There are eleven full-time faculty members in the Division, with a ratio of three faculty members per fellow. Additional voluntary faculty rheumatologists in private practice bring their clinical expertise to the teaching program on both campuses.
Each arthritis clinic has at least two attending physicians and all clinics have dedicated preceptors each week. Fellows present each case to the preceptor and discuss differential diagnosis and/or management. Clinical competencies are evaluated according to ACGME requirements and each fellow performs at least 4 observed patient interviews per year.
Dr. Chaim Putterman
Dr. Chaim Putterman is Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, and is responsible for overall administration of the Division. Dr. Putterman is Jacobi Hospital Arthritis Attending 1 month per year. He teaches at the Fellow Orientation Course and directs the Medical Student Rheumatology Course. He also supervises fellows in his laboratory.
Dr. Irene Blanco
Dr. Blanco’s research seeks to improve the clinician’s ability to predict and ultimately improve the outcome of lupus nephritis (LN) by finding new biomarkers for LN that better correlate with disease activity, leading to early diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Peter Barland
Dr. Peter Barland is a former Rheumatology Division Chief at Montefiore, and has been in the faculty for many years. He is a clinic educator based at the West Campus. Dr. Barland also is the Director of the Immunodiagnostic laboratory.
Dr. Anna Broder
Dr. Anna Broder became a full-time faculty member in the Division of Rheumatology in 2010, after graduating from the Rheumatology Fellowship Program and the Masters Program in Clinical Research at Einstein. Dr. Broder's area of interest is clinical research in lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome. She also works as a rheumatologist in the Montefiore Faculty Practice and serves as a Rheumatology Consultation Attending at the West Campus.
Dr. John Hardin
Dr. John Hardin joined the Division full-time as of January 2003. After several years in administration, Dr. Hardin has resumed laboratory research and is participating as Attending at the Jacobi Campus and at the Jacobi Clinics.
Dr. Harold D. Keiser
Dr. Harold Keiser is Arthritis Attending at Jacobi Hospital 3 months per year. He sees patients at the East Campus biweekly at the Joint Pain and the Arthritis Clinics on Mondays and Thursdays. He lectures at the Fellow Orientation Course and at the Medical Student Rheumatology Course. He is responsible for all consults at Weiler Hospital and makes rounds at Weiler with the East Campus Fellow twice per week. He attends all academic activities of the Division. He spends the rest of his time in private practice.
Dr. Barbara S. Mendez-Agrusa
Dr. Steven Porcelli
Dr. Steven Porcelli is Jacobi Hospital Arthritis Attending 1month per year. He teaches at the Fellow Orientation Course and at the Medical Student Rheumatology course. He is an Irene Diamond Fellow in Immunology and spends the rest of his time in basic research.
Dr. Clement Tagoe
Dr. Clement Tagoe is a full time clinic educator based in the West Campus. He works as a rheumatologist in the faculty practice, and supervises fellows at Montefiore Hospital.
Additional Basic Science Faculty
This is a partial list of faculty members in the basic science departments who have interests related to the rheumatic diseases:
Dr. Joan W. Berman (Pathology)
Dr. Barbara K. Birshtein (Cell Biology)
Dr. Harris Goldstein (Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology)
Dr. Stanley G. Nathenson (Microbiology & Immunology)
Dr. David L. Rosenstreich (Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology)
Dr. Matthew D. Scharff (Medicine and Cell Biology)