Division of Rheumatology


Strong basic science research, expanding systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and inflammatory arthropathies clinical research programs, and a well established serum bank. more info 


The Role of the TWEAK Molecule in Lupus 
The development of a pronounced rash among Dr. Chaim Putterman’s laboratory mice led to the finding that TWEAK signaling affected not only kidney disease but also rashes, scarring, and other symptoms of cutaneous lupus erythematosus that commonly occur in lupus mice.


Dr. Beverly K. Johnson, M.D.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. 


News & Media

   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.  

 Irene Blanco Rheumatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY

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 


During his talk at the American College of Rheumatology's State of the Art Clinical Symposium, Dr. Chaim Putterman offers hope that clinicians will soon have better diagnostics for systemic lupus erythematosus. Read more at MedPageToday.

  Elizabeth Kitsis

Dr. Elizabeth Kitsis Appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Professionalism
Dr. Elizabeth Kitsis, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Rheumatology) and Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health, has been appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Professionalism in the Department of Medicine.


Irene Blanco Rheumatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYDr. Irene Blanco Appointed Associate Dean for the Office of Diversity Enhancement
Dr. Irene Blanco, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, has been appointed Associate Dean for the Office of Diversity Enhancement (ODE).



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 is to 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 


Division Chief

Chaim Putterman, M.D. (Bio)

Professor, Department of Medicine (Rheumatology)
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Chief, Division of Rheumatology , Department of Medicine

Letter From the Chief 


Grand Rounds


Grand Rounds Schedule 

Contact Info

Division of Rheumatology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Bldg., Rm 701N
Bronx, NY 10461

(718) 430-2078
Fax: (718) 430-8789

For Clinical Appointments Please Call: 1.866.633.8255


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