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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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Deepthiman Gowda, M.D., M.P.S., M.S.

Lecturer; Director of Clinical Practice, CUIMC Division of Narrative Medicine

Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH, MS, is a general internist, Assistant Dean for Medical Education at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine (KPSOM) and the Director of Clinical Practice for Columbia Narrative Medicine. He serves as the lead for Narrative Medicine at KPSOM and has been working to integrate Narrative Medicine methods across the 4 year curriculum and into the co-curricular culture of the School.

Dr. Gowda’s efforts have focused on care to underserved communities, clinical skills education, interprofessional education, and narrative medicine. He is a Macy Faculty Scholar and has conducted research on the impact of implementing Narrative Medicine activities into clinical settings and the use of visual art education to enhance reflective practice. He previously served for 8 years on the New York City Board of Health.


  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.S. Columbia University
  • M.P.H., Harvard University
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill