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

Jung Lee

Hillary Blumberg

Jillian Marcus

Pamela Bowman

Ariane Matschullat

Scott Bowman

Clare Matschullat

Tania Brief

Robert Matthews

Bhanu Choudhrie Sue Matthews
Dhairya Choudhrie

Ellen Oppenheim

Karina Choudhrie

Jeffrey A. Oppenheim

Andrew Ehrlich

Daphne Oz

Dana Farrington

Gabriela Palmieri (Choudhrie Family)

Jeremy Gelber, MD

Alfredo Paredes-Goldfarb

Pauline Gelber Brad Paredes-Goldfarb
Alex Ginsburg

Jennifer I. Ratner, MD

A. Drew Goldman

Allan Reine

Danielle Guarino

Amy Mulderry Reine

John Guarino

Ben Seelaus

Boaz Halaban

Sarah Seelaus

Lee Helman

Amy Schulhof

Adam Hirsch

Alexander Silver

Dana Roberson Johnson

Jamie Silver

Joseph J. Johnson III

Brian Silver

David Kaufthal


Faculty Leader

Jordan Orange, MD, PhD

Faculty Advisors

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