Division of Rheumatology

2014 Rheumatology Grand Rounds

Fridays, 8-10 a.m.
Location:
Microbiology & Immunology Library, Belfer 601

Rheumatology Grand Rounds are attended by Einstein-Montefiore medical faculty, clinical voluntaries, students and house staff. The goal is to enhance the ability of physicians and physicians in training to treat patients.

Einstein-Montefiore Rheumatology Grand Rounds are approved Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

March 2014

3/7/14
Journal Presentations: Dr. B. Johnson, Dr. C. Putterman
Grand Rounds: Pediatric Lupus
Dr. Norman Ilowite, Professor, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Conference Type: Clinical/Research

3/14/14
Journal Presentations: Dr. B. Mendez, Dr. C. Tagoe
Grand Rounds: Xeljanz
Dr. Andrea Zuckerman, Senior Director, Pfizer, Inc.
Conference Type: Clinical/Research

3/21/14
Journal Presentations: Dr. S. Arshad, Dr. A. Broder
NYU Conference – No Grand Rounds

3/28/14
Journal Presentations: Dr. A Beitler, Dr. A. Shrestha
Grand Rounds: TBA

April 2014

4/4/14
Faculty Meeting – No Grand Rounds

4/11/14
Journal Presentations: Dr. E. Kitsis, Dr. T. Zuckerman
Grand Rounds: Ankylosing Spondylitis
Dr. Michael Spiegel, Rheumatologist, Danbury Hospital
Conference Type: Clinical

4/18/14
Passover Holiday

4/25/14
Journal Presentations: Dr. I. Blanco, Dr. J. Hardin
Grand Rounds: TBA

Past Grand Rounds

February 2014 

2/7/14
Journal Presentations: Dr. E. Kitsis, Dr. C. Tagoe
Grand Rounds: Juvenille Idiopathic Arthritis
Speaker: Dr. Jay Mehta, Assistant Professor, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Conference Type: Clinical

2/14/14
Faculty Meeting
No Grand Rounds

2/21/14
Journal Presentations: Dr. I. Blanco, Dr. J. Hardin
Grand Rounds: Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Speaker: Dr. Doruk Erkan, Associate Physician/Scientist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Conference Type: Research

2/28/14
Journal Presentations: Dr. P. Barland, Dr. S. Agrawal
Grand Rounds: TBD

January 2014 

1/3/14
New Year's Day Holiday

1/10/14
Journal Presentation: Fellows Presentation
Grand Rounds: Treat to Target
Speaker: Dr. Allan Gibofsky, Professor, Hospital for Special Surgery
Conference Type: Clinical

1/17/14
Journal Presentations: Dr. C. Putterman, Dr. B. Mendez
Grand Rounds: Rheumatology Billing/Coding
Speaker: Antanya Chung, Director, Practice Management, American College of Rheumatology
Conference Type: Research/Clinical

1/24/14
Journal Presentations: Dr. J. Weinstein, Dr. T. Zuckerman
Grand Rounds: Physicians for a National Health Plan - NY
Speaker: Dr. Oliver Fein, Co-Director of the David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium, Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates
Conference Type: Research

1/31/14
Journal Presentations: Dr. A. Beitler, Dr. A. Shrestha
Grand Rounds: Cardiovascular Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Speaker: Dr. Joan Bathon, Director, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Conference Type: Clinical/Research
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December 2013 

12/6/13
Journal Presentations: Dr. P. Barland, Dr. E. Kitsis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Speaker: Dr. David Hudesman
Director
Beth Israel Medical Center
Conference Type: Clinical/Research

12/12/13
Joint Dermatology/Rheumatology Grand Rounds
3303 Rochambeau Avenue - Basement Level
Recognizing Psoriatic Arthritis: The Clinical Dilemma for Dermatologists and Rheumatologists
Dr. Amit Gard
Associate Professor
North Shore LIJ Health System
Conference Type: Clinical

12/20/13
Journal Presentations: Dr. S. Agrawal, Dr. H. Keiser
Uveitis and Ocular Manifestation of Rheumatic Disease
Speaker: Dr. Sergio Schwartzman
Associate Professor
Hospital for Special Surgery
Conference Type: Clinical

12/27/13
Holiday-Christmas

November 2013 

11/1/13
ACR REVIEW
Conference Type: Research

11/8/13
CANCELLED - Clinical Looking Glass Training

11/15/13
CANCELLED - Clinical Looking Glass Training

11/22/13
Journal Presentations: Dr. J. Hardin, Dr. I. Blanco
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Speaker: Dr. Marianna Strakhan
Jacobi Medical Center
Conference Type: Clinical/Research

11/29/13
HOLIDAY-THANKSGIVING

October 2013 

10/4/13
Journal Presentations: Dr. J. Weinstein, Dr. T. Zuckerman
Speaker: Dr. Yusuf Yazici
Assistant Professor
New York University
Behcet’s Syndrome: What it is and is Not
Conference Type: Research

10/11/13
Journal Presentations: Dr. S. Arshad, Dr. A. Beitler
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: The Rheumatologist’s Perspective
Speaker: Dr. Roxana Sulica
Beth Israel Medical Center
Conference Type: Clinical/Research

10/18/13
Journal Presentations: Dr. C. Tagoe, Dr. A. Shrestha
Renal Pathology in Lupus Nephritis
Speaker: Dr James Pullman
Professor of Pathology (Clinical)
Montefiore Medical Center
Conference Type: Clinical

