Division of Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Faculty

Division Chief

Liise-anne Pirofski, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Professor in Biomedical Research

Research Interests: Immunity to encapsulated pathogens, antibody immunity, vaccine development

Faculty

Jacqueline M. Achkar, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

Research Interests: Antibody responses to immunodominant proteins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TB diagnostics, TB in immigrants, immune responses in vulvovaginal candidiasis


Peter Alpert, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: HIV treatment, resistance, adherence


Rachel Bartash, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases). My primary research focuses on antimicrobial stewardship in immunocompromised hosts, optimization of antimicrobial prophylaxis in this patient population, and use of MRSA screening as a tool for antibiotic de-escalation.


Stephen G. Baum, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine (Administration)
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Senior Associate Dean for Students

Research Interests: Viral and mycoplasmal pneumonia


Raffaele Bernardo, DO
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and retention in care, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections


Michela Catalano, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Director, Occupational Health Service, Montefiore Medical Center

Research Interests: Infections in health care workers, vaccines


John Chan, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Associate Director, Medical Scientists Training Program

Research Interests: Mycobacterium tuberculosis-host interaction


Marilou Corpuz, M.D.  
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Diabetic foot infections, Hospital Acquired infections, Infections in the Elderly


Christina M. Coyle, MD, MS
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Director of Clinical Infectious Disease, Jacobi Hospital
Director of Tropical of Medicine Clinic, Jacobi Hospital
Hospital Epidemiologist, Jacobi Hospital

Research Interests: Clinical tropical medicine


Johanna P Daily, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Research Interests: Plasmodium falciparum pathogenesis; drug resistance; host response


Uriel R. Felsen, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Medical Director for HIV Testing at the AIDS Center

Research Interests: research focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of HIV treatment and prevention strategies with an emphasis on the role of routine, expanded HIV testing.


 

Robert Grossberg, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Medical Director, Center for Positive Living/ID Clinic

Research Interests: Treatment adherence, HIV quality of care, HIV clinical trials


Yi Guo, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship (antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial utilization/evaluation, antiretroviral prescribing errors-promoting medication safety) 


Carol Harris, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

Research Interests: International AIDS

Research Interests: HIV, tropical medicine


Vagish S. Hemmige MDVagish S. Hemmige MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Research Interests: Immunocompromised Patients, HIV


Elizabeth R. Jenny-Avital, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Attending Physician, Jacobi Medical Center

Research Interests: Clinical aspects of TB, HIV related immune reconstitution syndrome, CNS HIV disease


Marla Keller, MD
Vice Chair for research, Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Block Institute for clinical and translational research
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health.

Research Interests: Clinical trials to assess microbicide safety, genital tract mucosal immunity, HIV infection in women


Rabea Khedimi, MD
Attending Physician, instructor, Co-director of Micro/Infectious Diseases course Division of Infectious Diseases

Research Interests: HIV primary care, HIV prevention, women sexual health, screening, diagnosing and treating sexually transmitted infections.


Ira Leviton, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Rational use of antibiotics, writing consent forms that research subjects understand


Theresa MadalineTheresa Madaline, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Global health, HIV, Malaria, travel medicine, and antimicrobial stewardship


Grace Minamoto, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Inpatient Director, Montefiore AIDS Center

Research Interests: Infections in immunocompromised hosts (HIV, transplantation, cancer)


Victoria A. Muggia, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Transplant infectious disease, HIV primary care


Kerry Murphy, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)


Priya Nori, MD
Medical Director, Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Antimicrobal stewardship, with emphasis on improving evidence-based antibiotic prescribing in medical providers


Joshua Nosanchuk, MD, FIDSA, FACP
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Research Interests: Microbial pathogenesis, virulence factors, antibody immunity


Sun O. Park, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Infectious diseases epidemiology


Dr. Yoram Puius, Infectious Diseases faculty member, Assistant Professor, Associate Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Einstein College of MedicineYoram Puius, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Clinical Research Interests: Infections in the immunocompromised host, including recipients of kidney, liver, heart, and stem cell transplants; infections in patients with hematological malignancies; infections in patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs); Lyme disease.


