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Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street

Bronx, NY  10467

Phone: 718 920 7791
Fax: 718 920 2746

Training Program Director

Ira Leviton MD    

Research Interests:  Antibiotic surveillance and resistance

Participating Hospitals

  • Montefiore Medical Center : 745
  • Weiler (Einstein Hospital): 400
  • Jacobi Medical Center : 775

Program Training Offerings

How does this program meet the ABIM requirements for training in clinical microbiology?

Didactic Lectures
Hands-on Experience

The Program provides training in hospital epidemiology through:

Didactic Lectures
Continuity Clinic

The Program provides clinical experience for fellows in the following:

Infections in marrow transplant
Infections in solid organ transplant patients
Infections in travelers and tropical medicine
Infections in children

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic Lectures
Attendance at STD Clinic

The Program has a didactic lecture course for fellows:


If yes, what is the average number of lectures provided over a two-year period?


Training is for:


Are there citizenship requirements?


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Number of fellows accepted each year:


Duration of the Fellowship (years):

2 - 4

The Program has a training grant (T32):


Average number of infectious diseases consults per trainee per year:


Number of Fellows completing the Program in the last 5 years:


Additional Training/Faculty Resources (optional):

Applications accepted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®)?


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done


Liise-anne Pirofski , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Immune therapies and vaccines for encapsulated pathogens


Peter Alpert , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical HIV

Eran Y. Bellin , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Biostatistics and outcomes analysis in clinical care

John S. Blanchard , PhD , Prof.

Research Interests: Mechanisms of drug action and resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Robert Burk , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of human papillomavirus infections

Arturo Casadevall , MD, PhD , Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis and immune therapy of cryptococcal infections; Bacillus anthracis toxins

John Chan , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis infections and mechanisms of latency

Brian Currie , MD, MPH , Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular epidemiology of nosocomial pathogens

Marta Feldmesser , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of aspergillosis

Bettina Fries , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Cryptococcus neoformans infections and antibodies to staphylococcal enterotoxin

Jeffrey Gilbert , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Sexually transmitted diseases

Joy Glaser , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical pediatric ID

Harris Goldstein , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: HIV pathophysiology and therapy in chimeric mice

Robert Grossberg , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical studies in HIV

Lawrence Hanau , MD, PhD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical HIV and information systems

Andrea Howard , MD, MS , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: HIV epidemiology: Glucose metabolism and hepatitis

William Jacobs , PhD , Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular genetics of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and vaccine design

Gary Kalkut , MD, MPH , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical studies in AIDS and tuberculosis

Kami Kim , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular pathogenesis of Toxoplasma gondii and P. falciparum

Robert S. Klein , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology of HIV infections

Nathan Litman , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Clinical Pediatric ID

John C. McKitrick , PhD , Prof.

Research Interests: Diagnostic bacteriology and bacterial metabolism

Grace Minamoto , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Infections in HIV-infected and other compromised hosts

Victoria Muggia , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Infections in transplant patients

Joshua Nosanchuk , MD , Asst. Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of and vaccines to Histoplasma capsulatum

Steven A. Porcelli , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Human T-lymphocyte responses in mycobacterial infections

Vinayaka Prasaad , PhD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Mechanisms of replication and drug resistance of HIV

Matthew Scharff , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Antibody formation and function

Ellie E. Schoenbaum , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Epidemiology of HIV infections

Jonathan Shuter , MD , Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests: Compliance and adherence in HIV-infected patients

Herbert B. Tanowitz , MD , Prof.

Research Interests: Molecular, cellular, and tissue studies of Trypanosoma cruzi infection

Louis Weiss , MD, MPH , Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of T. gondii and microsporidia

Murray Wittner , MD, PhD , Prof.

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of T. cruzi infections

Barry S. Zingman , MD , Assoc.Prof.

Research Interests: AIDS treatment trials and antifungal drug therapy

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