A Message from the Interim Chair

Eric Epstein

Welcome to the department of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.

Our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve through compassionate, patient-centered care, scientific discovery, humanistic education, community engagement, and absolute commitment to social justice.

The department of medicine has a long and successful history, characterized by superb patient care, groundbreaking research, and exceptional education of medical students and house staff. There are more than 700 full-time and voluntary faculty who are training approximately 480 residents and fellows.

Faculty in the department of medicine play a major role in medical student education, serving as course directors for multiple pre-clinical areas, including cardiology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, musculoskeletal, nephrology, and pulmonary, as well as endocrinology, which I have the honor to lead.

We are home to two top residency programs: Montefiore Einstein Moses-Weiler Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Montefiore Einstein Wakefield Internal Medicine Residency Program

Since our inception almost 70 years ago, the department has grown from a team of four full-time faculty members to the largest in the institution with 14 academic divisions spanning several areas of clinical care and scientific investigation, including allergy and immunology; cardiology; critical care medicine; dermatology; endocrinology and diabetes; gastroenterology; general internal medicine; geriatrics; hepatology; hospital medicine; infectious diseases; nephrology; pulmonary medicine; and rheumatology.

We recently expanded our reach to provide world-class and innovative care to residents of Westchester and Manhattan with the opening of Montefiore Einstein Advanced Care.

Our physician-scientists are conducting groundbreaking research – some 137 clinical trials that have great potential to improve human health. Last year, we received more than $66 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, in addition to private and foundation funding.

We aim to inspire a new generation of exceptional care providers, innovative physician-scientists, and future leaders in all areas of academic medicine. Key to this is building a more diverse workforce that reflects our diverse patient population. We have a number of programs and initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and invite you to learn more about them.

We hope that you will explore our website and see the outstanding and rewarding work that we do.