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Aviv Bergman, Ph.D.

Aviv Bergman, Ph.D.

Professor and Founding Chair, Systems & Computational Biology

Professor, Pathology

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Systems & Computational Biology

Evolutionary biologySystems biologyBiological modeling

 Dr. Bergman combines data from basic and clinical research to create computer models of complex biological systems. As these models evolve, his work could contribute to calculating individualized medical outcomes and guiding treatment for patients based on their personal genetic make-up. Dr. Bergman has teamed with colleagues to study a variety of complex conditions, including aging, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. read more...

 

Roy S. Chuck, Ph.D., M.D.

Roy S. Chuck, Ph.D., M.D.

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...

 

Jill P. Crandall, M.D.

Jill P. Crandall, M.D.

Professor, Clinical Medicine (Endocrinology), Einstein

Director, Diabetes Clinical Trials Unit, Einstein

Attending Physician, Endocrinology, Montefiore Health System

DiabetesType 2 diabetesDiabetes prevention

Clinical TrialsPrediabetesResveratrol

An expert in diabetes prevention, Dr. Crandall is a principal investigator in the NIH-funded Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study, which showed that sustaining weight loss or taking an anti-diabetic drug can stave off type 2 diabetes in people at high risk for the disease. The American Diabetes Association recently funded Dr. Crandall to study whether the wine ingredient resveratrol can prevent diabetes in patients with prediabetes. read more...

 

Norman Todd Ilowite, M.D.

Norman Todd Ilowite, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics (Rheumatology), Einstein

Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore

ArthritisJuvenile arthritisLupus

Pediatric rheumatology

Dr. Ilowite is an expert in pediatric rheumatology. He is working on new treatments for children with chronic arthritis and on strategies for preventing plaque buildup (atherosclerosis) in the arteries of children who have the autoimmune disorder lupus. Dr. Ilowite is also developing ways that children with rheumatic disorders can control their pain without the need for drugs.  read more...

 

Paul R. Marantz, M.D., M.P.H.

Paul R. Marantz, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Dean, Clinical Research Education, Einstein

Associate Director, Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore

Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health, Einstein

Professor, Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Einstein

Research educationClinical research methodsPublic health

Translational medicine

Dr. Marantz is an innovator in developing educational programs in clinical medicine, research methods, and public health for medical students, residents, physicians, and other health professionals.  He is co-director of Einstein’s Clinical and Translational Science Award program, a national, NIH-funded consortium working to improve patient care by reducing the time it takes for laboratory discoveries to make their way into medical practice. read more...

 

Harry Shamoon, M.D.

Harry Shamoon, M.D.

Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, Einstein

Director, Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore Health System

Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology), Einstein

Attending Physician, Medicine, Montefiore Health System

Translational researchClinical researchDiabetes

Dr. Shamoon represents Einstein and Montefiore in the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium, an elite group of 60 medical research institutions working to improve health outcomes by facilitating the translation of scientific discoveries into medical practice. Dr. Shamoon’s research focus is diabetes, and he has directed two landmark NIH studies, the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and the Diabetes Prevention Program. read more...

 

Joseph A. Sparano, M.D.

Joseph A. Sparano, M.D.

Professor, Medicine (Oncology)

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Associate Director, Clinical Research, Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Associate Chairman, Medical Oncology, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care

Breast cancerClinical TrialsHIV-associated cancers

Dr. Sparano is a clinical researcher who develops and evaluates new treatment approaches for  breast cancer, lymphoma, and other cancers, including cancers associated with HIV infection. He also identifies genes that can be used to determine breast cancer prognosis and predict response to treatment – and that may be targeted in cancer as a treatment. He was involved in developing the Oncotype DCIS test, which provides patients with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast a score that predicts the likelihood of recurrence after surgery, allowing the treatment program to be individualized. read more...

 

Martin I. Surks, M.D.

Martin I. Surks, M.D.

Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology), Einstein

Professor, Pathology, Einstein

Program Director, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center

Endocrinology (thyroid)Thyroid disease

Dr. Surks is a thyroid disease expert with 40 years of experience in basic and clinical research, education and patient care. In addition to thyroid disorders, his clinical practice focuses on conditions of the pituitary, parathyroid and adrenal glands and on metabolic bone disease. His recent research has involved subclinical thyroid diseases and determining a reference range for TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels in people.  read more...

 

Elizabeth A. Walker, Ph.D.

Elizabeth A. Walker, Ph.D.

Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health

Associate Director, Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center

Director of the Einstein Diabetes Prevention & Control Core

Diabetes Self-Management (behavior change)Type 2 diabetesBehavioral interventionPublic health

Dr. Walker is a nurse scientist, diabetes nurse specialist and certified diabetes educator who specializes in studying how to help people with diabetes better manage their disease by adhering to their medication regimen, eating a healthy diet, exercising, and getting regular screening for complications. She is recognized for leading large NIH-funded behavioral intervention studies in minority diabetes populations—and has a program of research studies showing that regular phone calls to people with diabetes can be successful in helping them self-manage their disease and improve their diabetes control.  read more...