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Robert E. Michler, M.D.

Robert E. Michler, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center

Professor and Chair, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore

Co-Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care

Surgeon-in-Chief, Montefiore

Cardiac surgeryMitral repair surgeryAortic valve surgery Minimally invasive heart surgeryHeart transplantation

Dr. Michler is a heart surgeon who specializes in complex aortic and mitral valve repair surgery. He is an NIH-funded investigator whose interest in repairing the injured heart has led to clinical trials in cardiac stem cell transplantation. Dr. Michler and his teams have advanced minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery procedures and surgical robotics. This work led to FDA approval for selective cardiac robotic procedures including mitral valve repair and coronary bypass surgery. read more...

 

Milan Kinkhabwala, M.D.

Milan Kinkhabwala, M.D.

Professor, Surgery, Einstein

Chief, Transplantation, Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation

Director, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care

Liver diseasesTransplantationStem cell research

Liver cancer

Dr. Kinkhabwala is an active member of Einstein’s NIH-funded Marion Bessin Liver Research Center, where he is working to develop new treatments derived from stem cells for liver diseases, including liver cancer. An expert in complex liver surgery, including liver transplantation, he helped establish the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation, where physicians, surgeons, nurses and other clinicians work with scientists to deliver integrated care for patients with organ failure.   read more...

 

Eric E. Bouhassira, Ph.D.

Eric E. Bouhassira, Ph.D.

Professor, Medicine (Hematology)

Professor, Cell Biology

Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Director, Einstein Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Stem cell researchBlood-forming stem cellsCell therapy

Dr. Bouhassira’s work focuses on prompting human embryonic stem cells to develop into hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells. This work could potentially help patients needing transfusions and save lives by expanding the production of customized cells that could be transplanted without risk of rejection. read more...

 

Vern L. Schramm, Ph.D.

Vern L. Schramm, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Biochemistry

Ruth Merns Chair in Biochemistry

BiochemistryEnzymesTranslational medicine

RicinAutoimmune diseases

Dr. Schramm is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.  His pioneering work in biochemistry has resulted in powerful new strategies for treating cancer, antibiotic resistance and autoimmune diseases. read more...