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Chinazo O. Cunningham, M.D., M.S.

Chinazo O. Cunningham, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Associate Chief, General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine

Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, Department of Medicine

Attending Physician, General Internal Medicine, Montefiore Health System

Opioid prescription guidelinesDrug addiction and treatmentDrug use in HIV-infected patients

Dr. Cunningham is a physician whose research centers on drug addiction and treatment, particularly opioid addiction and the use of buprenorphine for treatment. She currently serves on the NYC Mayor’s Heroin and Prescription Opioid Public Awareness Task Force and was a member of the CDC's Opioid Guideline Workgroup, which issued recommendations for tighter prescription guidelines in March 2016. read more...

 

Marvin P. Fried, M.D.

Marvin P. Fried, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore Health System

CancerOtorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryRhinology (nose and sinus)Laryngology (voice)Laser surgery

Dr. Fried is a recognized leader in nasal, sinus and throat disorders. His research has led to improvements in surgical techniques and patient safety. A former president of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Laryngological Association, Dr. Fried is coauthor of The Larynx, the definitive text on vocal restoration and rehabilitation that is used widely in medical schools across the nation. read more...

 

Meredith A. Hawkins, M.D.

Meredith A. Hawkins, M.D.

Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology), Einstein

Director, Global Diabetes Institute, Einstein

Attending Physician, Medicine, Montefiore Health System

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Medicine, Einstein

DiabetesGlobal diabetesType 2 diabetes

Malnutrition diabetesGlobal health

Dr. Hawkins specializes in diabetes, with a particular emphasis on the dramatic rise of the disease worldwide. She has traveled the globe investigating diabetes since 1996 and is the founding director of the Global Diabetes Institute (GDI) at Einstein, which conducts diabetes education and training for healthcare workers in South and Central America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. read more...

 

Milan Kinkhabwala, M.D.

Milan Kinkhabwala, M.D.

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

Liver cancer

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...

 

Ruth Macklin, Ph.D.

Ruth Macklin, Ph.D.

Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health

Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics

BioethicsMultinational researchEthics in reproductive healthBioethics of research involving human subjectsGlobal health

Dr. Macklin is considered one of the founders of the field of bioethics. In a career dating to the early seventies, Dr. Macklin has lectured and published widely on a variety of medical ethics topics, including research using human subjects, global health, stem cell research, reproductive health, public health ethics, end-of-life issues and HIV/AIDS. She is a past president of the International Association of Bioethics and currently serves on its board of directors. read more...

 

Jeffrey E. Pessin, Ph.D.

Jeffrey E. Pessin, Ph.D.

Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor, Molecular Pharmacology

Director, Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center

Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Professorial Chair in Diabetes Research

DiabetesType 1 diabetesMetabolism

Dr. Pessin directs the Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center, one of only sixteen NIH-funded diabetes centers of its kind in the country. He guides the research of more than 90 scientists investigating type 1 (formerly juvenile) and type 2 (formerly adult-onset) diabetes. The center also includes training programs and community-based activities in the Bronx. Dr. Pessin’s own research focuses on insulin signaling and the mechanisms contributing to the onset of type 1 diabetes. read more...

 

Robert H. Singer, Ph.D.

Robert H. Singer, Ph.D.

Professor and Co-chair, Anatomy & Structural Biology

Co-director, Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Cell Biology

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Anatomy & Structural Biology

Single-cell imagingmRNABiophotonics

Dr. Singer is a leader in the field of biophotonics, which enables scientists to observe activities within living cells at the molecular level, and in the study of mRNA, a molecule that controls the expression and positioning of proteins within cells. Dr. Singer, who was called a “pioneer” by Science magazine, leads a robust lab that focuses on how RNA is expressed by the genome and how it travels from the site of its birth to its ultimate location in the cell where it makes proteins. read more...

 

Joanna L. Starrels, M.D., M.S.

Joanna L. Starrels, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor, Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Attending Physician, General Internal Medicine, Montefiore Health System

Prescription opioid use in chronic painPrescription drug abuseOpioid prescription guidelinesOpioids and HIV

Dr. Starrels is a physician, teacher and researcher who focuses on the safety and effectiveness of opioids for the management of chronic pain. Her research centers on defining best practices for managing chronic pain in primary care and HIV-treatment settings. She studies the benefits and harms of using treatment agreements, urine drug testing, and prescription monitoring programs in pain management; the effectiveness of collaborative care models for integrating behavioral health care and pain management; treatment of opioid use disorders in primary care settings; and the impact of opioid analgesic use, misuse and disorders on HIV outcomes.  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...

 

Joel Zonszein, M.D.

Joel Zonszein, M.D.

Professor, Clinical Medicine (Endocrinology), Einstein

Director, Clinical Diabetes Center, Montefiore Health System

Diabetes (clinical)Type 1 diabetesType 2 diabetes

Diabetes preventionCardiovascular disease

Dr. Zonszein is an experienced clinician and researcher who focuses on preventing and treating types 1 and 2 diabetes. He has participated in landmark NIH studies, including the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and the Diabetes Prevention Program. He has a special interest in understanding cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes and serves as the principal investigator of an ongoing NIH-sponsored study to find the best way to manage coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.  read more...