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YTDr. Yaron Tomer Delivers 2017 State of the Department Address
On Thursday, September 28, Yaron Tomer, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology and Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research, presented the 2017 State of the Department Address at a special Grand Rounds. To read more and view links to the PPT and video presentations click here.


3 girsl 2Medicine Members Recognized for Service to Einstein
On December 17, 2017, eight members of the Department of Medicine were among dozens of Einstein faculty and staff who were honored for their dedicated service to the College of Medicine at the annual Service Recognition Award Ceremony, held in Lubin Dining Hall. Following opening remarks by Dr. Steven Safyer, president and CEO, Montefiore Medicine, the awards were presented by Dr. Edward Burns, executive dean, to employees who have served Einstein for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years..


shapiro laurenMeet the 2019-2020 General Internal Medicine Chief Residents
The Department of Medicine is pleased to introduce the 2019-2020 General Internal Medicine Chief Residents.


UllmanDr. Thomas Ullman Named Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Thomas Ullman, MD, has been named Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, beginning in March 2018. Dr. Allan Wolkoff will continue as Chief, Division of Hepatology and Director of the Marion Bessin Liver Research Center. Dr. Ullman is currently Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Medicine in the Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer in the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice.


Marti GraysonDr. Martha Grayson Appointed to NYS Board for Medicine
Martha S. Grayson, MD, Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education Emerita and Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine, has been appointed to the New York State Board for Medicine for a renewable five-year term. 


Lauren ShapiroDr. Lauren Shapiro Named Interim Director Internal Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Lauren Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Firm 3 Leader, has assumed the role of Interim Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Read more.


rikin 3Dr. Sharon Rikin Named Director of Quality Improvement for Department of Medicine
Sharon Rikin has joined the Department of Medicine as the Associate Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement and Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.


Life as an Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist
In the September 2017 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, discusses her career as an infectious diseases physician scientist and the opportunity for future generations of ID physician scientists to make inroads in the fields of infectious diseases, immunity, and microbial pathogenesis. The article, Life as an Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist: Science is Humanity’s Lifeline, is accompanied by a video.


Dr. Oni Blackstock Awarded CDC Grant to Study HIV Prevention in Minority Populations
The CDC has awarded Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS, a primary care physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), a Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI) grant to build upon her work developing and testing interventions to improve engagement in HIV treatment and prevention.


 

In the Media

zingmanCBS Evening News, Dec. 3, 2017
Millons of People Living With HIV Now Have the Therapy They Need

In honor of World AIDS Day, Barry Zingman, MD, Medical Director of the AIDS Center at Montefiore and Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), discusses the positive implications of ART therapy to suppress HIV and how this powerful tool can help directly prevent transmission and reduce stigma. Watch the CBS Evening News segment


Sunit JariwalaBronxNet, October 5, 2017
Montefiore Asthma Education

Sunit Jariwala M.D., attending physician and associate professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology, demonstrates how the Asthma Educator app, created by a team of Montefiore providers, can help patients better manage their asthma. Watch the BronxNet Video


Madaline Contagion Live, July 7, 2017
New Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program Cut Hospital Readmission Rates in Half
Theresa Madaline, MD, clinical director of Infectious Diseases Services, Jack D. Weiler Hospital and Riganni Urrely, LPN, nurse coordinator, Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program, discuss their study that showed Montefiore’s Transitions-of-Care Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy program, which features streamlined communication with patients and bilingual providers, reduced emergency department readmissions for patients who receive IV antibiotics outside of the hospital. This high risk population can face a readmission rate of up to 50 percent. Read the Contagion Live Article here


 
 
 

News

YTDr. Yaron Tomer Delivers 2017 State of the Department Address
On Thursday, September 28, Yaron Tomer, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology and Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research, presented the 2017 State of the Department Address at a special Grand Rounds. To read more and view links to the PPT and video presentations click here.


