Einstein Faculty

Einstein is home to more than 2,000 faculty members, who promote research and academic excellence at the College of Medicine.  In addition to conducting research in the institution’s 300 laboratories, these individuals serve as mentors and teachers to the medical school’s 724 M.D. students, 248 Ph.D. students, 117 M.D.-Ph.D. students and 368 postdoctoral research fellows. This page reflects resources and information useful to Einstein investigators, along with highlights pertaining to honors and events relevant to faculty.  Can't find a resource you need?  Please contact webrunners@einsteinmed.org to let us know.

Faculty Features

The Third Annual Einstein and Montefiore Presidential Lectures

On Monday, June 3 in Robbins Auditorium, Einstein and Montefiore hosted the third annual Presidential Lecture, which highlights outstanding research being done at the institutions. This year’s honorees were read more >

Dr. Jonathan Backer: Molecules by Day, Music by Night

Dr. Jonathan Backer is Einstein’s professor and chair of molecular pharmacology and a leading bench researcher on phosphoinositide 3-kinases, cellular proteins linked to various cancers. After hours, though, you read more >

Presidential Lecture Celebrates Innovative Research

On May 1, 2018, Betsy Herold, M.D. and William Jacobs Jr., Ph.D. presented their development of a novel vaccine to combat herpes simplex virus (HSV) at the Presidential Lecture read more >


Faculty Development Events

Thursday, January 27, 2022

"EndNote: Advanced Features"

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: VIA Zoom

Monday, February 07, 2022

"Excel V: Statistical Analysis"

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: VIA Zoom


Leadership Appointments

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and the department of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have recently added several key leaders to their ranks. Under the direction of Judy Aschner, M.D., physician-chief at CHAM and university chair, pediatrics at Einstein and Montefiore, the new recruitments and promotions include:

  • Patricia Hametz, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Suzette Oyeku, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Peter Belamarich, M.D.
  • Melissa Wasserstein, M.D

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Academic Honors

Augmenting Medical Education—Managing patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is seldom included in medical education, yet these individuals often have more long-term conditions and higher healthcare costs. To address this issue, a team led by Joanne Siegel used funding from the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) and Special Olympics International to develop curriculum focused on treating IDD patients. Vincent Siasoco, M.D., also aided Einstein students in establishing a student chapter of the AADMD. The program, now permanently part of second-year curriculum, demonstrates Einstein’s leadership in inclusive medical education aimed at reducing healthcare disparities in patients with IDD. The duo highlighted their work in an article they co-wrote for Exceptional Parent Magazine. Ms. Siegel is principle associate in pediatrics and co-director of the Rose F. Kennedy Center University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Siasoco is assistant professor of family & social medicine and of pediatrics, and director of primary care at the Kennedy Center’s Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center.

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