10/25/13
ACR MEETING-NO GRAND ROUNDS

September 2013 

9/6/13  
HOLIDAY – ROSH HASHANAH

9/13/13
Journal Presentations: Dr. S. Agrawal, Dr. J. Schwartzman
Giving Clinicopathologic Conference on the Importance of Diagnosis in Rheumatology & Medicine
Speaker: Dr. Harry Fischer
Chief
Beth Israel
Conference Type: Research

9/20/13
HOLIDAY - SUKKOT

9/27/13
HOLIDAY – SIMCHAT TORAH

August 2013 

8/2/13
8:00 – 10:00 AM
Lecture Series For Fellows
Speaker: Dr. Seema Agrawal
Vasculitis & Introduction to Ultrasound
Conference Type: Clinical

8/9/13
Lecture Series for Fellows
Soft Tissue - Dr. Peter Barland
SpA - Dr. Julie Schwartzman
Conference Type: Clinical

8/16/13
Journal Presentations: Dr. P. Barland, Dr. E. Kitsis
Speaker: Dr. Michael Lockshin
Professor
Weill-Cornell Medical Center
Topic: Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APLS)
Conference Type: Research

8/23/13
Journal Presentations: Dr. I. Blanco, Dr. C. Putterman
Speaker: Mr. Donald R. Moy, Esq.
Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann
Legal & Ethics Talk in Medicine
Conference Type: Clinical

8/30/13
Journal Presentations: Dr. A. Broder, Dr. H. Keiser
Speaker: Dr. Babar Rao
Chairman of Dermatology
Robert Wood Johnson
Dermatology and Rheumatology Skin Manifestations
Conference Type: Clinical

May 2013 

5/3/13 

Journal Club: Dr. A. Broder, Dr. I. Blanco
Grand Rounds: The Psychosocial Needs of the Lupus Patient
Dr. Yasmin Santiago
Outreach Coordinator SLE
Lupus Foundation/Lupus Cooperative of New York-Urban Health Plan, Inc.
Conference Type: Clinical

5/10/13 

Journal Club: Dr. C. Putterman, Dr. J. Weinstein
Grand Rounds: Case Presentation
Dr. Asha Shrestha
1st Year Rheumatology Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Type: Research

5/17/13  

Holiday - Shavout

5/24/13  

Holiday – Memorial Day

5/31/13 

Journal Club: Dr. E. Kitsis, Dr. H. Keiser
Grand Rounds: Research Presentation
Dr. Monalyn Labitigan
2nd Year Rheumatology Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Type: Research

June 2013 

6/7/13 

No Journal Club
8:30-9:30 AM Lecture: New Techniques in Ultrasound, MRI and X-Ray as it Pertains to RA and Other Inflammatory Diseases that Rheumatologists Manage
9:30-11:00 AM Ultrasound Workshop
Dr. Daniel Malone
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Grand Hall, Tishman Learning Center - MMC
111 E. 210th Street, 1st Floor
Conference Type: Clinical Research

6/14/13 

Journal Club: Dr. A. Beitler, Dr. C. Tagoe
Grand Rounds: Research Presentation
Dr. Onome Whiteru
2nd Year Rheumatology Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Type: Research

6/21/13 

Journal Club: Dr. J. Hardin, Dr. J. Schwartzman 
Grand Rounds: Research Presentation
Dr. Cindy Johnston
2nd Year Rheumatology Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Type: Research

6/28/13 

Journal Club: Dr. S. Agrawal, Dr. P. Barland
Grand Rounds: Program Review
Dr. Julie Schwartzman
Associate Professor
Jacobi Medical Center
Conference Type: Clinical/Research

April 2013 

4/5/13 

Journal Presentations: Dr. S. Agrawal, Dr. J. Schwartzman
Grand Rounds: The Use of Melanocortin Peptides as Immunomodulatory Agents in Rheumatologic Disorders
Speaker: Dr. Christy Thompson
Senior Medical Science Liason
Questcor Pharmaceuticals
Conference Type: Research

4/12/13 

Journal Presentations: Dr. A. Beitler, Dr. H. Keiser
Grand Rounds: A Post ACR Actemra Update
Speaker: Steve Zlotnik, PharmaD
Senior Medical Science Liason
Immunology Genentech Pharmaceuticals
Conference Type: Research 

4/19/13 

Journal Presentations: Dr. V. Adarichev, Dr. J. Hardin
Grand Rounds: Case Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Sadia Arshad
1st Year Rheumatology Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Type: Clinical

4/26/13 

Journal Presentations: Dr. P. Barland, Dr. E. Kitsis
Grand Rounds: Hand Problems We All See
Speaker: Dr. Roy Kulick
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Type: Clinical

March 2013 

3/1/13 

Journal Presentations: Dr. P. Barland, Dr. E. Kitsis
Grand Rounds: Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Spine
Speaker: Dr. Adesh Tandon
Assistant Professor
Montefiore Medical Center
Conference Type: Clinical

3/8/13 

Journal Presentations: Dr. K. Liu, Dr. J. Weinstein
Grand Rounds: An Approach to Sexual Dysfunction
Speaker: Dr. Sharon Parish
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Type: Clinical

3/15/13 

Journal Presentations: Dr. S. Agrawal, Dr. C. Tagoe
Grand Rounds: Case Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Tehila Zuckerman
1st Year Rheumatology Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Type: Clinical

3/22/13 

NYU Conference - No Grand Rounds

3/29/13  

Journal Presentations: Dr. C. Putterman, Dr. J. Schwartzman
Grand Rounds: Case Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Sadia Arshad
1st Year Rheumatology Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Type: Clinical
CANCELLED 

