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Chaim Putterman, M.D.

Chaim Putterman, M.D.

Professor, Medicine (Rheumatology), Einstein

Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Einstein

Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center

ArthritisLupusAutoimmune diseases

Rheumatoid arthritis

Dr. Putterman is a clinical rheumatologist who treats arthritis and related musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Putterman specializes in lupus, an incurable autoimmune disease affecting 1.5 million Americans that causes inflammation, pain and damage to various parts of the body. read more...

 

Liise-Anne Pirofski, M.D.

Liise-Anne Pirofski, M.D.

Professor, Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Einstein

Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Einstein

Selma and Jacques Mitrani Professor of Biomedical Research, Einstein

Chief, Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center

Infectious diseasesPneumoniaImmunology

Bacterial infectionsFungal infectionsVaccines

Dr. Pirofski studies innate and vaccine-induced immunity to disease-causing microbes, including Cryptococcus (the leading cause of fungal meningitis globally) and Pneumococcus (the leading cause of pneumonia in the United States and globally). She has described novel ways by which antibodies protect against bacterial pneumonia and sepsis and her work has improved understanding of how Cryptococcus and Pneumococcus cause disease. read more...

 

Betsy Herold, M.D.

Betsy Herold, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Einstein

Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Einstein

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women, Einstein

Attending Physician, Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore

Infectious diseasesHIV/AIDSMicrobicides

Human papillomavirus (HPV)Sexually transmitted infections (STI)

Dr. Herold is developing safe and effective topical microbicides for preventing HIV, genital herpes and other sexually transmitted infections.  She is currently conducting NIH-funded studies to develop microbicide-releasing vaginal rings to prevent HIV transmission. read more...