A Legacy of Excellence in Hematology
Henny Billett, MD The Einstein-Montefiore Division of Hematology has an outstanding history of excellence in research, education and clinical care.
Major focuses include funded research in diverse areas of study:
- embryonic stem cell investigations
- high-throughput red blood cell engineering
- chemically modified hemoglobins and albumin
- in vitro red blood cell production
- murine models of sickle cell disease
- the role of nitric oxide and inflammation on microcirculation
- plasma expanders
- hemoglobin disorders
- thrombosis and hemostasis
Much of this comprehensive activity comes from the combination of resources from the Montefiore (west) and Albert Einstein (east) campuses. Each site has benefited from this integration with enrichment of faculty and postdoctoral and clinical fellows.
Throughout its existence our division has emphasized the combination of cutting-edge research and outstanding fellowship training. Our Division has been the home of presidents of the National Academy of Sciences, American Society of Hematology, and Society for the Study of Blood. An impressive number of graduates have headed divisions of hematology, departments of medicine, and have been deans of medical schools throughout the nation. The current faculty continues in this tradition with many grants, awards and high impact publications
Henny Billett, M.D.
Chief, Einstein-Montefiore Division of Hematology