Gordon Tomaselli, M.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S., an internationally renowned physician-scientist in the field of cardiovascular disease, has been named the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein. Dr. Tomaselli assumes his new role on July 1, 2018.
Dr. Tomaselli comes to Einstein from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he serves as the chief of the division of cardiology and co-director of the Heart and Vascular Institute. In that role, he leads a group of more than 550 clinicians, scientists and other staff, including 101 faculty members and 87 fellows.
A cardiac electrophysiologist who specializes in sudden cardiac death and heart rhythm disturbances, Dr. Tomaselli has conducted NIH-funded research for two decades. He currently oversees a $30 million research budget, one of the largest at Hopkins.
Dr. Tomaselli earned his medical degree from Einstein, and will return to lead its scientists in key areas of basic, clinical and translational research, from brain science to immunotherapeutics to obesity and cancer. He will also work with students and faculty to continue to transform medical and scientific education.
“We are so fortunate to have Gordon join the Montefiore Einstein community at this time of exciting growth and change,” says Steven M. Safyer, M.D., president and CEO of Montefiore Medicine. “As a prominent researcher, clinician and natural leader, Gordon is the perfect fit. He sees the big picture that unites research and education with great clinical care to advance the field of medicine.”
“This is a professional and personal high point for me,” says Dr. Tomaselli. “The medical milestones and scientific discoveries achieved during my career had their genesis at Einstein and this role presents me with a chance to give back.”
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