Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

10-01-09: Influenza 2009-10: An Update

Influenza 2009-10: An Update

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, October 1, 2009

8:00 am
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein



Stephen Graham Baum, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Students
Professor, Department of Medicine (Administration)
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

Dr. Stephen Baum is this year’s recipient of the Leo Davidoff Society Lifetime Achievement Award in Education. He has been elected to the Leo M. Davidoff Society (twice, a decade apart), was elected President of the New York Infectious Diseases Society in 2002, and was on the Mayor’s Anti-Bioterrorism Task Force and the NYC Department of Health Hospital Preparedness Committee post 9/11. Dr. Baum is the author of over 35 peer-reviewed publications and numerous chapters in the most prominent textbooks of Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is on the Editorial Board of Journal Watch Infectious Diseases, a publication of the New England Journal of Medicine, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Dr. Baum is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Last year, he was elected to membership in the American Clinical and Climatological Association, one of the oldest medical societies in the Nation.

Dr. Baum came to Albert Einstein in 1968 and was one of four physicians who initiated the Division of Infectious Diseases at Einstein and Montefiore. Here, he continued DNA virology research, was a Career Scientist of The Health Research Council of the City of New York, and was a recipient of an American Cancer Society Faculty Research Award. He was Co-Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and in 1973 also became the second Director of the MSTP (MD-PhD) Program at Einstein, succeeding Alfred Gillman in this position. Between 1983 and 1987 he was Director of the Office of Graduate Education and Scientific Director of the Analytical Ultrastructure Center at the College.

In 1987, Dr. Baum left Einstein to assume the post of Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. At that time Beth Israel was an affiliate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, but in 1993, largely through Dr. Baum’s efforts, Beth Israel became University Hospital and Manhattan Campus of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr Baum served as Chairman of Medicine at BI for 20 years, and in July of 2007 returned to Einstein as the Senior Associate Dean for Students.

He received his MD degree at NYU in 1962 where he was elected to AOA, and pursued a residency in Internal Medicine on the Harvard Service at the Boston City Hospital. He served his military duty in the Public Health Service as a Research Associate at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, where he did research in DNA tumor virology and published some ground-breaking articles on newly described DNA hybrid viruses. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

This grand rounds is hosted by the Division of Infectious Diseases.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn about the history, epidemiology, and molecular virology of influenza
  2. Learn about the prevention and treatment of influenza
  3. Discuss the predictions about influenza


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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