After graduating from Columbia University, Dr. de Paola Gottlieb entered the workforce as a researcher for author Jerzy Kosinki on his last novel before his death. This 1 year tenure was followed by her work as a researcher, science writer and field producer for PBS, based in both New York’s WNET and Boston’s WGBH. Projects included The Mind Series and The AIDS Quarterly with Peter Jennings.
As a 1st year medical student at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. de Paola Gottlieb continued her work in journalism serving as an series science advisor for an 8 hour PBS series Medicine at the Crossroads in collaboration with the BBC in London.
At her medical school graduation, Dr. Oliver Sacks presented Dr. de Paola Gottlieb with the Joseph Garrison Parker Award for her interest and activities in art, music, literature, and public interest.
Dr. de Paola Gottlieb has published in academic journals and has worked as a medical consultant on television shows and feature films. Dr. de Paola Gottlieb is currently working on two novels, one fiction and one non-fiction and maintains a medical practice in New York and Los Angeles.