Media Contacts

The Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Office of Communications and Public Affairs oversees all media relations for the Medical Center. It manages day-to-day media relations for CUMC’s medical and dental schools, the College of Physicians & Surgeons and the College of Dental Medicine, and for the faculty of the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Matters pertaining to patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are handled by NYP’s Office of Public Affairs.

The Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University School of Nursing, and Department of Psychiatry maintain separate communications offices, which manage their day-to-day media relations while working closely with CUMC’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

Reporters, photographers, and videographers must be accompanied by a media officer or designated CUMC representative to access CUMC property. The CUMC Office of Communications & Public Affairs works closely with CUMC Public Safety and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Office of Public Affairs to manage media requests and ensure proper access to all CUMC facilities.


CUMC Office of Communications & Public Affairs

Lucky Tran
Science Media Relations Officer

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CUMC Schools

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Contact CUMC media relations officers, above. For internal communications or other matters, email

Mailman School of Public Health Office of Communications

Stephanie Berger
Director of Communications for Media Relations

Timothy Paul
Associate Director for Strategic Communications
Science Editor

School of Nursing Office of Communications