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Department of Medicine Research Concentrations for Medical Students

In each of the many divisions of NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine, medical students can, as part of their MD degree, participate in research through our scholarly concentration program.

To learn about ongoing projects and ways to get involved, you can browse research being conducted in each of our divisions and contact the specified point person directly.


Researchers in the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology conduct translational science and clinical research projects on topics such as cardiovascular development, ion channels and arrhythmia mechanisms, myocardial biology, stem cells, structural heart disease, thrombosis, vascular biology, and vascular dysregulation in heart failure.

To learn more about cardiology research opportunities, contact Eugene E. Kim, MD, at or 212-263-8068.

Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism performs basic and clinical grant-supported research on topics such as abnormalities of lipoprotein metabolism, macrovascular disease in diabetes, the role of triglycerides in atherosclerosis, multiligand receptor for advanced glycation end products, cardiovascular complications from diabetes, and thyroid hormone mechanisms of action.

To learn more about endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism research opportunities, contact Ann Marie Schmidt, MD, at or 212-263-9444.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Research topics include colon cancer screening; inflammatory bowel disease; diagnosing and treating hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer; the gut microbiome’s involvement in conditions such as obesity, colon polyps, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease; adiposity in esophageal and colorectal cancers; and HIV and mucosal immunology.

To learn more about gastroenterology and hepatology research opportunities, contact Ilseung Cho, MD, at

General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation

The Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation conducts research on patient safety, medical education, shared decision-making, obesity and nutrition, hospital medicine, chronic disease, substance use disorder prevention and treatment, and transformation of care. We also collaborate with other departments on comparative effectiveness research, behavioral economics, and using informatics and technology in medicine.

To get involved with research in general internal medicine and clinical innovation, contact Melanie R. Jay, MD, at

Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care

Research in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care focuses on dementia in diabetes, nursing home care models, dementia in the emergency room, renal and palliative care, and improving patient safety and quality of care.

To learn more about geriatric medicine and palliative care research, contact Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS, at or 646-501-2325.

Hematology and Medical Oncology

Research priorities in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology include cancer prevention strategies, developing novel targeted and immune therapeutic strategies for various genetically stratified cancers, studying interactions between the microbiome and cancers, and elucidating the role of the cancer epigenome.

To learn more about hematology or medical oncology research opportunities, contact Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD, at

Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Researchers in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology study tuberculosis, malaria, staphylococcal infections, HIV pathogenesis, the human microbiome, and prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

To get involved with infectious disease and immunology research, contact Mark J. Mulligan, MD, at

Medical Humanities and the History of Medicine

The Division of Medical Humanities studies the cultural and social contexts in which medicine is practiced and how the biomedical sciences are employed to encourage more culturally sensitive interactions between clinicians and patients.

To get involved in medical humanities or history of medicine research, contact David M. Oshinsky, PhD, at


The Division of Nephrology conducts ongoing basic and clinical research on topics such as the immune mechanisms involved in kidney inflammation, signal transduction mechanisms, glutamine secretion in chronic renal acidosis, hemodialysis, treatments for glomerular disease, and the genetic and environmental factors that influence nephrolithiasis.

To get involved in nephrology research, contact David M. Charytan, MD, at or 646-501-9086 or David S. Goldfarb, MD, at or 212-263-0744.

Precision Medicine

Researchers in the Division of Precision Medicine study inflammation- and immune-modulating drugs, treatments to enhance wound healing, angiogenesis and atherosclerosis, cancer therapies, and pathways that link perceived stress and altered immunity.

To get involved in precision medicine research, contact Aristotelis Tsirigos, PhD, at

Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Ongoing research initiatives in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine include respiratory, physiological, and sleep disorders; tuberculosis; lung cancer; asthma; occupational and environmental lung diseases; and critical care, including the role of co-stimulatory molecules in innate immune responses to sepsis.

To learn more about pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine research projects, contact John S. Munger, MD, at or 212-263-5745.


Ongoing research in the Division of Rheumatology includes the study of various autoimmune and rheumatic diseases. A translational research program is in place for both psoriatic arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, with research opportunities available at the bench and at the bedside for these diseases. Other research areas include new onset rheumatoid arthritis, biomarkers in osteoarthritis, and the influence of the microbiome on these diseases.

To get involved with rheumatology research, contact Michael H. Pillinger, MD, at or 212-598-6119.