In addition to serving as the liaison for the department with the administrative offices of NY Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center and School of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S), the central administrative offices of the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology provides general oversight for all department operations.

Office of the Chair

Kevin A. Roth, MD-PhD
Donald W. King, M.D. and Mary Elizabeth King, M.D. Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Chair, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Pathologist-in-Chief, Columbia University Medical Center

Tel: 212-305-9134

Milan J. Fredricks
Executive Assistant to the Chair
Tel: 212-305-9085

Pathology and Cell Biology Vice Chairs

Steven Spitalnik, MD - Executive Vice Chair; Vice Chair, Laboratory Medicine
Kevin Gardner, MD-PhD - Senior Vice Chair
Glen S. Markowitz, MD - Vice Chair for Anatomic Pathology 
Charles Marboe, MD - Vice Chair, Educational and Professional Development
Richard Vallee, PhD - Director, Division of Cell and Molecular Biology

Central Administration

Joann Li
Department Administrator, CFO
Tel: 212-305-4595

Budget, Finance, and Procurement

Yasmeen Majoka
Senior Finance Director
Tel: 212-305-4606

Budget and Finance Office

Pathology Budget and Finance
Pathology Budget and Finance








Research & Clinical Procurement
Tel: 212-305-6681 (research);  212-305-1786 (clinical)
Purchase inquiries:
Accounts payable inquiries:
Purchase request website:

Pathology Business Office
Pathology Business Office








Client and Patient Support

Client Outreach Services
Tel: 212-305-2859  | 800-653-8200

Slide Send Out Service

Customer Service
Tel: 800-653-8200

Patient Billing & Compliance
Tel: 646-317-7111 

Clinical Administration

Melissa Carter
Practice Administrator
Tel: 212-305-3066


Human Resources and Academic Affairs

Human Resources and Academic Affairs Office
Tel: 212-305-7164
Email: PathHR@columbia.ed

Information Technology (IT)

Eric Steinhardt
Director, IT
Tel: 212-305-3216

IT Help Desk
Tel: 212-305-2764

IT Request Website:


Telecommunications Requests:

Website and Online Support
Ping Feng

Research Administration

Rene Peele
Senior Research Manager​
Tel: 212-305-1513

Research Administration Office
Tel: 212-305-3451
Email: PathGrants@columbia.ed

Support Services

Pathology Mail Room - PH15W-1593
Mail Room Requests:
Tel: 212-305-7230

Facilities Requests/Issues:

Conference Room Reservations:  Click HERE to go to our conference room page.