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Einstein welcomes Dr. Jorde as a professor of medicine (cardiology), vice chief of the division of cardiology at Einstein and Montefiore, and as an attending physician and section head of heart failure, cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at Montefiore.
Dr. Jorde comes to us from Columbia University, where he was an attending physician and medical director of the mechanical circulatory support program at New York–Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and a professor of medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is already familiar with Einstein, having completed his cardiology fellowship here in the late 1990s.
Einstein and Montefiore have named Dr. Kastner co-director (with Steven U. Walkley, D.V.M., Ph.D.) of the Rose F. Kennedy Center and director of its clinical arm, the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC). He was also appointed associate professor of clinical pediatrics and the Ruth L. Gottesman Chair in Developmental Pediatrics at Einstein and director of the division of developmental medicine in the department of pediatrics at Einstein and the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.
For the past 18 years, Dr. Kastner has served as president of Developmental Disabilities Health Alliance, Inc., the largest provider of healthcare services to intellectually and developmentally disabled persons in New Jersey. He currently directs a grant awarded to CERC to improve access to services for people with developmental disabilities in the Bronx and Westchester.
Dr. Kastner has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice and other organizations and agencies.
Dr. Makhija has joined Einstein and Montefiore as professor and chair of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health and the Chella and Moise Safra Chair in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health. An internationally recognized expert in cancer prevention, Dr. Makhija was previously chair and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Her clinical and research focus is on gynecologic cancers, particularly ovarian and uterine cancers. She has participated in numerous clinical trials and translational research projects centered on developing targeted therapeutics and gene therapies and improving cancer guidelines and management. She has also championed the extension of cervical cancer clinical trials to underserved women.
Dr. Makhija is an alumna of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women and has been included in U.S. News and World Report’s Top Doctors list since 2008.
Dr. Schoenberg has joined Einstein and Montefiore as professor and university chair of urology. He was previously at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where his clinical practice centered on caring for patients with all forms of bladder cancer. He has researched urinary markers for the early detection of cancer; regenerative medicine solutions to challenges of lower urinary tract reconstruction after surgery; and minimally invasive therapies for urologic malignancies.
Dr. Schoenberg is the author of The Guide to Living with Bladder Cancer and co-editor of The Textbook of Bladder Cancer. He is the past chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.