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YTDr. Yaron Tomer Delivers 2017 State of the Department Address
On Thursday, September 28, Yaron Tomer, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology and Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research, presented the 2017 State of the Department Address at a special Grand Rounds. To read more and view links to the PPT and video presentations click here.


Lauren ShapiroDr. Lauren Shapiro Named Interim Director Internal Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Lauren Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Firm 3 Leader, has assumed the role of Interim Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Read more.


rikin 3Dr. Sharon Rikin Named Director of Quality Improvement for Department of Medicine
Sharon Rikin has joined the Department of Medicine as the Associate Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement and Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.


Life as an Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist
In the September 2017 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, discusses her career as an infectious diseases physician scientist and the opportunity for future generations of ID physician scientists to make inroads in the fields of infectious diseases, immunity, and microbial pathogenesis. The article, Life as an Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist: Science is Humanity’s Lifeline, is accompanied by a video.


Dr. Oni Blackstock Awarded CDC Grant to Study HIV Prevention in Minority Populations
The CDC has awarded Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS, a primary care physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), a Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI) grant to build upon her work developing and testing interventions to improve engagement in HIV treatment and prevention.


In the Media

Sunit JariwalaBronxNet, October 5, 2017
Montefiore Asthma Education

Sunit Jariwala M.D., attending physician and associate professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology, demonstrates how the Asthma Educator app, created by a team of Montefiore providers, can help patients better manage their asthma. Watch the BronxNet Video


Madaline Contagion Live, July 7, 2017
New Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program Cut Hospital Readmission Rates in Half
Theresa Madaline, MD, clinical director of Infectious Diseases Services, Jack D. Weiler Hospital and Riganni Urrely, LPN, nurse coordinator, Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program, discuss their study that showed Montefiore’s Transitions-of-Care Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy program, which features streamlined communication with patients and bilingual providers, reduced emergency department readmissions for patients who receive IV antibiotics outside of the hospital. This high risk population can face a readmission rate of up to 50 percent. Read the Contagion Live Article here


 
 
 

News


YTDr. Yaron Tomer Delivers 2017 State of the Department Address
On Thursday, September 28, Yaron Tomer, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology and Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research, presented the 2017 State of the Department Address at a special Grand Rounds. To read more and view links to the PPT and video presentations click here.


Lauren ShapiroDr. Lauren Shapiro Named Interim Director Internal Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Lauren Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Firm 3 Leader, has assumed the role of Interim Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Read more.


rikin 3Dr. Sharon Rikin Named Director of Quality Improvement for Department of Medicine
Sharon Rikin has joined the Department of Medicine as the Associate Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement and Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.


Life as an Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist
In the September 2017 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, discusses her career as an infectious diseases physician scientist and the opportunity for future generations of ID physician scientists to make inroads in the fields of infectious diseases, immunity, and microbial pathogenesis. The article, Life as an Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist: Science is Humanity’s Lifeline, is accompanied by a video.


Dr. Oni Blackstock Awarded CDC Grant to Study HIV Prevention in Minority Populations
The CDC has awarded Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS, a primary care physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), a Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI) grant to build upon her work developing and testing interventions to improve engagement in HIV treatment and prevention.


In the Media

Sunit JariwalaBronxNet, October 5, 2017
Montefiore Asthma Education

Sunit Jariwala M.D., attending physician and associate professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology, demonstrates how the Asthma Educator app, created by a team of Montefiore providers, can help patients better manage their asthma. Watch the BronxNet Video


Madaline Contagion Live, July 7, 2017
New Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program Cut Hospital Readmission Rates in Half
Theresa Madaline, MD, clinical director of Infectious Diseases Services, Jack D. Weiler Hospital and Riganni Urrely, LPN, nurse coordinator, Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program, discuss their study that showed Montefiore’s Transitions-of-Care Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy program, which features streamlined communication with patients and bilingual providers, reduced emergency department readmissions for patients who receive IV antibiotics outside of the hospital. This high risk population can face a readmission rate of up to 50 percent. Read the Contagion Live Article here


 
 
 

Media Spotlight

CNN quotes Dr. Chinazo Cunningham on the need to study non-opioid strategies, such as prescribing medical marijuana, to address chronic pain. (Monday, Nov 13, 2017)

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Message from the Chair

message from the chair  

Yaron Tomer, MD, FACP (bio)

Chair, Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research

"Einstein/Montefiore’s exceptional effort to meet the needs of its large and diverse community has placed us at the forefront of the national healthcare reform." 

Letter from the Chair 

 

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