Advisory Dean Progam

Since 2003, the Advisory Dean Program has provided medical students at P&S with academic, career, and personal support through regularly scheduled group and individual meetings. The Advisory Deans create opportunities for students to gather to discuss the unique concerns that arise during medical school, such as the importance of mentoring relationships, academic challenges, recommended changes in the curriculum, and residency as well as career plans. The Advisory Deans are liaisons to faculty and administrators at P&S and thus have direct access to the numerous services and resources available to students. At the twice-monthly lunch meetings in the first and second year, Advisory Deans invite many of these representatives from the University and the Medical Center as well as students in more senior classes to meet with their advisees.

Students are strongly urged to contact their assigned Advisory Dean for any questions about progress through P&S and for mentoring needs. They are expected to attend their Advisory Dean lunches and meetings. This successful program has already enriched the lives of P&S students and continues to evolve based on student feedback.

Dr. Peter Puchner
Chairman, Committee of Advisory Deans

Email: bpuchner@aol.com

Dr. Anne Armstrong-Coben
Department of Pediatrics

Email: aha2@columbia.edu
Phone: (201) 925-8068

Dr. Joseph Haddad, Jr.
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Email: jh56@columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 305-8933
Fax: (212) 326-8475
Office: BHN 5-501

Dr. Mary Sciutto
Department of Psychiatry

Email: mss15@columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 305-6558
Fax: (212) 305-9657
Office: N.I. Room 1211 

Dr. Emily DiMango
Department of Medicine

Email: ead3@columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 305-0631
Office: PH8 Center

Dr. Donald Quest
Department of Neurosurgery

Email: doq1@columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 305-5582
Fax: (212) 305-2026
Office: NI4-440

Dr. William Turner
Department of General Medicine

Email: wt62@columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 305-5138