Julia E. Iyasere, MD

Hospital Medicine
Internal Medicine
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A native of California, Dr. Iyasere moved to the East Coast to attend Yale University where she graduated with a B.S. in Molecular Biology with a focus in Neuroscience. After a year working in cancer cell biology and cell signaling cascades at Harvard Medical School, she joined the Columbia community at Columbia College of Physician and Surgeons, eventually choosing to pursue a dual degree with the Columbia Business School and graduating with an M.D./M.B.A in 2008. After completing her residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia, Dr. Iyasere stayed for a year as Chief Resident before joining the Section of Hospital Medicine in 2012. She completed a part-time fellowship in Medical Simulation at the NYPresbyterian Simulation Center during her first year with the Division. Currently, Dr. Iyasere is the Director of LEAD Academy, a physician leadership and career development program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She also serves as the Associate DIO for GME and Associate Program Director for the Columbia Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Executive Director, Dalio Center for Health Justice

Administrative Titles

  • Director, LEAD Academy
  • Associate DIO, NYPresbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Program Director, Columbia Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Associate Medical Director, Mary and Michael Jaharis Simulation Center
  • Associate Medicine Clerkship Director for Simulation and Evaluation
  • Senior Vice President, Health Justice and Equity at NewYork-Presbyterian

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine