Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Diversity Affairs


Image: Guests of the Welcome Cocktail Reception, held June 23. see photos
Improving Diversity in Academic Medicine 

The Einstein/Montefiore Diversity Affairs Committee's mission is to promote cultural diversity among housestaff and faculty of the Department of Medicine.

The Diversity Affairs agenda will be carried out through three major goals:

  1. Improve minority recruitment, retention, and promotion at the housestaff and faculty levels
  2. Provide a networking and supportive community to minority housestaff and faculty
  3. Enhance mentoring opportunities for minority housestaff and faculty

Why is Diversity Important? 

As the nation rapidly grows more diverse, underrepresented minority physicians are needed more than ever. With 34% of the U.S. population belonging to a minority group and 47% of children under five coming from minority families, healthcare practitioners are seeing an ever-growing spectrum of languages, cultures, and health issues in patients. Yet even as the demand for ethnic and racial diversity in medicine rises, minority doctors—particularly those in academic medicine—remain few. full article 

Events 

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Regional Meeting 

February 10, 2013
Location: Einstein College of Medicine

 

Residency Recruitment Interviews
November 2012-January 2013

  • Faculty Participate in Interviews and Call Minority Applicants

Re-Visit Dinner and Day for Minority Residency Applicants
January 31, 2013

Spotlight on Global Health Disparities: Strengthening Research Capacity in the Eastern Caribbean
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds (sponsored by the Diversity Affairs Committee)
September 27, 2012
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MHS, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)
Assistant Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Faculty, Global Health Leadership Institute
Yale School of Medicine

 Annual Welcome Cocktail Party
June 27, 2012

  • Welcome to New Housestaff
  • Networking for Faculty

See photos 

Re-visitation Dinner for Minority Residency Applicants 

February 2, 2012

Focus Areas 

  • Reach out to new Housestaff, Fellows and Faculty
  • Active participation in recruitment of minority housestaff
  • Encourage housestaff to promote residency program at national meetings (e.g., Student National Medical Association/SNMA, National Boricua Latino Health Organization/NBLHO)
  • Partnership and faculty development efforts with Hispanic Center for Excellence and Einstein "Deconstructing Racism" workshop

Committee Meetings

Meetings are currently the 2nd Monday of each month 8-9am alternating between Moses (Division of General Internal Medicine) and Weiler (Department of Medicine). A calling-in option is available. 

Committee Members 

Irene Blanco, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Rheumatology)

 

Manuela Calvo, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

 

Andrea Card, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

 

Maria del Mar Cirino-Marcano, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Pulmonary Medicine)

 

Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

 

Nichola Davis, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

 

Mahalia Desruisseaux, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

 

Claudene George, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Geriatrics)

 

Cristina Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

 

Carol Grant, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases)

 

Sammy Ho, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases)

 

Aluko Hope, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Critical Care)

 

Brigid Joseph
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases)

 

Colette Knight, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

 

Rita Louard, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

 

Hector Medina, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology

 

Ileana Pina, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

 

Julie Ramos, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

 

Marta Rico
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

 

Calie Santana, MD, MHS 

 

Clyde Smith, MD, MPH
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

 

Graciela Soto
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Critical Care)

 

Clement Tagoe, MB, BCh, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Rheumatology)

 

Njeri Thande, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

 

Carlos Torres, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

 

Joel Zonszein, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

 

Calendar

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Irina Murakhovskaya, MD
8:00 AM : Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Grand Rounds

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Contact Us

Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
Belfer Building - Room 1008
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461 (directions)

718.430.2591
Fax: 718.430.8563

 
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