Department of Medicine Welcomes New Faculty Members
December 7, 2009
James M. Tauras, MD
Dr. James Tauras (Cardiology) is a recent graduate of the Montefiore Einstein Cardiology Fellowship. He received both his Bachelor's degree and Doctor of Medicine from Cornell University. He subsequently did his Internal Medicine and Cardiology Training at Montefiore Medical Center. One of the Cardiology Fellowship Program's outstanding fellows, Dr. Tauras served as Chief Fellow in Cardiology and received the Program Director's Award for clinical excellence and The James Scheuer MD Excellence in Teaching Award. During his fellowship, Dr. Tauras had interest and training in Congestive Heart Failure. He joins the faculty to join Dr. Ronald Zolty at the Weiler campus Heart Failure Service as well as working in the echocardiogram laboratory. Dr. Taurus will provide valuable clinical expertise to these activities as well as continue to be an outstanding teacher in the fellowship program.
November 28, 2009
Tihomir Stefanec, MD, FCCP
Dr. Tihomir Stefanec is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Board-certified physician who is a full time intensivist at Montefiore. Dr. Stefanec received his medical education at the University of Zagreb, but has been in the United States for the past 15 years, where he has taken his residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine (at St. Vincent’s Hospital downtown) and Pulmonary Medicine (at Memorial). From 2001-08, he was at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, and then Miriam Hospital, both affiliated with Brown, on whose faculty he was an Assistant Professor. During the latter part of 2008 he was the Director of the MICU at Brooklyn Hospital.
Gerin R. Stevens MD, MS, PhD
Dr. Gerin Stevens (Cardiology) has joined the Montefiore Einstein Center for Advanced Cardiac Therapy and the Cardiac Transplant and Assist Device Program. After receiving her undergraduate degree from The University of Rochester, she received Masters and PhD degrees in Neurobiology and Physiology from Northwestern University. She continued her career with M.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Internal Medicine training at Boston University and Cardiology Fellowship at Mount Sinai, NY. For the past year, she had advanced fellowship training in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Stevens brings her clinical expertise and judgment to the Heart Failure and Transplant program as well as her research experience and interest in the use of advanced imaging techniques in patients with congestive heart failure.
November 15, 2009
Charles Nordin, MD
Dr. Charles Nordin (Cardiology) is not actually a newcomer, as he has been in the Montefiore and Einstein family since 1980. Dr. Nordin received his BA from Yale and his MD from Harvard Medical School. After his medicine training at NYU, he was a cardiology fellow at Montefiore from 1980 to 1982. He remained at Einstein, pursing a highly successful career in basic science electrophysiology research. He subsequently became the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Jacobi/North Central Bronx Hospital from 1997 to 2009, and was co-director of the Jacobi/Einstein Medical Residency Program. During this period, Dr. Nordin trained a generation of outstanding physicians, many of whom became cardiology fellows at Montefiore/Einstein as well as remaining on the faculty. Dr. Nordin has now joined the full-time Montefiore faculty to direct a major medical center initiative to bring quality cardiology care to the South Bronx. Throughout his research and administrative career, Dr. Nordin remained an outstanding clinical cardiologist and maintained a large, but part-time, inpatient and outpatient cardiology practice through the Einstein-Montefiiore clinic. He now wishes to expand this effort to bring his clinical expertise to areas of the underserved areas of the borough. In addition, Dr. Nordin will be directing both the freshman and sophomore cardiovascular courses at Einstein, and continuing his clinical outcomes research, working with cardiology fellows and medical house staff.
Petra Rietschel, MD, PhD
Dr. Petra Rietschel just joined the Division of Oncology, to be in charge of their nascent Melanoma and Sarcoma Programs, as well as to continue her work on the treatment of breast carcinoma. Dr. Rietschel is based at Weiler. She received her medical and research (PhD) degrees from the University of Heidelberg, took Internal Medicine Residency training at Massachusetts General (2000-03), training in Hematology and Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and before coming to Einstein-Montefiore was a Hematology/Oncology attending physician at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.