3 girsl 2Medicine Members Recognized for Service to Einstein
On December 17, 2017, eight members of the Department of Medicine were among dozens of Einstein faculty and staff who were honored for their dedicated service to the College of Medicine at the annual Service Recognition Award Ceremony, held in Lubin Dining Hall. Following opening remarks by Dr. Steven Safyer, president and CEO, Montefiore Medicine, the awards were presented by Dr. Edward Burns, executive dean, to employees who have served Einstein for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years..


shapiro laurenMeet the 2019-2020 General Internal Medicine Chief Residents
The Department of Medicine is pleased to introduce the 2019-2020 General Internal Medicine Chief Residents.


UllmanDr. Thomas Ullman Named Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Thomas Ullman, MD, has been named Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, beginning in March 2018. Dr. Allan Wolkoff will continue as Chief, Division of Hepatology and Director of the Marion Bessin Liver Research Center. Dr. Ullman is currently Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Medicine in the Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer in the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice.


Marti GraysonDr. Martha Grayson Appointed to NYS Board for Medicine
Martha S. Grayson, MD, Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education Emerita and Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine, has been appointed to the New York State Board for Medicine for a renewable five-year term. 


Lauren ShapiroDr. Lauren Shapiro Named Interim Director Internal Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Lauren Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Firm 3 Leader, has assumed the role of Interim Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Read more.


rikin 3Dr. Sharon Rikin Named Director of Quality Improvement for Department of Medicine
Sharon Rikin has joined the Department of Medicine as the Associate Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement and Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.


Life as an Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist
In the September 2017 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, discusses her career as an infectious diseases physician scientist and the opportunity for future generations of ID physician scientists to make inroads in the fields of infectious diseases, immunity, and microbial pathogenesis. The article, Life as an Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist: Science is Humanity’s Lifeline, is accompanied by a video.


Dr. Oni Blackstock Awarded CDC Grant to Study HIV Prevention in Minority Populations
The CDC has awarded Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS, a primary care physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), a Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI) grant to build upon her work developing and testing interventions to improve engagement in HIV treatment and prevention.


 

In the Media

zingmanCBS Evening News, Dec. 3, 2017
Millons of People Living With HIV Now Have the Therapy They Need

In honor of World AIDS Day, Barry Zingman, MD, Medical Director of the AIDS Center at Montefiore and Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), discusses the positive implications of ART therapy to suppress HIV and how this powerful tool can help directly prevent transmission and reduce stigma. Watch the CBS Evening News segment


Sunit JariwalaBronxNet, October 5, 2017
Montefiore Asthma Education

Sunit Jariwala M.D., attending physician and associate professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology, demonstrates how the Asthma Educator app, created by a team of Montefiore providers, can help patients better manage their asthma. Watch the BronxNet Video


Madaline Contagion Live, July 7, 2017
New Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program Cut Hospital Readmission Rates in Half
Theresa Madaline, MD, clinical director of Infectious Diseases Services, Jack D. Weiler Hospital and Riganni Urrely, LPN, nurse coordinator, Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program, discuss their study that showed Montefiore’s Transitions-of-Care Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy program, which features streamlined communication with patients and bilingual providers, reduced emergency department readmissions for patients who receive IV antibiotics outside of the hospital. This high risk population can face a readmission rate of up to 50 percent. Read the Contagion Live Article here


 
 
 

Media Spotlight

BBC News features an article and video on the longevity research of Dr. Nir Barzilai and his planned clinical study on the effects of the drug metformin on age-related disease. (Thursday, Dec 21, 2017)

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Message from the Chair

message from the chair  

Yaron Tomer, MD, FACP (bio)

Chair, Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research

"Einstein/Montefiore’s exceptional effort to meet the needs of its large and diverse community has placed us at the forefront of the national healthcare reform." 

Letter from the Chair 

 

Calendar

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Medicine Grand Rounds: Managing Type 2 Diabetes: New Paradigm with Favorable Cardiovascular OutcomesHealthcare System
Joel Zonszein, MD, CDE, FACP, FACE
12:15 PM : Montefiore Medical Center Cherkasky Auditorium

Grand Rounds

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