James A. Lee, MD

Surgery, General (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Cancer Care
Office Phone: (212) 305-0444
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. James Lee is an internationally recognized endocrine surgery who specializes in the care of patients with thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal disorders. Dr. Lee is the Chief of Endocrine Surgery and the Edwin K. and Anne C. Weisskopf Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology at Columbia University and the Physician Director of the Endocrine Service Line at the NY Presbyterian Hospital. He serves as Co-Director of the multidisciplinary NY Thyroid-Parathyroid Center and Adrenal Center. He has been rated as one of the Best Doctors in America and is one of the highest volume endocrine surgeons in the country. Dr. Lee received his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed his residency in General Surgery at Columbia and went on to a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. 

Dr. Lee is actively involved in the leadership of Endocrine Surgery at the national and international level. He serves on the Executive Council of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and Standing Faculty of the international Endocrine Surgery University. He co-created the inaugural Postgraduate Course in Endocrine Surgery at the American College of Surgeons and is a featured lecturer in the biannual Masters of Endocrine Surgery Course. He has authored over 100 articles and book chapters, including the AAES Parathyroidectomy Guidelines which sets the international standard for the care of patients with parathyroid disease.  He is also the Co-Editor of Surgical Endocrinopathies and the Founding Figures which details state of the art care for patients with endocrine disorders as well as the rich history of discovery in the field. Dr. Lee has given over 100 invited lectures and visiting professorships at institutions around the world. He has travelled extensively to teach other endocrine surgeons advanced techniques such as minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery as well as laparoscopic retroperitoneal adrenalectomy. He has mentored dozens of clinical and research fellows over his career, many of whom are now leaders in their own institutions and abroad.

Dr. Lee also serves as the Vice Chair of New Media in the Columbia University Department of Surgery and Chair of the ColumbiaDoctors Communications Committee. In this role, he oversees the digital strategy for multiple groups across the medical center with the mission of providing the highest quality education on health and wellness to the global audience.

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Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: University of California - San Francisco



  1. Kuo JH, Pasieka JL, Parrack KM, Chabot JA, Lee JA.  Endocrine surgery in present day academia.  Surgery In Press.
  2. Epelboym I, Digesu CS, Johnston MG, Chabot JA, Inabnet WB, Allendorf JD, Lee JA.  Expanding the indications for laparoscopic retroperitoneal adrenalectomy: experience with 81 resections.  J Surg Res 4804(13), 2014.
  3. Walker MD, Nickolas T, Kepley A, Lee JA, Zhang C, McMahon DJ, Silverberg SJ.  Predictors of Renal Function in Primary Hyperparathyroidism. JCEM 99(5): 1885-92, 2014.
  4. Kuo J, Lee JA, Chabot JA.  Non-functional Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors.  Surgical Clinics of North America 94(3): 689-708, 2014.
  5. Fingeret A, Lee JA. Venous Sampling for Adrenal Aldosteronomas.  Current Surgery Reports. 2013.  In Press.
  6. Walker MA, Cong E, Kepley A, DiTullio M, Rundek T, Homma S, Lee JA, Liu R, Chen P, Zhang C, McMahon D, Silverberg SJ.  Association between Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D Level and Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in Primary Hyperparathyroidism. JCEM 99(2): 671-80, 2014.
  7. Epelboym I, DiNorcia J, Winner M, Lee MK, Lee JA, Schrope B, Chabot JA, Allendorf J. Neoadjuvant therapy and vascular resection during pancreaticoduodenectomy: shifting the survival curve for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer. World J Surg 38(5):1184-95, 2014.
  8. Epelboym I, Winner M, DiNorcia, J, Lee MK, Lee JA, Schrope B, Chabot JA, Allendorf J. Quality of life in patients after total pancreatectomy is comparable to quality of life in patients after a partial pancreatic resection. J Surg Res 187(1) 189-96, 2014.
