Harris Goldstein, M.D.

Interim Dean

Harris Goldstein

Harris Goldstein, M.D., began serving as interim dean at Albert Einstein College of Medicine on August 1, 2023. Dr. Goldstein has extensive administrative experience as a member of the dean's office for the past 16 years, first as the assistant dean and then associate dean for scientific resources, and currently as the senior associate dean for scientific affairs overseeing Einstein research and academic activities.

Dr. Goldstein is a tenured professor of pediatrics and of microbiology & immunology and the Charles Michael Chair in Autoimmune Disease. He was the founding director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS for ten years and the founding director of the NIH-funded Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research, which was refunded in 2022 for an additional 5 years. A world-renowned HIV researcher, he has pioneered the development and use of humanized mouse models to study the efficacies of novel therapeutic strategies designed to weaponize the immune system to treat and cure HIV infection including a novel CAR-T cell treatment that is currently in clinical trials. His research program has been continuously supported by grants from the NIH for over 30 years, he has published nearly 100 original studies in peer-reviewed journals, and he is currently a principal investigator on three NIH R01 grants.

Dr. Goldstein is also a highly acclaimed teacher of medical and graduate students and has mentored dozens of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in his laboratory. His outstanding teaching skills have been recognized by Einstein's three highest teaching awards: the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, Samuel M. Rosen Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Harry Eagle Award for Outstanding Basic Science Teaching. He also was inducted as faculty into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Goldstein earned his bachelor's degree from Yeshiva University and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by pediatric residency training at the Jacobi Medical Center, and allergy and immunology fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health while spending four years in the laboratory of Dr. Anthony Fauci.