David H. Chong, M.D.

 Medical House Staff Training Program Director,

Director of Critical Care Services

Welcome From The Program Director

Dear Applicant,


The Housestaff Training Program of the Department of Medicine at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center welcomes your interest. Our program represents the partnership of the Department of Medicine of Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Medical Service of the  New York Presbyterian Hospital at the Columbia University Medical Center. We offer a categorical (three year) ACGME approved residency program, which includes pathways we have developed for primary care and both bench and clinical research. Our program will prepare you for careers in clinical practice, academic teaching, as well as bench, clinical, or population medicine research.

The patients who will be under your care come from our diverse surrounding community of Northern Manhattan and Washington Heights, New York City’s urban and surrounding suburban areas, and from distant states and nations.  Their often complex medical problems span the full spectrum of diseases. New York Presbyterian Hospital, one of America’s leading health care institutions, is committed to compassionate, safe and patient centered care at the bedside and in our clinics, and affords outstanding facilities for both general internal medicine as well as highly subspecialty care. The campus provides ready access for research opportunities in the school’s laboratories, clinical centers, and professional schools, such as the School of Public Health and Graduate Sciences. Our faculty is comprised of national and international leaders in clinical education as well as clinical and basic science research. All our educators are committed to outstanding bedside management, the academic training of our house staff, and mentoring trainees into career paths specific to their interest. 


We believe we train the best residents in the country, by balancing outstanding clinical care and cutting edge research and developing future leaders in health care.   Above all, we feel that upon completion of the residency, our graduates will embark on medical careers equipped with the skills of lifelong learning, and commitment to exceptional patient care particularly to the most vulnerable, and a passion for sharing their gifts of service, education, and leadership.

From Our Residents

Residency at Columbia has given me the opportunity to be part of a system that welcomes diversity and quickly makes you feel at home. It has certainly been a privilege to work in a setting that fosters underserved communities and mediates exposure to treat a wide array of disease in a challenging learning environment driven towards growth as well-rounded physicians while providing high quality patient care.

- Dennis De León, MD 


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