November 8, 2009
Gladys Martin, MD
Dr. Gladys Martin (General Internal Medicine) is a 2006 graduate of Stanford, and has just completed three years of Internal Medicine Residency at the Weill Cornell campus of New York-Presbyterian. Dr. Martin will be a full-time hospitalist at Moses as of July 2009.
Samantha A. Miller, MD
Dr. Samantha Miller (General Internal Medicine) is a 2004 graduate of Einstein who took her Internal Medicine residency at Cornell and followed that with two years of fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology there, focusing on studies of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Miller is a part-time clinician at the CFCC and also spends time collaborating with a psychiatrist at Montefiore who is studying patients with PTSD.
November 3, 2009
Regina Lee, MD
Dr. Regina Lee joined the Division of General Internal Medicine as a clinic teaching attending at the AMC (Moses campus). Dr. Lee received her undergraduate education at Dartmouth and her medical education at Robert Wood Johnson, and during the past 3 years has been an Internal Medicine resident at Jefferson.
George K. T. Lui, MD
Dr. George Lui has joined us to direct a new Adult Congenital Heart Disease program. Dr. Lui received his undergraduate degree from Duke and his MD from Yale. He went on to the Harvard Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at Massachusetts General & Children's Hospital in Boston. He was a Cardiology fellow at Columbia University, where he gained both clinical and research experience in The Schneeweiss Adult Congenital Heart Center. In addition to his clinical and research activities in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Dr. Lui will be working in both the adult and pediatric echocardiogram laboratories and the general cardiology practice.
October 26, 2009
Harmit Kalia, DO
Dr. Harmit Kalia joined the Division of Hepatology to focus on patients with chronic liver disease, especially those who are transplant candidates. Dr. Kalia received his medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, and then took four years of Internal Medicine Residency, the first three at UMDNJ in Newark and the next as a Chief Resident at the East Orange VA. During the next year (2005-06) he was a fellow in Hepatology at Mount Sinai and, during the past three, a fellow in Gastroenterology at UMDNJ.
Jason Korcak, MD, MPH
Dr. Jason Korcak joined the Division of General Internal Medicine, where he is a teaching hospitalist. Dr. Korcak recently completed the Einstein-Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program, where he was chief resident. He received his undergraduate education at Princeton, his medical education at University of Maryland, and then attended Columbia University's School of Public Health (2004-05), graduating with an MPH degree.
October 19, 2009
Manuela Calvo, MD
Dr. Manuela Calvo (General Internal Medicine), who just completed a chief residency year at Jacobi, is a teaching hospitalist at Moses. Dr. Calvo looks forward, in due course, to participating in clinical research studies. She graduated from the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires in 2002, and has been a resident at Jacobi Medical Center since 2005.
Elizabeth Kiefer, MD, MPH
Dr. Elizabeth Kiefer (General Internal Medicine) has just completed a 2-year MPH course at Columbia University, before which she received her undergraduate education at Dartmouth and her medical education at University of Connecticut, followed by an IM residency at Mt. Sinai. Dr. Kiefer is board certified in Internal Medicine. In the near term, she will spend about half her time in the AMC clinic at Montefiore, and about half working with Dr. Kathryn Anastos, analyzing data obtained from and about HIV-infected patients in Rwanda.
January 19, 2009
Luciano Barbosa Lemos-Filho, MD
Dr. Luciano Barbosa Lemos-Filho has joined the Division of Critical Care Medicine as an Assistant Professor, having had fellowship training in Infectious Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, and Clinical Research, all in the Einstein-Montefiore programs. Before that, he received his undergraduate education at Harvard College, and his medical education here at Einstein.
Vivien Leung, MD
Dr. Vivien Leung has joined the Division of General Internal Medicine as an Instructor, based at the CFCC at Montefiore Medical Park. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Montefiore in June 2008, before which she received her undergraduate and medical education at Northwestern. She is enjoying her clinical and teaching responsibilities.
