Faculty Profile

Dr. Judy L. Aschner, M.D.

Judy L. Aschner, M.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Michael I. Cohen, M.D., University Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Areas of Research: My research includes virus -cell host interactions with respect of role of Calcium and calcium signaling pathways in viral pathogenesis with purposes to develop novel strategies to prevent, suppress or treat infections.

Professional Interests

Judy L. Aschner, M.D. is an internationally recognized leader and physician-scientist in pediatrics, neonatology and perinatal biology. Her laboratory and translational research focus is the regulation of the newborn pulmonary circulation. Her work has helped elucidate factors that contribute to altered lung development and pulmonary hypertension in infants with lung and heart disease. Her clinical interests include prevention of chronic lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), treatment of infants with pulmonary hypertension, optimizing nutritional management of premature infants and prevention of prematurity. Dr. Aschner has served in a number of leadership roles, including secretary-treasurer of the American Pediatric Society, founder of the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care, chair of the Organization of Neonatology Training Program Directors, member of the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and vice-chair and member of the board of directors of IPOKRaTES Foundation, an organization dedicated to continuing medical education in the developing world. As chair of the department of pediatrics, Dr. Aschner has overall responsibility for its research, patient care, advocacy and educational missions.

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Montefiore Medical Center
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.741.2499
Fax: 718.741.2247
jaschner@montefiore.org

Research Information

Media Coverage

New York Post covered Einstein’s Spirit of Achievement luncheon at the Plaza Hotel, which honored actor Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife”). Other honorees included Judy Aschner, M.D., Michael I. Cohen, M.D., University Chair of Pediatrics at Einstein and Montefiore (pictured), beauté’s Julie Macklowe and Gilt’s Alexandra Wilkis Wilson. Proceeds from the annual event benefit research in women’s and men’s cancers—including ovarian, lung, colon, prostate, cervical, uterine, pancreatic, breast cancer and leukemia. The event was hosted by the New York Chapter of the National Women’s Division.

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