February 2013 

2/8/13 
Journal Presentation: Dr. E. Kitsis, Dr. H. Keiser 
Grand Rounds: The Use of Ultrasound in Daily Rheumatologic Practice 
Speaker: Ronda Schwartz, RT(M) ARDMS, Musculoskeletal Specialist-NE Region, SonoSite Incorporated 
Conference Type: Clinical/Clinical Research

2/15/13 
Research Day (8-10 am)
Drs. Putterman, Whiteru, Labitigan, Johnston, Adarichev, Nicole Jordan

2/22/13 
Journal Presentation: Dr. J. Hardin, Dr. A. Broder 
Grand Rounds: The Use of Cell-Bound Complement Activation Products in the Diagnosis of SLE 
Speaker: Dr. Richard Furie, Chief, Division of Rheumatology & Allergy-Clinical Immunology-Assistant Director of Rheumatology Fellowship Program-Professor of Medicine-HOFSTRA North Shore, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health
Conference Type: Research  

January 2013 

1/4/13 
Care Cast Instruction 
Grand Rounds: Amyloidosis Update 
Speaker: Dr. Peter Gorevic, Professor, Mt. Sinai Medical Center  

Conference Type: Research

1/11/13 
Journal Presentation: Dr. S. Agrawal, Dr. J. Schwartzman 
Professor Rounds
Speaker: Dr. Chaim Putterman, Professor, Einstein/Montefiore 
Conference Type: Clinical

1/18/13 
Journal Presentation: Dr. A. Beitler, Dr. C. Putterman 
Grand Rounds: Ankylosing Spondylitis-New Concepts 
Speaker: Dr. Muhammad Khan, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 
Conference Type: Clinical Research

1/25/13 
No Journal Club 
Grand Rounds (8-9 am): Lyme Arthritis
Speaker: Dr. Yoram Puius, Assistant Professor, Einstein
Conference Type: Research

1/31/13 (Instead of 2/1/13) 
No Journal Club 
5–6 pm: Combined Renal/Rheumatology Grand Rounds
Lupus Nephritis 
Speaker: Dr. Jai Radhakrishnan, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Associate Director of Clinical Medicine, Director of Fellowship, Nephrology, Columbia University Medical Center 
Conference Type: Clinical 

December 2012 

12/7/12 
Journal Presentation: Dr. C. Tagoe, Dr. J. Weinstein 
Grand Rounds: Therapeutic Approaches in Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy  

Dr. Beth Stein, Assistant Professor, Montefiore Medical Center
Conference Type: Research 

12/13/12 
Thursday - Joint Dermatology/Rheumatology Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds: Lupus 
Dr. Jeffrey Callen, Professor, University of Louisville 
Conference Type: Clinical

12/14/12 
No Grand Rounds

12/21/12 
Christmas Holiday

12/28/12 
New Year's Holiday

 

November 2012 

11/2/12 
Journal Presentation: Dr. E. Kitsis, Dr. K. Liu 
Grand Rounds: Approach to Sexual Dysfunction 
Dr. Sharon Parish, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center 
Conference Type: Clinical

11/9/12 
ACR Meeting – No Grand Rounds

11/16/12 
Review of ACR Abstracts 
Basic Science/Clinical Research/Clinical

11/23/12 
Thanksgiving Holiday

11/30/12 
Journal Presentation: Dr. S. Agrawal, Dr. J. Schwartzman
Grand Rounds: Immunomodulation on Experental Autoimmune Uveitis

Dr. Luiz Rizzo, Visiting Researcher/Clinician

Conference Type: Research

October 2012 

 

10/5/12 

Journal Presentation: Dr. V. Adarichev, Dr. A. Beitler 
Grand Rounds: Scleroderma: Overview, Therapeutic Targets and Updates
Dr. Vivien Hsu, Associate Professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 
Conference Type: Clinical Research

10/12/12 
Journal Presentation: Dr. A. Broder, Dr. J. Hardin 
Grand Rounds: Engaging & Motivating Patients: Evidence-Based Communication Strategies to Improve Treatment Adherence 
Dr. Michael W. Ravotti, ACCL Clinical Lipid Specialist, Part II Abbott Program: Patient Centered Communication 
Conference Type: Clinical

10/19/12 

Journal Presentation: Dr. R. Jain, Dr. H. Keiser 
Grand Rounds: Brucellosis-Induced Spondyloarthropathy 
Dr. Vyacheslav Adarichev, Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Research

10/26/12 
Journal Presentation: Dr. P. Barland, Dr. I. Blanco 
Grand Rounds: Congenic Mouse Models in Lupus Study
Dr. Kui Liu, Clinical Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Research

September 2012 

9/7/12 

Journal Presentation: Dr. S. Agrawal, Dr. C. Tagoe
Grand Rounds: Case Presentation
Dr. Onome Whiteru
2nd Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Type: Research

9/14/12 

Fellow Interviews - No Grand Rounds

9/21/12 

Journal Presentation: Dr. C. Putterman, Dr. J. Weinstein
Grand Rounds: Case Presentation
Dr. Monalyn Labitigan
2nd Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Type: Research

9/28/12 

Holiday - No Grand Rounds

August 2012 

8/3/12

Journal Presentation: Dr. A. Broder, Dr. R. Jain
Grand Rounds: Case Presentation
Dr. Cindy Johnston
2nd Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Type: Research

8/10/12

Journal Presentation: Dr. I. Blanco, Dr. H. Keiser
Grand Rounds: Management of SLE
Dr. Max Hamburger
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
SUNY Stony Brook
Conference Type: Clinical

