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Salomon Amar     

SALOMON AMAR, D.D.S., PH.D.

Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Professor of Dental Medicine, Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC , Provost for Biomedical Research and Chief Biomedical Research Officer, Touro College and University System

Area of Expertise: Inflammation, Molecular Immunology, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Periodontal Disease, Clinical Trials. Industry Interests: Research, Education/Learning, Health Care

       
       

ROBERT W. AMLER, M.D., M.B.A.

Dean and Professor of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics and Environmental Health Science; Vice President for Government Affairs
Professor Amler also holds faculty appointments in public health, pediatrics, and environmental health science.

Areas of Expertise: Academic Administration, Disease Control and Prevention, Health Policy and Management

       
Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H.     

MARIE T. ASCHER, M.S., M.P.H.

Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director, Health Sciences Library

Areas of expertise: Health sciences information resources, information literacy, health information literacy, health sciences libraries, scholarly communications.

 
       
   

IRA BEDZOW, M.A., PH.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program
NYMC School of Medicine

Areas of Expertise: Biomedical Ethics, Jewish Studies, Political Economy

       
   

FRANCIS L. BELLONI, PH.D.

Professor of Physiology
Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

Areas of Expertise: Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Research Ethics

       
Adam E. Block     

ADAM E.BLOCK PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Health: Division of Health Policy and Management
Dr. Block is a health economist with deep experience in the hospital, health plan and government sectors. He has research interests in how individuals make decisions in health care markets.

Areas of Expertise: government healthcare regulation, healthcare markets, health economics

 
       
Keosha T. Bond    

KEOSHA T. BOND, ED.D., M.P.H., CHES

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion
Dr. Bond in the School of Health Sciences and Practice has centered her work around the complex intersections of race, sexuality, social justice, and health disparities among marginalized populations.

Area of Expertise: HIV risk reduction, health disparities among marginalized populations, use of online technology and social media for a broad dissemination of behavior change interventions

       
   

DORIS J. BUCHER, PH.D.

Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Professor Bucher oversees the laboratory that develops strains for the production of the world's annual supply of influenza vaccine

Area of Expertise: Influenza Viruses and Vaccines

       
   

MITCHELL S. CAIRO, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Cell Biology and Anatomy & Associate Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Cairo's work focuses on cancer genetics, tumor immunology, transplantation biology, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine

Areas of Expertise: Genetics and Targeted Therapy in Childhood

       
 Camille Clare, M.D., M.P.H.    

CAMILLE A. CLARE, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Areas of Expertise: Reproductive medicine, prenatal care, cervical cancer screening and prevention, human rights, diversity and inclusion in medicine. 
       
   

ZBIGNIEW DARZYNKIEWICZ, M.D., PH.D.

Professor of Pathology, Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology
Dr. Darzynkiewicz has published over 720 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has edited and co-authored 15 books and holds 8 US patents

Areas of Expertise: Cell Biology, Cell Proliferation, Apoptosis, Anti-Cancer Research

       
   

RAYMOND DATTWYLER, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology

Areas of Expertise: Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Science

       
   

ALLEN J. DOZOR, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief of Pulmonology, Allergy & Sleep Medicine
Allen J. Dozor is director of the Armond V. Mascia M.D. Cystic Fibrosis Center

Areas of Expertise: Children's Environmental Health, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

       
Mill Etienne, M.D, M.P.H.     

MILL ETIENNE, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology

Area of Expertise: Neurology, epilepsy and brain injury medicine, disaster medicine. 
       
   

JOHN FALLON III, M.D., PH.D.

Chairman and Professor of Pathology

Area of Expertise: Pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease, experimental vascular injury, immunopathology of human myocarditis and allograft and pathology informatics.
       
     

STEPHEN FERRANDO, M.D.

Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Areas of expertise: Neuropsychiatric aspects of infectious diseases.

       
Jonathan Fisher     

JONATHAN A. N. FISHER, PH.D.

Assistant Professor and Director, Neurosensory Engineering Lab Department of Physiology

Areas of Expertise: Neuroscience (sensory neuroscience and neural prostheses, auditory processing, neuroimaging data visualization).

 
       
   

KATHLEEN FRANKLIN, PH.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology & Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology
Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Director of Clinical Education

Areas of Expertise: Clinical Education, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communicative Disorders & Linguistics

       
     

WILLIAM H. FRISHMAN, M.D.

Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine

Areas of Expertise: Cardiology, with a research interest in cardiovascular pharmacology, clinical epidemiology and geriatrics.

       
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D.    

PATRICIA L. GERBARG, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry

Areas of Expertise: Stress, anxiety and depression, insomnia, PTSD, veteran trauma-related disorders, recovery from mass disasters, treatments to improve cognitive function and delay brain aging.

       
Michael Gewitz, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FAAP     

MICHAEL GEWITZ, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FAAP

Vice Chairman Department of Pediatrics

Areas of expertise: Pediatric cardiology 
       
   

MICHAEL S. GOLIGORSKY, M.D., PH.D.

