Kurenai Tanji and Helen Remotti Accepted into ACE

Drs. Kurenai Tanji and Helen Remotti
Dr. Kurenai Tanji, MD (left) and Dr. Helen Remotti, MD

On May 5, 42 clinical faculty members recognized for outstanding patient care were inducted into the Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Among them were Kurenai Tanji, MD, professor of pathology and cell biology at CUMC, and Helen Remotti, MD, associate professor of pathology and cell biology at CUMC. Congratulations to Dr. Tanji and Dr. Remotti!

The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) was established in 2016 to define, recognize, and perpetuate excellence in clinical care by faculty, trainees, and students. It honors the clinical faculty who contribute to the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons through patient care marked by evidence-based clinical science coupled with deeply compassionate humanism. Each member of ACE exhibits excellence in the following characteristics: reputation, communication and interpersonal skills, professionalism and humanism, diagnostic acumen, skillful negotiation of the health care system, knowledge, scholarly approach to clinical care, commitment to mentoring trainees and junior colleagues, and passion for clinical medicine.

ACE also includes the following faculty members from the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, inducted since the launch of ACE:

Govind Bhagat, MBBS    
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center 

Vivette D. D'Agati, MD
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center

Hanina Hibshoosh, MD    
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center

Jay Lefkowitch, MD
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center

Charles C. Marboe, MD    
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center 

Glen S. Markowitz, MD    
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center 

Kathleen M. O'Toole, MD
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center

Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA    
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center

Joseph Schwartz, MD, MPH    
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center

David N. Silvers, MD    
Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center

Steven L. Spitalnik, MD    
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology

Brie Stotler, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center 

Matthias J. Szabolcs, MD
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center