  9. Gawlas I, Epelboym I, Winner M, DiNorcia J, Woo Y, Lee J, Schrope B, Chabot J, Allendorf J. Short term but not long term patency of venous reconstruction during pancreatic resection predicts survival. J Gastrointest Surg 18(1): 75-82, 2014.
  10. Epelboym I, Gawlas I, Lee J, Schrope B, Chabot J, Allendorf J. Limitations of ACS-NSQIP in reporting complications for patients undergoing pancreatectomy: underscoring the need for a pancreas-specific module. World J Surg. 38(6): 1461-7, 2014. 
  11. Siracuse JJ, Gill HL, Epelboym I, Clarke NC, Kabutey NK, Kim IK, Lee JA, Morrissey NJ. The vascular surgeon’s experience with adrenal venous sampling for the diagnosis of primary hyperaldosteronism. Ann Vasc Surg Dec 16, 2013.
  12. Winner MD, Epelboym I, DiNorcia J, Lee MK, Lee JA, Schrope B, Chabot JA, Allendorf J. Predictors of recurrence in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm: experience with 183 pancreatic resections. J Gastrointest Surg 17(9):1618-26, 2013.
  13. Cusano NE, Lee JA, Wetmore RF, Kazam E, Bilezikian JP.  Primary Hyperparathyroidism After Laser Therapy to the Larynx.  Endocrine Practice 19(5): 888-90, 2013.
  14. Gawlas I, Sethi M, Winner M, Epelboym I, Lee JA, Schrope BA, Chabot JA Allendorf JD. Readmission after pancreatic surgery is not an appropriate measure of quality. Ann Surg Oncol 20(6):1781-7, 2013.
  15. Fine, RL, Gulati AP, Krantz BA, Moss RA, Schreibman S, Tsushima DA, Mowatt KB, Dinnen RD, Mao Y, Stevens PD, Schrope B, Allendorf  J, Lee JA, Sherman WH, Chabot JA. Capecitabine and temozolomide (CAPTEM) for metastatic, well-differentiated neuroendocrine cancers: The Pancreas Center at Columbia University experience. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 71(3): 663-70, 2013.
  16. Walker MD, Rundek T, Homma S, DiTullio M, Iwata S, Lee JA, Choi J, Liu R, Zhang C, McMahon DJ, Sacco RL, Silverberg SJ.  Effect of parathyroidectomy on subclinical cardiovascular disease in mild primary hyperparathyroidism.  European Journal of Endocrinology 167:1-10), 2012.
  17. Pan B, Lee Y, Rodriguez T, Lee J, Saif MW.  Secondary tumors of the pancreas: A case series.  Anticancer Research 32(4): 1449-52, 2012.
  18. Wei B, Lee JA, Inabnet WB, Sonett JR.  Optimizing the Minimally-Invasive Approach to Mediastinal Parathyroid Adenomas.  Ann Thorac Surg 92(3):1012-7, 2012.
  19. Shonkwiler JA, Lee JA.  Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Adrenalectomy.  Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques 21(4): 243-7, 2012.
  20. Roy R, Kouniavsky G, Schneider E, Allendorf JD, Chabot JA, Logerfo P, Dackiw AP, Colombani P, Zeiger MA, Lee JA.  Predictive factors of malignancy in pediatric thyroid nodules.  Surgery 150(6):1228-33.
  21. Roy R, Lee JA.  Calciphylaxsis Due To Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Endocr Pract 16:1-11, 2011.
  22. Harari A, Mitmaker E, Grogan RH, Lee J, Shen W, Gosnell J, Clark O, Duh QY.  Primary hyperparathyroidism patients with positive pre-operative sestamibi scan and negative ultrasound are more likely to have posteriorly located upper gland adenomas (PLUGs).  Annals of Surgical Oncology.  Ann Surg Oncol. 18(6):1717-22.
