Subani Chandra, MD
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.
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.
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.
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.
Genna is a native New Yorker who, in true New York fashion, did not learn how to drive a car until she was 26 years old. She attended Yale University, where she studied history. After graduating, she worked for a year in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Business and Securities Fraud division before doing a postbac at Columbia. She moved across the country to attend medical school at Stanford before returning to New York for residency and chief residency. When not at work, she enjoys trying new food, spending time outdoors and being with her daughter, whom she had while in residency. She is planning to pursue fellowship in rheumatology.
Richard was born in the lower Hudson River Valley, and shortly thereafter, his family moved to northern New Jersey. He attended Seton Hall University and studied biology, chemistry, and Spanish. He then moved to Chicago to attend medical school at Northwestern where he enjoyed the frigid winters and Midwestern charm. After medical school, his East Coast roots called him back, and he moved to New York City for residency and chief residency at Columbia. When it was time to apply for residency, he was looking for a program with rigorous clinical training, a strong culture of collaboration and team spirit, a diverse and underserved patient population, strong support for research and career exploration, and opportunities to flex his independence as a clinician, researcher, and educator. He found all of that and more here at Columbia, and his co-residents quickly became lifelong friends. When not in the hospital, he loves running in NYC, cooking, and finding new hiking trails in New York and New Jersey. He is applying into pulmonary and critical care and plans to pursue a career in academic medicine.
Sarah grew up in San Jose, California, although half of her family is in Iowa and sometimes she feels that’s where home is. She attended University of California at Los Angeles, then worked for a year in LA while applying to medical school. She moved to New York to attend Columbia medical school and stayed for residency and chief residency. She is a proud member of the Pride Pod, and enjoys exploring the city, eating and drinking, listening to podcasts, and doing crosswords. She lives with her girlfriend and a record player in West Harlem.
Ben grew up in Maine, and attended the University of Maine where he studied anthropology. He moved to Philadelphia for a year after college with his now-wife, and taught the MCAT while applying to medical school. He obtained his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, before coming to Columbia for residency and chief residency. He is applying into nephrology for the coming year. His favorite hobby is fly fishing (it is possible to get into the outdoors from NYC, even without a car!), and he and his wife live with their three dogs (Lando, Rocky, and Ned) in Washington Heights.
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