Irving Scholars

Irving Scholars are selected on the basis of research proposals that reflect independent, well-developed scientific initiative in clinical investigation. The ranks of the scholars appointed since the program was launched in 1987 include physicians who have since become internationally recognized for their work.

2021-2024 Irving Scholars and leadership

2021 - 2024 Irving Scholars with Irving Institute LeadershipĀ 

2023-2026 Irving Scholars

Elana J. Bernstein, Medicine     
Vasculopathy, Inflammation, and Interstitial Lung Disease in Systemic Sclerosis  

Kiran T. Thakur, Neurology  
Longitudinal Impact of Stress on Systemic Inflammation and Neurocognitive Outcomes in Community-Dwelling Black and Hispanic/Latinx Survivors of SARS-CoV-2 Infection  

Joshua Weiner, Surgery  
Delayed donor bone marrow transplantation to facilitate prolonged mixed chimerism and tolerance after intestinal transplantation  

Kelley Yan, Medicine  
3D organoids to study the TCR reactome in human colorectal cancer 

2022-2025 Irving Scholars

Marwah Abdalla, Medicine
Effect of a Personalized Sleep Extension Intervention on Home Blood Pressure & Circadian Rhythm Among Adults with Short Sleep Duration

Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, Pediatrics and Environmental Health Sciences
Pollution and Lung health in Active Youth at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (PLAY at WHEELS)

Katharina Schultebraucks, Emergency Medicine
Digital biomarkers as personalized predictive markers of accelerated aging in ED clinicians

Kazuki Sugahara, Surgery
A next generation tumor-penetrating cancer therapy

2021-2024 Irving Scholars

Keith Diaz, Medicine
Breaking Up Prolonged Sedentary Behavior to Improve Cardiometabolic Health: Investigating the Effectiveness of Resistance Exercises

May Hua, Anesthesiology
Palliative Care Effectiveness for Patients with Serious Illness

Jennifer Woo Baidal, Pediatrics
Expediting Efficacious Early Life Interventions to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Hanrui Zhang, Medicine
Targeting Macrophage Proliferation and Efferocytosis in Atherosclerosis

2020-2023 Irving Scholars

Jennifer E. Amengual, Medicine
Precision Targeting of HAT Enzymes to Activate Immune Surveillance 

Brett Roméo Anderson, Pediatrics
Collaborative Capacity Building:  Leveraging Medicaid Data to Improve Longitudinal Outcomes and Reduce Health Inequities for Congenital Heart Patients Across the Lifespan

Daniel E. Freedberg, Medicine
Decreasing healthcare-associated infections by preventing gastrointestinal pathogen colonization in the intensive care unit

David Kalfa, Surgery
An expandable polymeric valved conduit to repair congenital heart disease

Marisa N. Spann, Psychiatry
Establishing Early Brain Signatures associated with Maternal Immune Activation exposure in the fetal to infancy periods

2019-2022 Irving Scholars

Jose Gutierrez-Contreras, Neurology
Accelerated Non-Atherosclerotic Brain Arterial Aging Relationship to Alzheimer's Disease

Erin Heinzen Cox, Pathology and Cell Biology
Translating Post-Zygotically Acquired Mutations in a SLC35A2 into Disease Mechanisms in Epilepsy

Nathalie Moise, Medicine
Harnessing Precision Medicine and Implementation Science to Improve Psychological Distress Treatment in Breast Cancer Patients

Gissette Reyes-Soffer, Medicine
Unraveling the Complexities of Lipoprotein(a) in Humans Through Stable Isotope Metabolic Studies, Proteomics, and Particle Characterization

Emily Tsai, Medicine
Validation and Translation of a Novel Transcriptomic Signature of Right Ventricular Failure

2018-2021 Irving Scholars

Swarnali Acharyya, Pathology and Cell Biology
Diagnosing & Targeting Cachexia to prolong patient survival

Guillermo Horga, Psychiatry
Investigating the use of neuromelanin-sensitive MRI for risk staging of psychosis

