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William N. Southern, M.D., M.S.

William N. Southern, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Chief, Department of Medicine Division of Hospital Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
North Pavilion, Room: 848
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 866.633.8255
Fax: 718.654.6908
wsouther@montefiore.org

Full-Time Faculty

Janine Adamczyk, M.D.

Janine Adamczyk, M.D.

Instructor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.3101
Fax: 718.904.2827
jadamczy@montefiore.org

Tulay Aksoy, M.D.

Tulay Aksoy, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Silver Zone, Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.5057
Fax: 718.920.2058
taksoy@montefiore.org

Shitij Arora, M.B.B.S.

Shitij Arora, M.B.B.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Room: 651
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.7270
Fax: 718.920.2058
sharora@montefiore.org

Areas of Research: Current: Corticosteroids in COVID-19

Christopher P. Avanzato, D.O.

Christopher P. Avanzato, D.O.

Instructor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Room: 418
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 866.633.8255
Fax: 718.904.2827
chavanza@montefiore.org

Yelena Averbukh, M.D.

Yelena Averbukh, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield
600 East 233rd Street
Room: 652
Bronx, NY 10466

Tel: 718.920.9850
Fax: 718.920.2058
yaverbuk@montefiore.org

Irida Balili, M.D.

Irida Balili, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.2961
Fax: 718.654.6908
ibalili@montefiore.org

Sarah W. Baron, M.D., M.S.

Sarah W. Baron, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Room: NW8
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.4322
Fax: 718.920.2058
sarbaron@montefiore.org

Areas of Research: Asymptomatic Clostridium difficile Quality Improvement

Matthew Alan Berger, M.D.

Matthew Alan Berger, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.2844
Fax: 718.904.2827
maberger@montefiore.org

Maxwell B. Bressman, M.D.

Maxwell B. Bressman, M.D.

Instructor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.2400
Fax: 718.904.2827
mbressma@montefiore.org

Todd Cassese, M.D.

Todd Cassese, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Associate Dean for Medical Education

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 211
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2442
todd.cassese@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: medical education, educational theory, clinical reasoning

Jeffrey M. Ceresnak, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Ceresnak, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Room: 850
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.5775
Fax: 718.654.6908
jceresna@montefiore.org

Suma Chandrasekaran, M.D.

Suma Chandrasekaran, M.D.

Instructor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Room: 2-76A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.2400
Fax: 718.904.2827
suchandr@montefiore.org

Sweta Chekuri, M.B.B.S.

Sweta Chekuri, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.4641
schekuri@montefiore.org

Areas of Research: Hepatology, Hepatitis C

Jessica A. Dekhtyar, M.D.

Jessica A. Dekhtyar, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Room: 850
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.5057
Fax: 718.920.2058
jdekhtya@montefiore.org

Trina Dhar, M.D.

Trina Dhar, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Room: 240
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.3101
Fax: 718.904.2827
tdhar@montefiore.org

Katherine E. DiPalo, Pharm.D.

Katherine E. DiPalo, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Klau, Room: 3
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.2591
Fax: 718.920.8543
kdipalo@montefiore.org

Areas of Research: implementation science, clinical transformations, care transitions

Sameen Farooq, M.D.

Sameen Farooq, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.5057
Fax: 718.654.6908
sfarooq@montefiore.org

Antonio C. Fojas, Jr., M.D.

Antonio C. Fojas, Jr., M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield
600 East 233rd Street
Bronx, NY 10466

Tel: 718.920.9142
Fax: 718.920.9036
afojas@montefiore.org

Omar B. Fraij, M.D.

Omar B. Fraij, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Room: 420
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.2400
Fax: 718.904.2827
ofraij@montefiore.org

Benjamin T. Galen, M.D.

Benjamin T. Galen, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Room: 2-76
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.2400
Fax: 718.904.2827
bgalen@montefiore.org

Areas of Research: Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for Quality Improvement and Medical Education. I also study recurrent meningitis due to Herpes Simplex Virus.

Robertino C. Garcia Cortes, M.D.

Robertino C. Garcia Cortes, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.3101
Fax: 718.904.2827
rgarciacor@montefiore.org

Elena S. Georgescu, M.D.

Elena S. Georgescu, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.2500
Fax: 718.904.2827
enuthala@montefiore.org

Valentyna Goloborodko, M.D.

Valentyna Goloborodko, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 866.633.8255
Fax: 718.904.2827
vgolobor@montefiore.org

Cristina M. Gonzalez, M.D.

