The Department of Surgery is dedicated not only to providing patients with the most advanced and thorough medical care, but also to educating patients about the type of care they will receive at Columbia. Please use the following links as resources to guide you in understanding the educational programs available at Columbia. To learn more about our neighborhood, Washington Heights in Manhattan, please click here.
The Cardiovascular Health Education Center (CHEC) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is a resource center for patients, families and health care professionals dedicated to promoting cardiovascular health through the coordination of interdisciplinary programs and resources.
Our Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs seek to educate healthcare professionals about the latest in clinical care and research advances at Columbia. In addition, Columbia surgery faculty participate in the Speakers Bureau, a network of physicians with expertise in different areas of health who are available for educational presentation.
The Department of Surgery helps to fund Health Corps, a community outreach effort modeled on the Peace Corps. Health Corps volunteers receive a two-year stipend to educate children about healthy living. They visit schools across the nation, teaching about nutrition, mental health, exercise, and overall awareness of the value and power of our bodies and minds.