in general cardiology with focus on critical care, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease and preventive cardiology. He has been a committed teacher, receiving Columbia University’s Presidential Teaching award in 2010. After efforts as vice chair and acting chair of medicine, he was Clinical Dean of the Medical School for two years. He now compliments his clinical activities with roles as Director of the Internal Medicine Training Program and Chief of the Allen Hospital Division of Medicine. Dr. Tenenbaum is married to Marilous Faith Tenenbaum. He has a daughter, Mollie Rodriquez.
Evelyn C. Granieri, MD, MPH (Geriatrics/Gerontology) Division Chief Geriatrics
Evelyn C. Granieri, MD, MPH, MSEd is a fellowship trained geriatrician. She is the Co-Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Granieri began her medical career as a Registered Dietitian at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She subsequently attended medical school at Northwestern University and there completed her residency in Internal Medicine and was the first Fellow in Geriatric Medicine at Northwestern. She was an attending physician and Assistant Professor there, also. Dr. Granieri then went to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. There, she began a comprehensive educational program in geriatric medicine throughout the medical center. She developed programs throughout the health care schools. She was also Associate Director for Education of the Veterans Hospital Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). While in Pittsburgh, Dr. Granieri then Came to New York. She was Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Deputy Vice Chair for Education. Dr. Granieri also served as Chief of Geriatrics for the Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center and Deputy Director of Clinical Care for the VA GRECC.
Dr. Granieri has won numerous teaching awards including the Dennis Jahnigen Award, the highest teaching award given in geriatrics. She has taught in many overseas countries and speaks frequently within the US. She serves as Chair of the Education Committee within the American Geriatrics Society, has developed many training guidelines in geriatric medicine and is Deputy Director of the program to increase geriatrics knowledge among surgeons and specialists. She is also on the Board of other societies and the Board of the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Academic Societies.
Dr. Granieri has a deep commitment to the education of physicians in Geriatric Medicine and to the care of vulnerable older adults.
Hyunmi Choi, MD, MS (Neurologist specializing in the care of epilepsy patients)
After graduating Cum Ladue from medical school at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse NY , Dr. Choi completed her internship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York followed by her residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. Following her residency, she went on to complete a fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Neurological Institute. She is board certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy. She has served in the past as the Director of Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Columbia University Medical Center. Now she directs the Continuous EEG Monitoring program and co-manages the Intraoperative Monitoring Program. In terms of research interests, following her training in Biostatistics at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia, she has been committed to patient-oriented research to better understand the benefits of and barriers to epilepsy treatments.