Cristina M. Gonzalez, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Room: 2-76
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.2400
Fax: 718.904.2827
crgonzal@montefiore.org

Robert L. Goodman, M.D.

Robert L. Goodman, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Room: 240
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.2400
rgoodman@montefiore.org

Waqas Hanif, M.B.B.S.

Waqas Hanif, M.B.B.S.

Instructor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Room: 2-76
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.2500
Fax: 718.904.2827
whanif@montefiore.org

Sahan S. Hapangama, M.D.

Sahan S. Hapangama, M.D.

Instructor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.2500
Fax: 718.904.2827
shapanga@montefiore.org

Tannaz Iranpour Boroujeni, M.D.

Tannaz Iranpour Boroujeni, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield
600 East 233rd Street
Bronx, NY 10466

Tel: 718.920.9557
tiranpur@montefiore.org

Julie Kanevsky, M.D.

Julie Kanevsky, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
3444 Kossuth Avenue
Room: NW651
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.2273
Fax: 718.652.4435
jkanevsk@montefiore.org

Karishma A. Kitchloo, M.D.

Karishma A. Kitchloo, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield
600 East 233rd Street
Bronx, NY 10466

Tel: 718.920.9260
kkitchlo@montefiore.org

Benjamin Koo, M.D.

Benjamin Koo, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467


bekoo@montefiore.org

Leslie Lee, M.D.

Leslie Lee, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.3289
Fax: 718.904.2827
lelee@montefiore.org

Jonathan J. Leung, M.D.

Jonathan J. Leung, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.5057
jleung@montefiore.org

Sharon S. Leung, M.D., M.S.

Sharon S. Leung, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Assistant Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Klau, Room: 3
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.5602
Fax: 718.920.8543
sleung@montefiore.org

Keron Lezama, M.D.

Keron Lezama, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.2784
Fax: 718.904.2827
klezama@montefiore.org

John R. Loehner, M.D.

John R. Loehner, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Group
1621 Eastchester Road
Room: NW1
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.405.8040
Fax: 718.405.8050
jloehner@montefiore.org

Allison B. Ludwig, M.D.

Allison B. Ludwig, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 210
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3060
Fax: 718.430.3764
allison.ludwig@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Medical Student Burnout and Resiliency, Optimizing the Medical Student Learning Environment, Improving Group Communication Skills Amongst Medical Students

Maria Y. Mazing, M.D.

Maria Y. Mazing, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.4444
mmazing@montefiore.org

Mimoza Meholli, M.D.

Mimoza Meholli, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 210C
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3717
Fax: 718.430.3764
mimoza.meholli@einsteinmed.org

Haleh Moazen, M.D.

Haleh Moazen, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Silver Zone, Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.4444
Fax: 718.320.8857
hmoazen@montefiore.org

Laurel Mohrmann, M.D., M.S.

Laurel Mohrmann, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.4746
lmohrman@montefiore.org

Shrivatsa Nadiger, M.B.B.S.

Shrivatsa Nadiger, M.B.B.S.

Instructor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Room: 2-76
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 866.663.8255
Fax: 718.904.2827
snadiger@montefiore.org

Erick Oran, M.D.

Erick Oran, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.4321
Fax: 718.920.2058
eoran@montefiore.org

Jessica Pacifico, M.D.

Jessica Pacifico, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Room: 850
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.4186
Fax: 718.904.2827
jpacific@montefiore.org

Leonidas Palaiodimos, M.D.

Leonidas Palaiodimos, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Building 1, Room: 3N
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 929.428.5997
leonidas.palaiodimos@nychhc.org

Areas of Research: cardiovascular research

Jeremy A. Pottash, M.D.

Jeremy A. Pottash, M.D.

Instructor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.2985
Fax: 718.920.2058
jpottash@montefiore.org

Charu Ramchandani, M.B.B.S.

Charu Ramchandani, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.5057
Fax: 718.920.2058
chramcha@montefiore.org

Rafael Ruiz, Ph.D.

Rafael Ruiz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.5189
Fax: 718.547.4103
raruiz@montefiore.org

Shawn K. Samuel, D.O.

Shawn K. Samuel, D.O.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Room: 2-50
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.904.2400
Fax: 718.904.2827
ssamuel@montefiore.org

Scott J. Schafler, M.D.

Scott J. Schafler, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Room: 652
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.3776
Fax: 718.920.8375
sshafle@montefiore.org

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