Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Building upon our Bronx roots our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve through compassionate, patient-centered care, scientific discovery, humanistic education, community engagement and absolute commitment to social justice.

News

Jariwala 
Dr. Sunit Jariwala Named Director Clinical and Research Innovation
Sunit P. Jariwala, MD, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology, Director of Allergy/Immunology Research, and Lead Adult Allergist/Immunologist at Montefiore Asthma Center, has been named the Director of Clinical and Research Innovation for the Department of Medicine.


Jariwala 
Dr. Peter Dicpinigaitis Named Editor-in-Chief of LUNG
Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, Professor of Medicine (Critical Care) and Director of the Montefiore Cough Center, has been named Editor-in-Chief of LUNG, a journal for pulmonary researchers and clinicians. Dr. Dicpinigaitis has served as Associate Editor since 2008; he will begin his tenure as EIC in October, 2019.


Bronx Salad 
The Bronx Salad a Hit at Diabetes Awareness Month Kickoff 
On Friday, November 2, the Department of Medicine's Clinical Diabetes Center kicked off "Diabetes and Our World" for Diabetes Awareness Month with a lively event featuring dancers, nutrition education, free screenings, and food tastings in Montefiore’s Grand Hall. One event favorite was The Bronx Salad, a tasty and healthy dish made from ingredients that represent the cultural diversity of the Bronx. The colorful salad was created in 2016 and is now sold at nine eateries in the South Bronx. Its simple, fresh ingredients are dressed with the famous Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce, created by acclaimed chef King Phojanakong. Pictured here is Department of Medicine chair Dr. Yaron Tomer tasting the healthy salad. Learn more about The Bronx Salad and a calendar of events for the month-long "Diabetes and Our World" activities at Montefiore locations throughout the Bronx and the Hudson Valley.


SOD18Medicine Chair Presents 2018 State of the Department Address
On Thursday, September 27, Dr. Yaron Tomer presented the 2018 State of the Department Address at a special Grand Rounds held at Cherkasky Auditorium, on the Moses campus. To view the video click here; to download a copy of the presentation click here.


Matthew AkiyamaDr. Matthew Akiyama Selected to Task Force to Eliminate Hepatitis C 
Dr. Matthew Akiyama, clinician-investigator and assistant professor of Medicine in the divisions of General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, has been selected by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve as a member of the newly-formed Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force that will advise the state on how to end the “silent” epidemic that affects an estimated 200,000 New Yorkers. Read more 


Chinazo CunninghamDr. Chinazo Cunningham Selected as Advisor to CDC on Opioid Epidemic
Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS, a professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine); Associate Chief, General Internal Medicine; and Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, has been selected to serve on the CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). This prestigious honor recognizes Dr. Cunningham’s extensive expertise and contributions in the area of drug addiction and treatment. Dr. Cunningham will advise the NCIPC – the CDC branch that deals with unintentional drug overdoses - on how to best address the opioid epidemic, and will serve on the board through August 2022. read more  


SOD18Save the Date: The Life Course of Lupus
Please join the Division of Rheumatology for a full-day seminar for pediatric and adult nephrologists and rheumatologists, nurses, fellows, residents, students and other health care professionals with an interest in systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis. The conference, a collaboration between Einstein faculty and the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, will take place November 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the American Academy of Medicine. For more info, download the brochure or visit the website for registration and speaker information.


ResearchDr. Irene Blanco Receives Grant to Increase Access to Lupus Clinical Trials for Minority Populations
Irene Blanco, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Associate Dean of Diversity, is among three researchers to receive a national grant from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to support the development of programs to increase access to clinical trials for minority populations affected by lupus. Read more 


Research2018 Resident/Fellow Research Symposium
A record 95 outstanding posters were presented by clinical trainees this year at the Department of Medicine's annual Resident/Fellow Research Symposium, with awards going to the top 13 abstracts in the areas of clinical and basic science research, dermatology and case reports. The Symposium was notable this year for bringing together residents from the three internal medicine training programs at Moses, Wakefield, and New Rochelle campuses. Fellows from the division of Dermatology, Cardiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism and other sub-specialties also presented their research. Read more 


QI WinnerDoM Residents Create Winning Ideas to Improve Quality of Health Care
Internal Medicine Residents Ashley Kang (PGY2), Jay Chudow (PGY2), Ariel Peleg (PGY2), Jonah Zaretsky (PGY3), and Jay Naik (PGY2) were this year's winners of the Department of Medicine's annual Quality Improvement Idea Contest. Now in its third year, residents are encouraged to think about innovative solutions to improve the quality of health care across the Montefiore Health System. Read more 


Mourning the Loss of Dr. Norman Fleischer
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the untimely passing of our longtime colleague Dr. Norman Fleischer, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology), and former Chief, Division of Endocrinology, on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Dr. Fleischer’s numerous roles at Einstein over 45 years and contributions to the field of diabetes research and treatment were celebrated this past November at a special symposium in his honor. He was a cherished colleague, mentor, and friend to many of us, and he will be missed. Read messages from Yaron Tomer, MD and Allen M. Spiegel, MD. A funeral will be held Sunday, June 3, at Riverside Memorial Chapel in Manhattan.


