Program Leadership

Program Leadership

  • Subani Chandra, MD

    Program Director

    Dr. Subani Chandra is an Associate Professor of Medicine in Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and serves as the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Associate Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine.

    Dr. Chandra is a dedicated clinician and educator who attends on the various medical critical care services at Columbia and has a special interest in the development and application of point-of-care ultrasonography. She teaches ultrasonography at national and international courses for the major professional societies in pulmonary and critical care medicine. As a national leader in medical education, she has leadership roles with the Training and Transitions Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the Education Committee of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD) and is a member of the Section of Medical Education of the American Thoracic Society. Dr. Chandra is also the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the prestigious national 2020 Early Career Clinician Educator award from the ACCP, in addition to several departmental teaching awards including the House Staff Teaching Award, Ewig Clinical Scholar Award, and the Daniel V. Kimberg Memorial Faculty Teaching Award.

    In addition, Dr. Chandra serves on the Editorial Board of the CHEST Journal as a Section Editor for the “Pearls” section of CHEST. She has received both intra-mural and extra-mural grant funding for her work advancing medical education. Her grant awards include funding from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), ACCP and APCCMPD.

    Subani Chandra
  • Maria De Miguel, MD, MS

    Associate Program Director

    Dr. Maria De Miguel is from Bethesda, MD, and studied Visual Arts and Art History at Princeton. She attended medical school at the University of Maryland, and completed residency at Columbia. After a year as chief resident, she joined the faculty in the joint resident-faculty outpatient practice at the medical center. She completed a Masters in Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health. She directs the Generalist-Primary Care pathway, mentoring residents interested in primary care and academic generalist careers. She now serves as the APD for Ambulatory Education, designing and evaluating curriculum and educational experiences for the residents in continuity clinic. Maria’s interests are in health disparities, the role of primary care, urban public health, and health literacy. She has three kids and spends her free time painting or seeing art in NYC.

    Maria De Miguel, MD, MS
  • Kaylan Christianer, MD

    Associate Program Director

    Dr. Kaylan Christianer is a native of Northern California and attended the University of California at Davis, where she obtained degrees in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, and Art History. After college, she worked as a clinical research coordinator, followed by a move to New York City for medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. She then completed her residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia, where she was part of the Generalist-Primary Care Track. After serving as Chief Resident, she joined the faculty in the Division of General Medicine to help develop a new primary care practice at Columbia’s main campus. Kaylan's academic interests include medical education, geriatrics and palliative care, and promoting the advancement of women in medicine. Her recent teaching awards include two Arnold P. Gold Resident Teaching Awards. Outside of the hospital she enjoys hiking, running and exploring New York City’s food scene.

    Kaylan Christianer, MD
  • Eric Burnett, MD

    Associate Program Director

    Dr. Eric Burnett is originally from Atlantic Highlands, NJ. He majored in biological sciences and minored in Spanish literature at Rutgers University. After college, Eric obtained his masters in biomedical sciences at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then went on to study medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Eric completed his internal medicine residency here at Columbia and is currently an attending physician in the division of hospital medicine.

    Dr. Burnett’s interests focus on medical student and resident education. He thoroughly enjoys his time as ward attending, working side by side with CUIMC's excellent medical students and IM residents. In his spare time, Dr. Burnett enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with his husband Billy and dog Denver.

    Eric Burnett, MD

Chief Residents

  • Elena Donald

    Elena was born and raised in Columbia, Maryland. She went to University of Maryland, College Park where she was a Divison I swimmer and received her B.S. in Microbiology. She then moved to Baltimore to attend the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. Elena finally left the great state of Maryland and headed to New York City for Internal Medicine Residency, inspired by the diversity, work ethic and compassion among the residents. Outside of the hospital, you will find Elena running in Central Park, riding on the Peloton, or escaping the city for the beach or the mountains! Elena is applying for Cardiology Fellowship this fall. 

    Elena Donald
  • Mytra Haerizadeh

    Mytra was born in New Haven, Connecticut. She moved to New York City for college in 2009 and has yet to leave! She earned her B.A. in Hispanic Studies from Columbia University. During her gap year, she worked at Weill Cornell in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She went on to attend Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. As a medical student, she was inspired by the Columbia internal medicine residents' work ethic and collegiality. She decided to stay at Columbia for internal medicine residency and now, chief residency. She is a proud member of the Generalist-Primary Care Pathway and Women in Medicine. Outside of residency, she enjoys exploring NYC by bike, cooking traditional Iranian stews, watching games at Yankee stadium, and spending time with her husband, who is a cardiology fellow at Weill Cornell. She plans to pursue a career in primary care.

    Mytra Haerizadeh
  • Sarah Noble

    Sarah Noble
  • Ansa Razzaq

    Ansa Razzaq

Program Administration

  • Gladys Bueso

    Program Administrator

    Gladys Bueso
  • Vilma Luciano-Colon

    Medical Education Compliance Officer

    Vilma Luciano-Colon
  • Luis Alvarado

    Administrative Assistant

    Luis Alvarado

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