Einstein Faculty

Einstein is home to more than 2,000 faculty members, who promote research and academic excellence at the College of Medicine.  In addition to conducting research in the institution’s 300 laboratories, these individuals serve as mentors and teachers to the medical school’s 724 M.D. students, 248 Ph.D. students, 117 M.D.-Ph.D. students and 368 postdoctoral research fellows. This page reflects resources and information useful to Einstein investigators, along with highlights pertaining to honors and events relevant to faculty.  Can't find a resource you need?  Please contact webrunners@einstein.yu.edu to let us know.

Faculty Features

Dr. Jonathan Backer: Molecules by Day, Music by Night

Dr. Jonathan Backer is Einstein’s professor and chair of molecular pharmacology and a leading bench researcher on phosphoinositide 3-kinases, cellular proteins linked to various cancers. After hours, though, you read more >

Presidential Lecture Celebrates Innovative Research

On May 1, 2018, Betsy Herold, M.D. and William Jacobs Jr., Ph.D. presented their development of a novel vaccine to combat herpes simplex virus (HSV) at the Presidential Lecture read more >

BETTR Betters Education Through Preparation for Serving Underrepresented Students

Becoming a professor is tough. That’s because competition among postdoctoral fellows for faculty positions is fierce. read more >


Faculty Development Events

Thursday, February 21, 2019

"Test Event"

Time: 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Location: Test Location

Friday, February 22, 2019

"QI Methodology: Part III-Turn your QI project into a Scholarly Project: Make it Happen!"

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Price Center, 551


Leadership Appointments

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and the department of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have recently added several key leaders to their ranks. Under the direction of Judy Aschner, M.D., physician-chief at CHAM and university chair, pediatrics at Einstein and Montefiore, the new recruitments and promotions include:

  • Patricia Hametz, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Suzette Oyeku, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Peter Belamarich, M.D.
  • Melissa Wasserstein, M.D

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Academic Honors

Fighting Hepatitis C Epidemic—Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed Matthew Akiyama, M.D., to serve on the newly formed Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force, whose members will advise how to end the epidemic resulting from this liver disease. Hepatitis C currently affects an estimated 200,000 New Yorkers. The aim of the task force is to stop the spread of Hepatitis C virus by increasing access to medications and expanding programs for connecting New Yorkers in high-risk communities with prevention, screening and treatment services. Governor Cuomo selected task force members whose experience and expertise will develop a strategic plan that improves the quality of life for those living with the virus. Dr. Akiyama is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein, and an attending physician in both general internal medicine and infectious diseases at Montefiore.

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