UJA Honors Y Tomer

UJA-Federation of New York Honors Yaron Tomer, MD
UJA-Federation of New York honored Yaron Tomer, M.D., chair of medicine, at its 2018 Montefiore Health System & Albert Einstein College of Medicine annual reception, held on May 10, 2018, at Montefiore. Read more.

 


 

In the Media

DailyEinstein Magazine, November 2018
Lab Chat with Infectious Disease Researcher Johanna Daily, MD, MS

Einstein Magazine profiles Infectious Disease researcher Johanna P. Daily, M.D., M.S., about her studies on Plasmodium falciparum— the most lethal of the five parasitic species that cause malaria. Dr. Daily, a professor of medicine and of microbiology & immunology, also discusses her travels to sub-Saharan Africa, where she studies the immune response of malaria, and how she spends her time outside Einstein.  Read the Einstein magazine article.  


zingmanTime.com, October 24, 2018
If the Government Redefines Gender to Exclude Trans People, It Could Worsen an Urgent Public Health Crisis

Drs. Tia Powell, Jules Chyten Brennan, Viraj Patel, and Vafa Tabatabaie discuss how the government's effort to redefine sex and gender in an inaccurate way would only serve to support discrimination and could inspire even greater threats to the health of transgender people. Read the Time.com article 


zingmanSTAT News, July 13, 2018
Privacy Laws are Hurting the Care of Patients with Addiction

Dr. Melissa Stein, medical director, Substance Abuse, and professor in the departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, discusses how certain privacy laws are preventing collaboration between addiction treatment providers and the rest of a patient’s care team. Read the STAT News article 

zingmanCBS Evening News, Dec. 3, 2017
Millons of People Living With HIV Now Have the Therapy They Need

In honor of World AIDS Day, Barry Zingman, MD, Medical Director of the AIDS Center at Montefiore and Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), discusses the positive implications of ART therapy to suppress HIV and how this powerful tool can help directly prevent transmission and reduce stigma. Watch the CBS Evening News segment


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


 
 
 

Building upon our Bronx roots our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve through compassionate, patient-centered care, scientific discovery, humanistic education, community engagement and absolute commitment to social justice.

News

Jariwala 
Dr. Sunit Jariwala Named Director Clinical and Research Innovation
Sunit P. Jariwala, MD, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology, Director of Allergy/Immunology Research, and Lead Adult Allergist/Immunologist at Montefiore Asthma Center, has been named the Director of Clinical and Research Innovation for the Department of Medicine.


Jariwala 
Dr. Peter Dicpinigaitis Named Editor-in-Chief of LUNG
Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, Professor of Medicine (Critical Care) and Director of the Montefiore Cough Center, has been named Editor-in-Chief of LUNG, a journal for pulmonary researchers and clinicians. Dr. Dicpinigaitis has served as Associate Editor since 2008; he will begin his tenure as EIC in October, 2019.


Bronx Salad 
The Bronx Salad a Hit at Diabetes Awareness Month Kickoff 
On Friday, November 2, the Department of Medicine's Clinical Diabetes Center kicked off "Diabetes and Our World" for Diabetes Awareness Month with a lively event featuring dancers, nutrition education, free screenings, and food tastings in Montefiore’s Grand Hall. One event favorite was The Bronx Salad, a tasty and healthy dish made from ingredients that represent the cultural diversity of the Bronx. The colorful salad was created in 2016 and is now sold at nine eateries in the South Bronx. Its simple, fresh ingredients are dressed with the famous Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce, created by acclaimed chef King Phojanakong. Pictured here is Department of Medicine chair Dr. Yaron Tomer tasting the healthy salad. Learn more about The Bronx Salad and a calendar of events for the month-long "Diabetes and Our World" activities at Montefiore locations throughout the Bronx and the Hudson Valley.


SOD18Medicine Chair Presents 2018 State of the Department Address
On Thursday, September 27, Dr. Yaron Tomer presented the 2018 State of the Department Address at a special Grand Rounds held at Cherkasky Auditorium, on the Moses campus. To view the video click here; to download a copy of the presentation click here.


