Doctor in the House – A Panel Discussion with Columbia Alumni

Doctor in the House – A Panel Discussion with Columbia Alumni

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

401 Lerner Hall

Dr. Adam Bender (CC ’64) graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Zoology in 1964. He attended Columbia’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Harlem Hospital followed by a residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York. He is currently an Attending Neurologist at Lenox Hill Hospital, an Associate Attending Neurologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He spent over 20 years conducting research on neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis. He served for two years as a Senior Assistant Surgeon in the United States Public Health Service and serves currently in the United States Public Health Service Reserves.

Dr. Chirag Gandhi (SEAS ’93) obtained his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University and his medical doctorate from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed both his residency in Neurological Surgery and a fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery/Neurointerventional Radiology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and has been on staff at UMDNJ (now Rutgers New Jersey Medical School) since 2007. He is an expert in both open cerebrovascular surgery as well as minimally invasive endovascular neurosurgery and is one of only a few neurosurgeons in the country that is dual-trained in both specialties. Since 2009, Dr. Gandhi has also served as the Director of the Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship Program, which is open to neurosurgeons, radiologists, and neurologists who have completed the prerequisites for neurointerventional training. Additionally, he is the Director of Undergraduate Neurosurgical Education, with the responsibility of mentoring and training medical students during rotations on the neurosurgical service at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is also the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Basic Science Laboratory. His research is looking at promising new strategies for promoting brain repair and regeneration after traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Juliette Provenzano-Gober (SEAS’04, SEAS MS’05) is from New Rochelle, NY. She graduated from the Fu Foundation of Engineering and Applied Science in 2004 with a BS and in 2005 with a MS, both in Biomedical Engineering.  As an undergraduate, she worked in the Cornish Group in the department of Chemistry doing research in organic chemistry and as a graduate student worked with Lance Kam’s group in the department of Biomedical Engineering working with micro- and nano-structure biocomplexity. After years of bench work, she decided to pursue a clinical medicine career and went to Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 2006-2010. She then completed an Internal Medicine residency at NYU Medical Center in 2013. She had a baby in 2012 during her third year of residency and is currently home full time with her daughter and will start a part-time hospitalist position in Westchester next month. She resides on the Upper West Side with her husband Dave, daughter Penelope and Pug Oscar.

Dr. Ingride Richardson (CC ’00) is an Assistant Professor of Urology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an attending surgeon and Associate Director of Quality Improvement in the Department of Surgery for the North Bronx Healthcare Network, Jacobi Medical Center/North Central Bronx Hospital. Dr. Richardson has a clinical and research interest in both female pelvic medicine and quality improvement in medical care. She was recently awarded a fellowship in Clinical Quality with the Greater New York Hospital Association. Dr. Richardson has authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in the field of urology. Dr. Richardson obtained her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her MD from Weill Medical College, Cornell University. Dr. Richardson lives in Harlem, NYC. 


 Doctor in the House – A Panel Discussion with Columbia Alumni

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

401 Lerner Hall

Are you considering a career in medicine? Would you like to meet College and Engineering alumni who are now working in medicine and hear about their experiences at Columbia and beyond? If so, this panel is for you!

The format will be a panel discussion followed by a reception where students will have the opportunity to network with the panelists.

Alumni panelists will include:

Dr. Adam Bender, CC ’64

Dr. Chirag Gandhi, SEAS ’93

Dr. Juliette Provenzano-Gober, SEAS’04, SEAS MS’05

Dr. Ingride Richardson, CC ’00

You can register for this event here.

Brought to you by:

The Office of Pre-professional Advising

Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development

SEAS Office of Alumni and Development

Charles Drew Premedical Society