Dr. Elizabeth Kitsis Appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Professionalism
Dr. Elizabeth Kitsis, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Rheumatology) and Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health, has been appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Professionalism in the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Irene Blanco Appointed Associate Dean for the Office of Diversity Enhancement
Dr. Irene Blanco, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, has been
appointed Associate Dean for the Office of Diversity Enhancement (ODE).
The Role of the TWEAK Molecule in Lupus
The development of a pronounced rash among Dr. Chaim Putterman’s laboratory mice led to the finding that TWEAK signaling affected not only kidney disease but also rashes, scarring, and other symptoms of cutaneous lupus erythematosus that commonly occur in lupus mice.
New Program uses Ultrasound Technology to Deliver Joint Pain Relief
Under the leadership of Rheumatologist Beverly Johnson, MD, facility physicians developed the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program to help patients who have severe and constant pain from torn rotator cuffs, muscle tears, joint degeneration, gout, muscle erosion, and other conditions.
The Einstein-Montefiore Division of Rheumatology's mission is to provide the best possible rheumatologic care for over one million Bronx residents; educate rheumatology fellows, residents, students, and colleagues in other medical disciplines; and participate in the acquisition of new knowledge about rheumatologic disease. read letter