Columbia Faculty Elected to New York Academy of Medicine

Six faculty members at Columbia University Irving Medical Center were named Fellows of the New York Academy of Medicine in 2019. 

The academy was established in 1847 and includes more than 2,000 Fellows, who are elected by their peers for outstanding achievement in medicine, health, and other disciplines affecting health and urban health. 

The 2019 Fellows from CUIMC: 

LeWanza M. Harris

LeWanza M. Harris, MD, MPH

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Center for Family and Community Medicine

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons


Harris specializes in family medicine and is also quality and patient safety officer at NewYork-Presbyterian (Westchester).

Tonda Hughes

Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN

Hendrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing (in Psychiatry) and associate dean of global health

School of Nursing.


Hughes is an expert in sexual minority (lesbian and bisexual) women's health.

Yuna Lee

Yuna Lee, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management

Mailman School of Public Health


Lee is recognized for her work in fostering innovation in health care organizations to improve the patient and employee experience.

Jordan S. Orange

Jordan S. Orange, MD, PhD

Reuben S. Carpentier Professor of Pediatrics and chair

Department of Pediatrics

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons


Orange is a leader in pediatric primary immunodeficiency and the immunobiology of natural killer cells. He is also pediatrician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.

Andrew Rundle

Andrew Rundle, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Mailman School of Public Health


Rundle co-directs the Obesity Prevention Initiative at Mailman and heads the Childhood Obesity Research Project in the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health.   

Jingjing Shang

Jingjing Shang, PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing


Shang's research focuses on patient outcomes, the nursing workforce, and exercise adherence among cancer patients. 

Fellows of the New York Academy of Medicine participate in interdisciplinary workgroups that address clinical and population health issues facing New York City and other urban centers.