Division of Rheumatology

Dr. Elizabeth Kitsis Appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Professionalism

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Elizabeth Kitsis, MD

The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth Kitsis to Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Professionalism in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Kitsis is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Rheumatology) and Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health. In 2014, she was appointed to Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs, responsible for credentialing, appointments and promotions, annual reviews, and Grand Rounds. She has since overseen several exciting new projects, including the departmental mentoring program for junior faculty, a Fellows training course, and the first annual Department of Medicine Faculty Awards.

As Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Professionalism, Dr. Kitsis will expand her roles; she will participate in strategic planning and program building for the department and will foster an environment that promotes understanding of the role of professionalism in medicine. Dr. Kitsis is a practicing rheumatologist with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of Sjogren’s Disease.  A graduate of Cornell University Medical College, she completed her residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital, and her fellowship in rheumatology at NYU School of Medicine, where she also served as chief fellow.  After completing fellowship, Dr. Kitsis remained on the faculty at NYU, where she became the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Rheumatology.  She expanded her interest in clinical research at Pfizer, where she served as Vice President of Worldwide Development for Pain & Inflammation, Oncology, and Diversified Products.  During her tenure at Pfizer, Dr. Kitsis became interested in the ethics of drug development and went on to earn a Master of Bioethics degree at the University of Pennsylvania.  She joined Einstein/Montefiore in 2008 as Director of Bioethics Education, where she was responsible for the expansion of the bioethics curriculum for the medical students.  Dr. Kitsis has researched and published on various topics including pharmaceutical ethics, physician shadowing, and social media and professionalism.  She currently serves on the American College of Rheumatology Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee.

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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