Division of Rheumatology

Rheumatology Team 

Unified Division Chief 
Clement Tagoe, PhD, MB, BCh 
P: 866.633.8255
F: 718.881.9415

Fellowship Program Director 
Irene Blanco, MD 

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Tawania Fergus 
P: 718.430.2215

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Jeanette Soto 
P: 718.920.4534 


Clinical Research Coordinator 
Nicole C. Jordan 
P: 718.920.6416 
F: 718.515.6103 

Study Coordinator 
Dalynah M. Maldonado 
P: 718.430.8583

Fellowship Coordinator 
Mildred Rodriguez
P: 718.920.7091


The Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program combines clinical training with clinical or basic science research experience. more info 


Einstein-Montefiore Division of Rheumatology academic faculty. see list 

Patient Care

Rheumatologic disease and conditions treated, hospitals and affiliates, and how to find the right Einstein-Montefiore rheumatologist. more info 

From the Chief

The Einstein-Montefiore Division of Rheumatology's mission isto provide the best possible rheumatologic care for over one million Bronx residents; educate rheumatology fellows, residents, students, and colleagues in other medical disciplines; and participate in the acquisition of new knowledge about rheumatologic disease. read letter 

News & Media


 Congratulations to Dr. Irene Blanco who has been selected to receive the 2019 Hispanic Health Leadership Award from the National Hispanic Health Foundation. This prestigious award is presented to “outstanding individuals who served in significant leadership roles and have helped improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved populations”.  We celebrate Dr. Blanco on this well deserved accomplishment.

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The 2019 Fellows Brunch was a joy! Congratulations Graduates

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Einstein and Montefiore scientists help patients find relief from the pain 

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New Program uses Ultrasound Technology to Deliver Joint Pain Relief
Under the leadership of Rheumatologist Beverly Johnson, MD, facility physicians developed the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program to help patients who have severe and constant pain from torn rotator cuffs, muscle tears, joint degeneration, gout, muscle erosion, and other conditions.


Einstein Newsroom covers Dr. Chaim Putterman's Bolstering Biopsies: Testing Patients' Individual Cells to Guide Treatment. This study of Lupus patients could improve biopsies elsewhere in the body.


The Rheumatologist covered Dr. Irene Blanco during her talk at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago. Dr. Blanco discussed health disparities (differences in health closely linked to social or economic disadvantages) as a problem in rheumatology care today. As a participant in the ACR’s Collaborative Initiatives, the primary objective is to educate primary-care providers, patients and families in order to facilitate timely diagnosis and treatment of lupus, especially in underserved communities. Read more here 

Division Chief

Clement E. Tagoe, Ph.D., M.B., B.Ch. (Bio)

Professor, Department of Medicine (Rheumatology)
Chief, Division of Rheumatology , Department of Medicine


Grand Rounds


Grand Rounds Schedule 

Contact Info

Montefiore Medical Center Moses Division 

111 E 210th St, 

The Bronx, NY 10467 


Physicians & Patients 


Rheumatology Fellowship Program 


Administrative Questions 

718-920-6682/ fax: 718-920-8064 



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