Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

GIM and Hospital Medicine Active at Society of General Internal Medicine 2015

May 3, 2016 - BRONX, NY - Members of the the Montefiore Einstein Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine delivered a total of 56 workshops, clinical vignettes, original research, and innovations at the national meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, April 22-25, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. Sixty-eight faculty, residents, and students from Montefiore/Einstein were in attendance.

Dr. Julia Arnsten Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYDr. Julia Arnsten, Chief of General Internal Medicine, was awarded the prestigious ACLGIM Chiefs’ Recognition Award at the Annual Dinner of the Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine. Dr. Stewart Babbott, chair of the selection committee, cited Dr. Arnsten's achievements in building a very successful Division at Montefiore/Einstein, her many recognitions for mentorship, and her continuous grant funding.

Other highlights of the meeting included the following research abstract oral presentations:

Dr. Aaron Fox Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYDr. Aaron Fox (General Internal Medicine) presented integrated care for persons with hepatitis C infection. Dr. Fox's research currently focuses on opioid dependence and the criminal justice system. Dr. Fox is Co-Director of the Montefiore Transitions Clinic, which provides care for patients who have recently been released from correctional facilities.

Dr. Cristina Gonzalez Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYDr. Cristina Gonzalez (Hospital Medicine) addressed patients’ perceptions of racial and ethnic bias. Dr. Cristina Gonzalez’s research focuses on health disparities and advocacy education, specifically teaching about health disparities and giving learners the tools to overcome health and healthcare disparities in their own clinical encounters.

Dr. Matthew Shaines Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYDr. Matthew Shaines (Hospital Medicine) discussed the outcomes of a hospitalist-surgery co-management program. Dr. Shaines is assistant director of the hospitalist service at Montefiore Medical Center and a Fellow in Hospital Medicine of the Society for Hospital Medicine.

Third-year resident Dr. Jonathan Ross was a finalist for the competitive Lipkin Award for his presentation about the care of undocumented immigrants living with HIV.

Fourth-year medical student Laura Hawks presented the treatment cascade for HCV-infected persons in a post-incarceration transitions clinic.

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