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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
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...