Kevin Kalinsky, Medicine: Hematology and Oncology
Clinical Trial of Systems-biology Directed Therapy in Patients with Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Max O'Donnell, Medicine: Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care
A precision medicine approach to enhanced detection and genomic characterization of emerging respiratory pathogens in Uganda

Elizabeth Oelsner, Medicine: General Medicine
E-Cigarette effects on sputum biology: identifying extent and susceptibility in healthy adults

Yvonne Saenger, Medicine: Hematology and Oncology
Establishing a prognostic immune signature in early stage melanoma by measuring mRNA transcripts using the NanoString assay and quantitative multiplexed immuno-fluorescence

2017-2020 Irving Scholars

Matthew R. Baldwin, Medicine: Pulmonary, Allergy/Critical Care Medicine
Frailty Endotypes in Survivors of Acute Respiratory Failure

Olena Mamykina, Biomedical Informatics
Personalizing Behavioral Interventions in Type 2 Diabetes using Self-Monitoring Data

Martin Picard, Psychiatry: Behavioral Medicine
Profiling Mitochondrial Health to Understand Physiological Variability

Simone Sanna-Cherchi, Medicine: Nephrology
Genetic Studies in Posterior Urethral Valves

2016-2019 Irving Scholars

Annemieke de Jong, Dermatology
The Role of Skin Lipids as T Cell Antigens in the Immunopathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis

Caleb Ing, Anesthesiology
Factors Contributing to Neurodevelopmental Deficit After Surgery and Anesthesia in Children

Ian M. Kronish, Medicine
Increasing the Precision of Hypertension Treatment Through N-of-1 Trials

Utpal Pajvani, Medicine
A Notch at the Bifurcation of NAFLD and NASH

2015-2018 Irving Scholars

Ali Jabari, Dermatology (2015-2017)
Longitudinal T Cell Receptor Repertoire Profiling in Patients with Alopecia Areata Treated with JAK Inhibitors

Fay Kastrinos, Medicine
Development and Validation of a Genetic Risk Assessment Model for the Identification of Individuals with a Hereditary Susceptibility to Pancreatic Cancer

Krzysztof Kiryluk, Medicine
Precision Genomics in Solid Organ Transplantation

Joanna Steinglass, Psychiatry
Neural Targets in Anorexia Nervosa: What Drives Food Choice?

Nicholas P. Tatonetti, Biomedical Informatics
Systems Pharmacology to Predict Adverse Drug Reactions

2014-2017 Irving Scholars

Siddhartha Mukherjee, Medicine: Oncology
Predicting the Responsiveness to a Novel Multi-Kinase Inhibitor in Patients with Low–Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Carolyn Rodriguez, Psychiatry (2014-2015)
Mechanisms of a Novel Treatment Target for Mental Illness

Bret R. Rutherford, Psychiatry
Dopaminergic and Opioid Mechanisms of Placebo Effects in Major Depression

Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, Medicine: Infectious Diseases 
Risk Factors for Carbapenemaseā€Resistant Klebsiella Pneumonia Infection in Liver Transplant Patients

2013-2016 Irving Scholars

Julian Abrams, Medicine: Digestive and Liver Diseases
Risk Factors and Markers for Intestinal Metaplasia of the Gastric Cardia

Benjamin Lebwohl, Medicine: Digestive and Liver Diseases
The "Celiac Stomach": Gastric Environment and the Risk of Celiac Disease

Melissa S. Stockwell, Pediatrics and Population and Family Health
Comparative Effectiveness of Interactive, Health Literacy Promoting Text Messages on HPV Vaccine Completion In Minority Adolescents

June Wu, Surgery
Regulation of Adipogenesis and Vasculogenesis in Infantile Hemangiomas

2012-2015 Irving Scholars

Roy Alcalay, Neurology
The Role of Glucocerebrosidase in Parkinson Disease

Alex Dranovsky, Psychiatry
A Patient-Informed Approach for Developing Efficacious Antipsychotics

