Division of Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Faculty

Division Chief

Liise-anne Pirofski, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology 
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine 
Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Professor in Biomedical Research 

Research Interests: Immunity to encapsulated pathogens, antibody immunity, vaccine development 

Faculty

Jacqueline M. Achkar, MD, MS
Associate Professor Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Antibody responses to immunodominant proteins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TB diagnostics, TB in immigrants, immune responses in vulvovaginal candidiasis


Peter Alpert, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 

Research Interests: HIV treatment, resistance, adherence


Stephen G. Baum, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine (Administration) 
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology 
Senior Associate Dean for Students 

Research Interests: Viral and mycoplasmal pneumonia


Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology 
Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology 
Leo and Julia Forchheimer Professor of Microbiology & Immunology 

Research Interests: Fungal pathogenesis, antibody structure and function, anthrax


Michela Catalano, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 
Director, Occupational Health Service, Montefiore Medical Center

Research Interests: Infections in health care workers, vaccines


John Chan, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology 
Associate Director, Medical Scientists Training Program

Research Interests: Mycobacterium tuberculosis-host interaction


Philip Chung, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)



Christina M. Coyle, MD, MS
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Director of Clinical Infectious Disease, Jacobi Hospital
Director of Tropical of Medicine Clinic, Jacobi Hospital
Hospital Epidemiologist, Jacobi Hospital

Research Interests: Clinical tropical medicine


Brian Currie, MD, MPH 

Assistant Dean for Clinical Research at Montefiore Medical Center  
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)  
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health 

Research Interests: Molecular epidemiology,multible antibiotic resistant organisms,molecular diagnostics


Johanna P Daily, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Research Interests: Plasmodium falciparum pathogenesis; drug resistance; host response


Marta Feldmesser, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Maternal & Fetal Medicine) 
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology 

Research Interests: Host-aspergillus interactions, antibody immunity, aspergillus diagnostics, fungal asthma


Uriel R. Felsen, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Medical Director for HIV Testing at the AIDS Center


 

Robert Grossberg, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Medical Director, Center for Positive Living/ID Clinic

Research Interests: Treatment adherence, HIV quality of care, HIV clinical trials


Yi Guo, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)




Carol Harris, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

Research Interests: International AIDS



 

Sarah Hochman, MD
Instructor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: HIV and malaria co-infection effects on immune dysfunction, blood-brain barrier breakdown, and outcomes in cerebral malaria 


Julie Hoffman, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: HIV, tropical medicine

 

 

 

Sachin Jain, MD, MPH
Instructor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)


Elizabeth R. Jenny-Avital, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Attending Physician, Jacobi Medical Center

Research Interests: Clinical aspects of TB, HIV related immune reconstitution syndrome, CNS HIV disease

 


Marla Keller, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health  
Director, Clinical Research Center, Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore

Research Interests: Clinical trials to assess microbicide safety, genital tract mucosal immunity, HIV infection in women


Kami Kim, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Research Interests: Molecular pathogenesis of Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium species, epigenetics, chemotherapy of parasitic infections, vaccine design


 Ira Leviton, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 

Research Interests: Rational use of antibiotics, writing consent forms that research subjects understand

 


Theresa MadalineTheresa Madaline, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Global health, HIV, Malaria, travel medicine, and antimicrobial stewardship

 

Grace Minamoto, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Inpatient Director, Montefiore AIDS Center

Research Interests: Infections in immunocompromised hosts (HIV, transplantation, cancer)


Victoria A. Muggia, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 

Research Interests: Transplant infectious disease, HIV primary care

 

 

 Kerry Murphy, MD
Instructor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
 

Priya Nori, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Antimicrobal stewardship, with emphasis on improving evidence-based antibiotic prescribing in medical providers
 

Joshua Nosanchuk, MD, FIDSA, FACP
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology 

Research Interests: Microbial pathogenesis, virulence factors, antibody immunity


Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 

Research Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship, antimicrobial resistance, public health

 

 

 

Connie Park, MD
Instructor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)


Dr. Yoram Puius, Infectious Diseases faculty member, Assistant Professor, Associate Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Einstein College of MedicineYoram Puius, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 

Clinical Research Interests: Infections in the immunocompromised host, including recipients of kidney, liver, heart, and stem cell transplants; infections in patients with hematological malignancies; infections in patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs); Lyme disease.


Paul Riska, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 

Research Interests: Diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology of Clostridium difficile; tuberculosis



Noah Robbins, MD, CM
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)


Jonathan Shuter, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 
Director of Clinical Research, Montefiore Medical Center AIDS Center

Research Interests: Tobacco use in persons living with HIV/AIDS, adherence to antiretroviral medications


Magdalena Slosar, MD
Instructor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)


David K. Stein, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Director, Adult HIV Clinic, Jacobi Medical Center

Research Interests: HIV therapeutics


Herbert B. Tanowitz, MD
Professor, Department of Pathology 
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)  
Director of the Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory, Jacobi Medical Center

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of parasitic diseases, Chagas disease, and cerebral malaria


Louis M. Weiss, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Pathology
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
 

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of parasitic diseases, Chagas disease, and cerebral malaria


Barry S. Zingman, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director, AIDS Center
Clinical Director, Infectious Diseases, Moses Division

Research Interests: HIV and infectious diseases administration and care; HIV quality and guidelines development; new antiretroviral agents; HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection; HIV testing


Affiliated Faculty

(Research fields are included where available.)

Pediatric Infectious Diseases 

Jacobo Abadi, MD  

Natalia Cheshenko, PhD  

Joanna Dobroszycki, MD   

Glenn Fennelly, MD  

Joy Glaser, MD  

Betsy Herold, MD (HIV and HSV)

David Goldman, MD (cryptococcus, anthrax)

Tsoline Kojaoglanian, MD (HIV)

Nathan Litman, MD  

Rebecca Madan, MD (CMV transplant immunology)

Marguerite Mayers, MD  

Michael Rosenberg, MD, PhD  

Arye Rubinstein, MD (allergies)

Basic Science 

John S. Blanchard, Ph.D. (drug action and resistance in tuberculosis)

Jurgen Brojatsch, PhD (drug action and resistance in tuberculosis)

Robert Burk, MD (HPV)

Kartik Chandran, Ph.D. (ebola)  

Harris Goldstein, MD, Director, Einstein/MMC Center for AIDS Research (HIV)

William Jacobs, PhD (tuberculosis)

Ganjam Kalpana, PhD (HIV)

Margaret Kielian, PhD (viral entry)

Gregoire Lauvau, Ph.D. (T-cell immunity)

Jack Lenz, PhD (retroviruses)

Stanley Nathenson, MD (T-cell immunity)

Steven Porcelli, MD (tuberculosis, T-cell immunity)

Vinayaka Prasad, PhD (HIV)

Matthew Scharff, MD (humoral immune response)

Duncan Wilson, PhD (HSV)

Epidemiology and Population Health Medicine  

Eran Y. Bellin, MD, Vice President, Clinical IT Research and Development Emerging Health Information Technology Montefiore Medical Center

Ellie Schoenbaum, MD, Director, Clinical Research Training Program, Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore

General Internal Medicine 

Kathy Anastos, MD (HIV)

Julia Arnsten, MD (HIV)

James C.M. Brust, MD (tuberculosis)

Pathology 

Joan Berman, PhD (HIV)

Amy Fox, MD, Director, Clinical Virology Laboratory

Michael Levi, DSc, Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Faculty Leadership

Members of the Division's reknowned faculty serve in prominent leadership roles throughout Einstein/Montefiore. more 

 

       
       
        
 
 
 
 
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