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