  23. Reimel BA, Zanocco K, Russo M, Zarnegar R, Clark OH, Allendorf JD, Chabot JA, Duh QY, Lee JA, Sturgeon C.  The management of aldosterone-producing adenomas- Does adrenalectomy increase costs? Surgery 148(6):1178-85,2010.
  24. DiNorcia J, Ahmed L, Lee MK, Reavey PL, Yakaitis EA, Lee JA, Schrope BA, Chabot JA, Allendorf JD.  Better preservation of endocrine and exocrine function following central versus distal pancreatectomy for mid-gland lesions. Surgery 148(6):127-54, 2010.
  25. DiNorcia J, Lee MK, Reavey PL, Genkinger JM, Lee JA, Schrope BA, Chabot JA, Allendorf JD.  One hundred thirty resections for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor: evaluating the impact of minimally invasive and parenchyma-sparing techniques.  J Gastrointest Surg 14(10): 1536-46, 2010.
  26. Lee MK, Dinorcia J, Reavey PL, Holden MM, Genkinger JM, Lee JA, Schrope BA, Chabot JA, Allendorf JD.  Pancreaticoduodenectomy can be performed safely in patients aged 80 years and older.  J Gastrointest Surg 14(11):1838-46, 2010.
  27. DiNorcia J, Schrope BA, Lee MK, Reavey PL, Rosen SJ, Lee JA, Chabot JA, Allendorf JD.  Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy offers shorter hospital stays with fewer complications.  J Gastrointest Surg. 14(11):1804-12, 2010.
  28. Moo TS, Umunna B, Kato M, Kundel A , Lee JA , Zarnegar R, Fahey TJ. Ipsilateral vs. Bilateral Central Neck Lymph Node Dissection in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.  Ann Surg 250(3):403-8, 2009.
  29. McGill J, Moo TA, Allendorf JD, Inabnet WB, Brunaud L, Fahey TJ, Zarnegar R, Lee JA.  World Wide What?  The quality of parathyroid information on the internet.  Surgery 146(6):1123-9, 2009.
  30. Moo T, McGill JF, Umunna B, Allendorf  JD,  Inabnet WB, Lee JA, Fahey III TJ, Zarnegar R. Impact of Prophylactic Central Neck Lymph Node Dissection on Recurrence in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma –Annals of Surgery 250(3):403-8, 2009.
  31. Stotler B, Reich-Slotky R, Schwartz J, Inabnet  WB, Lee JA, Wu F, Della-Latta P, Jhang J.  A Protocol for the Detection of Microbial Contamination of Cryopreserved Parathyroid Tissue. Cell Tissue Bank Jan 8 2010 epub ahead of print.   
  32. Harari A, Zarnegar R, Lee J, Kazam E, Inabnet WB 3rd, Fahey TJ 3rd.  Computed tomography can guide focused exploration in select patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and negative sestamibi scanning.  Surgery 144(6):970-6, 2008.
  33. Walker MD, Fleischer J, Homma S, Rundek T, McMahon DJ, Tineo A, Inabnet WB, Lee JA, Udesky J, Lui R, Sacco R, Silverberg SJ.  Changes in Cardiovascular Function after Parathyroidectomy in Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism. 
  34. Lee JA, Inabnet WB, Schifftner T, Turrentine FE, Henderson WG, Khuri S, El-Tamer M, Hanks JB. Open and Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy:  Analysis Of The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).  J Am Coll Surg 206(5):953-9, 2008.
  35. Zarnegar R, Young WF, Lee JA, Sweet MP, James AW, Kebebew E, Farley DR, Thompson GB, Grant CS, Clark OH, Duh QY Development and Validation of a Multivariate Predictive Model for the Resolution of  Hypertension and the Discontinuation of Antihypertensive Medications After Adrenalectomy for Aldosteronoma.  Ann Surg 247(3):511-8, 2008.