8/17/12

Journal Presentation: Dr. P. Barland, Dr. E. Kitsis
Grand Rounds: Documentation, Coding and Billing for Consultants and Regular Clinic Visits
Carlos Rios/Laine Kalahiki
Monte Legal/Compliance Department
Montefiore Medical Center
Conference Type: Clinical

8/24/12

Journal Presentation: Dr. K. Liu, Dr. J. Schwartzman
Grand Rounds: What Have We Learned About the Safety of TNF-Blockers from European Registries?
Dr. Michael Ehrenfeld
Clinical Associate Professor
Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Conference Type: Research

8/31/12 

Holiday - Labor Day 

Past Grand Rounds 

June 2012 

6/1/12 
Journal Presentation: Dr. A. Beitler, Dr. P. Barland 
Case Presentation 
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Graybill
2nd Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Clinical

6/8/12 
Journal Presentation: Dr. R. Jain, Dr. C. Tagoe 
Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erthyematosus: Neuroimaging
Dr. Jacqueline Bello
Director, Neuroradiology
Montefiore Medical Center
Conference Type: Clinical  

6/15/12  

Journal Presentation: Dr. J. Hardin, Dr. K. Liu 
Case Presentation 
Dr. Saakshi Khattri
2nd Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Clinical

6/22/12 
Journal Presentation: Dr. V. Adarichev, Dr.  S. Agrawal  
Patient Centered Communication: Keys to Improving Adherence 
Speaker: Meryl Luallin
Abbott Laboratories 
Conference Type: Clinical

6/29/12  
No Grand Rounds - Fellows End of Year Reviews 

Past Grand Rounds 

May 2012  

5/4/12 
Journal Presentation: Dr. H. Keiser, Dr. A. Broder 
Urinary microRNA Detection in Lupus Nephritis
Speaker: Dr. Beatrice Goilav
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Research

5/11/12 
Journal Presentation: Dr. I. Blanco, Dr. S. Agrawal 
Refractory Back Pain and Neurostimulators 
Speaker: Dr. Emal Wahezi
Assistant Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore 
Conference Type: Research

5/18/12 
Journal Presentation: Dr. E. Kitsis, Dr. J. Mehta 
Case Presentation 
Speaker: Dr. Jason Brucker
2nd Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Clinical

5/25/12  
Memorial Day  

April 2012 

4/6/12   

Holiday

4/13/12  
Holiday

4/20/12 
Journal Club: Dr. R. Jain, Dr. V. Adarichev 
Grand Rounds: Renal Pathology
Dr. James Pullman
Professor
Montefiore Medical Center 
Conference Type: Clinical 

4/27/12 
Journal Club: Dr. C. Putterman, Dr. J. Weinstein 
Grand Rounds: RA and the Microbiome: Are Van Leeuwenhoek Animalcules to Blame? 
Dr. Jose Scher, Instructor
New York Hospital for Joint Diseases 
Conference Type: Research

March 2012 

3/2/12 
Journal Club: Dr. A. Broder, Dr. H. Keiser 
Grand Rounds: Case Presentation 
Dr. Monalyn Labitigan, 1st Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Clinical

3/9/12 
Journal Club: Dr. A. Beitler, Dr. P. Barland 
Grand Rounds: Call Center 
Dr. Eric Epstein, Medical Director
Department of Medicine-Private Practice 
Conference Type: Administration

3/16/12 
Journal Club: Dr. S. Agrawal, Dr. C. Tagoe 
Grand Rounds: Case Presentation 
Dr. Cindy Johnson, 1st Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Clinical

3/23/12  
NYU Conference  

3/30/12 
Journal Club: Dr. J. Schwartzman, Dr. J. Mehta 
Grand Rounds: Case Presentation 
Dr. Onome Whiteru, 1st Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Clinical

February 2012 

2/3/12 

Journal Club: Dr. A. Beitler, Dr. H. Keiser

Grand Rounds: Infection Risk and Management with Biologic Use
Spondyloarthritis and Biologics: Update on Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and the New Axial and Peripheral Spondyloarthropathy Criteria 
Dr. John Cush
Director of Clinical Rheumatology
Baylor Research Institute

Conference Type: Research/Clinical

2/10/12  

Journal Club: Dr. E. Kitsis, Dr. D. Wahezi 

Grand Rounds: Bone Health in Rheumatic Disease Patients 
Dr. Robert Gensure
Pediatric Endocrinology Attending
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore 

Conference Type: Clinical

2/17/12  

President's Day  

2/24/12  

Journal Club: Dr. I. Blanco, Dr. C. Putterman 

Grand Rounds: Neuropathology and Medical Care in 2012
Dr. Karen Weidenheim
Professor of Pathology, Clinical Neurology & Clinical Neurological Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center

Conference Type: Clinical

January 2012 

1/6/12  

No Grand Rounds

1/13/12  

Journal Club: Dr. C. Putterman, Dr. J. Schwartzman 

Grand Rounds: Pregnancy and SLE/APS: New Data 
Dr. Michael Lockshin
Director, Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease
Co-Director, Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research
Hospital for Special Surgery 

Conference Type: Research

1/20/12 

Journal Club: Dr. N. Ilowite, Dr. J. Weinstein 

Dr. Alfred Spiro
Professor-The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
A Muscle Doctor’s Approach to Inflammatory Myopathies 

