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Einstein Medical Center, originally known as The Jewish Hospital for the Aged, Infirm and Destitute, opened its doors in 1865. The suffering he witnessed in the wake of the Civil War moved Abraham Sulzberger, the hospital's founder, to open a hospital that cared for all persons in need regardless of their race, nationality or creed. While the hospital has grown from its original 20-bed facility into a major full-service, academic healthcare network, our mission remains as important today as it was in 1865. Then as now, the hospital's mission also emphasized the Medical Center's commitment to education and research. The first resident physician came to Einstein Medical Center in 1865 and that tradition continues today. We offer a categorical residency training program in Internal Medicine, as well as fellowship training in twelve subspecialty areas. We also provide an outstanding experience for those interested in a Preliminary Year of Internal Medicine. As a major affiliate of Thomas Jefferson Medical School, we continuously train second-year, third-year and fourth-year Jefferson medical students.
Our residency curriculum is uniquely structured to allow residents to participate in meaningful scholarly activity during their residencies. The Department of Medicine's 90+ full-time faculty members are highly committed to the education of residents and students. The Department leadership understands the needs of the residents and is directly involved in the educational programs. Should you decide to obtain training in our Internal Medicine Program you will receive outstanding training. You will be well prepared for a career in primary care or to go on to subspecialty training. Each year our residents are accepted into outstanding subspecialty fellowship training programs. Residents in our Preliminary Medicine Program have the flexibility in their curriculum to accommodate training in other specialty areas.
Dr. Katz received his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He served his residency and chief residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Dr. Katz has brought his state-of-the-art esophageal testing laboratory to Einstein and has an active clinical and research practice in this area. His research interests include all aspects of gastroesophageal reflux disease, including nocturnal recovery of gastric acid secretion during proton pump inhibitor therapy and esophageal pain perception. Dr. Katz is a practicing clinician with active teaching and editorial positions. In addition to lecturing on many gastroenterology-related topics, Dr. Katz is an editorial reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, and Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He has contributed to the publication of over 120 peer-reviewed papers, numerous abstracts, books, book chapters, and monographs.
He is a past President of the American College of Gastroenterology.
Glenn Eiger, MD, is Program Director of the Internal Medicine and Preliminary Medicine Residency Programs. He is the Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Associate Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Eiger is a member of the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. He is the recipient of the 1996, 1997 and 1998 Chief Residents' Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. In 1998, Dr. Eiger received the Temple University School of Medicine Blockley-Osler Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.
Dr. Eiger completed his residency and chief residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and his fellowship in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians.
Dr. Amanullah is the section chief of Noninvasive Cardiology at Einstein Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease, the National Board of Echocardiography, the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography, Dr. Amanullah is also a member of several other professional societies, including the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology’s Practice Analysis Task Force, and a founding member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computer Tomography.
Dr. Amanullah serves as editorial consultant for The Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging, reviewer of several cardiology journals and has authored more than 100 articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Amanullah obtained his M.D from the Institute of Medicine in Bucharest, and his Ph.D from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He completed fellowship training in cardiology at Karolinska Institute at Stockholm South Hospital, Sweden and a noninvasive cardiology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Allan M. Greenspan, MD is the director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Einstein. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University prior to matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Greenspan completed his internship and residency training at Bellevue Medical Center, New York. After residency, Dr. Greenspan joined the cardiology fellowship program at the University of Pennsylvania. Following fellowship training, he completed a research fellowship in electrophysiology also at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Greenspan has held numerous faculty positions at various hospitals throughout the city.
Dr. Greenspan serves as an ad hoc consultant to the American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Annals of Internal Medicine.
Frank S. James, MD, FACC, cardiologist, has been practicing for three decades. Board certified in cardiology, critical care medicine and internal medicine; Dr. James' long and distinguished career began at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his medical degree. He completed his residency training, an internship and a fellowship at Temple University School of Medicine. He often lectures on such topics as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, and has been involved in clinical investigation of heart drugs that have become standards in treating heart disease.
