Fellows

  • Quincy Brown

    • First Year Fellow

    Hometown: New Rochelle, NY

    Medical School: Albany Medical College

    Residency: Brown University

    What are your favorite things about the fellowship? "My favorite thing is the culture. Fellows uplift one another and are super supportive and willing to help out whenever someone is in need. The same goes for our faculty who treat us as equals and all demand we call them by their first names!"

    What do you love about New York City? "Where do I start!? It’s truly a mix of a bunch of smaller neighborhoods and communities, each with their own vibe, and each rich in history and culture. It's easy to navigate and very ’walkable’ which makes it easy to access and transition between these neighborhoods. It offers an endless amount of opportunities and activities to learn, grow, play, relax. For a city that’s known for its hustle and bustle, it is underrated in the opportunities it offers for a more calm, easy-going lifestyle."

    What do you like to do outside of work? "I like to stay active with a mix of running, CrossFit, and flag football. I’m always down for a drink with friends. And I will never say no to checking out a good museum!"

  • Kevin Guzman

    • First Year Fellow

    Hometown: Vancouver, WA

    Medical School: UCLA

    Residency: UCSF

    What are your favorite things about the fellowship? "My co-fellows and the faculty. Everyone is so kind and willing to help. Even though we are busy, it always feels that people are willing to talk through difficulty situations or help out with procedures."

    What do you love about New York City? "There is always something to do. From the long walks exploring the city to the last-minute tickets to concerts, it has been a blast living in the city."

    What do you like to do outside of work? "I like to run and cycle outside (or inside if it is too cold). My partner and I frequently like playing board games with friends and spending time with family in NYC and Connecticut."

  • Ansa Razzaq

    • First Year Fellow

    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

    Medical School: SUNY Downstate

    Residency: CUIMC

  • Joseph Westrich

    • First Year Fellow

    Hometown: St. Louis, MO

    Medical School: Loyola University - Chicago

    Residency: University of Chicago

    What are your favorite things about the fellowship? "My favorite aspects of fellowship are the people. The camaraderie amongst the fellows has been crucial for my clinical and procedural training. Similarly, the faculty are always willing to teach and prioritize our learning, while also fostering our research interests. Additionally, training in New York ensures a broad range of pathology and diversity in patient care. Overall, the program provides broad clinical, procedural, and research training with diverse exposure to many sub-specialties within pulmonary and critical care."

    What do you love about New York City? "I enjoy the energy of New York City and the wide range of things to do in the city. There is no better restaurant and bar scene in the world, the public transport is second to none, and each neighborhood has its own history and unique culture to explore. Getting to spend my weekends in the NYC has been one of the best aspects of fellowship thus far!"

    What do you like to do outside of work? "Outside of work, I enjoy trying new restaurants and wine bars, and spending time with friends and family. There are also many great wine shops in the city, which are fun to explore, purchase wine, and try new wine varietals. I also love Central Park, and working at a fellowship in the city means that I can live right off Central Park and experience all that it has to offer."

  • Richard Greendyk

    • Second Year Fellow

    Hometown: West Milford, New Jersey

    Medical School: Northwestern University

    Residency: Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NYP

    What are your favorite things about the fellowship? "I love my amazing co-fellows and the tremendous amount of support we receive from all of the faculty in the division.  There's so much teaching that happens every day, and the fellowship very much prioritizes our education and maximizing the learning potential of our clinical experiences. Having the opportunity to work on the medical ECMO team, lung transplant service, and learn from advanced pulmonary sub-specialists has been incredible. "

    What do you love about New York City? "I love the park system, especially Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan and the Hudson River greenway -- the running routes are endless. The food scene is incredible and there's an overwhelming array of options... it never gets old."

    What do you like to do outside of work? "I enjoy hanging out with my co-fellows, exploring New York's food scene, and exploring new running routes in the city's many parks. On the weekends, I often go hiking in the New Jersey highlands, Hudson River valley, or upstate New York. "

    Richard Greendyk
  • Scarlett Murphy

    • Second Year Fellow

    Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

    Medical School: UNC School of Medicine

    Residency: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

    What are your favorite things about the fellowship? "My co-fellows. I love the camaraderie and collegiality in our department. We are a group of people who enjoy working together, and that makes it fun to come to work every day."

    What do you love about New York City? "I love that there's something for everyone here--whether you're into art, nature, or the food scene. New Yorkers also look out for each other--and you meet so many people from different walks of life every day."

