Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Building upon our Bronx roots our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve through compassionate, patient-centered care, scientific discovery, humanistic education, community engagement and absolute commitment to social justice”

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UJA Honors Y Tomer

UJA-Federation of New York Honors Yaron Tomer, MD
UJA-Federation of New York honored Yaron Tomer, M.D., chair of medicine, at its 2018 Montefiore Health System & Albert Einstein College of Medicine annual reception, held on May 10, 2018, at Montefiore. Read more.


Max BressmanInternal Medicine Resident Wins Best Trainee Vignette at SHM Conference
Firm 1 Intern Max Bressman, MD, took first place at the recent Society for Hospital Medicine Conference for his presentation “K-Cup: A Tea that Makes You Weak in the Knees.” Dr. Bressman presented the case of a 62-year-old woman with hypertension who had profound generalized weakness and an inability to walk. Clinicians traced her problem to a tea containing licorice, after an ECG indicated hypokalemia.  A breakdown product of licorice, glycyrrhizic acid, can prevent the breakdown of cortisol into cortisone, causing increased absorption of sodium in exchange for potassium, he explained. Dr. Bressman’s presentation was featured in The Hospitalist  


ShapiroDr. Lauren Shapiro Named Residency Director
Lauren Shapiro, MD, has been named permanent program director of the Moses/Weiler Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Shapiro, an assistant professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Firm 3 Leader, has served as interim residency program director since November 1, 2017.

Match DayMatch Day 2018 Was A Great Success for Internal Medicine Residency Program
On March 16, a total of 75 outstanding fourth-year medical students from the United States and around the world learned they would begin the next phase of their medical education in the Bronx as resident physicians at Montefiore-Einstein. Our Moses-Weiler Internal Medicine Residency Program matched 48 students who will train as internal medicine residents on the Moses and Weiler campuses. At the Wakefield campus, the unique Wakefield Internal Medicine Residency Program accepted 27 medical school graduates from top-tier schools representing 12 countries and 19 foreign languages.


Starrels
Strategies to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic—Widespread use and misuse of prescription opioids has led to a nationwide opioid epidemic. Better public health policies and strategies are needed to address the crisis. Joanna Starrels, MD, MS, treats and studies both chronic pain and addiction. Dr. Starrels has received a five-year, $943,000 NIH grant to mentor junior investigators to conduct research that will improve patient care and public policy approaches to curb the opioid epidemic. For example, she will study how best to reduce opioid doses for patients with chronic pain who are treated in primary care or HIV treatment settings. Dr. Starrels is associate professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and attending physician at Montefiore Health System. March 22, 2018


CrandallDr. Jill Crandall Named Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Jill Crandall, MD, has been named Chief, Division of Endocrinology. She has served as interim chief of Endocrinology since November, 2017.


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


 
 
 

Building upon our Bronx roots our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve through compassionate, patient-centered care, scientific discovery, humanistic education, community engagement and absolute commitment to social justice”

News

UJA Honors Y Tomer

UJA-Federation of New York Honors Yaron Tomer, MD
UJA-Federation of New York honored Yaron Tomer, M.D., chair of medicine, at its 2018 Montefiore Health System & Albert Einstein College of Medicine annual reception, held on May 10, 2018, at Montefiore. Read more.


Max BressmanInternal Medicine Resident Wins Best Trainee Vignette at SHM Conference
Firm 1 Intern Max Bressman, MD, took first place at the recent Society for Hospital Medicine Conference for his presentation “K-Cup: A Tea that Makes You Weak in the Knees.” Dr. Bressman presented the case of a 62-year-old woman with hypertension who had profound generalized weakness and an inability to walk. Clinicians traced her problem to a tea containing licorice, after an ECG indicated hypokalemia.  A breakdown product of licorice, glycyrrhizic acid, can prevent the breakdown of cortisol into cortisone, causing increased absorption of sodium in exchange for potassium, he explained. Dr. Bressman’s presentation was featured in The Hospitalist  


ShapiroDr. Lauren Shapiro Named Residency Director
Lauren Shapiro, MD, has been named permanent program director of the Moses/Weiler Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Shapiro, an assistant professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Firm 3 Leader, has served as interim residency program director since November 1, 2017.

Match DayMatch Day 2018 Was A Great Success for Internal Medicine Residency Program
On March 16, a total of 75 outstanding fourth-year medical students from the United States and around the world learned they would begin the next phase of their medical education in the Bronx as resident physicians at Montefiore-Einstein. Our Moses-Weiler Internal Medicine Residency Program matched 48 students who will train as internal medicine residents on the Moses and Weiler campuses. At the Wakefield campus, the unique Wakefield Internal Medicine Residency Program accepted 27 medical school graduates from top-tier schools representing 12 countries and 19 foreign languages.


Starrels
Strategies to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic—Widespread use and misuse of prescription opioids has led to a nationwide opioid epidemic. Better public health policies and strategies are needed to address the crisis. Joanna Starrels, MD, MS, treats and studies both chronic pain and addiction. Dr. Starrels has received a five-year, $943,000 NIH grant to mentor junior investigators to conduct research that will improve patient care and public policy approaches to curb the opioid epidemic. For example, she will study how best to reduce opioid doses for patients with chronic pain who are treated in primary care or HIV treatment settings. Dr. Starrels is associate professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and attending physician at Montefiore Health System. March 22, 2018


CrandallDr. Jill Crandall Named Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Jill Crandall, MD, has been named Chief, Division of Endocrinology. She has served as interim chief of Endocrinology since November, 2017.


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

Forbes features research by Dr. Young-Hwan Jo suggesting why exercise that raises the body’s temperature can result in a temporary loss of appetite. (Friday, May 04, 2018)

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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 

 

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