Featured Contributors

Insightful, opinionated, gifted writers: just a few words to describe our featured contributors. These six Einstein experts come from a variety of backgrounds and specialties; some also are affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center,  Einstein’s university hospital. What they share is a flair for communicating—a passion for telling stories. Read on to learn more about them and to find their latest contributions to the blog.

Most Recent Posts:

Celebrating Milestones of Children with Developmental Disabilities by Lisa Shulman, M.D. 
Don’t Call that Apple “Medicine” Just Yet by Paul Marantz, M.D., M.P.H.
Snacking: The Fourth Meal by Keith Ayoob, Ed.D.
On Retirement: Thoughts of An Academic Physician by Robert Marion, M.D.

When Fetal Rights Trump Those of Patient and Family by Ruth Macklin, Ph.D.
From Pregnancy to Parenting: Nurses Providing Lasting Support by Chavi Eve Karkowsky, M.D.

Keith Ayoob, Ed.D., is the director of the nutrition clinic at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center and associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Ayoob is also author of The Uncle Sam Diet: The Four-Week Eating Plan for a Thinner, Healthier America.
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Chavi Eve Karkowsky, M.D., is assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and attending physician, Division of Fetal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center.
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Ruth Macklin, Ph.D., is professor of epidemiology & population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is author of Ethics in Global Health: Research, Policy, and Practice (Oxford University Press).
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Paul Marantz, M.D., M.P.H., is a physician-epidemiologist. Dr. Marantz is associate dean for clinical research education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is also director of the Center for Public Health Sciences, which offers several degree programs, including a research-focused M.P.H. program and certificates in public and global health.
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Robert Marion, M.D., is chief of genetics and developmental medicine in the department of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, and director of Einstein’s Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center. He is author of Genetic Rounds: A Doctor’s Encounters in the Field that Revolutionized Medicine.
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Lisa Shulman, M.D., is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician, an associate professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an attending physician in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. She is also director of infant and toddler services and the RELATE program at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein.
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