Chris D.


Born in New York City and raised in Pittsburgh, Chris spent his earliest years dancing around the neighborhood and couldn’t stop for over 20 years. Chris received his BA in Theater Studies from Emerson College, and then toured the United States, working as a professional ballet dancer and choreographer before returning to school to achieve a life-long dream of becoming a doctor. He completed his premedical training at Columbia University, where he was awarded the Harry G DeMeo Scholarship, the Alumni Key Award, and delivered the commencement address. Chris is currently a medical student at Icahn School of Medicine Mt Sinai. 

Chris absolutely delights in teaching and peer development. He has teaching experience across all age groups in a variety of subjects from Pre-K ballet to college level organic chemistry. At Columbia, Chris worked as an admissions representative, and peer mentor to help students navigate the rigorous terrains of premedical education and medical school application from a perspective of wellness and personal investigation. With Cambridge Coaching, Chris specializes in tutoring biology, chemistry, and supporting applicants through the medical school admissions process.

Outside of school, Chris adores his two chihuahua-terriers, cooking anything featured on Bon Appetit Test Kitchen, and watching Rupaul’s Drag Race.

Education & Qualifications
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, MD Candidate
  • Columbia University, Postbac Premedical Program
  • Emerson College, BA in Theater Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Medical School Admissions
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "I was fortunate enough to be connected with Chris as my interview coach. Chris has a unique way of allowing you to discover not only what it is that sets you apart as an applicant, but also how to relay that information to people you’ve never met. Chris is a master of adjusting to his clients’ needs, comforts, and learning style. He is quick to identify weak areas and knows how to address them. Through consistent check ins (even on his own time outside of official meeting times), efficient sessions, and supportive and constructive feedback, I gained the confidence and practice I needed to ace my interviews and got into 3 medical schools this cycle (2 of which were my top choices)."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Mike, MD Admissions)