January 11, 2009
Michael Khilkin, DO
Dr. Michael Khilkin has joined the Department of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, spending most of his time at Weiler, but some at Moses. He received his medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, took his Internal Medicine residency training at Jacobi (2002-05), and his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at NYU.
Puja Korabathina, MD
Dr. Puja Korabathina has joined the Department of Medicine as a Clinical Instructor (General Internal Medicine), having recently completed her Internal Medicine Residency in the NYU program, before which she received her undergraduate education at Union College, and her medical education at SUNY Downstate. She will be working part time at the CFCC at Montefiore Medical Park.
January 4, 2009
Reena Agarwal, MD, MPH
Dr. Reena Agarwal has joined the Division of General Internal Medicine, with her time divided between providing clinical care at the CFCC and undertaking research on quality of care, using the Montefiore’s clinical information system. Dr. Agarwal received her undergraduate education at Brown and her medical education at Robert Wood Johnson, after which she was a resident in Social Internal Medicine at Montefiore. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine.
Paul J. Gaglio, MD
Dr. Paul Gaglio (Hepatology) joined the Department of Medicine faculty and the Montefiore Attending staff in December 2007, as the Director of Liver Transplantation Medicine, a role that he had as Associate Medical Director at Columbia (Physicians & Surgeons). Dr. Gaglio received his medical education at UMDNJ in Newark, where he was elected AOA, took Internal Medicine residency training at Mount Sinai (1988-91), fellowship training in Digestive Diseases at UMDNJ (1991-93) and then spent 3 years on their faculty. In 1996 he moved to Tulane, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999. He returned to the New York area, to Columbia, in 2001, as the Associate Medical Director of the center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, where he had during the past several years was the primary transplant physician there. He is the co-author of over 20 journal publications and several book chapters and reviews, and has been an active teacher in Medicine and Liver Diseases.
December 15, 2008
Susan Kovsky Wallis, MD
Dr. Susan Kovsky Wallis has joined the Department as an Instructor in the Division of Rheumatology, with main responsibilities as a clinician, based partly at Montefiore and Montefiore Medical Park, and partly at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Wallis received her medical education at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, took her Internal Medicine residency at Jacobi (2003-06), and did her fellowship in Rheumatology at Michigan, which she just completed.
Kenneth Wen, MD
Dr. Kenneth Wen joined Mike Nanna in his local practice of Cardiology, and our faculty as a Clinical Instructor. Originally from San Diego, Dr. Wen attended Northwestern’s B.S.-M.D. program, graduating in 2001. He took his Internal Medicine residency at Beth Israel in New York, and then did his fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Maimonides. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Nuclear Cardiology.
December 7, 2008
Graciela J. Soto, MD
Dr. Graciela J. Soto joined the Division of Critical Care Medicine, and is currently based at Weiler as an Assistant Professor. She received her undergraduate education at the University of South Florida and her medical education at St. George’s University School of Medicine. She took her Medicine residency training at NYU (2000-03), and her fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Mount Sinai (2003-05). During the past 2+ years, she has been on the faculty at USC in their Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, based mainly at LA County Hospital, where she has been involved in several interesting clinical research studies.
Joanna Starrels, MD
Dr. Joanna Starrels has joined the Department as an Assistant Professor member of the Division of Internal Medicine, in which her role will be primarily that of a clinical investigator in the area of control of pain by medication as prescribed by primary care physicians. She is a graduate of Wesleyan and Jefferson Medical College, Columbia’s residency program and, most recently, was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in General Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Cynthia Taub, MD
Dr. Cynthia Taub joined the Department as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. She did her house staff training at Jersey Shore Medical Center, followed by a Cardiology Fellowship at Hartford Hospital/University of Connecticut and an Advanced Echocardiography Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Her area of expertise is the role of echocardiography in cardiac resynchronization therapy, multi-modality cardiac imaging, clinical utility of speckle tracking, strain, live 3D TEE, and other new echo techniques. She is the Director of Non-invasive Cardiology at Weiler.
