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Michelle Gong, MD
Michelle Ng Gong, M.D., M.S., Named Chief of Division of Pulmonary Medicine 

Dr. Michelle Ng Gong has been named chief of the division of pulmonary medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System. Dr. Gong is currently chief of the division of critical care medicine at Einstein and Montefiore, as well as leader of the unified Jay B. Langer Critical Care Network.

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Department of Medicine 2019 Fall/Winter Newsletter 

SOD18Medicine Chair Presents 2019 State of the Department and 5-year Strategic Plan

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Dr. Yaron Tomer presented the 2019 State of the Department, at a special Grand Rounds held at Cherkasky Auditorium on the Moses campus. In addition to highlighting the many achievements across the department, Dr. Tomer introduced Medicine’s new Strategic Plan, which will serve as a blueprint for the next five years. View the Zoom video here; download a pdf copy of the presentation here; and view the Strategic Plan online here 

Mourning the Loss of Joan Casey MD, Beloved Mentor and Renowned Infectious Diseases Expert
The Montefiore Einstein Department of Medicine mourns the loss of Joan Iris Casey, MD, Professor Emerita of Medicine and an illustrious member of the Montefiore Einstein community, who passed away on May 19, 2019. “Joan was a towering figure in the Division of Infectious Diseases, of which she was a founding member, and the Department of Medicine,” said Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases.

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Dr. Michelle Ng Gong Named Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine 

Michelle Ng Gong, MD, MS, Associate Chief of Academic
Affairs, Director of Critical Care Research in the Division of Critical Care
Medicine, and Professor in the Departments of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
and Epidemiology & Population Health, has been named Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine.

Doris JW Escher, MD 
Mourning the Loss of Dr. Doris JW Escher, a Pioneering Cardiologist
The Montefiore Einstein Department of Medicine and the James and Ruth Scheuer Division of Cardiology mourn the loss of Doris JW Escher, MD, our longtime colleague, friend and mentor, who passed away on April 3, 2019, at 101. Dr. Escher, who first joined Montefiore as a trainee in 1942, was the founder and first director of its Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and achieved an international reputation as one of the early innovators in pacemaker technology. Until her retirement in 2006 at the age of 88, Dr. Escher was a professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and an active clinical cardiologist who was beloved by her patients.

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Dr. Carlos Rodriguez Joins Montefiore Einstein Cardiology
Carlos Rodriguez, MD, MPH has joined Montefiore Health System and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Director of Cardiovascular Research, and Director of Cardiovascular Epidemiology. His tenure will begin on April 1.

Dr. Sunit Jariwala Named Director Clinical and Research Innovation
Sunit P. Jariwala, MD, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology, Director of Allergy/Immunology Research, and Lead Adult Allergist/Immunologist at

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