Children's Board at Columbia

Inspired Care for Kids

Our board includes parents, former patients, donors, physicians and surgeons, faculty members, and representatives from an array of professions. We all share the common bond of a close personal commitment to ColumbiaDoctors Children’s Health and believe that, like many of us, families will find the medical answers they are seeking here.

The Children's Board at Columbia proudly supports pediatric programs that every day make a difference in the lives of children and provide them with care through any illness or injury.

Our mission is to serve as advocates, advisors, and ambassadors for a broad range of children’s programs at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and dedicate our support to initiatives that continue to advance the goals of ColumbiaDoctors Children’s Health to provide children and adolescents with the finest cutting-edge care – delivered with compassion and understanding – and providing access to new research, treatments, and therapies to improve pediatric care here and worldwide.

For more information, please contact Natalie Schweizer, Director of Development, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, at 646-770-7763 or


Lawrence Neubauer


Gail Albert Halaban

Lori Kaufthal

Dana Baumgarten Karen A. Kennedy, MD
Joshua Baumgarten

Kevin W. Kennedy

Deanna Berkeley

Pamela W. Kernie

James Berkeley

Jillian Marcus

Hillary Blumberg

Ariane Matschullat

Pamela Bowman

Clare Matschullat

Scott Bowman

Robert Matthews

Tania Brief

Sue Matthews

Bhanu Choudhrie Elizabeth Moran
Dhairya Choudhrie

Michael Moran

Karina Choudhrie

Ellen Oppenheim

Mindy Nam Dehnert

Jeffrey A. Oppenheim

Erica Dewan

Daphne Oz

Andrew Ehrlich

Gabriela Palmieri (Choudhrie Family)

Dana Farrington Alfredo Paredes-Goldfarb
Lee Galvis

Brad Paredes-Goldfarb

Jeremy Gelber, MD

Jennifer I. Ratner, MD

Pauline Gelber

Allan Reine

Alex Ginsburg

Amy Mulderry Reine

A. Drew Goldman

Ben Seelaus

Danielle Guarino

Sarah Seelaus

John Guarino

Amy Schulhof

Boaz Halaban

Alexander Silver

Lee Helman

Jamie Silver

Dana Roberson Johnson

Brian Silver

Joseph J. Johnson III

John Workman

David Kaufthal


Faculty Leader

Jordan Orange, MD, PhD

Faculty Advisors

Anne Armstrong-Coben, MD
Emile Bacha, MD
Erika Berman Rosenzweig, MD
Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD
Maria C. Garzon, MD
David P. Roye, Jr., MD (Emeritus)
Barney Softness, MD
Lawrence R. Stanberry, MD, PhD
Steven Stylianos, MD
Michael Weiner, MD