Marya Pollack M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Pollack received her MD degree from New York University and her MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Columbia University. She joined the faculty in the Division of Psychiatry in
2001. Since then, she has been teaching third-year medical students in the Psychiatry Clerkship. Dr. Pollack created a unique interdisciplinary graduate level course “Human Nature: DNA, Race & Identity,” which is taught both fall and spring semesters on the Morningside campus and is open to learners from any school in the University. She is the Director of an elective for fourth year medical students who then attend her seminar while gaining clinical experience in palliative care and psychiatry. In addition, Dr. Pollack is an instructor in the newly developed fall semester seminar “Life at the End of Life: Palliative Medicine and Service,” which developed from a volunteer program one of her former students created at Terence Cardinal Cooke Hospital. She recruited many of the other instructors for the course and looks forward to a continued role as liaison between educators at CUMC and the Morningside campus as part of her work at the Academy.

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