  36. Morris LF, Ituarte PH, Zarnegar R, Duh QY, Ahmed L, Lee JA, Inabnet WB, Meyer-Rochow  GY, Sidhu SB, Sywak MS, Yeh MW.  Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy After Prior Abdominal Surgery.  World J Surg 32(5):897-903, 2008.
  37. Zarnegar R, Bloom AI, Lee JA, Kerlan Jr RK, Wilson MW, Laberge JM, Gordon R, Kebebew E, Clark OH, Duh Q-Y.  Is Adrenal Venous Sampling Necessary in all Patients with Hyperaldosteronism prior to Adrenalectomy?  J Vasc Interv Radiol 19(1):66-71, 2008.
  38. Shih M, Lee JA, Hsieh C, Yu J, Kebebew E, Clark OH, Duh Q.  Thyroidectomy for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Complications and Associated Cancers.  Thyroid, 18(7), 729-34, 2008.
  39. Lee JA, Duh QY.  Sporadic Paraganglioma. World J Surg 32(5):683-7, 2008.
  40. Conejero JA, Lee JA, Ascherman J.  Cranial Defect Reconstruction in a Rabbit Model Using Different Mixtures of Bioglass and Autologous Bone.  J Craniofac Surg. 18(6):1290-5, 2007.
  41. Lee JA, Zarnegar R, Kebebew E, Clark OH, Duh QY.  Adrenal Incidentaloma, Borderline Elevations of Urine or Serum Metanephrines and the “Subclinical” Pheochromocytoma. Arch Surg 142(9):870-3, 2007.
  42. Lee JA, Grumbach M, Clark OH.  Clinical Controversy: The Optimal Management of Pediatric Graves’ Disease Is Surgery.  Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  JCEM 92(3):801-3, 2007.
  43. Lee JA, Sogutlu G, Leard L, Zarnegar R, Hays S, Golden J, Bailey J, Kebebew E, Duh Q, Clark OH.  Lung Transplant For RAI- and Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Cancer Induced Pulmonary Failure.   Thyroid.  Thyroid 17(4):367-9, 2007.
  44. Zarnegar R, Lee JA, Brunaud L, Lindsay S, Kebebew E, Clark OH, Duh Q-Y. Good Blood Pressure Control On Anti-hypertensives, Not Only Response To Spironolactone, Predicts Improved Outcome After Adrenalectomy for Aldosteronoma.  Surgery 142(6):921-9, 2007.
  45. Ranvier GG, Khanafshar E, Jensen K, Zarnegar R, Lee JA, Kebebew E, Duh Q, Clark OH.  Parathyroid Carcinoma, Atypical Parathyroid Adenoma or Parathyromatosis?  Cancer 15;110(2):255-64, 2007.
  46. Lee JA, Duh QY.  Re-operation For Adrenocortical Neoplasms.  Current Treatment Options in Oncology. 7(4): 320-5, 2006.
  47. Lee JA, Duh QY.  Open Adrenalectomy.  SAGES Clinical Correlation Manual.
  48. Lee J, Sogutlu G, Leard L, Zarnegar R, Bailey J, Golden J, Hays S, Kebebew E, Duh QY, Clark O.  Lung Transplantation For Pulmonary Metastases And Radiation-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis After Radioactive Iodine Ablation of Extensive Lung Metastases From Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.  Thyroid 17(4):367-9, 2007.
  49. Shen WT, Lee JA, Kebebew E, Clark OH, Duh QY.  Selective Use of Steroid Replacement After Adrenalectomy: Lessons from 331 Consecutive Cases.  Archives of Surgery 141(8): 771-4, 2006.
  50. Triponez F, Poder L, Zarnegar R, Goldstein R, Roayaie K, Feldstein V, Lee JA, Kebebew E, Duh QY, Clark OH.  Hook Needle-guided Excision of Differentiated Recurrent Thyroid Cancer in Previously Operated Neck Compartments: A Useful Technique For Small, Non-palpable Recurrent Disease. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 91(12):4943-7, 2006.
