Dr. Matthew Shaines Named Residency Program Director

Matthew Shaines, MD, has been appointed program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Moses-Weiler campuses. He will provide critical oversight of the training of 171 internal medicine residents as well the Department of Medicine’s 12 fellowship programs.

Matthew D. Shaines, M.D.

Matthew D. Shaines, M.D.

An accomplished clinician-educator and self-described Montefiore “lifer,” Dr. Shaines brings a deep dedication to our patient population and to helping our residents become the best physicians they can be. He is an associate professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine and holds a division leadership role as associate chief for education. He is also a senior fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine, a national professional organization.

“Our goal is to enable our residents to provide exceptional care for the most complex patients,” says Dr. Shaines. “We stress resident autonomy within a structure that provides a tremendous amount of supervision and support from our faculty members, in a safe learning environment. We want our trainees to be able to grow day-by-day, recognizing people’s individual needs as learners.”

Dr. Shaines was recruited to join our faculty in 2004 and was one of the founding members of our Teaching Hospitalist Program. In 2010 he became the inaugural director of the medicine consult service, a dedicated rotation for house staff that provides high-quality service and education on topics pertaining to consultative and perioperative medicine. He joined the residency program leadership team as associate program director, serving first as an assistant firm leader from 2011 to 2018, and then as a firm leader from 2018 to 2023, when he was appointed interim program director.

He completed his medical degree at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, in Brooklyn, followed by an internal medicine residency at Montefiore Einstein. His passion for education dates back to his own training here when he was a senior resident mentoring trainees. He derives great satisfaction from seeing new doctors develop year-over-year and continuing to work with the many who choose to stay as fellows and faculty.

“Matt brings a wealth of experience in graduate medical education at our institution, as well as a deep commitment to the well-being of residents in our training program and the patients we serve,” says Eric Epstein, MD, interim chair, Department of Medicine. “I am thrilled to have Matt as the leader for our resident training program at the Moses and Weiler campuses. Please join me in congratulating Matt and wishing him great success in his new role.”