VP&S Diversity Council

The VP&S Diversity Council is a committee led by the Office of Student Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Participating council members are faculty, residents and medical student representatives from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. The Diversity Council supports the diversity mission of the college and is charged with developing programs and opportunities that build and maintain a positive and supportive environment for minority medical students, graduate students, and resident physicians at CUIMC.

For more information on KAFDA and the Diversity Alliance please contact oda-ps@columbia.edu.

Diversity Council, Chair

  • William C. Turner, MD

    • Interim Associate Dean, Student Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Diversity Council Membership

  • Jean-Marie Alves-Bradford, MD

    • Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
  • Linda Aponte-Patel, MD

    • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
  • Carolyn B. Britton, MD

    • Associate Professor, Neurology
  • Saundra E. Curry, MD

    • Professor, Anesthesiology
  • Alyson N. Fox, MD

    • Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
  • Rafael A. Lantigua, MD

    • Professor, Medicine
  • Steven A. Lee-Kong, MD

    • Assistant Professor, Surgery
  • Dara N. Matseoane-Peterssen, MD

    • Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Clara Leon

    • Director, Office of Student Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • William C. Turner, MD

    • Associate Professor, Medicine
  • Olajide A. Williams, MD

    • Associate Professor of Neurology