December 4, 2008
Alda Osinaga, MD
Dr. Alda Osinaga (General Internal Medicine) completed three years of Internal Medicine Residency at New York Presbyterian- Weill Cornell Medical Center. She received her undergraduate education at Brown and her medical education at Weill Medical College of Cornell. She is working at Montefiore's CHCC on 161st Street, and is an Instructor on the Department of Medicine faculty.
Andrea Porrovecchio, MD
Dr. Andrea Porrovecchio (General Internal Medicine) joined the full-time attending staff at Moses as a teaching hospitalist and Assistant Professor on September 1, 2008, after having left active duty in the USAF at the end of June. She received her medical education at New York Medical College and took her residency in the US Air Force.
Saima Saad, MB, BS
Dr. Saima Saad has joined the Division of Geriatrics at Moses as an Assistant Professor, after having received training at Wayne State. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College in Karachi, and took three years of Internal Medicine residency at Wayne State, followed by a half year of fellowship in Oncology and a half year of Chief Residency at Wayne State, after which she was a fellow in Geriatrics there.
November 17, 2008
Jaydeep Bhat, MD, MPH
Dr. Jaydeep Bhat (General Internal Medicine) completed his undergraduate and medical education at Emory, and during the past three years has been an IM resident at Weill-Cornell. He will be here as a hospitalist for about a year, before starting a GI fellowship at Brown.
Aaron Fox, MD
Dr. Aaron Fox (General Internal Medicine) has joined the Department of Medicine as an Instructor after completing his 4 years of Internal Medicine Residency in the Social Medicine Program at Montefiore. He is a 2004 graduate of Einstein; he will be a clinician-educator at Montefiore’s CHCC in the South Bronx.
Elisabeth Ihler, MD, MA
Dr. Elisabeth Ihler (General Internal Medicine) is a graduate of Amherst and Case Western Reserve’s Masters Program in Medical Anthropology, and attended UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine from 2001 to 2005. During the past three years, she has been Primary Care Internal Medicine Resident at Weill-Cornell Medical Center, and now joins our AMC clinic staff as an Instructor.
November 10, 2008
Calie Santana, MD
Dr. Calie Santana has joined the Department as an Assistant Professor (General Internal Medicine), having just completed a fellowship in General Medicine under the aegis of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale. She received her undergraduate education at Cornell and her medical education at Harvard, after which she interned at Brigham and Women’s, and took her next 2 years of Internal Medicine residency at Weill-Cornell Medical Center. During 2005-06, she was a physician in the Cornell Internal Medicine Associates Program. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Santana is the new Associate Director of Quality for the Department of Medicine, and will have roles as a ward attending and as a clinician and preceptor at CHCC, and will teach and mentor in quality improvement.
Related info: Santana to Champion Quality Improvement
Neomi Shah, MD, MPH
Dr. Neomi Shah joined the Division of Pulmonary Medicine as an Assistant Professor as of July 2008 with a particular interest in Sleep Medicine. She received her undergraduate education at Rutgers, her medical education at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and took residency training in Internal Medicine at UMDNJ in Newark and Hackensack University Hospital. She took her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Yale (2004-07), and during the past year has been a fellow in Sleep Medicine there. She plans to pursue a career as a clinical investigator in Sleep Medicine.
Keerti Sharma, MBBS
Dr. Keerti Sharma has joined the Department as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics, having held a similar academic position at UMDNJ from 2003-07. She received her medical education in India, had 4 years of Internal Medicine Residency at Bronx-Lebanon, the last of them as a chief resident, and from 1998-2002 was an attending physician there. She took her fellowship in geriatrics at NYU from 2002-03, and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.
