Helen Ouyang, MD MPH

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

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622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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About Helen Ouyang, MD MPH

Dr. Helen Ouyang is a board-certified emergency physician and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

She is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and has also written for The Atlantic, Harper's, Los Angeles Times, New York, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and others. Her writing has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award, anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and funded by The Pulitzer Center. Please visit her website for more information about her writing: https://helenouyang.com/

Dr. Ouyang's publications have also appeared in many academic journals, including in JAMA and The Lancet, and she currently serves as a reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. She is also a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project. Until 2015, she was the Associate Director of Columbia's International Emergency Medicine Fellowship. She's worked in 20 countries across five continents in public health and humanitarian assistance.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, she attended medical school at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and earned a Master of Public Health from Harvard, where she was also a Zuckerman Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Center for Public Leadership. She completed her residency training in emergency medicine at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital. Dr. Ouyang currently serves as an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine


  • Residency: Harvard Hospitals
  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Titles & Positions

  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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