Matthew AkiyamaDr. Matthew Akiyama Selected to Task Force to Eliminate Hepatitis C 
Dr. Matthew Akiyama, clinician-investigator and assistant professor of Medicine in the divisions of General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, has been selected by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve as a member of the newly-formed Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force that will advise the state on how to end the “silent” epidemic that affects an estimated 200,000 New Yorkers. Read more 


Chinazo CunninghamDr. Chinazo Cunningham Selected as Advisor to CDC on Opioid Epidemic
Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS, a professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine); Associate Chief, General Internal Medicine; and Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, has been selected to serve on the CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). This prestigious honor recognizes Dr. Cunningham’s extensive expertise and contributions in the area of drug addiction and treatment. Dr. Cunningham will advise the NCIPC – the CDC branch that deals with unintentional drug overdoses - on how to best address the opioid epidemic, and will serve on the board through August 2022. read more  


SOD18Save the Date: The Life Course of Lupus
Please join the Division of Rheumatology for a full-day seminar for pediatric and adult nephrologists and rheumatologists, nurses, fellows, residents, students and other health care professionals with an interest in systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis. The conference, a collaboration between Einstein faculty and the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, will take place November 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the American Academy of Medicine. For more info, download the brochure or visit the website for registration and speaker information.


ResearchDr. Irene Blanco Receives Grant to Increase Access to Lupus Clinical Trials for Minority Populations
Irene Blanco, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Associate Dean of Diversity, is among three researchers to receive a national grant from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to support the development of programs to increase access to clinical trials for minority populations affected by lupus. Read more 


Research2018 Resident/Fellow Research Symposium
A record 95 outstanding posters were presented by clinical trainees this year at the Department of Medicine's annual Resident/Fellow Research Symposium, with awards going to the top 13 abstracts in the areas of clinical and basic science research, dermatology and case reports. The Symposium was notable this year for bringing together residents from the three internal medicine training programs at Moses, Wakefield, and New Rochelle campuses. Fellows from the division of Dermatology, Cardiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism and other sub-specialties also presented their research. Read more 


QI WinnerDoM Residents Create Winning Ideas to Improve Quality of Health Care
Internal Medicine Residents Ashley Kang (PGY2), Jay Chudow (PGY2), Ariel Peleg (PGY2), Jonah Zaretsky (PGY3), and Jay Naik (PGY2) were this year's winners of the Department of Medicine's annual Quality Improvement Idea Contest. Now in its third year, residents are encouraged to think about innovative solutions to improve the quality of health care across the Montefiore Health System. Read more 


Mourning the Loss of Dr. Norman Fleischer
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the untimely passing of our longtime colleague Dr. Norman Fleischer, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology), and former Chief, Division of Endocrinology, on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Dr. Fleischer’s numerous roles at Einstein over 45 years and contributions to the field of diabetes research and treatment were celebrated this past November at a special symposium in his honor. He was a cherished colleague, mentor, and friend to many of us, and he will be missed. Read messages from Yaron Tomer, MD and Allen M. Spiegel, MD. A funeral will be held Sunday, June 3, at Riverside Memorial Chapel in Manhattan.


UJA Honors Y Tomer

UJA-Federation of New York Honors Yaron Tomer, MD
UJA-Federation of New York honored Yaron Tomer, M.D., chair of medicine, at its 2018 Montefiore Health System & Albert Einstein College of Medicine annual reception, held on May 10, 2018, at Montefiore. Read more.

 


 

In the Media

DailyEinstein Magazine, November 2018
Lab Chat with Infectious Disease Researcher Johanna Daily, MD, MS

Einstein Magazine profiles Infectious Disease researcher Johanna P. Daily, M.D., M.S., about her studies on Plasmodium falciparum— the most lethal of the five parasitic species that cause malaria. Dr. Daily, a professor of medicine and of microbiology & immunology, also discusses her travels to sub-Saharan Africa, where she studies the immune response of malaria, and how she spends her time outside Einstein.  Read the Einstein magazine article.  


zingmanTime.com, October 24, 2018
If the Government Redefines Gender to Exclude Trans People, It Could Worsen an Urgent Public Health Crisis

Drs. Tia Powell, Jules Chyten Brennan, Viraj Patel, and Vafa Tabatabaie discuss how the government's effort to redefine sex and gender in an inaccurate way would only serve to support discrimination and could inspire even greater threats to the health of transgender people. Read the Time.com article 


zingmanSTAT News, July 13, 2018
Privacy Laws are Hurting the Care of Patients with Addiction

Dr. Melissa Stein, medical director, Substance Abuse, and professor in the departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, discusses how certain privacy laws are preventing collaboration between addiction treatment providers and the rest of a patient’s care team. Read the STAT News article 

zingmanCBS Evening News, Dec. 3, 2017
Millons of People Living With HIV Now Have the Therapy They Need

In honor of World AIDS Day, Barry Zingman, MD, Medical Director of the AIDS Center at Montefiore and Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), discusses the positive implications of ART therapy to suppress HIV and how this powerful tool can help directly prevent transmission and reduce stigma. Watch the CBS Evening News segment


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

The New York Times interviews Dr. John Greally about epigenetics and whether humans can inherit trauma. (Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018)

media coverage on other stories

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 

 

Calendar

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Medicine Grand Rounds: Inside an Ebola Outbreak: A Provider and Patient Perspective
Craig Spencer, MD, MPH
12:15 PM : Montefiore Medical Center Cherkasky Auditorium

Grand Rounds

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