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

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

"Everything You Wanted to Know about Google Suite, but Were Afraid to Ask!"

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: VIA Zoom

Thursday, June 03, 2021

"Closed Session - Congenital Chagas Disease: The Great Imitator"

Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 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

Optical Excellence—The National Eye Institute has awarded Dr. Wei Liu and his team $40,000 for developing two different types of organoids that mimic the human retina in complex features. One of the small retinal structures that Dr. Liu’s group created is rich in cones—visual receptor cells responsible for color vision and visual accuity—and the other contains an optic nerve-like structure. The organoids can serve as models for researchers investigating retinal diseases that threaten or severely impair vision, such as juvenile glaucoma and Leber Congenital Amaurosis. In a video about his research, Dr. Liu explains how to grow the organoids. This is Dr. Liu’s third success in the NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge, making him the only winner who has succeeded three times in a row. Dr. Liu is assistant professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences and of genetics.

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