Conference Type: Clinical

1/27/12 

Research Day
Topic (Speaker):
Dr. Anna Broder (Dr. Chaim Putterman)
Dr. Ginger Janow (Dr. Jennifer Graybill/Dr. Irene Blanco)
Dr. Saakshi Khattri (Dr. Jason Brucker/Dr. Vyacheslav Adarichev)
Dr. Alexis Boneparth (Dr. Peter Barland)

2011 Grand Rounds

December  2011 

12/2/11  

Journal Club: Dr. P. Barland, Dr. K. Liu 

Grand Rounds: Vaccination in the Immunosuppressed Host 

Dr. Stephen Baum
Professor & Chairman Emeritus for Beth Israel
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore

Conference type: Clinical

12/9/11  

Journal Club: Dr. V. Adarichev, Dr. A. Broder  

Grand Rounds: Interventional Treatment for Lumbar Arthritis and Spinal Stenosis 

Dr. Emal Wahezi
Assistant Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore 

Conference type: Clinical

12/16/11  

Journal Club: Dr. R. Jain, Dr. J. Mehta 

Grand Rounds: Unraveling Thrombogenic Mechanisms for Antiphospholipid Syndrome 

Dr. Jacob Rand
Director of Hematology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore 
Conference type: Basic Science

12/23/11  
Christmas Holiday  
           
12/30/11  
New Year’s Holiday

November 2011 

11/4/11  

ACR Meeting  

11/11/11 

Review of Chicago 2011 ACR Abstracts 
Speakers - TBD 
Conference type: Basic Science/Clinical Research/Clinical

11/18/11 
 
Journal Club: Dr. S. Aggrawal, Dr. C. Tagoe 

Grand Rounds: Serologic Biomarkers in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Past, Present and Future 

Dr. David Chernoff-Chief Medical Officer
Kerri Ford-Director of Managed Care Marketing
Crescendo Laboratories
Conference type: Clinical Research

11/25/11 
  
Thanksgiving Holiday  

October 2011 

10/7/11  

Journal Club: Dr. A. Beitler, Dr. E. Kitsis 

Grand Rounds: Drug-Induced Rheumatologic Disease: Two Individual Cases
Dr. Saakshi Khattri
2nd Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine  
Conference Type: Clinical

10/14/11   

Holiday

10/21/11   

Holiday           

10/28/11  

Journal Club: Dr. D. Wahezi, Dr. I. Blanco 

Grand Rounds: Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches for Achieving Optimal Outcomes in RA
Dr. Yusuf Yazici
Assistant Professor
NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases  
Conference Type: Clinical Research   

Past Rounds 

September 2011 

9/2/11  
Labor Day Holiday

9/9/11  

Journal Club: Dr. N. Ilowite, Dr. J. Schwartzman 

Grand Rounds: Sjogren’s Syndrome and Cryoglobulinemia 
Dr. Jason Bruckner
2nd Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Clinical

9/16/11  

Journal Club: Dr. C. Putterman, Dr. J. Weinstein 

Grand Rounds: Protein Losing Enteropathy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Dr. Jennifer Graybill
2nd Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Clinical

9/23/11  

Journal Club: Dr. J. Hardin, Dr. H. Keiser 

Grand Rounds: TB Diagnostics in the Context of the Immune Response of the Host
Dr. Jacqueline Achkar
Associate Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine  
Conference Type: Basic Science

9/30/11   

Holiday

 

August 2011 

8/5/11  

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Grand Rounds: B-Cell and BAFF 

Dr. Anne Davidson
Investigator
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center
 
Conference Type: Basic Science

8/5/11  

9:00 am – 10:00 am
 
Journal Club: Dr. I. Blanco, Dr. J. Schwartzman 

8/12/11
 
Journal Club: Dr. A. Broder, Dr. C. Tagoe 

Grand Rounds: Rheumatoid Arthritis: Practical Strategies for Early Diagnosis and Tight Control 

Dr. Louis Bridges
Visiting Professor
The Network for Continuing Medical Education 
Conference Type: Clinical Research

8/19/11  

Journal Club: Dr. V. Adarichev, Dr. J. Mehta

Hepatitis C and Cryoglobulinemia 

Dr. John Reinus
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center 

Conference Type: Clinical

8/26/11  

Journal Club: 8:00 am – 9:00 am 

Pulmonary Hypertension in Connective Tissue Disease 

Dr. Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez
Assistant Professor
Montefiore Medical Center 

Conference Type: Clinical

8/26/11  

9:00 am – 10:00 am 

Evidence Based Treatment Approaches for Achieving Optimal Outcomes in RA 
Dr. Susan Goodman
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital of Special Surgery 

Conference Type: Clinical Research

June 2011 

6/24/11  

Journal Presentations: Actemra Label Update, Steve Zlotnick, Sr. Medical Liason, Genentech 
Grand Rounds: Histopathology of Dermatologic Manifestations in Rheumatic Diseases 
Clinical
Dr. Bijal Amin
Assistant Professor
Montefiore Medical Center

6/3/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. P. Barland, Dr. J. Hardin 
Grand Rounds: Research Presentation 
Basic Research
Dr. Elizabeth Lyons
2nd Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

6/10/11
 
Journal Presentations: Dr. H. Keiser, Dr. J. Weinstein 
Grand Rounds: Research Presentation 
Basic Research
Dr. Rachel Gross
2nd Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

6/17/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. N. Ilowite, Dr. K. Liu 
Grand Rounds: Research Presentation 
Clinical Research
Dr. Asena Bahce
2nd Year Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

May 2011 

5/6/11 
8-9 am

Cellular FLICE Inhibitory Protein in Lupus 
Basic Research
Dr. Jian Zhang
Assistant Professor
University of Chicago 

