Lindenbaum-Thompson Society

Message From the Chair

In 1928, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, now known as Columbia University Medical Center, became the world’s first academic medical center. Since then we have had a long and rich tradition in training physicians of color. Today our department has the highest number of faculty members from underrepresented minority groups in the country!

As such, we are committed to increasing the diversity of our residency program by actively recruiting and supporting residents from under-represented minority groups. Our diverse housestaff, faculty, and patient population ensure a comprehensive and enriching learning experience for all of our houseofficers.

Throughout the year, LTS sponsors programs and events to include mentoring, community projects, recruitment, and social functions that support the academic, social, cultural and spiritual needs of our houseofficers and faculty.

We hope that you will find the information presented on our website valuable in helping you make decisions about your future career in medicine, and that you will consider continuing your education at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Donald W. Landry, MD
Hamilton Southworth Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief, NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Lindenbaum Professorship

To honor the memory of Dr. John Lindenbaum each year the Department of Medicine invites a prominent minority physician to be a Lindenbaum Visiting Professor at Columbia University Medical Center. Over two days, the Lindenbaum Professorship includes opportunities for the department’s leadership to meet with the honoree and the minority faculty. The honoree also meets with housestaff, fellows, and students, often leading morning report and joining attending rounds. One of the highlights of the visit is when the visiting Professor gives Medical Grand Rounds.