Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Allergy/Immunology

Gabriele DeVos

Gabriele DeVos, MD
Pathogenesis of allergic diseases and the induction of immune tolerance by allergen vaccination (immunotherapy)

Golda Hudes

Golda Hudes, MD, PhD
Asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis

 
Sunit Jariwala

Sunit Jariwala, MD Immunopathogenic mechanisms of allergic skin diseases; environmental triggers of asthma

Elina Jerschow

Elina Jerschow, MD
Pathogenesis of drug allergies and hypersensitivities, with a particular emphasis on improving diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in drug-related allergic conditions

 

 David L. Rosenstreich, MD
Effects of inorganic dietary factors on immune reactivity in humans.

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Cardiology

Anna BortnickAnna Bortnick
Index of microvascular resistance in microvascular dysfunction, biomarkers and genetics of calcific aortic stenosis, quality issues in TAVR, and intravenous infusion of biologics for the treatment of atherosclerosis.
 
Yun ChenYun Chen
Mitochondria, Autophagy,Chaperone mediated autophagy (CMA), Cell death, Heart failure.
 
Angela Cheng-LaiAngela Cheng-Lai
Cardiovascular pharmacotherapy
 
Luigi Di BiaseLuigi Di Biase
Cardiology and electrophysiology; heart failure.
 
John FisherJohn Fisher

 
Joao Daniel FontesJoao Daniel Fontes
CV epidemiology, biomarkers, and cost-effective interventions in public health.
 
Nikolaos FrangogiannisNikolaos Frangogiannis
Pathophysiology of myocardial infarction, cardiac remodeling, myocardial inflammation, cardiac fibrosis, mechanisms of fibroblast activation, TGF-beta signaling, diabetic cardiomyopathy,
 
Mario GarciaMario Garcia
Why patients with diastolic heart failure have trouble doing physical exercise and the role of screening imaging tests for predicting cardiovascular events.
 
Richard KitsisRichard Kitsis
Fundamental mechanisms of cell death; molecular connections among death and autophagy programs; chemical biology; development of first small molecule drugs to reduce heart damage during myocardial infarction.
 
Jorge KizerJorge Kizer
Obesity and the aging process, and how bioactive factors secreted by adipocytes, skeletal myocytes, and cardiomyocytes, among other cell types, lead to dysregulation of homeostatic mechanisms and promote development of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.
 
Thomas McDonaldThomas McDonald
Ion channel behavior in health and disease with a focus on human genetics, structure/function relationships, epigenetics and regulation of protein translation.
 
Charles NordinCharles Nordin
Cardiovascular pharmacotherapy;diabetes screening, nonpharmacologic causes of QT prolongation, cocaine and beta blockers, proarrhythmic effects of hypoglycemia.
 
Robert OstfeldRobert Ostfeld
Preventive Cardiology, General Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease, Echocardiography, Medical Education.
 
Eugen PalmaEugen Palma
Cardiac Arrhythmias
 
Ileana PiñaIleana Piña
Rehabilitation of heart disease in patients with heart failure.
 
Nicholas SibingaNicholas Sibinga
Basic mechanisms of vascular remodeling and obstruction.
 
Cynthia TaubCynthia Taub
Multimodality cardiac imaging, heart diseases during pregnancy, valvular heart disease, and racial and gender disparity in access to cardiac care
 
Renjian ZhengRenjian Zheng, PhD
Functional and structural characterization of cardiac ion channel proteins encoded by hERG, KCNQ1(α) and KCNE (β) genes.


 

 

Critical Care Medicine

Jen-Ting (Tina) Chen, MD
Asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis


Peter V. Dicpinigaitis, MD
Cough reflex sensitivity 


Lewis Eisen, MD
Point of care ultrasound, simulation training for airway emergencies, situation awareness, teamwork, and leadership.


Hayley Gershengorn, MD
Identifying variations in care delivery for patients with critical illnesses.


Michelle Ng Gong, MD
Prediction and prevention of acute critical illness and their complications.


Aluko A. Hope, MD
Integrating palliative care principles into the care of critically ill older adults; developing approaches to better identify critically ill older adults who are vulnerable to poor outcomes after critical illness.


