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@einstein.yu.edu to let us know.

Faculty Features

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 >

BETTR Betters Education Through Preparation for Serving Underrepresented Students

Becoming a professor is tough. That’s because competition among postdoctoral fellows for faculty positions is fierce. read more >


Faculty Development Events

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

"Mastering PubMed: The Essentials and Beyond"

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Forchheimer 119N

Thursday, November 29, 2018

"Logic Models"

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Forchheimer 119N


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

Battling the Spread of Lung Cancer—Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and worldwide. Despite significant progress in lung cancer advances, it remains difficult to treat when it spreads to the brain. Haiying Cheng, MD, PhD, was recently awarded the 2019 Lori Monroe Scholarship for Lung Cancer Research to advance her investigations into preventing lung cancer-related brain metastasis. This scholarship honors the memory of Lorraine “Lori” Gail Monroe, a registered nurse who co-founded the Lung Cancer Foundation of America and passed away from the disease in 2013. Two researchers are selected internationally every year; each receives a $200,000 grant funded by the foundation in conjunction with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. The fellowships support translational lung cancer research and foster collaboration between basic science researchers and clinical investigators. Dr. Cheng’s group has found a key gene, RICTOR (Rapamycin insensitive companion of mTOR), which plays important roles in the onset of cancer and its progression. With the award funding, she aims to use this gene to further understand how brain metastasis occurs, with a goal of developing an effective treatment to manage and treat lung cancer-related brain metastasis. Dr. Cheng is associate professor of clinical medicine at Einstein and an attending physician in medicine at Montefiore

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