5/6/11 
9-10 am

Kidney Biopsy Findings in Rheumatic Diseases 
Clinical
Dr. James Pullman
Director of Surgical Pathology
Montefiore Medical Center 

5/13/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. V. Adarichev, Dr. A. Broder 
Grand Rounds: Krystexxa Overview 
Clinical Research
Dr. Faith Ottery
Senior Director
Savient Pharmaceuticals 

5/20/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. J. Mehta, Dr. C. Putterman 
Grand Rounds: SLE-1,2,3 Congenic Dissection of Lupus 
Basic Research
Dr. Chandra Mohan
Professor
University of Texas Southwestern

5/27/11   

Holiday

April 2011 

4/1/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. V. Adarichev, Dr. A. Broder 
Grand Rounds: Case Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Alexis Boneparth, Pediatric Fellow
Montefiore Medical Center 
Conference Type: Research

4/8/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. N. Ilowite, Dr. C. Tagoe 
Grand Rounds: Osteoncecrosis in Children: Latest Advancements of Treatment 
Speaker: Dr. Terry Amaral
Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine, Limb & Spine Deformity
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

4/15/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. A. Beitler, Dr. E. Kitsis 
Grand Rounds: Musculoskeletal Imaging in Rheumatologic Disease 
Dr. Beverly Thornhill
Associate Professor
Montefiore Medical Center

4/22/11  

Holiday
           
4/29/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. I. Blanco, Dr. J. Schwartzman 
Grand Rounds: Autoimmune Hepatic Disease 
Speaker: Dr. Debora Kogan-Liberman, Assistant Professor
Montefiore Medical Center 
Conference Type: Clinical Research 

March 2011 

3/4/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. A. Broder, Dr. J. Hardin 
Speaker: Dr. Jennette Ball, D.C., Chiropractor
Private Practice, Chiropractic Medicine and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Plan 
Conference Type: Clinical

3/11/11  

Journal Presentations: In-House Speakers 
Drs. Ginger Janow & Steven Porcelli
Drs. Elizabeth Lyons & Vyacheslav Adarichev
Dr. Irene Blanco
Dr. Anna Broder
Drs. Dawn Wahezi & Norman Ilowite
Dr. Kui Liu
  
3/18/11 
 

Journal Presentations: Dr. K. Liu, Dr. J. Weinstein 
Grand Rounds: EMG and the Relation to Myopathies/Myositis
Speaker: Dr. Fabreena Napier, Assistant Professor & Neurologist
Montefiore Medical Center
Conference Type: Clinical

3/25/11   

Conferences Cancelled

January-February 2011 

1/7/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. V. Adarichev, Dr. A. Broder
Grand Rounds: 2nd Year Fellow Research Updates
Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Lyons, Dr. Asena Bahce, Dr. Rachel Gross, 2nd Year Fellows
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Research/Basic Science

1/14/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. C. Tagoe, Dr. J. Weinstein
Grand Rounds: Lupus Nephritis
Speaker: Dr. Roberto Caricchio, Assistant Professor, Temple Autoimmunity Center University 
Conference Type: Research/Basic Science

1/21/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. N. Ilowite, Dr. E. Kitsis
Grand Rounds: ACTEMRA (tocilizumab): The First Approved IL-6 Receptor Inhibitor for Rheumatoid Arthritis (more info)
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Sebba, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of South Florida
Conference Type: Basic Science

1/28/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. A. Beitler, Dr. C. Putterman 
Grand Rounds: Fellow Case Presentation - Dr. Jason Brucker, 1st Year Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

2/4/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. I. Blanco, Dr. J. Hardin
Grand Rounds: Hand Surgery/Orthopedics
Speaker: Dr. Roy Kulick, Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Montefiore Medical Park 
Conference Type: Clinical

2/11/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. P. Barland, Dr. J. Mehta 
Grand Rounds: Clinical Research in Contraception 
Speaker: Dr. Susan Rubin, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Research

2/18/11  

Presidents Day  

2/25/11  

Journal Presentations: Dr. A. Broder, Dr. H. Keiser 
Grand Rounds: Case Conference
Speaker: Dr. Saakshi Khattri, 1st Year Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Clinical

December 2010 

12/3/10 
ACR ABSTRACT REVIEW SESSION 
Speaker: Dr. Enver Akalin, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center 
Topic: Kidney Transplantation in Patients with Rheumatologic Disease 
Type: Clinical

12/10/10 
8:00-9:00 am
Speaker: Dr. B. Lyons
Fellow Case Presentation 

9:00-10:00 am
Speaker: Dr. David Gritz, Department of Ophthalmology, Montefiore Medical Center 
Topic: Uveitis: Ocular Rheumatology 
Type: Clinical

12/17/10 
8:00-9:00 am
Dr. H. Keiser
Dr. K. Liu 

9:00-10:00 am
Speaker: Dr. Mark Guelfguat, Assistant Professor, Jacobi Medical Center 
Topic: Imaging Extra-Articular Manifestations of Connective Tissue Diseases 
Type: Clinical

12/24/10  
Holiday 
 
12/31/10  
Holiday

November 2010 

11/5/10 
ACR MEETING  

11/12/10 
8:00-9:00 am
Dr. V. Adarichev
Dr. A. Broder
 
9:00-10:00 am
Speaker: Dr. Irene Blanco, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Topic: Health Disparities in Rheumatology 
Type: Research

11/19/10 
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM 
ACR ABSTRACT REVIEW SESSION   
Type: Basic Science