S. Jean Hsieh, MD
Geriatric critical care; improving cognitive and physical outcomes in survivors of critical illness.

Adam B. Keene, MD
 


Sharon S. Leung, MD
Performance improvement; palliative care; prevention of sepsis progression.


Rishi Malhotra, MD
 


Ariel L. Shiloh, MD
Goal directed ultrasonography, focusing on difficult vascular access and shock states.


Graciela J. Soto, MD
ALI/ARDS, sepsis and toll-like receptors.


>Nida Qadir, MD
Asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis

 

Dermatology

Steven R. Cohen, MD, MPH
Environmental and occupational dermatology and psoriasis

  
 
 

Endocrinology

 Gil Atzmon, MD
Role of epigenetics in diseases, aging and longevity.

 

 Nir Barzilai, M.D.
Biology and genetics of aging.

 

 Michael A. Brownlee, MD 

 

 Streamson Chua, MD, PhD
Genetic contribution to the chronic disease of obesity, diabetes, and diabetes complications.

 

 Jill P. Crandall, MD
Diabetes.

 

 Ruth Freeman, MD
Menopause, hormone replacement therapy, osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency, and other endocrine disorders

 

 Jeffrey Gonzalez, PhD
Factors associated with treatment nonadherence in and developing interventions to improve treatment adherence among patients with chronic illness, particularly diabetes and HIV/AIDS.

 

 Meredith A. Hawkins, MD
Effects of nutrient deficiency and excess on insulin resistance, nutritional regulation of adipose tissue inflammation, and regulation of hepatic glucose production in diabetes mellitus.

 

 Young-Hwan Jo, PhD
Cellular pathogenesis of obesity.

 

 Irwin J. Kurland, MD, PhD
Diabetes.

 Sofiya Milman, MD
Genetics associated with high HDL levels and longevity.

 

 Jeffrey Pessin, PhD
Insulin signaling at the molecular level, regulation of glucose uptake and metabolism at the cellular molecular level, and the integrative systems of metabolism in normal and pathophysiologic states in genetic rodent models.

 

 Gary J. Schwartz, PhD
How the gut and the brain interact to regulate food intake and associated metabolic processes.

 

 Rajat Singh, MD, MBBS
Autophagy and integrative physiology.

 

 Daniel T. Stein, MD 

 

 Martin I. Surks, M.D. 

 

 Yaron Tomer, MD
Immunogenetic and epigenetic mechanisms causing autoimmune thyroiditis and type 1 diabetes, and how to translate them into novel immune therapies for these diseases.

 

 Elizabeth A. Walker, PhD
Diabetes.

 

 Fajun Yang, PhD
Transcriptional control of lipid metabolism.

 

 Joel Zonszein, MD 

 

Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases

Olga Aroniadis, MD, MSc
Intestinal microbiome and its implication in health and disease, Clostridium difficile infection and colon ischemia.

 

Lawrence Brandt, MD
ischemic and vascular disorders of the gastrointestinal system, inflammatory bowel diseases, colitis, geriatric gastroenterology, AIDS, and endoscopic technique.

 

Carolina Elisovitch
 

 

Sanjeev Gupta, MD, MBBS
Liver cell-based therapies and relevant aspects of stem cell biology.

 

Harmit Kalia, DO
NAFLD, Hepatitis B, complications of end stage liver disease and liver transplantation.

 

Dana Lukin, MD, PhD
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Trials Crohn's Disease Ulcerative Colitis Intestinal Permeability.

 

Parvathi Myer, MD
Disparities in colorectal cancer in both sporadic and hereditary colorectal cancer.

 

John Reinus, MD
Liver diseases and related topics

 Charles E. Rogler, PhD
Fundamental mechanisms of microRNA regulation of gene expression and cell fate.

 

 Leslie E. Rogler, PhD 

 

 Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury, MBBS
Liver-directed gene therapy.

 

 Namita Roy-Chowdhury, PhD
Liver-based inherited metabolic diseases, mainly, inherited disorders of Bilirubin Glucuronidation and Primary Hyperoxaluria type 1.

