Heather Paladine, MD, MEd, FAAFP

Residency Director/Director of Women's Health, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, New York, New York; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Center for Family and Community Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

[David Koo]

Dr. Paladine lives and practices full-spectrum family medicine in Manhattan, New York, where she supervises residents and medical students, and treats a predominantly Latino, low-income patient population. She focuses on women's health, including maternity care and reproductive health. In addition to her work as a physician, Dr. Paladine mentors residents and medical students as a preceptor in clinic and hospital environments. She is a member of the board of directors of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians and chair of its Education Commission. She believes that the United States needs a health care system based on primary care and that the public must learn more about family medicine to pave the way.