Department of Pathology

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Presidential Lecture

3rd Annual Einstein-Montefiore Presidential Lecture

Please Join Us for the 3rd Annual Einstein-Montefiore Presidential Lecture featuring Joan W. Berman, PhD, from the Department of Pathology, on June 3, 2019, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Robbins Auditorium on the Einstein campus. Dr. Berman will present her work titled: “Buprenorphine: A Novel Therapy for HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder." Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, MD, from the Division of General Internal Medicine, will present her work titled: “Changing the Paradigm: Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder with Buprenorphine in Primary Care.” Congratulations, Dr. Berman!  

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Remembering Dr. Herbert Tanowitz

We mourn the passing of our beloved colleague, mentor and friend. [Read more] 

Announcing the Dr. Herbert B. Tanowitz Honorary Lecture for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine

Created by the Montefiore Einstein Department of Pathology in honor of Dr. Herbert Tanowitz who passed away on July 17, 2018, the lecture will focus on parasitology and tropical medicine—the driving research interests of Dr. Tanowitz’ long and distinguished career. The inaugural lecture will be a full-day symposium on the pathogenesis of Chagas Disease, including research on the role of adipose tissue in this chronic infection.

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Stemming Hepatitis in the Bronx

Yitz Goldstein, MD, assistant director, Montefiore Einstein Virology Laboratories, was featured with Sheila Reynoso, MPH, director, Montefiore Hep C Treatment Network, on the BronxNet TV show “Open,” on July 18. The interview, aimed at raising awareness of the “hidden epidemic” of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in New York City, was aired in connection with the global observance of World Hepatitis Day, July 28. Dr. Goldstein and Ms. Reynoso explained viral hepatitis; discussed the ongoing efforts of Montefiore pathologists and clinicians to diagnose, treat and prevent hepatitis in the Bronx community; and noted the services available at Montefiore.

 View the interview here  

Amy S. Fox, MD, MS, director, Montefiore Einstein Virology Laboratories, and professor of Pathology at Einstein, and Jonathan M. Schwartz, MD, a member of the liver transplant team at Montefiore and professor of Medicine (Hepatology) at Einstein, co-authored an article aimed at informing residents of the Bronx community on practical steps to take for protection against viral hepatitis. The story was featured in the August 9 print and online editions of the Bronx Voice.

 Read the article here 

Research Retreat 2018

Panoramic views of the East River were the backdrop for this year’s Pathology Department Research Retreat, held on June 8 at Marina Del Ray in the Bronx. An enthusiastic crowd of pathology post-docs, PhD candidates, fellows and residents, along with their faculty mentors, converged on the venue to present, discuss and debate the merits of the trainees’ original research projects. [Read more] 



AdamColeTiffanyHebert Exciting Changes  to Our Pathology Residency Program 

ABaldwinCharting Her Own Course: From Navy Flight Surgeon to First-Year Pathology Resident 

mark-suhrlandMark Suhrland, MD, Blogs about See, Test & Treat and the Pathologist’s Expanding Role in Community-Based Healthcare 

kh-rameshBangalore to the Bronx: The Making of a Clinical and Molecular Cytogeneticist 

Recent Awards, Honors & Appointments

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Experimental pathology aims to define disease in terms of fundamental molecular and cellular processes. Research in our Department is focused on critical issues in multiple disease classes. Areas of focus include 

Research in each of these areas is highly interactive, and the Department strives for a collegial atmosphere in which collaborations can flourish. This effort is conducted through a variety of department-level activities, including regular meetings to discuss work in progress and a departmental retreat at which students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and faculty all have opportunity to present and discuss their research.

Research Funding Program

The Department of Pathology has established a research funding program to encourage residents and fellows to participate in clinical pilot research projects. Up to $2,000 will be awarded per research project, for projects of up to two years in duration.

Research Faculty

Amanda Beck, DVM 

Geoffrey Childs, PhD 

Joan W. Berman, PhD 

Mahalia Desruisseaux, MD, PhD 

Amy Fox, MD  

David Fooksman, PhD  

Rachel Hazan, PhD 

Lawrence Herbst, DVM, PhD 

Huan Huang, MD 

Fernando Macian, MD, PhD 

Maja Oktay, MD, PhD 

Harry Ostrer, MD 

Thomas J. Ow, MD 

Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD 

Moshe Sadofsky, MD, PhD 

Bridget Shafit-Zagardo, PhD 

Louis Weiss, MD 



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Dr. Michael B. Prystowsky
Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD
Unique opportunities abound in Clinical and Experimental Pathology at the Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality of medical care...

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