Division of Infectious Diseases

Faculty & Research

Faculty & Research 

Our investigators advance the study of infectious diseases and the pathogens that cause them through hands-on field work supporting basic science research as well as investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical trials. more info 

 

Education & Training

Education & Training 

Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program 

ID Newsletter 

Introductory Lectures for Fellows 2020-2021  

Educational Videos 

 

Patient Care & Clinical Services

Patient Care & Clinical Services 

Doctor Visits  

COVID-19: What you need to know from Montefiore 

Schedule an appointment, refer a patient, Einstein-Montefiore ID treatment centers. more info 

 

Resources

Resources 

Policies, schedules, antibiotic booklet, and useful links. more info 

News & Media

Liise-anne Pirofksi, M.D.NY doctor spearheading blood trial to help treat coronavirus patients 

Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D., discusses the use of plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 to potentially prevent and treat the disease. Dr. Pirofski is chief of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore.

Additional coverage includes: The Lancet, CNN, USA Today, Nature, The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Associated Press, NPR, LA Times, NBC News, CBS News 


 

Joshua Nosanchuk, M.D.Back to Medical School During COVID-19 

Joshua Nosanchuk, M.D., describes how, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Einstein medical students are contributing their ideas on how to accelerate courses—all while ensuring alignment with Einstein's mission and accreditation requirements. Dr. Nosanchuk is senior associate dean for medical education and professor of medicine and of microbiology & immunology. Read More.
 

Marla Keller, M.D.A Blood Test May Show Which COVID-19 Patients Steroids Will Help—Or Harm
Marla Keller, M.D., Will Southern, M.D., M.S., and Shitij Arora, M.D., are co-authors on a study that finds a blood test can help physicians determine which hospitalized patients with COVID-19 can benefit from steroids. Dr. Keller is vice chair of research in the department of medicine; Dr. Southern is chief of hospital medicine; and Dr. Arora is associate professor of medicine and a hospitalist at Montefiore. 

Additional coverage includes USA Today, LoHud, Fox News, U.S. News & World Report (via HealthDay), Daily Mail, LabPulse
 

Liise-anne Pirofksi, M.D.Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic with Antibodies and a Patient Database
Along with many other Einstein and Montefiore scientists and physicians, infectious disease expert Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D., is working overtime to confront COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. 

How blood from coronavirus survivors might save lives 

Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski Speaks to CNN About New COVID-19 Clinical Trial 

Publications 

JCI article on SARS-Cov-2 viral and antibody kinetics argues that convalescent plasma (CP) therapy functions differently early and late in COVID-19. 

JCI article Kinetics of Viral Load and Antibody Response in Relation to COVID-19 Severity.

Pathogenesis of COVID-19 from the Perspective of the Damage-Response Framework 

LA Times: Clinical Trial testing the healing powers of blood from COVID-19 Survivors 

   

Barry S. ZingmanTrial for Potential Coronavirus Treatment is Underway at Montefiore and Einstein 
Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine has joined a clinical trial to evaluate the experimental drug remdesivir to treat people who are hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection.

 

Priya NoriAntibiotic treatment for COVID-19 complications could fuel resistant bacteria 
“We tend not to hold back on antibiotics in these patients,” Nori says, especially when that decision could mean life or death. “Is that a bad thing right now? I have trouble saying that it is.” 

 

Vagish HemmigeRachel BartashCovid-19 and Kidney Transplantation 
To the Editor: Kidney-transplant recipients appear to be at particularly high risk for critical Covid-19 illness due to chronic immunosuppression and coexisting conditions.   

 

news & multimedia archive 

Division Chief

Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D.

Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D. (Bio)
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases , Department of Medicine
Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research
 

 
 

Case of the Month

September -2020

A 44 year-old man with history of Crohn’s disease presented for a routine follow-up colonoscopy.  more info 

 

September 2020a September 2020b 

Previous Cases 

 
 

Conferences & Seminars

Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
Visiting Professor
"Hiding in plain sight: the interplay of antimicrobial resistance between people and the environment" Jennie Kwon, MD Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Barnes-Jewish hospital Associate Medical Director for Infection Prevention Washington University School of Medicine
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

Conference & Seminar Schedules

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