 

Jonathan Schwartz, MD
Acute and chronic liver diseases.

 

 David A. Shafritz, MD
Liver repopulation and gene therapy using fetal liver stem/progenitor cells and genetically re-engineered adult hepatocytes.

 

Samuel Sigal, MD
Treatment of viral hepatitis, ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, and hepatorenal syndrome.

 

 Allan W. Wolkoff, MD
Basic understanding of hepatocyte function and relation to disease.

 

General Internal Medicine

 Julia Arnsten, MD, MPH
Buprenorphine and neurocognitive function in opioid-dependent drug users, training physicians in clinical addiction research.

 

 Marcus Bachhuber, MD 
Addiction treatment in the Affordable Care Act, medical and recreational marijuana laws, prescription drug abuse

 

 Oni Blackstock, MD
Do group medical visits improve HIV medication adherence among women with HIV/AIDS?

 

 James Brust, MD
Examining a new drug for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa

 

 Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS 
Primary care access to buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction; Do financial incentives for abstinence from illicit drugs lead to improved HIV outcomes?

 

 Aaron Fox, MD 
Peer mentorship to assist individuals with opioid use disorders enter addiction treatment after jail/prison release, medical homes for individuals returning from jail or prison

 

 Alain Litwin, MD 
Caring for injection drug users with hepatitis C

 

 Shadi Nahvi, MD, MS 
Smoking cessation for opioid treatment patients

 

 Brianna Norton, DO 
Group HCV evaluation and primary-care based HCV treatment for persons who inject drugs

 

 Gerald Paccione, MD
Global health: Montefiore-Einstein campus in East Africa (Kisoro District Hospital, Uganda)

 

 Viraj Patel, MD
HIV treatment adherence in India, HIV prevention through social media, gender and sexual minority health research

 

 Hector Perez, MD
Healthcare barriers in persons with communication disabilities

 

 Anjali Sharma, MD 
Pain in HIV-infected and uninfected women (NIH)

 

 Joanna Starrels, MD, MS 
Management of chronic pain in people living with HIV; opioid misuse and addiction in people taking opioid analgesics

 
 

Geriatrics

Helena Blumen, PhD
Human memory, cognitive aging, and cognitive neuroscience

 

Mirnova E. Ceide, M.D.
 

 

Thiruvinvamalai S. Dharmarajan, MD, MBBS
Geriatrics, nutrition, anemia and anticoagulation

 

Claudene George, MD
Geriatrics, nutrition, anemia and anticoagulation

 

 Joe Verghese, MBBS
Influence of cognitively stimulating activities on reducing risk of dementia, the role of divided attention tasks in predicting outcomes such as disability and cognitive decline, cognitive interventions, and global health

 
 

Hematology

 Seetharama A. Acharya, PhD 

 

 Henny Billett, MD
Risk factors for thrombosis and microvascular disease, with emphasis on epidemiological aspects and outcomes research

 

 Eric E. Bouhassira, PhD
Developing hematopoietic (blood forming) stem cells that can differentiate into red blood cells, T cells, platelets, and all other cell types that comprise blood

 

 Paul S. Frenette, MD
How hematopoietic stem cells and mature blood cells traffic in vivo

 

 John M. Greally, MB, BCh, PhD
Understanding models of genetic susceptibility to human disease, especially those affecting children

 

 Rhoda E. Hirsch, PhD
Hemoglobinopathy HbE (ß26 Glu Lys) and related diseases.

