Message from the Director

Harlem Hospital Center

It is a great pleasure to introduce you to the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Harlem Hospital Center. The Department of Medicine offers an outstanding opportunity to further your educational and professional goals. Harlem has a long history of providing quality health care to the surrounding community and of training minority and female physicians. We continue to train a very diverse group of residents from many parts of the world. Since 1962, Harlem has had an affiliation with Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) and is one of the major teaching hospitals for VP&S medical students.

Our training program provides rigorous hands-on experience in managing a wide variety of problems and diagnoses. Graduates of the program are well prepared for careers in general internal medicine, primary care or inpatient medicine as well as for fellowship in any of the subspecialties of internal medicine.

You can expect to work hard, gain a great deal of knowledge and experience and share in the camaraderie and spirit of the Department of Medicine of Harlem Hospital Center. And you can experience living in one of the world’s great cities.

Raji Ayinla, MD, FCCP, FAAC, FACP 
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physician and Surgeons
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
Harlem Hospital Center