Reichgott and Putterman to be Honored for Teaching
Michael J. Reichgott, MD, PhD
Chaim Putterman, MD
The Department of Medicine extends sincerest congratulations to two of its faculty members who will be honored for their teaching achievements at the Einstein graduation June 1, 2011.
Dr. Michael Reichgott (General Internal Medicine) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Reichgott is Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Graduate Medical Education at Einstein. An Einstein graduate, he returned to Einstein after completed a residency, fellowship, and PhD at the University of California San Francisco and serving on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and in clinical roles at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. At Einstein, he has held the positions of Assistant Dean and Medical Director of the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Associate Dean for Students, and the College’s first Associate Dean for GME. Dr. Reichgott was responsible for managing the College’s clinical education programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and GME, he continues to oversee the College’s role as institutional sponsor for its residency programs.
Dr. Chaim Putterman (Rheumatology) will receive the Harry Eagle Award for Outstanding Basic Science Teaching. Dr. Putterman is Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology & Immunology. Dr. Putterman's research laboratory conducts extensive studies in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He serves as an attending physician at Jacobi Medical Center, teaches in the Rheumatology Fellowship Program, and supervises fellows in his laboratory. Dr. Putterman was inducted into Einstein's Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society in 2008.
In addition to being honored at the graduation ceremony, Drs. Reichgott and Putterman will be recognized at an education awards reception on May 12th.