    What do you like to do outside of work? "I love taking the Metro-North for quick hiking trips out of the city and in general just hanging out in Central Park or Riverside Park when the weather's nice. When it's cooler out, I love checking out new restaurants and cocktail bars with friends.  "

    Scarlett Murphy
  • Jesse Ross

    • Second Year Fellow

    Hometown: Flomaton, Alabama

    Medical School: UAB

    Residency: UCLA

    What are your favorite things about the fellowship? "I love this program for many reasons! I was first attracted by the numerous opportunities to be exposed to all aspects of Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine and to learn one on one from national/international leaders in every field. This was also compounded by Columbia's work internationally and the opportunities for fellows to get involved in a global environment. Fellows also have the opportunity to take classes at the nearby Mailman School of Public Health. Since arriving, I have gotten to experience not only these things firsthand, but also the very intentional, and focused, mentorship that began on day one. Fellow mentorship and education are priorities at Columbia, and we benefit immensely from this. Our leadership has managed to provide endless opportunities and support for academics and research without sacrificing any aspect of clinical training. Indeed clinical and procedural training are prioritized during the first two years at Columbia. All this, while emphasizing camaraderie amongst the fellows and faculty. It's an incredible place to be! "

    What do you love about New York City? "Admittedly, I'm still figuring out everything I love about NYC. So far, I love bike rides along the Hudson, runs through Central Park, exploring the different neighborhoods, innumerable incredible restaurants, late-night rooftops, midweek salsa parties, the changing seasons, and living in an intersection for the world, with so many different cultures represented. "

    What do you like to do outside of work? "Travel, running, salsa, reading, scuba/free diving "

    Jesse Ross
  • Mark Sonnick

    • Second Year Fellow

    Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ

    Medical School: Weill Cornell

    Residency: NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center

    What are your favorite things about the fellowship? "I love getting to take care of our PH patients in the MICU. The multidisciplinary approach with lung transplant, cardiology, and our medical ECMO team makes for a great team dynamic."

    What do you love about New York City? "There is always somewhere in NYC, no matter the time, where you can find whatever you want to do!"

    What do you like to do outside of work? "I love going to concerts at Lincoln Center."

    Mark Sonnick
  • Drew Hickey

    • Third Year Fellow

    Hometown: Geneva, IL

    Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Residency: Columbia University Irving Medical Center

    What are your favorite things about the fellowship? "Working with such amazing co-fellows and attendings."

    What do you love about New York City? "You feel like you’re at the center of the world. There are endless things to do, see, and experience. Also, pizza."

    What do you like to do outside of work? "Run, read, walk my dog in Central Park with my wife, Krista"

    Drew Hickey
  • Phoebe Kahn

    • Third Year Fellow

    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

    Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School

    Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

    What are your favorite things about the fellowship? "Learning from brilliant co-fellows and faculty."

    What do you love about New York City? "Central Park, endless restaurants, 24-hour everything."

    What do you like to do outside of work? "Exploring the city, spending time with my niece, running, and yoga."

    Phoebe Kahn
  • Kem Laothamatas

    • Third Year Fellow

    Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand 

    Medical School: University of Virginia 

    Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    What are your favorite things about the fellowship? "The people"

    What do you love about New York City? "Central Park and good Thai food. "

    What do you like to do outside of work? "Spending time with family, trying out new food, swimming, and traveling."

    Kem Laothamatas
  • Dan Manson

    • Third Year Fellow

    Hometown: Hasting-on-Hudson, NY

    Medical School: Columbia

    Residency: Columbia

    What are your favorite things about the fellowship? "We have such amazing people here, with fantastic co-fellows who are funny, passionate, and down to earth and attendings who are very invested in our education and are eager to teach. We get great clinical exposure across the many sub-fields of PCCM and care for "

    What do you love about New York City? "NYC is my home. It's a wonderful place to live and train. The food options are extensive and endless and the abundance of outdoor spaces makes the time off we have very pleasant. "

    What do you like to do outside of work? "Exploring new restaurants, walking through Central Park, hiking around upstate New York."

    Dan Manson
  • Ben Ranard

    • Fourth Year Fellow

    Hometown: Northern Virginia

    Medical School: University of Pennsylvania

    Residency: Duke University

    What are your favorite things about the fellowship? "My amazing co-fellows! Supportive faculty, lots of procedures, great conferences, flexible third year and elective time, access to a wide variety of research for whatever your specific interests."

    What do you love about New York City? "Whether niche food, unique hobbies, or cat veterinarian subspecialists, there is likely a world-renowned person in New York City who does whatever it is you are looking for or interested in."

    What do you like to do outside of work? "Running, sailing, hiking, traveling, cooking, eating."

    Ben Ranard