Faculty Recognition

VP&S Honors Luncheon

Each year, the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons celebrates the achievements of its outstanding faculty through the VP&S Honors Luncheon. Faculty who were recently promoted, received tenure, and who won prestigious honors or awards are invited to attend this celebratory event, which includes remarks by the dean and special musical performances by our  talented students. It is our way of thanking our faculty for doing what they do!

Message from Dr. Lee Goldman, Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine:

Congratulations to our VP&S Faculty who have been promoted and honored in academic year 2018-2019!

The VP&S Vision, “To be indisputably in the top five schools of medicine and arguably the best”, depends on a faculty that is energetic and committed in the pursuit of excellence in research, education, and patient care.

The faculty whose promotions and honors we celebrate today have been recognized by their colleagues, both within and outside of CUIMC, for outstanding accomplishments that are emblematic of their academic distinction.

Academic promotion is an internal and external honor in recognition of the accomplishments of our faculty in one or more of our core missions:

  • Transformative research that spans the continuum from basic laboratory studies to clinical and population-based studies
  • Provision of extraordinary care options for our patients
  • Creation and delivery of innovative education to the next generation of physicians and scientists

We also celebrate well-deserved external honors earned by our faculty over the past academic year. Our celebration today recognizes accomplishments of our faculty, but is also an expression of how faculty at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons continue to inspire students, trainees, colleagues, and the public as we continue our legacy of excellence.

Lee Goldman, MD
Harold and Margaret Hatch Professor, Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, and Chief Executive of Columbia University Irving Medical Center

During the 2018-19 academic year, 32 VP&S faculty members were appointed to endowed professorships, 21 received tenure, 33 were promoted to professor, and 65 were appointed to associate professor. Faculty accomplishments recognized by outside national and international organizations also were honored.

A full listing of faculty who were honored is available in the program.

For more information, contact: Office_of_Acad_Affairs@cumc.columbia.edu