Einstein Appoints New Dean

Dr. Gordon F. Tomaselli ’82E, Renowned Physician-Scientist, Returns As Dean of YU-Affiliated Medical School

Dr. Gordon Tomaselli, an internationally renowned physician-scientist in the field of cardiovascular disease, has been named the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore Medicine and an affiliate of Yeshiva University. Dr. Tomaselli assumes his new role on July 1, 2018.

A preeminent clinician, investigator, mentor and natural leader, Dr. Tomaselli will be coming 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. He is a cardiac electrophysiologist who specializes in sudden cardiac death and heart rhythm disturbances. His research on the regulation of the heart’s electrical activity has led to breakthrough therapies that prevent fatal heart disorders.

Dr. Tomaselli has been lead investigator on groundbreaking National Institutes of Health-funded research and currently oversees a nearly $30 million research budget, one of the largest at Johns Hopkins. As chief of cardiology, he leads a group of more than 550 clinicians, scientists and other staff, including 101 faculty members and 87 fellows and maintains his own clinical practice.

Dr. Tomaselli earned his medical degree from Einstein and will bring his accomplishments, skills and passion back to advance its educational and research mission. He will lead the scientists at Einstein in key areas of cutting-edge basic, clinical and translational research from brain science to immunotherapeutics to obesity and cancer. Dr. Tomaselli will work with students and faculty to build efforts now underway to transform medical and scientific education.

Dr. Tomaselli succeeds Dr. Allen M. Spiegel, who has served as dean since 2006 and led a significant rise in NIH funding and the integration of Einstein and Montefiore, deepening the research, educational and clinical alignment.

“This is a professional and personal highpoint for me, to return to Einstein and the Bronx after three decades at Hopkins,” said Dr. Tomaselli. “The medical milestones and scientific discoveries achieved during my career had their genesis at Einstein. This role presents me with a chance to give back to the remarkable institution that laid the foundation for a career that is exceeding my expectations.”