11/26/10  
Holiday  

October 2010  

10/1/10
Holiday

10/8/10
8:00-9:00 am
Dr. J. Mehta
Dr. C. Putterman

9:00-10:00 am
Speaker: Dr. Arye Rubenstein, Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: Rheumatic Manifestations of Immunodeficiencies
Type: Clinical

10/15/10
8:00-9:00 am
Dr. D. Wahezi- Fellow Case Presentation

9:00-10:00 am
Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Li, Pediatric Rheumatologist, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center
Topic: Presentation, Therapy, and Activity Monitoring of Pediatric Localized  Scleroderma
Type: Clinical

10/22/10
8:00-9:00 am
Dr. A. Beitler
Dr. N. Ilowite

9:00-10:00 am
Fellow Case Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Rachel Gross, 2nd Year Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: Vasculitis Mimics

10/29/10
8:00-9:00 am
Dr. I. Blanco
Dr. J. Hardin

9:00-10:00 am
Speaker: Dr. Michal Melamed, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: Non-Calcemic Actions of Vitamin D
Type: Clinical Research

September 2010 

9/3/10
8:00-9:00 am
Speaker: Dr. Robert Marion, Chief of Genetics, Director, Children’s Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: Genomic Rheumatology: The Future is Now
Type: Basic Research

9:00-9:30 am
Dr. C. Tagoe

9/10/10 

Holiday

9/17/10
8:00-9:00 am
Speaker: Dr. Sayed Emal Wahezi, Assistant Professor, Montefiore Medical Center
Topic: Interventional Pain Management of the Spine in Rheumatologic Disorders
Type: Clinical

9:00-10:00 am
Dr. E. Kitsis
Dr. J. Weinstein

9/24/10
Holiday

August 2010 

8/6/10 

Journal Presentations: Dr. N. Ilowite, Dr. C. Putterman
Speaker: Dr. Martin Levy, Orthopedic Surgeon, Montefiore Medical Center
Topic: Success-Based Learning
Conference Type: Clinical Research

8/13/10 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  (NON-CME)
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Sebba, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of South Florida
Title: Introducing the First IL-6 Receptor Inhibitor for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Conference Type: Basic Science

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Speaker: Dr. Asena Bahce-Altuntas, 2nd-Year Fellow, Einstein
Case Presentation: Multi-Centric Reticulohistocytosis
Conference Type: Clinical

8/20/10 

Journal Presentations: Dr. P. Irigoyen, Dr. I. Blanco
Speaker: Dr. Elena Peeva, Associate Director, Merck & Company, Inc.
Topic: SLE & Autoimmunity
Conference Type: Basic Science

8/27/10 

Journal Presentations: Dr. J. Schwartzman, Dr. H. Keiser
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Smuckler, Assistant Professor, Bronx Psychiatric Center
Topic: Somatoform Disorders and Rheumatology: Not Such Strange Bedfellows
Conference Type: Clinical

June 2010  

6/4/10 
Journal Presentations: Dr. J. Schwartzman, Dr. C. Tagoe 
Topic: Research in Progress 
Speaker: Dr. Arlene Tieng, 2nd Year Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Basic Research

6/11/10 
Journal Presentations: Dr. I. Blanco 
Topic: Research in Progress 
Speaker: Dr. Simona Gindea, 2nd Year Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Basic Research

6/18/10 
Journal Presentations: Dr. J. Reyes-Thomas 
Topic: Research in Progress 
Speaker: Dr. Anna Broder, Clinical Research Fellow and Attending
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Conference Type: Clinical Research

6/25/10  

Journal Presentations: Dr. E. Kitsis, Dr. J. Weinstein 
Topic: Addressing the Barriers to Effective Pain Management and Issues of Opioid Misuse and Abuse 
Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Pan, Medical Director, Hospice Care Network; Adjunct Associate Professor, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Conference Type: Clinical

Past Grand Rounds 

May 2010 

5/7/10 
8-9:30 am
Topic: Annenberg Second Annual Rheumatology Experts in Residence: RA the Efficacy of Biological Therapy and Objective Outcome Measures 
Speaker: Dr. Sergio Schwartzman, Associate Professor, Hospital for Special Surgery  
Conference Type: Clinical Research

5/14/10 
Journal Presentations: Dr. I. Blanco, Dr. P. Irigoyen 
Topic: Procalcitonin: A Marker of Inflammation 
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Haley, Senior Clinical Specialist, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics 
Conference Type: Basic Research

5/21/10 
Holiday

5/28/10 
Holiday

April 2010 

4/2/10  
Holiday  

4/9/10 
8-9 am: Journal Presentations
Speakers:
Dr. H. Keiser
Dr. A. Broder 

9-10 am: Grand Rounds
Speaker:
Dr. Daniel Lovell, Associate Director, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 
Topic: Biologic Agents in the Treatment of JIA   
Conference Type:
Clinical Research

4/16/10 
8-9 am: Journal Presentations
Speakers:
Dr. P. Barland
Dr. A. Beitler 

9-10 am: Grand Rounds
Speaker:
Dr. Ginger Janow, Pediatric Fellow, Montefiore Medical Center
Topic:
Takayasu’s Arteritis 

4/23/10 
8-9 am: Journal Presentations
Speakers:
Dr. C. Putterman
Dr. J. Weinstein 

9-10 am: Grand Rounds
Speaker:
Dr. Steven Porcelli, Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Topic:
Update of T Cell Subsets  
Conference Type:
Basic Science

