Kiran Pandit, M.D., M.P.H., in June was named the assistant dean for faculty development and educational assessment, part of the office of medical education at Einstein.
Dr. Pandit, who is also an assistant professor of emergency medicine, comes to Einstein from Columbia University, where she received her medical and public health degrees and completed her residency in emergency medicine before joining its faculty.
At Columbia she led a departmental effort to revamp and improve the teaching assessment process for emergency medicine faculty and served on several M.D. curriculum committees, including the course evaluation subcommittee and the curriculum revision committee.
Dr. Pandit says her vision for the new position is to “strengthen the community of faculty at Einstein and Montefiore by supporting their development as educators, researchers, and scholars. I want to help them reach their goals of teaching and training a variety of learners, discovering and disseminating knowledge, and leading others locally, nationally, and globally.”
She added, “Our faculty are our institution’s greatest asset, and we aim to support them as they constantly strive to grow, reach new heights, and impact the world in greater ways.”