November 2, 2008
Belinda Ostrowsky, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Belinda Ostrowsky has joined the Department an Assistant Professor in the ID Division, with responsibilities for surveying and overseeing the use (or possible misuse) of antibiotics at Montefiore. She is a New Yorker who received her medical education in CCNY’s Sophie Davis Program, where she graduated Summa, and took her clinical medical school training at Stony Brook. She took her IM residency training at Mayo, her ID fellowship at Beth Israel-Deaconess (1995-98), and was an Epidemiology Intelligence Officer at the CDC from 1998-2000. She then went to the Medical College of Virginia as an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist for 2 years, and has since been the Director of STD and Communicable Diseases for the Westchester County Department of Health, and more recently also Director of their Tuberculosis division. She is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
Vincent Pantone, M.D.
Dr. Vincent Pantone joins our faculty as an Instructor and teaching hospitalist at Moses. He received his undergraduate education at Holy Cross and his medical education at SUNY Downstate, from which he graduated in 2004. He has since been a resident at Montefiore and during last year one of the chief residents.
Ketul Patel, M.D.
Dr. Ketul Patel was appointed as an Instructor in the General Medicine Division on July 1, 2007. Dr. Patel received his B.S. from Texas A&M University in 1999 and his M.D. Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2003. He subsequently was a resident at Beth Israel New York from 2003-2006 prior to joining the Hospitalist group at Montefiore-Moses in 2006. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine.
October 26, 2008
Sara Lorenz, MD
Dr. Sara Lorenz (General Internal Medicine), who recently completed three years of residency in the Social Internal Medicine program at Montefiore, joins the Department as an Instructor and Attending Physician in the AMC Clinic. She received both her undergraduate and medical education at the University of Wisconsin, and has already engaged in some clinical research, particularly on obesity among South Bronx residents.
Alissa Mark, MD
Dr. Alissa Mark (Gastroenterology) joined the Department in late February 2008 as an Assistant Professor, and spends much of her time supervising fellows. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan and her medical education at Temple. She was an Internal Medicine resident at Montefiore from 2001-04, and a GI fellow at Stony Brook (2004-07).
Alda Osinaga, MD
Dr. Alda Osinaga (General Internal Medicine) joined the Department from Cornell's primary care program and will be a fulltime clinician-educator with the Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine Residency Program as a clinician and preceptor. Alda has a strong interest in immigrant health, and will be joining Lanny Smith as the co-director of OPEN-IT clinic. She trained in a community health center and is committed to caring for underserved patients in urban setting.
October 19, 2008
Robert Goodman, M.D.
Dr. Robert Goodman (General Internal Medicine) returns to Montefiore as an Assistant Professor, after having taken 4 years of internal medicine residency training there (1988-92), the last as a chief resident. He received his undergraduate education at Rutgers and his medical education at UMDNJ in Newark. After completing his residency at Montefiore, he joined the clinical faculty at Columbia-Presbyterian for 8 ½ years, during part of which time he directed their PCIM residency program. He returned to Montefiore in 2006 as a member of the Medical Group, but recently has joined our teaching hospitalist program.
Loren Greenberg, M.D.
Dr. Loren Greenberg (Geriatrics) joins the Department of Medicine as an Assistant Professor, after also having had that title at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She obtained her B.A. in biology from Lehigh University, an M.S. in neuroscience from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and her M.D. from Mount Sinai. She is a well-trained geriatrician who should strengthen our already strong clinical and teaching programs in Geriatrics at Moses.
Tom Karson, M.D.
Dr. Tom Karson (Cardiology) came to Einstein as the Associate Chief of Medical Informatics, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He has had extensive training in Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine, and previously held major positions in Medical Informatics at Mount Sinai and Continuum Health Partners. We look forward to an exciting association with him as a teacher and guide in this area.
October 12, 2008
Sulejman Celaj, M.D.
