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Right after getting the phone call from the doctor that my PET scan was clean!

I began medical school, like many of my peers, with some experience working with patients. I worked as a volunteer EMT with Cornell University EMS for four years during my undergraduate years; shadowed a cardiologist and an anesthesiologist through Cornell's Urban Summer program at NYP Hospital - Cornell and worked with patients during Global Medical Read More

Environmental Risks 2

Editors’ Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Forbes.com. A colleague recently sent me an article in the Daily News titled “Increased cancer rate in US linked to bad environment” and asking my opinion of it. The opening sentence read, “Improving the worst environments in the US could prevent 39 in every 100,000 cancer deaths.” The Daily News item Read More

einstein magazine - breaking the chains-cover

The latest edition of Einstein magazine shines a spotlight on the work of faculty members who are making strides both at the bench and at the bedside. Here are two examples from the magazine. The cover story in this edition details Einstein and Montefiore’s decades-long commitment to providing treatment and therapies to patients confronting opioid Read More

Dr. Andrew Racine speaking at a joint Masters Degree ceremony for Einstein's Clinical Research Training Program and the Einstein-Cardozo Master of Bioethics program at Einstein

Editors’ Note: On May 24, Dr. Andrew Racine gave the keynote address at Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s joint Masters Degree ceremony for Einstein's Clinical Research Training Program and the Einstein-Cardozo Master of Bioethics program. Dr. Racine, professor of clinical pediatrics at Einstein and system senior vice president and chief medical officer at Montefiore Health System, shared his insights about Read More

close up of cafeteria worker's hand serving lunch

I’ve worked with school nutrition managers and staff off and on for years and I’ve never met a more dedicated group of people in the field. Their budgets are low, requirements are high and they’re criticized by everyone, yet most enjoy what they do. What they hate, though, is seeing food go to waste. They Read More

Father and daughter playing hand drum in park

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” I have always been fascinated by this inspirational quote from Albert Einstein. I constantly strive to contribute something of value to the world around me, which is why—in addition to having an almost pathological inborn curiosity to know Read More