Montefiore Einstein Department of Medicine

Dr. Brian Currie Announces Retirement

Brian Currie MD Infectious Diseases Department of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Brian Currie, MD, MPH

Dr. Brian Currie, Vice President and Medical Director of Research and Hospital Epidemiologist at Montefiore Health System and Assistant Dean of Clinical Research and Professor of Clinical Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health at Einstein, announced his decision to retire at the end of January 2016. 

"Dr. Currie has made important and substantial contributions to the quality of care provided at Montefiore and served as a mentor for many Medicine faculty and fellows. We are truly grateful and wish him well," said Dr. Laurie Jacobs, Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine.

"The void Dr. Currie leaves behind and the legacy of his impact on both institutions are profound," said Dr. Andrew Racine, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Montefiore and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Einstein.

After completing undergraduate and MPH degrees at Columbia and an MD at Einstein, Dr. Currie trained in internal medicine at New York University and completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Montefiore Einstein, where he has remained ever since. During his tenure of nearly three decades of service at the two institutions, Dr. Currie has served in many leadership capacities, including the Director of Infection Control and Medical Epidemiologist, Senior Medical Director, and Medical Director for Research at Montefiore. Since 2006, he has held the rank of Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, as well as Assistant Dean for Clinical Research at Einstein, where he has played a pivotal role as Co-Director of the NIH-sponsored Montefiore Einstein Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and site PI for the New York City Clinical Data Research Network.

Dr. Currie's scientific contributions to the field of molecular epidemiology and transmission of nosocomial pathogens, including a variety of innovative approaches to improving inpatient care delivery and many other scholarly topics, have left a lasting impact on the practice of medicine not only at Montefiore Einstein but across the region and nation.

"I have relished every part of my career, particularly the intellectual challenges, the satisfaction derived from caring for patients, and the opportunity to interact with the many colleagues, fellows, residents, and students who have taught me a great deal," Dr. Currie said. ""Academic medicine is a great profession, a human endeavor that requires sound judgment, compassion, and intellectual honesty, and I am honored to have spent the last thirty-plus years immersed in a community that has supported those values."

"We are immensely grateful to Dr. Currie for the magnitude of his contributions to our endeavors and to the warm-hearted collegiality he brought to every professional and personal relationship he nurtured over the many years of his tenure," said Dr. Edward Burns, Executive Dean and Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Hematology) at Einstein.

Published January 10, 2016 

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