  51. Lee JA, Inabnet WB.  The Surgeon’s Armamentarium to the Surgical Treatment of Hyperparathyroidism.  Journal of Surgical Oncology 89(3):130-5, 2005.
  52. Lee JA, Widmann WD, Hardy MA.  George Washington Crile, MD.  Current Surgery Volume 62, Issue 4, July-August 2005, Pages 415-418.
  53. Li-Xing M, Park JC, Terry MJ, Mason JM, Burrell WA, Liu FJ, Kimball BY, Mooji SM, Lee JA, Breitbart AS.  Lentiviral Gene Therapy with PDGF-B Sustains Accelerated Healing of Diabetic Wounds Over Time. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Jul;55(1):81-6; discussion 86..
  54. Lee JA, Wear-Maggitti KD, Conejero JA, Schmidt AM, Grant RT, Mason JM, Breitbart AS:  Topical Application of sRAGE Improves the Quality and Vascularization of Granulation Tissue in Diabetic Wounds.  Annals of Plastic Surgery. 52(5):519-521, 2004.
  55. Lee JA, Conejero JA, Parrett BM, Wear-Maggitti KD, Grant RT, Mason JM, Breitbart AS: Accelerating Lentiviral transfection with the PDGF-B gene improves diabetic wound healing.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 116(2): 532-8, 2005.
  56. Conejero JA, Lee JA, Parrett BM, Wear-Maggitti KD, Grant RT, Breitbart AS:  Use of Osteogenically Repair of palatal bone defects using osteogenically differentiated fat-derived stem cells. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 117(3): 857-63, 2006.
  57. Lee JA, Parrett BM, Conejero JA, Laser Jordan, Chen JY, Kogon AJ, Nanda D, Grant RT, Breitbart AS:  Biological Alchemy- Engineering Bone and Fat From Fat-derived Stem Cells.  Annals of Plastic Surgery: 50(6):610-7, 2003.
  58. Mocco J, Choudri TF, Mack WJ, Laufer I, Lee J, Kiss S, Poisik A, Quest DO, Solomon RA, Connolly ES:  Elevation of Soluble Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 Levels in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis.  Neurosurgery 48(4): 718-21, 2001.
  59. Lee JA, Choudhri TF, Connolly ES Jr, Hoh BL, Quest DO, Solomon RA, Prestigiacomo CJ, Schmidt AM:  Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 and Intracellular Adhesion Molecule-1 Levels in Carotid Endarterectomy Patients.  Stroke 28:262, 1997.
  60. Butler JM, McCord BR, Jung JM, Lee JA, Budowle B, Allen RO:  Application of Dual Internal Standards for Precise Sizing of Polymerase Chain Reaction Products Using Capillary Electrophoresis.  Electrophoresis16:974-980, 1995.


  1. Fingeret A, Lee JA.  Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy- Transperitoneal Approach. Illustrative Handbook of General Surgery.  Sippel R, Chen H, Editors. 2015.  Springer.
  2. Johnston MJ, Lee JA.  Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma.  Surgical Endocrinopathies: Clinical Management and the Founding Figures.  Pasieka and Lee, Editors.  2015 Springer.
  3. McManus C, Lee JA. Insulinoma.  Textbook of Complex General Surgical Oncology. Balch and Mortia, Editors. 2014. McGraw Hill.
  4. Libutti S, Lee JA.  Surgery for MEN-1 Hyperparathyroidism.  Atlas of Endocrine Surgery.  Carty S, Editor.  2014. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing.
  5. Kuo JH, Lee JA.  Endoscopic Retroperitoneal Adrenalectomy.  Atlas of Endocrine Surgery.  Carty S, Editor.  2014. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing.
  6. Fingeret A, Lee JA.  Adrenal Imaging. Textbook of Endocrine Surgery.  Clark OH, Duh QY, Shen W, Editors. 2014. Saunders.