Paul Riska, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology of Clostridium difficile; tuberculosis


Noah Robbins, MD, CM
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Infective endocarditis and sexually transmitted infections


Jonathan Shuter, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Director of Clinical Research, Montefiore Medical Center AIDS Center

Research Interests: Tobacco use in persons living with HIV/AIDS, adherence to antiretroviral medications


Uzman Sarwar, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Early-phase clinical trials of investigational candidate vaccines for HIV, malaria, influenza, Ebola, chikungunya, and other emerging infectious diseases



Magdalena Slosar-Cheah, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Quality improvement in hepatitis C care


David K. Stein, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Director, Adult HIV Clinic, Jacobi Medical Center

Research Interests: HIV therapeutics


Julian Torres, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), Hepatitis C infection


Louis M. Weiss, MD, MPH
Co-Director of the Einstein Global Health Center
Professor, Department of Pathology
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
 

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of parasitic diseases, Chagas disease, and cerebral malaria


Gregory D. Weston, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests: Dr. Weston’s research interests include the epidemiology, mechanisms of resistance, and therapy of multi-drug resistant gram-negative infections, particularly Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobateriaceae. He works with mathematical modeling techniques to predict which patients are at high risk of CRE bloodstream infections. He also organizes Montefiore’s participation in the CRACKLE II multicenter database of CRE infections.

Dr. Weston’s inpatient clinical work is on a service dedicated to infectious disease consultation in the intensive care and step down units of Weiler hospital. This includes brief daily rounds with each unit to identify needs for consultation and provide antibiotic stewardship guidance. He is a member of the Montefiore Antibiotic Stewardship Team and also sees patients in an Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy clinic.

Dr. Weston is a graduate of Regis High School in New York. He received his undergraduate education summa cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received a medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York. He completed Internal Medicine residency at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Weston joined Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2013 for his fellowship in Infectious Diseases. During Fellowship he completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research degree in the Einstein Clinical Research Training Program.


Hyun Ah Yoon MDHyun Ah Yoon MD
Instructor, Department of medicine, Hospital Medicine

Research Interests: Fungal infection, cryptococcosis, infection in immunocompromised host/HIV


Barry S. Zingman, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director, AIDS Center
Clinical Director, Infectious Diseases, Moses Division

Research Interests: HIV and infectious diseases administration and care; HIV quality and guidelines development; new antiretroviral agents; HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection; HIV testing


Adjunct Professors

Mahalia S. Desruisseaux, MD 

Marta Feldmesser, M.D. 

Bettina C. Fries, M.D. 

Kami Kim, M.D. 

Belinda E. Ostrowsky, M.D. 


Affiliated Faculty

(Research fields are included where available.)

Pediatric Infectious Diseases  

Natalia Cheshenko, PhD  

Joanna Dobroszycki, MD  

Glenn Fennelly, MD  

Betsy Herold, MD (HIV and HSV)

David Goldman, MD (cryptococcus, anthrax)

Nathan Litman, MD  

Marguerite Mayers, MD  

Michael Rosenberg, MD, PhD  

Arye Rubinstein, MD (allergies)

Basic Science 

John S. Blanchard, Ph.D. (drug action and resistance in tuberculosis)

Jurgen Brojatsch, PhD (drug action and resistance in tuberculosis)

Robert Burk, MD (HPV)

Kartik Chandran, Ph.D. (ebola)

Harris Goldstein, MD, Director, Einstein/MMC Center for AIDS Research (HIV)

William Jacobs, PhD (tuberculosis)

Giliane Joseph, MD 

Ganjam Kalpana, PhD (HIV)

Margaret Kielian, PhD (viral entry)

Gregoire Lauvau, Ph.D. (T-cell immunity)

Jack Lenz, PhD (retroviruses)

Steven Porcelli, MD (tuberculosis, T-cell immunity)

Vinayaka Prasad, PhD (HIV)

Matthew Scharff, MD (humoral immune response)

Duncan Wilson, PhD (HSV)

Epidemiology and Population Health Medicine  

Eran Y. Bellin, MD, Vice President, Clinical IT Research and Development Emerging Health Information Technology Montefiore Medical Center

Ellie Schoenbaum, MD, Director, Clinical Research Training Program, Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore

General Internal Medicine 

Kathy Anastos, MD (HIV)

Julia Arnsten, MD (HIV)

James C.M. Brust, MD (tuberculosis)

Anjali Sharma, MD 

Pathology  

Joan Berman, PhD (HIV)

Amy Fox, MD, Director, Clinical Virology Laboratory

Michael Levi, DSc, Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Wendy Szymczak, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

Faculty Leadership

Members of the Division's reknowned faculty serve in prominent leadership roles throughout Einstein/Montefiore. more 

 

 

       
       
       
 
 

Conferences & Seminars

Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds at Montefiore
Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Fellow Presentations
Dr's Sachi Shah, Meena Azeem and Sandra Guerguis
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

Conference & Seminar Schedules

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