Spotlight on Drs. Ofole Mgbako & Daniel Sartori
Flashback Photo: Who Can You Name?
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June 2018

State of the Department

A message from the chair, Dr. Steve Abramson

We have just completed an academic year filled with the accomplishments of so many. What follows is a summary recounting these accomplishments as part of the June 13 "State of the Department" presentation and awards ceremony.

One Faculty. On this day we look back and celebrate the events of this past year. It has been a year of growth across our four teaching hospitals and our efforts to extend common values as "One Faculty." Although substantial changes occurred at each institution, the NYU tradition of commitment to the patient, to education and to research creates the One Faculty bond that transcends the individual teaching hospitals. And, as our faculty grows through expansion, we strive to extend the message of our values through trust and aspiration.

Number 3 USNWR and the Department. This year the School of Medicine achieved the Number 3 ranking in USNWR. The Department of Medicine, by far the largest in the school, played a critical role in this ascent. The rankings reflect reputation, NIH funding and the quality of our student body. Medicine has the most NIH funding of any department in the School of Medicine; that funding has grown 40% year over year, which is the largest growth in the school. We can be proud, therefore, that researchers in Medicine contributed significantly to NYU’s climb in USNWR...

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Spotlight on Drs. Ofole Mgbako & Daniel Sartori

In this Spotlight video interview, our outgoing and incoming senior chief residents—Drs. Ofole Mgbako and Daniel Sartori—talk about the personal choices that led them to medicine, the challenges of being a senior chief resident, and the diverse experiences that make an NYU residency so unique.

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IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Read a short Q&A with Drs. Mgbako and Sartori, and also hear from all of our outgoing chief residents as they tell us what they will take away from their experience at NYU Langone.

View photos from the Internal Medicine Residency Program graduation (password: elsa)

(Not Quite a) History Quiz:
Suggestions for Summer Reading

It would be hard to imagine a medical school whose faculty has published more books of outstanding quality and broad general interest, both in fiction and nonfiction, than our own. Our faculty authors have produced an astonishing range of medical classics, from The Lives of a Cell by Lewis Thomas to The House of God by Samuel Shem to The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks. In past years, our faculty authors have won the two most prestigious book awards in the publishing industry: the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Here, we take a look at some recent titles by faculty authors, and also ask:

What are your favorite books about physicians and the medical profession?

Flashback Photo

The photo above features the Class of 1983-1984 from our Internal Medicine Residency Program. Do you recognize a colleague? Are you in the photo yourself? We’d love to identify all of the alumni in the photo who are still at NYU Langone.

Click on the photo for a closer look. Send your comments and guesses to

The Opening of the Kimmel Pavilion

In the last issue of Inside Medicine, Dr. Brian Bosworth, Chief of Medicine at NYU Langone Tisch Hospital, told us about the geographic, educational, and structural changes that will take place on the Medicine Service as Kimmel opens. Learn more.

The leaders of the Patient Move Committee—Fritz Francois, MD, chief medical officer, and Kimberly Glassman, PhD, RN, senior vice president of Patient Care Services, and chief nursing officer—give us an inside look at what it took to orchestrate the move to Kimmel (login required).

18th Annual Department of Medicine Research Day

On Wednesday, May 23, members of the NYU Langone Health research community gathered in the Alexandria Center's Apella event space to attend the 17th annual Department of Medicine Research Day. The standing room–only event ran the gamut of research realms—from basic science to clinical and population health—showcasing an astonishing total of 200 ongoing projects. Read more and view the photo gallery (password: elsa).

Following the event, a celebratory dinner party was held to honor notable junior physician-investigators within the department. The awardees were:

  • Chairman’s Circle: Lama Nazzal, MD, Division of Nephrology; Ashira Blazer, MD, Division of Rheumatology
  • Saperstein Scholars: Jose Aleman, MD, PhD, Division of Endocrinology; Theresa Wampler-Muskardin, MD, Division of Rheumatology
  • Saul J. Farber Assistant Professor of Medicine: Bo Shopsin, MD, PhD, Division of Infectious Diseases & Immunology
  • Gerald Weissmann Young Scholars Society Inductees: Peter Liang, MD, MPH, Division of Gastroenterology; David Park, MD, PhD, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology

Research Profile: Melanie Jay, MD

As a general internist, Dr. Melanie Jay is passionate about improving the treatment and prevention of obesity and related comorbidities in primary care. Here, she describes the work being done in her MOTIvatE Research Lab and through the NYU Langone Comprehensive Program on Obesity, and how this work will help inform and improve clinical practice so that we can better treat patients with obesity. Continue reading.

Department of Medicine Annual Awards

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Department of Medicine awards, presented at Grand Rounds on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, following Dr. Abramson's State of the Department address.

PGY1 of the Year: Greg Rubinfeld
PGY2 of the Year: Gabriel Perreault and Milna Rufin
PGY3s of the Year: Oscar Mitchell and Daniel Sartori

Inpatient Teacher of the Year: John Hwang
Outpatient Teacher of the Year: Margaret Horlick
Teacher of the Year, ICUs: Vikramjit Mukherjee

Cardiology: Gregory Katz
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism: Jay Pendse
Gastroenterology: Maureen Whitsett
Geriatric Medicine: Hana Yu
Palliative Care: Arpit Arora
Hematology/Oncology: Fiyinfolu Balogun
Infectious Diseases and Immunology: Robert Pitts
Nephrology: Osezua Olear
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine: David Ellenberg
Rheumatology: Rebecca Haberman

: Louis H. Miller
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism: Julie A. Probst-Riordan
Gastroenterology: Michael Poles
Geriatric Medicine: Megan E. Rau
Palliative Care: Susan M. Talbot
Hematology: Mohammad Maher Abdul Hay
Oncology: Steve Y. Lee
Infectious Diseases and Immunology: Scott A. Weisenberg
Nephrology: Judith A. Benstein
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine: Angeliki Kazeros
Rheumatology: Kristen Lee

View photo galleries from the following events:
Internal Medicine Residency Graduation (password: elsa)
2018 Medicine Research Day (password: elsa)
Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day (password: DOM)

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