From the Chief

Julia Arnsten, M.D., M.P.H.

The Montefiore Einstein Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) was established in July 2004, with me as its first Chief. Our original mission was to build general internal medicine clinical research activity and funding, and to provide an academic administrative home for clinician educators and patient-oriented researchers throughout the college.

Today, with over 75 full-time faculty and over 50 staff members, educational endeavors including a Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine residency training program, fellowship programs in General Internal Medicine and in Addiction Medicine, and diverse research activity supported by regular grand rounds and weekly “Works in Progress” meetings, our Division boasts an award-winning mentorship network and a research budget of over $20 million extramural grant dollars.

General Internal Medicine faculty and staff include:

  • clinician-investigators
  • clinician-educators
  • full-time PhD statistician
  • full-time data manager
  • grants administrators
  • administrative staff
  • post-doctoral research fellows
  • project directors
  • study coordinators and research assistants

Research areas include:

  • substance use disorders
  • hepatitis C
  • HIV prevention and treatment
  • medical cannabis
  • nicotine use disorder
  • chronic pain
  • health equity and disparities
  • immigrant health
  • post-incarceration health
  • global health
  • women's health
  • quality of care
  • medical education

Our Division is housed in a newly renovated 3,000-square foot space with 17 offices for core research faculty, fellows, statistician and data manager, research assistants, and secretaries.

We continually strive to communicate effectively with those seeking information about our Division. Let us know if you have a question not yet answered by this website.

Julia H. Arnsten, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences