Dr. Epstein is an endocrinologist and professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, who also currently serves as the vice chair of clinical affairs for the department of medicine (DOM).
Since joining the Montefiore Einstein faculty in 2007, Dr. Epstein has proven himself as an innovative, effective, and exceptional department leader. During his tenure as the medical director for the department of medicine faculty practice, from 2011- 2020, and then as vice chair for clinical affairs, he oversaw a year-over-year increase in wRVUs, improvement in the positive contribution margin, and continued growth in the department. Since his promotion to vice chair in 2020, Dr. Epstein has led all aspects of the department’s clinical operations.
Dr. Epstein oversees the development of high-quality and cost-effective care while integrating new systems, processes, workflows, and procedures within the DOM faculty practice. While serving as the leader for the DOM clinical advisory council, he also acts as a liaison for DOM leadership and system partners, working with the faculty practice group, care management organization, and digital transformation office to foster program development and improve patient care and access to specialty medicine. Additionally, he has helped forge new programs within the DOM faculty practice, including the comprehensive weight management center and the new Einstein student health practice.
Dr. Epstein is also the course director for the endocrine systems course for Einstein medical students, for which he was inducted into the Leo M. Davidoff society and has garnered two teaching awards: the 2020 Harry Eagle Award and the Samuel M. Rosen outstanding Teacher Award in 2013. Dr. Epstein received his B.S degree from Cornell University and M.D. degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Following an internal medicine residency at New York Hospital/Cornell and Memorial Sloan Kettering, he completed fellowship training at the Montefiore Einstein endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism fellowship training program.