About Us

Editors

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Christopher Rehbeck Kelly, M.D., M.S. is a cardiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center. He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and French literature. He received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was valedictorian, and his master of science from the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. He served as an intern, resident, and chief resident at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, where he is currently completing cardiology fellowship. His academic work has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine and other leading medical journals. Before pursuing a career in medicine, he briefly worked in the music business, first freelancing for magazines such as Rolling Stone and Spinthen advising record company executives about the transition to digital music. During medical school he briefly merged his passions for medicine and media by serving as a writer and producer on the first season of The Dr. Oz ShowHe believes all people should understand how their own bodies work and be able to interpret common problems — hence, this website.

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Marc Sabin Eisenberg, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an associate professor of medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center and an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center. He graduated from Columbia College with a B.A. in art history, followed by an M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1995, where he received the Michael H. Aranow Memorial Prize, awarded to a student who best exemplifies the caring and humane qualities of the practicing physician. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center. He loves his weekly dim sum lunches with his parents; short walks on the beach with his dog; attending Broadway shows with his perfect nieces, Samantha and Julie, and his sister, Amy; and jogging until every muscle in his body hurts. He is an avid reader of murder mysteries and hopes to one day write one (of course with a medical twist). He supports organizations that help deliver food to children who go to sleep hungry (how can kids go to bed hungry in this rich country?! Shame on us!) as well as no-kill animal shelters and families who foster animals. A fellow of the American College of Cardiology, he lives and works as a clinical cardiologist in New York City.

Contributors

Brianna Hickey is a second-year medical student at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She graduated with a BA in Biology and a minor in Human Rights from University of Chicago, and she is passionate about empowering people to make educated health care decisions. Her medical interests include emergency medicine, sports medicine, and pediatrics. She is an active runner and lover of podcasts and Chicago-style pizza.

Madeleine Hopson, MPH is a fourth-year medical student at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons. She graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in Economics and Psychology and from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with an M.P.H in Environmental Health Sciences and Molecular Epidemiology. Her academic work on improving health literacy in low-income communities has been published in international medical journals.