Fries to Become Residency Firm Two Leader
Image: Bettina Fries, MD
Bettina Fries, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology & Immunology, has been recruited as Firm Leader for Firm Two of the Einstein/Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Fries is a graduate of the Internal Medicine Residency Program (from Firm Two) and also from the Einstein/Montefiore Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Since joining the Einstein faculty, she has risen to the rank of Associate Professor. She is a NIH-funded physician scientist with an outstanding record of research and scholarship as well as a demonstrated ability to mentor trainees.
As an active faculty member for the past decade, Dr. Fries has become familiar with the physicians and clinical services in both hospitals, and has been active on the Infectious Diseases consultation Service. Since last year, she has been more directly involved in the Residency Program, serving as Director of the Medical Science Pathway and participating in the leadership meetings and discussions with the current firm leadership.
"We expect that the Residency Program will benefit greatly from Bettina's intelligence, her commitment to excellence, her enthusiasm for teaching, and the strong scientific background she brings to her new role," said Dr. Victor Schuster, Chairman of the Department of Medicine. "Her appointment has my enthusiastic endorsement, as well as that of Drs. Morrison and Korcak, the other firm leaders, and Dr. Lief, the Interim Program Director."
Donna Morrison, MD, Assistant Professor (General Internal Medicine) and former Firm Two Leader and Medical Director of the Adult Medicine Practice (AMP) Clinic, has resigned for family reasons.
"Donna has been a valuable member of our teaching faculty. She has made enormous contributions to our Residency Program as well as to the numerous residents and students she has taught and mentored. We will miss her keen intelligence, her critical insight, and her wonderfully calm and mature leadership," said Dr. Lief. "We sincerely thank her for all she has done for our Department, for our trainees, and for our patients."