Children's Board at Columbia

Inspired Care for Kids

At Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) we are dedicated to our children and their families and to seeing them through any illness or injury. Our pediatric providers include some of the top specialists in children’s health, with experience in treating the rarest and most complicated childhood conditions. Children and adolescents come here for care from all over the world, but we also serve as the local hospital for our community in Washington Heights-Inwood. At Columbia, every patient will find the doctors they need, working together in one place.

Our worldwide reputation for excellence is built on a strong tradition of medical research and education. The scientific discoveries we make here are built on real-world data gathered from the front lines of care, and on a continuous dialogue between our researchers and clinicians.

With 45 children’s specialties here at CUIMC, 19 in the Department of Pediatrics, the Children’s Board at Columbia helps us work across departments to address the needs of children across the medical center, throughout the New York area, and beyond.

Our board includes parents, former patients, donors, physicians and surgeons, faculty members, and representatives from an array of professions. We all share the common bond of a close personal commitment to Columbia University Children’s Health and the belief that, like many of us, families will find the medical answers they are seeking here.

The Children's Board at Columbia proudly supports programs that make a difference in the lives of children every day. Our mission is to:

  • Serve as advocates, advisors, and ambassadors for a broad range of children’s programs at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
  • Support initiatives that advance the goals of Columbia University Children’s Health: providing children and adolescents with the finest cutting-edge care, delivered with compassion and understanding, and access to new research and therapies.

For more information, please contact Natalie Schweizer, Director of Development, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, at 646-770-7763 or


  • Lawrence Neubauer


  • Gail Albert Halaban
  • Dana Baumgarten
  • Joshua Baumgarten
  • Deanna Berkeley
  • James Berkeley
  • Hillary Blumberg
  • Pamela Bowman
  • Scott Bowman
  • Tania Brief
  • Bhanu Choudhrie
  • Dhairya Choudhrie
  • Karina Choudhrie
  • Mindy Nam Dehnert
  • Erica Dewan
  • Andrew Ehrlich
  • Dana Farrington
  • Lee Galvis
  • Jeremy Gelber, MD
  • Pauline Gelber
  • Alex Ginsburg
  • A. Drew Goldman
  • Danielle Guarino
  • John Guarino
  • Boaz Halaban
  • Lee Helman
  • Dana Roberson Johnson
  • Joseph J. Johnson III
  • David Kaufthal
  • Lori Kaufthal
  • Karen Kennedy
  • Kevin W. Kennedy
  • Pamela W. Kernie
  • Jillian Marcus
  • Ariane Matschullat
  • Clare Matschullat
  • Robert Matthews
  • Sue Matthews
  • Elizabeth Moran
  • Michael Moran
  • Ellen Oppenheim
  • Jeffrey A. Oppenheim
  • Daphne Oz
  • Gabriela Palmieri (for the Choudhrie Family)
  • Alfredo Paredes-Goldfarb
  • Brad Paredes-Goldfarb
  • Jennifer I. Ratner, MD
  • Allan Reine
  • Amy Mulderry Reine
  • Amy Schulhof
  • Ben Seelaus
  • Sarah Seelaus
  • Alexander Silver
  • Jamie Silver
  • Brian Silver
  • John Workman

Faculty Leader

  • Jordan S. Orange, MD, PhD

Faculty Advisors

  • Anne Armstrong-Coben. MD
  • Emile Bacha, MD
  • Erika Berman Rosenzweig, MD
  • Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD
  • Maria C. Garzon, MD
  • David P. Roye, Jr., MD, Emeritus
  • Barney Softness, MD
  • Lawrence R. Stanberry, MD, PhD
  • Steven Stylianos, MD
  • Michael Weiner, MD