Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

12-16-2010: Medicine Grand Rounds

Amyloidosis: Unfolding the Cure

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, December 16, 2010

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

repeated at 12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Clement Tagoe, MB, BCh, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Rheumatology)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Clement Tagoe's research interests include transthyretin amyloidosis in animal models and in human disease, and the biology of the synovial fibroblast. He has authored over thirty peer-reviewed papers, reviews, and abstracts, and has lectured widely on amyloidosis. He has held offices with the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and is a reviewer for several publications including the American College of Rheumatology’s, Arthritis and Rheumatism. He is a member of several societies including the AMA, ACP, AAAS, ACR and the British Biochemical Society.

Dr. Tagoe came to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in December 2004 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He is currently the Director of Adult Rheumatology at Montefiore, as well as Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Einstein with clinical and administrative duties at Moses, Einstein and the Bronx East MMG.

From 1998 to 2004 Dr. Tagoe was a research associate and attending rheumatologist at the Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital and the Hospital for Joint diseases. There he developed a particular interest in amyloidosis and worked at the Laboratory of Molecular Pathogenesis in close collaboration with Dr. Joel Buxbaum and Dr. Daniel Jacobson, leaders in the area of amyloidosis, resulting in several seminal publications in the field of transthyretin amyloidosis.

Dr. Tagoe completed his medical education at the University of Ghana Medical School in Accra, Ghana. He then obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Leeds, UK. He came to the United States where he did his residency in internal medicine at the New York Hospital, Queens and his fellowship in Rheumatology at the New York University School of Medicine.


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