Department of Pathology

Recent News 


NYC Viral Hepatitis Research Symposium 

Two-Year Clinical Molecular Genetics & Cytogenetics Fellowship Approved  


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



AdamColeTiffanyHeberExciting Changes  to Our Pathology Residency Program! 



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


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


Awards, Honors & Appointments

moshe-sadofsky Moshe Sadofsky, MD, PhD, receives two prestigious excellence-in-teaching awards.   

Dr. Sadofsky has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Harry Eagle Award for Outstanding Basic Science Teaching. The faculty-nominated award recognizes a faculty member who is an outstanding teacher and leader in basic science education for Einstein medical students.  Read More 


amanda-beck Amanda Beck, DVM, DACVPhas received the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) 2017 Samuel W. Thompson Lectureship AwardRead More 


kh-ramesh KH Ramesh, PhDwas the keynote speaker at the 5th International Breast Cancer and Pathology Conference, held in Miami, FL, in April. His topic: “Treatment Implications of HER2 Genetic Heterogeneity Detected by FISH Testing of Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer.” Dr. Ramesh was an invited presenter at the 2nd Indian Cancer Congress held in Bangalore, India, in November 2017.  Read More 


moshe-sadofskyMoshe Sadofsky, MD, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Pathology. 



DrKarabakhtsianRouzan G. Karabakhtsian, MD,  PhD, has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Pathology.  




kh-rameshKH Ramesh, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Pathology.  






Shweta Gera, MD, Randin Nelson, MD, and Jennifer Oliver-Krasinski, MD attain the rank of Assistant Professor of Pathology.  Read More 

AColantaAgnes Colanta, MDjoined the Department of Pathology, Division of Cytology, in April. Dr. Colanta holds a dual appointment as full-time attending physician at Montefiore and Assistant Professor of Pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Read More 

Nicole AnayannisNicole Anayannis, PhDhas been appointed as a Research Fellow in the laboratory of her mentor, Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD, Professor and University Chair of Pathology at Montefiore Einstein.Read More 



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 

Sunhee C. Lee, 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 

Laura Santambrogio, MD, PhD 

Bridget Shafit-Zagardo, PhD 

Louis Weiss, MD 


Dr. Herbert B. Tanowitz, MD

In Memoriam

We mourn with the sudden passing on, July 17, of Herbert B. Tanowitz, MD, ’67, professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases). 

A world-class physician-scientist, Dr. Tanowitz was renowned for his pioneering research on the pathogenesis of Chagas Disease, a tropical parasitic infection caused by Trypanosoma cruzi.  He embodied the role of the academic physician and was beloved by his patients, fellows and students.  

After graduating from Einstein and completing his residency in internal medicine at Lincoln Hospital, he joined our faculty in 1975 as an assistant professor and became an attending physician at Jacobi and Montefiore Medical Centers. He went on to serve as director, Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory, and associate director, Parasitology Clinic, at Jacobi. A frequent lecturer at the medical school, he was director and principal investigator of a Fogarty International Training Grant to train students and postdoctoral fellows from Brazil in research methods in infectious diseases and geographic medicine. He served as senior associate editor, American Journal of Pathology; managing editor, Frontier Bioscience; and founding  co-editor-in-chief, Journal of Neuroparasitology.  

Dr. Tanowitz received numerous awards and honors, including Einstein’s Dominick P. Purpura Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Brazilian Society of Protozoology’s Walter Colli Award, and election to the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. Beyond his academic medical career, he proudly served as a captain in the United States Navy Reserve through 2008.  

Herb was a rare person and spirit.  His joie de vivre will continue to guide us and provide a model for the role of an engaged scholar.  We will never forget his laugh, his passion and all the ways he made us better.  


About the Department

Recent News

News | Spring 2018 Main Page
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Event | 2017 Pathology Department Retreat

This year annual retreat took place on Tuesday, May 30, in Montefiore Medical Center Cherkasky Auditorium and Grand Hall.


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Message from the Chair

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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