Professor, Medicine (Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases), Einstein
Professor, Pathology, Einstein
The Eleazar and Feige Reicher Chair in Translational Medicine, Einstein
Attending Physician, Medicine, Montefiore Health System
Stem cell researchCell therapyGene therapy
Dr. Gupta is a pioneer in the development of cell therapy – treating disease by introducing healthy cells into the body. He has discovered various mechanisms for coaxing transplanted cells to attach to host tissue and multiply, paving the way for treating health problems such as high cholesterol, hemophilia, liver failure, and hepatitis. read more...
Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Einstein and Montefiore Health System
Professor, Genetics, Einstein
Eye diseaseDry eyeStem cell research
Stem cell treatmentCorneal restorationLaser surgery
Dr. Chuck is a prominent stem cell and dry eye researcher and one of the youngest ophthalmology chairs in the country. He is a cornea specialist with expertise in the field of laser techniques, including LASIK surgery. Dr. Chuck has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” discussing the increased rate of nearsightedness in the United States. read more...
Professor, Medicine (Hematology)
Professor, Cell Biology
Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Director, Einstein Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Stem cell researchBlood-forming stem cellsCell therapy
Dr. Bouhassira’s work focuses on prompting human embryonic stem cells to develop into hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells. This work could potentially help patients needing transfusions and save lives by expanding the production of customized cells that could be transplanted without risk of rejection. read more...
Professor, Surgery, Einstein
Chief, Transplantation, Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation
Director, Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care
Liver diseasesTransplantationStem cell research
Dr. Kinkhabwala is an active member of Einstein’s NIH-funded Marion Bessin Liver Research Center, where he is working to develop new treatments derived from stem cells for liver diseases, including liver cancer. An expert in complex liver surgery, including liver transplantation, he helped establish the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation, where physicians, surgeons, nurses and other clinicians work with scientists to deliver integrated care for patients with organ failure. read more...
Professor and Chair, Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore Health System
Professor and Chair, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore
Co-Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care
Cardiac surgeryMitral repair surgeryAortic valve surgery Minimally invasive heart surgeryHeart transplantation
Dr. Michler is a heart surgeon who specializes in complex aortic and mitral valve repair surgery. He is an NIH-funded investigator whose interest in repairing the injured heart has led to clinical trials in cardiac stem cell transplantation. Dr. Michler and his teams have advanced minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery procedures and surgical robotics. This work led to FDA approval for selective cardiac robotic procedures including mitral valve repair and coronary bypass surgery. read more...