Active in physician education and health issues, Dr. James has served as President of the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania and as a member of the Continuing Medical Education Committee of the Association of Black Cardiologists. He has served on the University of Pennsylvania's executive committee for the Medical Alumni Society, as well as on scholarship and fundraising committees. In addition, Dr. James served as a reviewer of research articles for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
Dr. James is a fellow in the American College of Physicians, the Association of Black Cardiologists, the American College of Cardiology and the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Hospital Association. He is also a member of the National Medical Association, the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, the American Society of Hypertension and the American College of Chest Physicians.
Dr. Sravan Jasti is a graduate of Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Karnataka, India. He completed his internal medicine residency program at Mt. Auburn Hospital, Teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts and nephrology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jasti, who is a member of … has interests in hypertension, kidney stones, CKD, Dialysis, Electrolyte disorders.
Dr. Nam Kim completed his internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Ohio Hospital and his endocrinology fellowship at Temple University Hospital. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Kim serves the Northern Philadelphia Korean Community as a physician at Philip Jaisohn Memorial Medical Clinic. Dr. Kim is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology.
Dr. Kosmin received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed an internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital. He then served as Chief Resident at Temple and completed his fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Temple. Dr. Kosmin, who is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, has special interests in travel medicine and clinical microbiology. He is the 2007 recipient of the Chief Residents' Award in honor of Herbert S. Waxman, MD for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.
Nicholas Langan, MD, is an attending cardiologist at Germantown Community Health Services with special expertise in cardiac imaging. He helps diagnose heart problems with echocardiography, stress testing, and nuclear scans.
Dr. Langan earned his medical degree at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his residency and an internship in internal medicine at Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Medical Center/Brooklyn Veterans Hospital. Dr. Langan completed cardiology fellowships at Medical College of Pennsylvania and at Philadelphia Veterans Hospital. He also completed a cardiac imaging fellowship in nuclear cardiology and echocardiography at Medical College of Pennsylvania.
He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He was recently re-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease in 2001.
Dr. Leighton is a graduate of the Einstein Internal Medicine Residency Program. He completed his fellowship in hematology-oncology at Temple University Hospital-Fox Chase Cancer Center and returned to Einstein Medical Center in 1995 to join the full-time faculty. Dr. Leighton serves as principal investigator for Gastrointestinal Malignancy clinical trials performed at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. He is the recipient of the 1999 Chief Residents' Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and a 1999 Faculty Council Teaching Award.
Dr. Lippmann graduated from SUNY-Buffalo School of Medicine in 1970 and completed his pulmonary fellowship training at Bronx Municipal Hospital/Albert Einstein Medical College in New York. He completed his internal medicine training at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Lippmann also spent two years in the Pubilc Health Service in occupational pulmonary medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia. He is a Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College and has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles and six book chapters. Dr. Lippmann has been a member of the Einstein medical staff for over 33 years. He received the Herbert S. Waxman award for clinical teaching.
Dr. Mainigi is Associate Director of Electrophysiology at Einstein Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. He is board certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Adult Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Mainigi is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He followed his residency with a fellowship in cardiology and a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mainigi has presented original research at many national scientific meetings and has authored numerous publications and book chapters in the fields of cardiology and electrophysiology. He is on the editorial and review board of several national publications. He is an active member of the Heart Rhythm Society and has specific expertise in ablation of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardias, and implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, and biventricular-devices. He has specific research interests in atrial fibrillation ablation and biventricular devices. He was recently named one of the “Next Generation of Great Philly Docs/Top Physicians Under Age 40” by Philadelphia Magazine and one of "America's Top Cardiologists." He was also recently given the Outstanding Educator of the Year award by the Einstein Housestaff and Fellows.
Dr. Markazi is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency training at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Dr. Markazi, is board certified in internal medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine. He joined the faculty in 2003.
