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Professor, Medicine (Oncology)
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Associate Director, Clinical Research, Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Associate Chairman, Medical Oncology, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care
Breast cancerClinical TrialsHIV-associated cancers
Dr. Sparano is a clinical researcher who develops and evaluates new treatment approaches for breast cancer, lymphoma, and other cancers, including cancers associated with HIV infection. He also identifies genes that can be used to determine breast cancer prognosis and predict response to treatment – and that may be targeted in cancer as a treatment. He was involved in developing the Oncotype DCIS test, which provides patients with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast a score that predicts the likelihood of recurrence after surgery, allowing the treatment program to be individualized. read more...
Professor and Co-Chair, Anatomy and Structural Biology
Judith and Burton P. Resnick Chair in Translational Research
Co-Director, Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center
Scientific Director, Analytical Imaging Facility
Biomedical technologiesIntravital imagingTumor microenvironmentBreast cancerMetastasis
Dr. Condeelis is a pioneer in developing microscope techniques for use in “intravital imaging” – observing the behavior of cells in living animals. His work has led to a clinical test of biopsy tissue to determine whether a woman’s breast cancer will spread (metastasize), which could help determine treatment. Because of the test’s success, Dr. Condeelis and colleagues have licensed the patent rights to a biotech firm, which is developing the tissue test into a commercial product. read more...
Professor and Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Pediatrics, Einstein
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Einstein
Professor, Epidemiology and Population Health, Einstein
Attending Physician, Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Human papillomavirus (HPV)Prostate cancer
Dr. Burk is an authority on the genomics and evolution of human papillomaviruses (HPV), which cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer. His team was the first to report, in the New England Journal of Medicine, that the vast majority of HPV infections in young women are short-lived and don’t require treatment. read more...
Vice Chair and Professor, Pediatrics (Hematology & Oncology), Einstein and Montefiore Health System
Professor, Molecular Pharmacology , Einstein
Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore
CancerPediatric oncologyPediatric sarcoma
Dr. Gorlick is a pediatric oncologist specializing in sarcoma (a type of cancer that affects connective tissue) and an international leader in research on osteosarcoma, the most common bone cancer in children. Dr. Gorlick was instrumental in initiating the bone-tumor bank of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), the world’s largest childhood cancer research organization, and serves as Vice Chair of its Bone Tumor Disease Committee. read more...
Professor, Surgery, Einstein
Chief, Transplantation, Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation
Director, Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care
Liver diseasesTransplantationStem cell research
Dr. Kinkhabwala is an active member of Einstein’s NIH-funded Marion Bessin Liver Research Center, where he is working to develop new treatments derived from stem cells for liver diseases, including liver cancer. An expert in complex liver surgery, including liver transplantation, he helped establish the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation, where physicians, surgeons, nurses and other clinicians work with scientists to deliver integrated care for patients with organ failure. read more...
Professor and Chair, Genetics
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Lola and Saul Kramer Chair in Molecular Genetics
Dr. Vijg studies the molecular genetic changes associated with aging. Instability of genome and epigenome – the entire set of an organism’s genes and the switches that control their activity – has long been implicated as the main cause of cancer and of the loss of organ and tissue function associated with aging. read more...
Professor and Vice-Chair, Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore Health System
Professor, Genetics, Einstein
Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care
Associate Director, Clinical Services, Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Cancer surgeryEndocrine surgeryGene therapy
Dr. Libutti is an expert in surgical oncology and endocrine surgery and a pioneer in tumor targeted gene therapy. His laboratory studies tumors – particularly those of the pancreas, thyroid and adrenal glands – that trigger the formation of new blood vessels that allow tumors to grow and spread. A holder of five U.S. patents, he is developing novel cancer therapies by studying the complex interactions that occur within the tumor microenvironment. read more...
Professor and Chair, Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore Health System
CancerOtorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryRhinology (nose and sinus)Laryngology (voice)Laser surgery
Dr. Fried is a recognized leader in nasal, sinus and throat disorders. His research has led to improvements in surgical techniques and patient safety. A former president of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Laryngological Association, Dr. Fried is coauthor of The Larynx, the definitive text on vocal restoration and rehabilitation that is used widely in medical schools across the nation. read more...
Professor, Anatomy and Structural Biology
Betty and Sheldon Feinberg Senior Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research
Biomedical technologiesImagingTumor cell imaging
Dr. Segall studies how tumor cells invade tissues and spread through the body. He has developed sophisticated imaging methods for following individual tumor cells moving in living animals. For example, one of his techniques involves a tiny glass window implanted in the skin of a mouse that allows scientists to track individual cancer cells as they spread a tumor site and attack other parts of the body. This technique could one day be used for assessing the effectiveness of specific drugs in preventing cancer from metastasizing. read more...
Professor, Medicine (Pulmonary Medicine), Einstein
Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health, Einstein
Professor, Genetics, Einstein
Chief, Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Einstein and Montefiore Health System
Lung diseasesLung cancerEarly lung cancer detection
A researcher and clinician, Dr. Spivack is developing tests for detecting lung cancer at the earliest possible stage—before it becomes fatal by spreading to other parts of the body. In one of several NIH-funded studies, his laboratory is working on a noninvasive, early-diagnosis test for lung cancer that detects particular genetic elements and chemicals in exhaled breath. read more...
Director, Center for Epigenomics, Einstein
Faculty Scholar for Epigenomics, Einstein
Attending Physician, Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Dr. Greally began his career as a pediatrician who subspecialized in clinical genetics, seeing patients with genetic syndromes, birth defects and developmental problems. Now, Dr. Greally seeks to understand how genetic disease is caused not by DNA mutations, but due to abnormalities in how genes are switched off and on – a field known as epigenomics. read more...
Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Promotion and Nutrition Research)
Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)
Division Head, Health Promotion and Nutritional Research, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Atran Foundation Chair in Social Medicine
Behavior modificationType 2 diabetes
Dr. Wylie-Rosett’s research focuses on nutrition’s role in preventing and controlling chronic diseases—particularly diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease in which obesity is an important risk factor. She is associate editor of the journal Diabetes Care and author of The Complete Weight Loss Workbook. Dr. Wylie-Rosett has helped the American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association develop nutrition-related recommendations and position statements. read more...
Associate Professor, Radiology
Associate Professor, Physiology & Biophysics
Director, Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center
Biomedical technologiesMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI)Concussion Brain function
Dr. Branch directs Einstein’s Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center, which supports a wide variety of MRI studies of brain injury and disease, liver disease, cancer and other disorders. Dr. Branch specializes in the use of MRI to study both animal and human diseases. He was also one of the first to use MRI to measure blood flow in the brain and employs the technology to assess brain function and structure in a wide variety of disorders, including stroke, concussion and schizophrenia. read more...
Ruth Merns Chair in Biochemistry
Dr. Schramm is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. His pioneering work in biochemistry has resulted in powerful new strategies for treating cancer, antibiotic resistance and autoimmune diseases. read more...
Professor and Founding Chair, Systems & Computational Biology
Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Systems & Computational Biology
Evolutionary biologySystems biologyBiological modeling
Dr. Bergman combines data from basic and clinical research to create computer models of complex biological systems. As these models evolve, his work could contribute to calculating individualized medical outcomes and guiding treatment for patients based on their personal genetic make-up. Dr. Bergman has teamed with colleagues to study a variety of complex conditions, including aging, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. read more...