Dr. Sulejman Celaj has joined the Department as Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) effective July 2008. Dr. Celaj did his undergraduate and medical school education at Universitatea din Craiova, Faculty of Medicine; his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore from 2001-2004; a Cardiology Fellowship at Bronx Lebanon Hospital/Montefiore from 2004-2007; and an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Montefiore from 2007-2008. His area of interest is endothelial dysfunction in heart failure and acute coronary syndrome patients. Dr. Celaj is Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, St. Barnabas Consultative Cardiology, St. Barnabas Interventional Cardiology, Montefiore (Moses Division).
Maria Duda, M.D.
Dr. Maria Duda (General Internal Medicine) joined the Medicine faculty on August 1, 2007 as an Instructor. She will be an Attending at the CFCC Clinic and on the medical service at Weiler. Dr. Duda received her B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1994 and her M.D. from Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2004. She then completed her residency at Montefiore in 2007 where she received an award as Outstanding House Officer in Ambulatory Care Medicine. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and has a specific interest in HIV primary care.
Ythan Goldberg, M.D.
Dr. Ythan Goldberg joined the Department as Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology). Ythan received his B.A. from Cornell in 1997 and his M.D. from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in 2001. He did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore from 2001-2004, followed by a Cardiology Fellowship at Montefiore from 2004-2007. His areas of interest include training of third year medical students in cardiac auscultatory findings, and atrial fibrillation and echocardiography. He is engaged in echocardiography and consultative cardiology.
September 29, 2008
Carolyn Bauer, M.D.
Dr. Carolyn Bauer joined the Division of Nephrology July 1, 2007 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Bauer received her B.A. from Oberlin College in 1995 and her M.D. from Einstein in 2001, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her medicine residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, serving as chief resident, then came to Einstein to complete the Nephrology Fellowship Program. Dr. Bauer was board certified in Internal Medicine in 2004 and Nephrology in 2007.
Laura Boucai, M.D.
Dr. Laura Boucai joined the Division of Endocrinology this past July as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Boucai received her undergraduate and medical education in Buenos Aires, graduating in 2001. Over the next 2 years, she was a research fellow in neurology, first at Mount Sinai, then at Einstein. From 2003 to 2006, she completed an internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. She then came to Einstein for the Endocrinology Fellowship Program.
James Brust, M.D.
Dr. James Brust completed an infectious diseases fellowship at Columbia and an M.S. program at the Columbia School of Public Health. He joined the Einstein-Montefiore Division of General Internal Medicine to work with Drs. Neel Gandhi and Sarita Shah, participating in their work with Gerry Friedland to study multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa. Dr. Brust attended Andover, then Columbia College and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
September 21, 2008
Yelena Averbukh, M.D.
Dr. Yelena Averbukh has joined the Division of General Internal Medicine as an instructor and teaching hospitalist at Moses. She is a 2000 graduate of Einstein who then completed Internal Medicine residency training at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt, after which she was in practice in the Lincoln Center neighborhood and made rounds at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt. Dr. Averbukh is Board-certified in Internal Medicine.
Claire C. Bastie, Ph.D.
Dr. Claire Bastie joined the Division of Endocrinology in February 2008 as an assistant professor, collaborating with Dr. Jeffrey Pessin on research on diabetes-related fat metabolism. She received her doctoral degree at the University of Aix-Marseille III in 2001, after which she came to the United States as post-doctoral fellow at Stony Brook for 5 years, the first 2 in the laboratory of Dr. Nada Abumrad, and the latter 3 in Dr. Pessin’s laboratory. Dr. Bastie was an instructor at Stony Brook before coming to Einstein. Her laboratory is in the new Price Building.
Dina Began, M.D.
A graduate of Albany Medical College (1993), Dr. Dina Began joined the Division of Dermatology as an assistant professor and general dermatologist. Prior to her arrival at Einstein, she was on the staff of New York University’s Department of Dermatology and Cornell’s Department of Dermatology. Dr. Began is board certified in both internal medicine and dermatology,