Deans of the Health Sciences Schools

College of Physicians and Surgeons

Founded as the Faculty of Medicine of King's College, 1767. Closed 1776 as a result of the American Revolution. Revived, 1791, as the Faculty of Medicine of Columbia College. Merged in 1814 with the College of Physicians and Surgeons which had been founded in 1807.

P&S established a nominal affiliation with Columbia in 1860, but was not fully merged into the University until 1891. Since the 1940s, the Dean of P&S has often, but not always, also served as the Vice President for the entire health sciences campus.

King's College - Faculty of Medicine

Dean of the Faculty:

  • Samuel Bard, 1767-1776

Columbia College - Faculty of Medicine

Dean of the Faculty

  • Samuel Bard, 1791-1804

College of Physicians and Surgeons in the City of New York

Presidents

  • Nicholas Romayne, 1807-1811
  • Samuel Bard, 1811 - 1821
  • Wright Post, 1822 - 1826
  • John Watts, 1826 - 1831
  • John Augustine Smith, 1831 - 1843
  • Alexander Hodgdon Stevens, 1843 - 1855
  • Thomas Cock, 1855 - 1858
  • Edward Delafield, 1858 - 1875
  • Alonzo Clark, 1875 - 1884
  • John Call Dalton, Jr, 1884 - 1889 
  • James W. McLane, 1889 - 1891

Columbia University Faculty of Medicine. College of Physicians and Surgeons

Deans

  • James W. McLane, 1891 - 1903
  • Samuel W. Lambert, 1904 - 1919
  • William Darrach, 1919 - 1930
  • Willard C. Rappleye, 1931 - 1958
  • H. Houston Merritt, 1958 - 1970
  • Paul A. Marks, 1970 - 1973
  • Donald F. Tapley, 1973 - 1984
  • Henrik H. Bendixen, 1984 - 1989
  • Herbert Pardes, 1989 - 1999
  • Thomas Q. Morris (interim Dean for Clinical & Educational Affairs), 2000 - 2001
  • David I. Hirsh (interim Dean for Research), 2000 - 2001
  • Gerald D. Fischbach, 2001 - 2006
  • Lee Goldman, 2006 -

Vice-President in Charge of Medical Affairs

  • Willard C. Rappleye, 1949 - 1958
  • H. Houston Merritt, 1958 - 1970
  • Paul A. Marks, 1970 - 1973

Vice-President for Health Sciences

  • Paul A. Marks, 1973 - 1980
  • Henrik H. Bendixen (acting), 1980 - 1981
  • Robert F. Goldberger (also Provost), 1981 - 1983
  • Robert I. Levy, 1983 - 1984
  • Henrik H. Bendixen, 1984 - 1989
  • Herbert Pardes, 1989 - 1999
  • Thomas Q. Morris (interim VP for Clinical & Educational Affairs), 2000 - 2001
  • David I. Hirsh (interim VP for Research), 2000 - 2001

Executive Vice-President for Health and Biomedical Sciences

  • Gerald D. Fischbach, 2001 - 2006
  • Lee Goldman, 2006 -

School of Nursing

Founded as the Presbyterian Hospital Training School for Nurses, 1892; renamed Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, c.1904; became Department of Nursing of the Colubmia University Faculty of Medicine, 1937; Columbia University School of Nursing, 1974. From 1937 to c. 1974, director of the School of Nursing had the title "Assistant Dean for Nursing."

  • Anna C. Maxwell, 1892 - 1921
  • Helen Young, 1921 - 1936
  • Margaret E. Conrad, 1937 - 1950
  • Eleanor Lee, 1951 - 1961
  • Elizabeth S. Gill, 1961 - 1968
  • Mary I. Crawford, 1968 - 1976
  • Helen F. Pettit, 1976 - 1981
  • JoAnn S. Jamann, 1981 - 1985
  • Mary O. Mundinger, 1986 - 2010
  • Bobbie Berkowitz, 2010 - 

College of Dental Medicine

Founded in 1916 as the School of Dentistry; absorbed the College of Dental and Oral Surgery of New York in 1923 and renamed the School of Dental and Oral Surgery; renamed the College of Dental Medicine, 2006. From 1934 to 1958, the deanship of the dental school was held by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (P & S) with Associate Deans responsible for the day-to-day operations of the School.

  • James C. Egbert, Chairman, Administrative Board, 1917 - 1920
  • Frank T. Van Woert, Chairman, Administrative Board, 1920 - 1923
  • Frank T. Van Woert, Director, 1923 - 1926
  • Alfred Owre, Dean, 1927 - 1933
  • Willard C. Rappleye, Dean, 1934 - 1958
    • Arthur T. Rowe, Assoc. Dean, 1933 - 1935
    • Houghton Holliday, Assoc. Dean, 1935 - 1945
    • Bion R. East, Assoc. Dean, 1945 - 1948
    • Maurice J. Hickey, Assoc. Dean, 1948 - 1956
    • Gilbert P. Smith, Assoc. Dean, 1956 - 1959
  • Gilbert P. Smith, Dean, 1959 - 1968
  • Melvin L. Moss, Dean, 1968 - 1973
  • Edward V. Zegarelli, Dean, 1973 - 1978
  • Allan J. Formicola, Dean, 1978 - 2001
  • Ira B. Lamster, Dean, 2001 - 2012
  • Ronnie Meyers (acting), 2012 - 2013
  • Christian S. Stohler, Dean, 2013 -

Mailman School of Public Health

Founded May 1921 as the Delmar Institute of Public Health; opened September 1922; renamed School of Public Health, 1945; name changed to School of Public Health and Administrative Medicine, 1955; renamed School of Public Health, c. 1973. Designated Mailman School of Public Health, 1998. Until 1986, heads of the School had title "Assistant Dean for Public Health" or "Director."

  • Haven Emerson, 1922 - 1940
  • Harry Mustard, 1940 - 1949
  • Harold W. Brown, 1950 - 1955
  • Ray L. Trussell, 1955 - 1969
  • Milton C. Maloney (acting), 1969 - 1970
  • John H. Bryant, 1971 - 1978
  • Bernard Challenor (acting), 1978 - 1980
  • Robert J. Weiss, 1980 - 1985
  • Stephen Wotman (acting), 1985 - 1986
  • Allan Rosenfield, 1986 - 2008
  • Linda Fried, 2008 -