Dr. Menin completed internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Virginia and fellowship in gastroenterology at Temple University. Dr. Menin, who is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, leads a biweekly cancer management conference and sponsors many colon cancer screening programs.
Dr. Nazanin Moghbeli received her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Masters of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and cardiovascular fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. Her research, which focus on cardiovascular disorders of pregnancy and gender-specific presentation of heart disease, have been published in peer reviewed journals.Dr. Moghbeli is founder and director of the annual “Heart Disease and Pregnancy” symposium which brings together researchers and clinicians from across North America to identify innovative ways to improve the care of pregnant women with cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Mora received his medical degree at J.M. Vargas School of Medicine in Caracas, Venezuela and completed his Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Mora also completed a Lung Transplant Fellowship at the University of Toronto.
He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. After working at Brown University, Dr. Mora joined the staff at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Mora is serving as Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program.
Dr. Morginstin is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey and completed his internship in internal medicine at the Atlantic City Medical Center, New Jersey. He completed his internal medicine residency training at Albert Einstein where he also served as chief medical resident. He was awarded the Peter Mazzoni Memorial Award for humanism, integrity and compassion at the end of his internal medicine residency. Dr. Morginstin completed a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Humanitarian Service Medal and the Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service from the United States Air Force.
D. Lynn Morris, MD is Chairman of Cardiology and Director of the Einstein Institute for Heart and Vascular Health. Dr. Morris is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Morris served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of California, San Francisco, where he completed his fellowship in cardiology. He also completed a research fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco.
Prior to joining Einstein, Dr. Morris has held other leadership positions including Chief of Cardiology at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Chief of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Interventional Cardiology at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, has been clinical investigator in more than 25 drug and device trials and reviewer of several cardiology journals and in many scientific, peer review journals.
Dr. Morris has presented research findings and papers at professional society meetings and published in many scientific, peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, The Annals of Internal Medicine and The American Heart Journal. He is a member of numerous professional associations and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Council on Clinical Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Chest Physicians and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.
Dr. Murali is a graduate of Madras Medical College in India. Dr. Murali completed internal medicine training at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Einstein Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine. Dr. Murali is also a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He received the Schatz Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance in 2002 and the Chief Residents' Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in 2006.
Dr. Navarro is a prominent researcher, practitioner and educator in the field of liver disease and transplant who has received numerous awards, authored dozens of scholarly publications and done groundbreaking research funded by prestigious grants from the National Institutes of Health.
In 1995, Dr. Navarro joined the faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Director of the Liver Failure and Transplantation Program. He was also the Director of the State of Connecticut Emerging Infections Program - Liver Study Unit. Dr. Navarro joined the Clinical Pharmacology group at Merck Research Laboratories in 2001 while continuing as an adjunct faculty member at Yale. In 2002, he joined Thomas Jefferson University, where he was Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Medical Director of the Hepatology and the Liver Transplant Program.
His scholarly works include multiple textbook chapters and peer-reviewed publications in prominent journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, and many other subspecialty journals. He serves on the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine (ACGME), and also as a scientific reviewer for the National Institutes of Health for its awards in liver transplantation, and intramural and extramural fellowship training. He has been recognized as a "Top Doc" by Philadelphia magazine by Castle Connolly, a national peer-survey organization.
•Top Doc, 2012, Philadelphia magazine
Doctor Patel received her medical degree at State University of New York at Downstate. She completed her residency in internal medicine at NYU Medical Center where she also served as Chief Medical Resident. After her fellowship in Cardiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital she completed a one year fellowship in interventional cardiology also at Jefferson.
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Dr.Andrew Rosenzweig, MD, CMP, FACP came to Albert Einstein Medical Center to become associate division chair and fellowship program director in April 2013. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. After receiving his MD from Temple University, Dr.Rosenzweig completed his internal medicine residency at Boston Medical Center and then a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr.Rosenzweig is president of the Eastern PA Geriatrics Society and a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Longitudinal Reynolds Geriatric Faculty Development Scholars Program. He is a certified medical director as well as a fellow of the American College of Physicians. His practice spans the full spectrum from inpatient consultative to home-based primary care.
