Professor of Pediatrics (tenured), Columbia University
Dr. Joel Lavine is an accomplished academic physician-scientist who has facilitated medical breakthroughs and mentored many budding physicians and researchers. His research has been cited more than 36,000 times, making him one of his field's most respected authorities. Dr. Lavine's work has focused on understanding the cause of rare diseases and investigating novel approaches to treatment for his patients. He is also committed to teaching the next generation of physicians and researchers, having held positions at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world. In everything he does, Dr. Lavine remains dedicated to improving the lives of those suffering from the disease.