Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Nordin Announces Resignation

Charles Nordin, Chairman of Medicine at Jacobi, Announces Resignation

Dr. Charles Nordin (Cardiology), Chairman of Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center since 1996, announced last week that he will step down from the position in 2009.

Dr. Nordin became chairman during a turbulent era, when Jacobi faced issues that included the risk of losing its Level 1 Trauma Center status due to inadequate staffing.

Under Nordin’s leadership:

  • The Department of Medicine created a totally new service and a new residency at North Central Bronx (NCB). Now under the leadership of Cynthia Chong (General Internal Medicine), the Einstein-sponsored residency program is thriving, with graduates being accepted into some of the best fellowships in the country.
  • Jacobi’s Medicine subspecialties were expanded to meet the need for full-time attending coverage, including the development of services in oncology, nephrology, and invasive cardiology.
  • New hospitalist programs were initiated at both Jacobi and NCB.
  • An Einstein-sponsored Nephrology fellowship program was created.
  • The department continued and expanded its teaching of Einstein medical students, for whom Jacobi remains a prime training site.
  • Hospital-based research at Jacobi and NCB expanded greatly, and faculty investigators have increasingly received national recognition.
  • Faculty clinicians have delivered high quality medical care, with greater safety than ever, to an expanding number of patients. Jacobi’s inpatient service admissions have increased by 30% in the past 10 years.
  • Last week, Jacobi cardiologists inserted the first implantable defibrillator ever at the hospital.

With a history of basic research in cardiac electrophysiology and clinical research in diabetes, electrophysiology, and more recently evaluation of beta blockers and cocaine, Dr. Nordin plans to continue his investigations, and to facilitate increased interaction between Jacobi faculty and the basic and translational laboratories at Einstein.
Nordin will continue as chairman until July 1, 2009 or until a successor is appointed.

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