Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Department Faculty

Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D.

Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research

Areas of Research: Immunity to encapsulated pathogens; antibody immunity; vaccine development

Professional Interests

Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski is a physician-scientist. Her research programs focus on immunity to encapsulated pathogens and antibody mediated immunity to infectious diseases.   

She is chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Jacques and Selma Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. She is a member of the American Association of Physicians and a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, American College of Physicians, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is deeply devoted to biomedical education and mentoring for which she has received numerous accolades, including the American Society for Microbiology William A Hinton Award, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Award, Harry Eagle Award for Outstanding Basic Science Teaching, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Alumni Association.

Dr. Pirofski received Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in History of Art and Psychology, and her Medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she joined the faculty in 1990.

 

 

For more information, visit the Division of Infectious Diseases website.

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Selected Publications

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Research Information

In the News

Blood Plasma Reduces Risk of Severe Covid-19 if Given Early

Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D., discusses a small Argentinian clinical trial that found convalescent plasma was effective in reducing the risk of severe COVID-19 in older patients if they received the treatment within three days of showing symptoms. Dr. Pirofski is chief of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore.

It Will Take More Than a Vaccine to Beat COVID-19

Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D., discusses the use of plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 to potentially prevent and treat the disease. Dr. Pirofski is chief of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore.

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