4/30/10 
8-9 am: Journal Presentations
Speakers:
Dr. N. Ilowite
Dr. S. Wallis 

9-10 am: Grand Rounds
Speaker:
Dr. Raphaela T. Goldbach-Mansky, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Topic:
Periodic Fever Syndromes 
Conference Type:
Research

March 2010 

3/5/10
8-9 am: Grand Rounds
Speakers: 
Dr. Susan Wallis-Assistant Professor
Dr. Anna Broder-Clinical Research Fellow
Dr. Irene Blanco-Clinical Research Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: 
Clinical Research in the Division
Conference Type:
Clinical Research
 

9-10 am: Case Conference
Speaker:
Dr. Asena Bahce, 1st Year Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Topic: 
Microscopic Polyangiitis
Conference Type: 
Clinical
 

3/12/10 
8-9 am: Journal Presentations
Speakers:
Dr. A. Broder
Dr. C. Tagoe
 
9-10 am: Grand Rounds
Speaker:
Dr. Carol Langford, Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic 
Topic: 
Vasculitis
Conference Type:
Clinical
 

3/19/10 
8-9 am: Grand Rounds
Speaker:
Dr. Simon Lichtiger, Mt. Sinai
Topic: 
Crohn's Disease: A Clinical Update
Location:
Einstein Belfer 601
            
 

Fellowship interviews follow the presentation. 

3/26/10  
Holiday  

February 2010 

2/5/10  

Journal Presentation: Dr. I. Blanco, Dr. N. Ilowite 

Case Conference: Dr. Harold Keiser, Clinical Professor (Einstein)
Topic: Rheumatic Fever (Clinical)

2/12/10  

Holiday

2/19/10  

Journal Presentation: Dr. P. Irigoye, Dr. J. Schwartzman

Grand Rounds: Dr. Ronald Zolty, Associate Professor, Jack D. Weiler Hospital 
Topic: Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (Basic Science)

2/26/10  

8:00-9:00 AM
Speaker: Dr. Mark Galperin, Interventional Pain Management, Platinum Wellness Center 
Topic: Addressing the Barriers of Effective Pain Management and Issues of Opioid Abuse in the Acute and Chronic Setting (Basic Science)

9:00-10:00 AM 
Speaker: Dr. Peter Calligari, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Johnson & Johnson 
Topic: Pharmaceutical Industry Responsible for the Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy 

January 2010 

1/1/10  

New Year's Day

1/8/10  

Journal Presentation: Dr. A. Beitler, Dr. E. Kitsis 

Grand Rounds: Dr. Alexis Jackman, Assistant Professor, Montefiore Medical Center
Topic: ENT Manifestations of Granulomatous Diseases (Clinical)

1/15/10  

Journal Presentation: Dr. H. Keiser, Dr. A. Broder 

Case Conference: Dr. Elizabeth Lyons 
Topic: Still’s Disease (Clinical)

1/22/10  

Journal Presentation: Dr. P. Barland, Dr. J. Weinstein.

Grand Rounds: Dr. Daniel Glicklich, Professor, Montefiore Medical Center 
Topic: BK Virus Nephropathy (Research)

1/29/10  

Journal Presentation: Dr. C. Tagoe, Dr. S. Wallis 

Grand Rounds: Dr. Leslie Kerr, Associate Professor, Mt. Sinai Hospital 
Topic: Use of Biologics in the Geriatric Population (Clinical)

December 2009 

12/4/09  

Case Conference: Dr. R. Gross 

Grand Rounds: Dr. Stephen Paget, Physician-in-Chief, New York Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College
Topic: The Vasculitides: New Concepts in Pathogenesis and Treatment  

12/11/09  

8:00-9:00 AM 
Speaker: Dr. Steven Cohen, Professor & Chief, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: Psoriasis: Immunopathogenesis and New Age Immunotherapy

9:00-10:00 AM 
Speaker: Dr. Virginia Steen, Professor, Georgetown University
Topic: The Lung in Scleroderma

12/18/09 

Case Conference: Dr. I. Blanco, Dr. C. Tagoe 

Grand Rounds: Dr. Michael Swerdlow, Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: NMO, Devic Disease & Therapeutic Options

12/25/09   

Christmas
 

November 2009 

11/6/09  

Case Conference: ACR Abstracts 

Grand Rounds: Dr. Simona Gindea, 2nd Year Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: Morbidity and Mortality

11/13/09  

Case Conference: Dr. E. Kitsis, Dr. N. Ilowite 

Grand Rounds: Dr. Susan Wallis, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: Pregnancy in Autoimmunity

11/20/09  

Case Conference: Dr. C. Putterman, Dr. S. Wallis

Grand Rounds: Dr. Elizabeth Kitsis, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: Conflict of Interest

11/27/09   

Thanksgiving

October 2009 

10/2/09
  
Holiday

10/9/09 

 
Case Conference: Dr. H. Keiser, Dr. J. Schwartzman 

Faculty Meeting 

10/16/09   

ACR Meeting

10/23/09  

Case Conference: Pharmacology for Fellows 

Grand Rounds: Dr. Joyce Reyes-Thomas, Chief Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: Morbidity and Mortality 
Conference Type: Clinical Research

10/30/09   

ACR Abstract Review  

September 2009 

9/18/09  

Holiday

9/25/09  

Case Conference: Dr. P. Barland, Dr. J. Weinstein

Grand Rounds: Dr. Zia Rahman, Research Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University 
Topic: B Cell Tolerance and Immune-Medicated Nephritis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 
Conference Type: Basic Science

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds Schedule 

Contact Info

Division of Rheumatology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Bldg., Rm 701N
Bronx, NY 10461

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