Third Year Fellows


Isabelle Amigues, MD

Dr. Amigues was born and raised in France. She attended medical school in Paris at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie and completed a residency in rheumatology in Lyon. She decided to cross the Atlantic Ocean to gain further training in New York City and completed an internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt.

During her training, Isabelle became passionate about rheumatology.  She decided to deepen her knowledge and took part in several research opportunities. She worked with Drs. Mary Crow and Kyriakos Kirou at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where she followed a cohort of patients with SLE in a translational research project, and published on the risk of lupus flare within six months of a rise in anti-dsDNA levels. As a resident, she also worked with Dr. Jon Giles on body composition in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. She continues to have ties with her mentors in France and recently published a study with Dr. Anne-Marie Schott analyzing body composition and functional disability in elderly women of the Lyonnaise area.

She joined the rheumatology fellowship at Columbia University in 2014 and is currently involved in research with Drs. Joan Bathon and Jon Giles, investigating how rheumatoid arthritis affects myocardial structure and function. When Isabelle is not taking care of her patients or doing research, she can be found playing violin in her chamber music group or defying gravity in the cliffs and mountains where she rock climbs.


Second Year Fellows

Elizabeth George, MD

Dr. George is currently a Rheumatology fellow at Columbia University Medical Center. She grew up in India where she completed her medical education at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. She discovered her passion for rheumatology while researching viral arthritis in rural India with the WHO.

Elizabeth completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Buffalo in New York.   She wishes to practice in academic medicine. Her research interests include inflammatory arthritis, viral arthritis and vasculitis.During her free time she enjoys long drives, music and cooking. She is involved in Medical Missions and dreams to travel around the world.

Alexandra Perel-Winkler, MD

Dr. Perel-Winkler was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She received her undergraduate degree in the Social Studies of Medicine from McGill University and then attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, graduating with honors. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Mt. Sinai-St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and is thrilled to be training as a Rheumatologist at Columbia University.

Alexandra's primary interests are in Systemic Lupus, rheumatologic disease in pregnancy, as well as understanding how lifestyle and diet modifications can be utilized to enhance wellness. Outside of work she enjoys sunny days spent outdoors, exploring the New York food scene, and travel to beautiful and exotic locations.

Stacy Tanner, MD

Dr. Tanner is a Rheumatology fellow at Columbia University Medical Center. She was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. Stacy became interested in rheumatology while training in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Her interests in rheumatology include psoriatic arthritis, systemic sclerosis and lupus. Other activities she enjoys are road biking, rowing and learning Spanish.


First Year Fellows

Michail Alevizos, MD

Dr. Alevizos was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He completed his medical education at the Medical School of the University of Athens. His interest in rheumatology grew during his military service when he had the opportunity to work in the Rheumatology Division of the Athens Naval Hospital in Greece.

After he crossed the Atlantic to come to the US, he pursued basic research at the Molecular Immunopharmacology laboratory at Tufts University in Boston and studied how flavonoids and certain cytokines regulate the inflammatory response of mast cells. Subsequently, he trained in internal medicine at Jacobi Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York and is thrilled to be a rheumatology fellow at Columbia University Medical Center.

His interests in rheumatology include inflammatory arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Outside of work, Michail enjoys exploring hiking trails and parks and spending time with his family.

Pauline Yi, MD

Dr. Yi is currently a Rheumatology fellow at Columbia University Medical Center. She was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated cum laude from Cornell University and decided to work for Deutsche Bank on Wall Street for a year before attending medical school at Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School. She subsequently completed a combined Internal Medicine - Pediatrics residency at Rutgers.

Pauline's primary interest focuses on transitional care of pediatric rheumatology patients as they transition into adulthood. Her areas of focus include systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis.

Outside of work she can be found in Soho checking out the fashion scene, reading at a cafe in the LES or walking her Corgi in Central Park. She loves to stay active whether it’s going to a spin class or planning a spontaneous getaway.

JaeHee Yun, MD

Dr. Yun is currently a Rheumatology fellow at Columbia University Medical Center.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Economics at Colby College.  She then received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed her residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX.  She worked one year as a hospitalist at Columbia University Medical Center before the start of her fellowship.

JaeHee's primary interests are in systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.  She enjoys yoga, hiking, cooking, and traveling.

Fellowship Information

A complete application packet must include the following:

ERAS Application Form
3 Letters of Recommendation
ECFMG Certification
USMLE Scores

Jane S. Kang, M.D..
Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Medicine
161 Fort Washington Avenue
Herbert Irving Pavilion, Room 206
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212.305.4308
Fax: 212.304.6610

For additional information please contact:

Alicia Brewster
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Rheumatology
Columbia University Medical Center
630 West 168th Street, P&S 10-508
Phone: 212-342-1594
Fax: 212-342-0509

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