Alvin I. Goodman Chair in Nephrology
Michael S. Goligorsky is the Alvin I. Goodman Chair in Nephrology at New York Medical College

Areas of Expertise: Nephrology, Cell Biology, Immune Responses

       
Alice Gottlieb - Media Expert    

ALICE GOTTLIEB, M.D., PH.D.

Professor of Dermatology

Area of Expertise: Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and related disorders.

       
Edward Halperin, M.D.    

EDWARD C. HALPERIN, M.D., M.A.

Chancellor, Chief Executive Officer and Interim Dean, School of Medicine
Dr. Halperin's research has focused on pediatric cancer, adult brain tumors, and the role of radiotherapy in organ transplantation

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric Radiation Oncology, History of Medicine

       
Diane Heck    

DIANE E. HECK PH.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Public Health: Division of Environmental Health Science.
Dr. Heck is an expert in environmental health and medical countermeasures to mitigate the effects of weapons of mass destruction with deep experience in healthcare healthcare science, policy and government sectors. She has research interests in drug discovery and development focusing on protecting of the health of the public at large.

Areas of Expertise: medical countermeasures and antidotes, government healthcare policy and regulation, drug discovery and development.

       
Marina Kaufman Holz     

MARINA K. HOLZ, PH.D.

Dean, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences
Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Integrated Ph.D. Program Director

Areas of Expertise: mechanisms of signaling by hormones and growth factors in breast cancer and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)—a rare lung disease.

       
Alan Kadish, M.D.    

ALAN KADISH, M.D.

President
Alan Kadish serves as the President of New York Medical College

Areas of Expertise: Clinical Trials, Neuroscience, Biotechnology

       
    

KENNETH A. KNAPP, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
Kenneth A. Knapp is an assistant professor of health policy and management in the School of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise: Health Care Economics, Health Services Research

       
Edmund LaGamma     

EDWARD F. LA GAMMA, M.D., FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Director, Division of Newborn Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program

Areas of expertise: Newborn medicine

       
   

HOWARD J. LUKS, M.D. '91, M.S. '90

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at University Orthopedics

Areas of Expertise: Clinical Research, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Disorders

       
Michael Majsak    

MICHAEL J. MAJSAK, PT, Ed.D.

Associate Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy

Areas of Interest: neurologic physical therapy related to stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and traumatic brain injury; and to children with Cerebral Palsy.

       
David Markenson    

DAVID S. MARKENSON, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. David Markenson is the interim director and medical director for the New York Medical College Center for Disaster Medicine.

Areas of Interest: disaster medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric critical care, public health preparedness

       
     

STEPHEN MARKS, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Neurology

Areas of expertise: Dr. Marks' subspecialty is neurovascular (stroke) and his special interest is in dementia.

       
   

PADMINI MURTHY, M.D.

Associate Professor of Public Health Practice
Dr. Murthy is a professor of public health practice and director of the global health program in the School of Health Sciences and Practice

Areas of Expertise: International Health, Women’s Health, Maternal Healthcare, Human Rights

       
   

STUART A. NEWMAN, PH.D.

Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Stuart A. Newman is professor of cell biology and anatomy at New York Medical College

Areas of Expertise: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Vertebrate Limb Development, Physical Mechanisms of Morphogenesis

       
   

HARRIETTE ROSEN MOGUL, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of Research, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Areas of Expertise: Clinical Medicine, Endocrinology, Hormones, Diabetes, Metabolism, Public Health

       
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MATTHEW PRAVETZ, O.F.M., PH.D.

Assistant Dean for Basic Medical Sciences and Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy

Areas of Expertise: Research interests include the neural cytoskeleton; tropomyosin-binding proteins in brain; urogenital and gastrointestinal development.

       
     

MICHAL LANIADO SCHWARTZMAN, PH.D.

Professor and Chair of Pharmacology

Areas of Expertise: Cardiovascular research, vascular injury and dysfunction, hypertension.

 
       
   

MICHAEL P. SHAKARJIAN, PH.D.

Assistant Professor
Dr. Shakarjian is an assistant professor and program director of environmental health science in the School of Health Sciences and Practice

Areas of Expertise: Countermeasures Against Dermatological and Neurological Poisons

       
Patric K. Stanton     

PATRIC K. STANTON, PH.D.

Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Dr. Stanton is engaged in work across the range of neuronal plasticity.

Areas of Expertise: concussion head injury, epilepsy, cellular and synaptic properties of neural systems 

       
Raj Tiwari     

RAJ TIWARI, PH.D.

Interim Chair and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Areas of Expertise: Research interests include chemoprevention, tumor immunology and cancer therapy.

       
     

GARY WORMSER, M.D.

Professor of medicine, chief of infectious diseases, vice chair of medicine

Areas of Expertise: Medicine, pharmacology, microbiology and immunology, Lyme disease, Babesiosis, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis.

       
Craig Zalvan    

CRAIG H. ZALVAN, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology

Areas of Expertise: Adult and Pediatric Voice and Swallowing Disorders, Professional voice disorders, Vocal Fold Paralysis, Spasmodic Dysphonia, Neurolaryngology, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Acid Reflux), the Aging Voice, Zenker's Diverticulum, Laryngeal Cancer, Chronic Cough, and any disorders of the throat