Einstein Faculty

Einstein is home to more than 2,000 faculty members, who promote research and academic excellence at the College of Medicine.  In addition to conducting research in the institution’s 300 laboratories, these individuals serve as mentors and teachers to the medical school’s 724 M.D. students, 248 Ph.D. students, 117 M.D.-Ph.D. students and 368 postdoctoral research fellows. This page reflects resources and information useful to Einstein investigators, along with highlights pertaining to honors and events relevant to faculty.  Can't find a resource you need?  Please contact webrunners@einstein.yu.edu to let us know.

Faculty Features

Dr. Jonathan Backer: Molecules by Day, Music by Night

Dr. Jonathan Backer is Einstein’s professor and chair of molecular pharmacology and a leading bench researcher on phosphoinositide 3-kinases, cellular proteins linked to various cancers. After hours, though, you read more >

Presidential Lecture Celebrates Innovative Research

On May 1, 2018, Betsy Herold, M.D. and William Jacobs Jr., Ph.D. presented their development of a novel vaccine to combat herpes simplex virus (HSV) at the Presidential Lecture read more >

BETTR Betters Education Through Preparation for Serving Underrepresented Students

Becoming a professor is tough. That’s because competition among postdoctoral fellows for faculty positions is fierce. read more >


Faculty Development Events

Friday, January 11, 2019

"Overcoming Scholarly Procrastination"

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Price Center/Block Research Pavilion Lefrak Auditorium Resnick Campus, Room 251

Friday, January 18, 2019

"Getting Started with Promotions on the Clinical Educator Track"

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Price Center - 251


Leadership Appointments

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and the department of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have recently added several key leaders to their ranks. Under the direction of Judy Aschner, M.D., physician-chief at CHAM and university chair, pediatrics at Einstein and Montefiore, the new recruitments and promotions include:

  • Patricia Hametz, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Suzette Oyeku, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Peter Belamarich, M.D.
  • Melissa Wasserstein, M.D

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Academic Honors

Combatting Liver Disease— Fadi-Luc Jaber, Ph.D. has received an Early Career Investigator Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Annually, this honor supports 20 early-career researchers worldwide (7 of whom are in the U.S.) to advance innovative liver research done by individuals studying and treating liver disease. As part of the honor, Dr. Jaber  was invited to present his original work on cell therapy at the meeting, which took place in November. Dr. Jaber studies liver regeneration and the use of cell therapy for treating liver diseases. His presentation described how cell transplantation can be improved by enhancing the function of mitochondria and the way the cell resists injury. Dr. Jaber is a research associate in the laboratory of Sanjeev Gupta, M.D., in Einstein’s Marion Bessin Liver Research Center. Dr. Gupta is professor of medicine and of pathology, and the Eleazar & Feige Reicher Chair in Translational Medicine at Einstein. This is the second time that the AASLD has recognized his work with this award.

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