Division Chief

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

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

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine

Director, Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research

718.920.6641

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Full-Time Faculty

Primary Faculty
Matthew J. Akiyama, M.D.

Matthew J. Akiyama, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.920.7175

Areas of Research: I study how people access and utilize hepatitis C and HIV treatment and prevention services with particular emphasis on their intersection with substance use and the criminal legal system in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa.

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Kathryn Anastos, M.D.

Kathryn Anastos, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Co-Director Emerita, Global Health Center

Associate Director, Global Health Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

718.515.2593

Areas of Research: Clinical, epidemiologic & translational research in HIV disease & associated conditions in Bronx & Central Africa; HIV in women, HIV associated metabolic disease, race/sex differences, research capacity building in Africa

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Muhammad Jahanzaib Anwar, M.B.B.S.

Muhammad Jahanzaib Anwar, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Medical Director of Student Health

866.633.8255

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Steven Ira Berk, M.D.

Steven Ira Berk, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

866.633.8255

Areas of Research: Primary care health care policy

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James C.M. Brust, M.D.

James C.M. Brust, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.920.6482

Areas of Research: Epidemiology and treatment outcomes of drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV in South Africa. A particular focus is on novel therapeutics and emergence of resistance as drugs are introduced into the South African TB program.

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Seth F. Congdon, M.D.

Seth F. Congdon, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.920.2273

Areas of Research: Long COVID

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Aaron D. Fox, M.D., M.S.

Aaron D. Fox, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.920.7173

Areas of Research: Opioid use disorder treatment; Harm Reduction; HIV prevention; Incarceration and Health.

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Ellen A. Harrison, M.D.

Ellen A. Harrison, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

718.904.2755

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Shwetha V. Iyer, M.D.

Shwetha V. Iyer, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

718.579.2823

Areas of Research: Master Adaptive Learner Structural Competency Stigma in written language Immigrant health education Lifestyle Medicine

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Felise B. Milan, M.D.

Felise B. Milan, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Assistant Dean for Learner Assessment and Clinical Competencies

718.862.1780

Areas of Research: Feedback in Medical Education OSCEs/simulation Standard Setting Teaching and assessment of clinical skills

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Shadi Nahvi, M.D., M.S.

Shadi Nahvi, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

718.920.5379

Areas of Research: * Optimizing the efficacy and delivery of smoking cessation treatment for persons with substance use disorders * Improving health outcomes and quality of life of persons with substance use disorders

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Viraj V. Patel, M.D.

Viraj V. Patel, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.920.5256

Areas of Research: HIV prevention and treatment interventions, mHealth, social networking technology based research, sexual and gender minority health disparities, LGBTQ health, global health (India and Rwanda), primary care

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Hector R. Perez, M.D.

Hector R. Perez, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.920.5756

Areas of Research: opioid tapering, opioid prescribing for chronic pain, non-pharmacological treatments for chronic pain, virtual reality therapies, stuttering, healthcare disparities, Latino health

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Daniel H. Pomerantz, M.D., M.P.H.

Daniel H. Pomerantz, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

914.365.3617

Areas of Research: Palliative Care, Bioethics

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Sharon Rikin, M.D., M.S.

Sharon Rikin, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Associate Dean for Continuous Quality Improvement

718.920.5698

Areas of Research: I use quality improvement and implementation science methods to improve the care patients receive and to improve how physicians work.

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Jonathan Ross, M.D., M.S.

Jonathan Ross, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.920.7064

Areas of Research: I study how people access and utilize HIV treatment and prevention services in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa and am particularly interested in the relationship between migration and HIV outcomes.

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Kenneth J. Schaefle, M.D.

Kenneth J. Schaefle, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.579.2500

Areas of Research: Global Health Low-resource medical care

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Sheira L. Schlair, M.D., M.S.

Sheira L. Schlair, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.862.1782

Areas of Research: Clinical skills assessment, professional identity formation, learning climate, behavior change theory and praxis, physician health, learning communities

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Anjali Sharma, M.D., M.S.

Anjali Sharma, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.882.2714

Areas of Research: metabolic complications of HIV, HIV infection in women, HIV and aging, HIV and substance abuse

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Marc F. Shi, M.D.

Marc F. Shi, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.579.2500

Areas of Research: Housing instability and health Social needs resource linkage

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Robert B. Shochet, M.D.

Robert B. Shochet, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Senior Advisor for MD Education and Student Affairs

914.308.7705

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Deepika E. Slawek, M.D., M.S.

Deepika E. Slawek, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

718.920.3786

Areas of Research: I study how to reduce morbidity and mortality in people with HIV (PWH) and people who use drugs (PWUD) using a harm reduction framework. I aim to study solutions for PWH and PWUD informed by my experiences as a clinician and by my patient's experiences.

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Joanna L. Starrels, M.D., M.S.

Joanna L. Starrels, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

718.920.7174

Areas of Research: Opioid management for patients with chronic pain, opioid tapering, treatment agreements, urine drug testing, medical cannabis, collaborative care models, opioid use disorder, opioid use in HIV care.

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Kristine E. Torres-Lockhart, M.D.

Kristine E. Torres-Lockhart, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

718.920.5745

Areas of Research: Substance use disorder (SUD) medical education, SUD treatment in acute care settings, opioid use disorder treatment, alcohol use disorder treatment initiation in acute care settings, low dose initiation of buprenorphine, transitions of care

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