 

 Michael B. Stemerman, MD
How LDL may alter the function of the vascular endothelium

 
 

Hospital Medicine

Sarah Baron, MD
Systems-based improvement methodologies and error reporting

 

Cristina M. Gonzalez, MD
Health disparities and advocacy education

 

 William N. Southern, MD, MS
Hospital medicine outcomes

 
 

Infectious Diseases

Jacqueline M. Achkar, MD, MS
Antibody responses to immunodominant proteins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TB diagnostics, TB in immigrants, immune responses in vulvovaginal candidiasis

 

Stephen G. Baum, MD
Viral and mycoplasmal pneumonia

 

Michela Catalano, MD
Infections in health care workers, vaccines

 

 John Chan, MD

Mycobacterium tuberculosis-host interaction

 

Christina M. Coyle, MD, MS
Clinical tropical medicine

 

Johanna P Daily, MD, MS
Plasmodium falciparum pathogenesis; drug resistance; host response

 

Robert Grossberg, MD
Treatment adherence, HIV quality of care, HIV clinical trials

 

Carol Harris, MD
International AIDS

 

Elizabeth R. Jenny-Avital, MD
Clinical aspects of TB, HIV related immune reconstitution syndrome, CNS HIV disease

 

Marla Keller, MD
Clinical trials to assess microbicide safety, genital tract mucosal immunity, HIV infection in women

 

Kami Kim, MD
Molecular pathogenesis of Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium species, epigenetics, chemotherapy of parasitic infections, vaccine design

 

Grace Minamoto, MD
Infections in immunocompromised hosts (HIV, transplantation, cancer)

 

Victoria A. Muggia, MD
Transplant infectious disease, HIV primary care

 

Joshua Nosanchuk, MD, FIDSA, FACP
Microbial pathogenesis, virulence factors, antibody immunity

 

Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH
Antimicrobial stewardship, antimicrobial resistance, public health

 

Liise-anne Pirofski, MD
Immunity to encapsulated pathogens, antibody immunity, vaccine development

 

Paul Riska, MD
Diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology of Clostridium difficile; tuberculosis

 

Jonathan Shuter, MD
Tobacco use in persons living with HIV/AIDS, adherence to antiretroviral medications

 

David K. Stein, MD
HIV therapeutics

 

Herbert B. Tanowitz, MD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Pathogenesis of parasitic diseases, Chagas disease, and cerebral malaria

 

Louis M. Weiss, MD, MPH
Pathogenesis of parasitic diseases, Chagas disease, and cerebral malaria

 

Barry S. Zingman, MD
HIV and infectious diseases administration and care; HIV quality and guidelines development; new antiretroviral agents; HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection; HIV testing

 
 

Nephrology

Matthew Abramowitz, MD
Chronic metabolic acidosis, skeletal muscle function, and functional impairment in patients with chronic kidney disease.

 

Enver Akalin, MD
Mechanisms of acute and chronic rejection using microarray technology and immune monitoring of kidney transplant recipients

 

 Yuling Chi, PhD
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of metabolic disorders, diabetic complications, and developing pharmacological and nutraceutical therapeutics.

 

Maria Coco, MD 

 

Ladan Golestaneh, MD
Role of renal resistive index and NGAL as predictors of AKI incidence in the ICU

 

Michal L. Melamed, MD
Epidemiology of and ethnic and racial disparities in chronic kidney disease and its complications, the epidemiology and health consequences of vitamin D deficiency, and acute kidney injury

 

Michele H. Mokrzycki, MD
Hemodialysis vascular access related complications

 

 Victor L. Schuster, MD 

 

Pulmonary Medicine

 

David W. Appel, MD
Sleep medicine; sleep and cough; sleep and gastroesophageal reflux among people with obstructive sleep apnea; obstructive sleep apnea and aspiration, anemia of aging, CHF among African Americans; restless leg syndrome

 

Peter V. Dicpinigaitis, MD
Methods of cough reflex sensitivity measurement with the tussive agent capsaicin

 

David J. Prezant, MD
Pulmonary physiology, firefighter health and safety, and the health impact of World Trade Center collapse on NYC firefighters and EMS rescue workers

 

 Simon D. Spivack, MD, MPH 

 
 

Rheumatology

 Irene Blanco, MD
Improving the clinician’s ability to predict and ultimately improve the outcome of lupus nephritis

 

 Anna Broder, MD
Clinical and translational research in systemic lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome and other rheumatologic diseases

 

 John A. Hardin, MD
Systemic lupus erythematosus and autoantibodies

 

 Steven A. Porcelli, MD
Control of acquired immune responses by T cells

 

 Chaim Putterman, MD
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

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