Dr. Schatz is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his internal medicine residency at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia and is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Schatz is the recipient of the Voluntary Faculty award in 2001 and the Herbert S. Waxman, MD award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in 2003 and 2005.
Marjorie Stanek, MD is Director of the Cardiac Stress Laboratory and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Stanek received her medical degree in 1972 from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her residency in internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She completed fellowship training in cardiology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stanek is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and has special interest in women and heart disease. She formerly served as a member of the Committee on Exercise & Cardiac Rehabilitation, Council of Clinical Cardiology, of the American Heart Association. In addition, Dr. Stanek has co-directed several day-long symposia on cardiac rehabilitation and has co-authored articles for professional publications.
Dr. Tester is a graduate of the Albert Einstein Internal Medicine Residency Program and served as chief resident in 1979-1980. Dr. Tester completed a hematology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital and his medical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He also serves as Director of the Jefferson Cancer Network clinical trials program. He has received the Chief Residents' Award in honor of Herbert Waxman for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, the Faculty Council Research Award and the American Cancer Society Cancer Control Award.
Dr. Varadi received his medical degree from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and hematology/oncology fellowship at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Varadi, who is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology, joined the Einstein faculty in 2008.
Dr. Vile joined Einstein in 2008. He received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency Training at Delaware Valley Medical Center. Dr. Vile went on to pursue a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the Deborah Heart and Lung Institute in Browns Mill, NJ.
Dr. Walkenstein received his medical education at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Medical College of Virginia and his pulmonary fellowship at the University of Rochester. Dr. Walkenstein is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College and author of 12 peer-reviewed articles. He has been a member of the Einstein staff for 27 years.
Dr. Wani received his medical degree from Government Medical College, Srinagar, India and underwent internal medicine residency training at UPMC McKeesport, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wani then completed pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. He is currently the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. His special interests are in the areas of airway disorders, interstitial lung disease, sleep disorders, and performing bedside point-of-care ultrasonography in the intensive care unit.
He is the 2010 recipient of the Chief Residents' Award, in honor of Herbert S. Waxman, MD for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. He also received the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award, presented by the Chief Resident Committee to a member of the Einstein faculty for teaching excellence, in 2010.
Shahriar Yazdanfar, MD is Director of the Section of Invasive, Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Yazdanfar has authored numerous articles and abstracts on various topics in cardiovascular disease and interventional procedures, particularly on directional coronary atherectomy and various aspects of balloon angioplasty in major cardiology journals. He is co-investigator in the National TIMI III trial and Gusto I and II studies.
Dr. Yazdanfar received his medical degree from Tehran University Medical School in Iran. He completed fellowship training in clinical cardiology at Temple University Hospital followed by one year of basic research fellowship at Temple Health Science Center in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Yazdanfar if a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and American College of Physicians. He is a member of the AMA, PMS, PCMS, and Philadelphia Academy of Cardiology.
A native Philadelphian, Dr. Young received his MD from Jefferson Medical College and trained in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at Yale. He then completed a second fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at the National Institutes of Health.
Prior to joining the Einstein Medical Staff in 2011, he served for 23 years on the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he directed the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine for 15 years and developed nationally known programs in Asthma, Lung Transplantation and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care. While at UAB he won numerous teaching and clinical awards and was repeatedly named as one of the "Best Doctors in America."
He is board-certifed in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Allergy/Immunology and has major interests in asthma, health care delivery, and immunologic lung diseases such as sarcoidosis. He currently is Co-Chair of the Pulmonary Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Zagrebelsky completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in geriatrics at Einstein Medical Center. She is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.
James Cosentino explains what has made his Einstein learning experience so valuable through his first year of the Internal Medicine residency at Einstein Healthcare Network.