Community Programs

The Department of Surgery sponsors many free community events and support groups to provide important health information, support, and access to healthcare resources.


Weight Watchers “At Work” 2015-2016 Enrollment

Open to employees of Columbia University Medical Center, the “At Work” program offers weekly on-site meetings with a certified Weight Watchers counselor.


Harboring Hearts Fall Benefit Reception

Health Corps

The Department of Surgery helps to fund Health Corps, a community outreach effort modeled on the Peace Corps. Health Corps volunteers receive a two-year stipend to educate children about healthy living. They visit schools across the nation, teaching about nutrition, mental health, exercise, and overall awareness of the value and power of our bodies and minds.