  7. Johnston MG, Lee JA.  Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Adrenalectomy.  Operative Techniques in Surgery. Mulholland M, Editor.  2014. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  8. Goff S, Lee JA.  Ultrasound of the Neck. Surgical Ultrasound.  Schrope B, Editor.  2013. McGraw Hill.
  9. Roy R, Lee JA.  Adrenal Incidentaloma. Handbook of Endocrine Surgery.  Sippel R, Chen H, Editors. 2011.  World Scientific Publishing.
  10. Lee JA.  Technique of Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Adrenalectomy. Atlas of Endocrine Surgery Techniques: A Volume in the Surgical Techniques Atlas Series. 
  11. Dinorcia J, Lee JA.  Primary Hyperaldosteronism. Textbook of Endocrine Surgery.  Clark OH, Duh QY, Kebebew E, Editors. 2005. Saunders.
  12. Dhiman SV, Lee JA.  Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Adrenalectomy.  Endocrine Surgery.
  13. Inabnet WB, Lee JA.  Parathyroid Disease, Syndromes, and Pathophysiology, in A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice- Endocrine Surgery, Third Edition.  Lennard TWJ, Editor.  2008.  Elsevier: Edinburgh.
  14. Lee JA, Duh QY.  Functional and Non-functional Adrenal Tumors.  General Surgery: Principles and International Practice. Bland K, Editor. Springer.
  15. Lee JA, Duh QY. Pheochromocytoma. The Critical Care Textbook. 
  16. Lee JA, Clark OH.  Thyroid Neoplasms. Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology. Silberman H, Editor.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA.
  17. Lee JA, Kebebew E.  Adrenocortical Neoplasms. Current Surgical Therapy.  Cameron JL, Editor. Mosby.
  18. Inabnet WB, Lee JA.  Parathyroid Disease, Syndromes, and Pathophysiology, in A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice- Endocrine Surgery, Third Edition.  Lennard TWJ, Editor.  2004.  Elsevier: Edinburgh.

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Edwin C. and Anne K. Weiskopf Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology (in Surgery and in the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center

  • New York Magazine's Top Doctors, 2015-2016
  • Executive Council of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • Program Chair, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons meeting, 2016
  • Co-editor, Surgical Endocrinopathies: Clinical Management and Founding Figures
  • 2013 Visiting Professor, UCLA
  • 2013 Visiting Professor, University of Virginia
  • 2010 Visiting Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • 2010 Co-author for Uptodate “Primary surgery for Islet cell tumors of the pancreas”
  • 2009 Edwards Lifesciences Educational Grant
  • 2009 Development Grant, Department of Surgery
  • 2008 Telly Bronze Award- Educational Video Category
  • 2008 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • 2008 Development Grant, Department of Surgery
  • 2007 Telly Bronze Award- Educational Video Category
  • 2007 Development Grant, Department of Surgery
  • 2007 Finalist, Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy Fellowship
  • 2006 Development Grant, Department of Surgery
  • 2006 Patent Pending: Beacon Delivery System
  • 2005 Blakemore Award for best resident research at New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • 2005 Patent Pending: COACH medical education software
  • 2005 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Grant
  • 2005 Wound Healing Education Grant
  • 2005 Chairman’s Grant, Department of Surgery
  • 2004 Finalist, American College of Surgeons’ Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching
  • 2004 Administrative Chief Resident New York-Presbyterian Hospital Department of Surgery
  • 2004 New York Presbyterian Hospital Startup Grant
  • 2003 New York Presbyterian Hospital Startup Grant
  • 2002 New York Presbyterian Hospital Startup Grant
  • 2001 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2000 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Excellence in Humanism and Teaching Honoree
  • 1999 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Excellence in Humanism and Teaching Honoree
  • 1995 Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons Dean’s Summer Fellowship