Mentor of the Year Award

The Mentor of the Year Award is presented each year to faculty on the Columbia University Irving Medical Center campus in recognition of their outstanding guidance and support provided to students, fellows, and colleagues.

  • Ali G. Gharavi, MD

    2018 Mentor of the Year

    Professor of Medicine
    Chief, Division of Nephrology
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Headshot of Ali G. Gharavi, MD.
  • Lori J. Mosca, MD, MPH, PhD

    2018 Mentor of the Year

    Professor of Medicine
    Director of Preventive Cardiology
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Headshot of Lori J. Mosca, MD, MPH, PhD.
  • Rudolph L. Leibel, MD

    2017 Mentor of the Year

    Christopher J. Murphy Memorial Professor of Diabetes Research
    Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
    Head, Division of Molecular Genetics, Department of Pediatrics
    Co-Director, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Headshot of Rudolph L. Leibel, MD.
  • Mathew Maurer, MD

    2017 Mentor of the Year

    Arnold and Arlene Goldstein Professor of Cardiology
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Clinical Cardiovascular Research Laboratory for the Elderly
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

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  • Lisa A. Mellman, MD

    2017 Mentor of the Year

    Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    Samuel Rudin Professor of Psychiatry at CUIMC
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Headshot of Lisa A. Mellman, MD.
  • Karina Davidson, PhD

    2016 Mentor of the Year

    Professor of Behavioral Medicine (in Medicine and Psychiatry)
    Vice Dean for Organizational Effectiveness
    Director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Headshot of Karina Davidson, PhD.
  • Steven Marx, MD

    2016 Mentor of the Year

    Professor of Medicine (in Cardiology)
    Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Headshot of Steven Marx, MD.
  • Rita Charon, MD, PhD

    2015 Mentor of the Year

    Professor of Medicine
    Director of Program in Narrative Medicine
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

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  • Franklin Lowy, MD

    2015 Mentor of the Year

    Professor of Medicine and Pathology and Cell Biology
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Headshot of Franklin Lowy, MD.
  • Alfred Neugut, MD, PhD

    2015 Mentor of the Year

    Myron M. Studner Professor of Cancer Research (in Medicine)
    Professor of Epidemiology
    Associate Director for Population Sciences at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Co-Director for the Cancer Prevention Program
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

    Headshot of Alfred Neugut, MD, PhD.
  • Larry Abbott, PhD

    2013 Mentor of the Year

    William Bloor Professor of Theoretical Neuroscience
    Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
    Co-Director, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Headshot of Larry Abbott, PhD.
  • Elizabeth Shane, MD

    2012 Mentor of the Year

    Professor of Medicine
    Vice Chair of Medicine for Clinical and Epidemiological Research
    Attending Physician
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center