Melanie J. Bernitz

Dr. Melanie Bernitz is the Senior Vice President for Columbia Health. In this role, she is responsible for the oversight and provision of health and wellbeing services to students on the Morningside campus. Dr. Bernitz joined Columbia Health in 2016. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the Student Health Service at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Prior to that position, Dr. Bernitz was a resident, chief resident, and faculty member in Columbia’s Center for Family and Community Medicine. Growing up in the United Kingdom, she received both her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a degree in medicine at University College London. She then received her master’s degree in public health at Columbia University. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Center of Family and Community Medicine.