Einstein Faculty

Einstein is home to more than 2,000 faculty members, who promote research and academic excellence at the College of Medicine.  In addition to conducting research in the institution’s 300 laboratories, these individuals serve as mentors and teachers to the medical school’s 724 M.D. students, 248 Ph.D. students, 117 M.D.-Ph.D. students and 368 postdoctoral research fellows. This page reflects resources and information useful to Einstein investigators, along with highlights pertaining to honors and events relevant to faculty.  Can't find a resource you need?  Please contact webrunners@einstein.yu.edu to let us know.

Faculty Features

Dr. Jonathan Backer: Molecules by Day, Music by Night

Dr. Jonathan Backer is Einstein’s professor and chair of molecular pharmacology and a leading bench researcher on phosphoinositide 3-kinases, cellular proteins linked to various cancers. After hours, though, you read more >

Presidential Lecture Celebrates Innovative Research

On May 1, 2018, Betsy Herold, M.D. and William Jacobs Jr., Ph.D. presented their development of a novel vaccine to combat herpes simplex virus (HSV) at the Presidential Lecture read more >

BETTR Betters Education Through Preparation for Serving Underrepresented Students

Becoming a professor is tough. That’s because competition among postdoctoral fellows for faculty positions is fierce. read more >


Faculty Development Events

Friday, March 29, 2019

"Letters of Recommendation for Medical Students: Tools for Effective Writing"

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Price Center/Block Research Pavilion Lefrak Auditorium Resnick Campus, Room 451

Monday, April 01, 2019

"Excel II: Formulas and Functions"

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Forchheimer 119N


Leadership Appointments

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and the department of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have recently added several key leaders to their ranks. Under the direction of Judy Aschner, M.D., physician-chief at CHAM and university chair, pediatrics at Einstein and Montefiore, the new recruitments and promotions include:

  • Patricia Hametz, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Suzette Oyeku, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Peter Belamarich, M.D.
  • Melissa Wasserstein, M.D

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Academic Honors

Combating Addiction Problems—Aaron Fox, M.D., was elected by the New York Society of Addiction Medicine (NYSAM) to serve on the board of its 2019 conference, which took place in New York City in early February. NYSAM is an organization of physicians from all medical specialties, dedicated to understanding and preventing addiction and to improving addiction treatment. Dr. Fox is director of the Bronx Transitions Clinic, a community health center in the South Bronx that provides medical care to formerly incarcerated individuals. He develops clinical programs to improve access to, and to study the effectiveness of, buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder. He also is associate professor of medicine at Einstein and an attending physician in the general internal medicine division at Montefiore.

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