Andrew J. Einstein, Medicine
Reducing Radiation Dose from Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Using Low-Voltage and Single-Heartbeat Volume Scanning

Andrew Moran, Medicine
Cost-effectiveness of Primary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in U.S. Adults Based on 30-year Risk

2011-2014 Irving Scholars

Edward D. Huey, Psychiatry
Investigation of the Dopamine System in Frontotemporal Dementia

P. Christian Schulze, Medicine: Cardiology
Skeletal Muscle and Myocardial Lipotoxicity in Heart Failure

Marcella D. Walker, Medicine: Endocrinology
Cardiovascular Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency

Jason D. Wright, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Comparative Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive Oncologic Surgery

Hannah Wunsch, Anesthesiology and Epidemiology
Treatment Intensity and Outcomes for Critically Ill Patients

Michael T. Yin, Medicine: Infectious Diseases
Vitamin D: Effects on Bone Mass, Muscle Strength, and Immune Function in HIV-infected Women

2010-2013 Irving Scholars

Adi Cohen, Medicine
Do Premenopausal Women With Idiopathic Osteoporosis (IOP) Have Obese Bones?

Tiziano Colibazzi, Psychiatry
Anatomical Biomarkers of Conversion to Psychosis in Subjects at Risk For Schizophrenia

Srikala Raghavan, Dermatology
Effects of Bisphosphonates on Oral Wound Healing: Implications For Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Nehal Vadhan, Psychiatry
Decision-Making and Reward Sensitivity in Cocaine Abusers: Relationship to Cocaine-Taking in the Laboratory

Chunhua Weng, Biomedical Informatics
Electronic Health Records-Based Clinical Research Support

2009-2012 Irving Scholars

Adam Brickman, Neurology
White Matter Hyperintensities in Cognitive Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

Katherine Crew, Medicine and Epidemiology
Chemopreventive and Anticancer Potential of Vitamin D and Rosemary on Breast Cancer

Thomas Nickolas, Medicine: Nephrology
Novel Tools for Assessing Bone Microstructure and Remodeling in Chronic Kidney Disease

Adam Ratner, Pediatrics: Infectious Diseases
Novel Approaches to Bacterial Vaginosis: Diagnostics and Risk Factors

Benjamin Spencer, Urology
Afro-Caribbean Men and Biochemical Recurrence of Prostate Cancer: The Hormonal Therapy Decision

2008-2011 Irving Scholars

Arianna L. Kim, Dermatology
The Role of SIRT1 in the Pathogenesis of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin

David J. Lederer, Medicine
Race, Society, and Biology in Pulmonary Fibrosis

Catherine E. Monk, Psychiatry
Biobehavioral Assessment of Stress During Pregnancy: Fetal and Newborn Outcomes

Mishaela R. Rubin, Medicine
Hypoparathyrodism: Circulating Osteoblast Precursors

Daichi Shimbo, Medicine
A Translational Study of Anger, Endothelial Cell Injury, and Oxidative Stress

Gloria H. Su, Otolaryngology
Novel Mutation Analysis Methods for PIK3CA in Clinical Application

2007-2010 Irving Scholars

Julia Glade Bender, Pediatrics
Clinical Development of VEGF Blocking Therapies of Pediatric Solid Tumors

Paolo C. Colombo, Medicine
Endothelial Oxidative Stress in Heart Failure

Saadi Ghatan, Neurological Surgery
A Novel Noninvasive Method to Evaluate the Epileptogenic Zone in Children

José A. Luchsinger, Medicine
Metformin in the Prevention of Cognitive Decline

2006-2009 Irving Scholars

Michael Chiang, Ophthalmology
Telemedical Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity

Cheryl Corcoran, Psychiatry
Stress Sensitivity in Schizophrenia and Its Prodrome

Karima Djabali, Dermatology
Determining the Role of Nuclear Lamins in Skin Aging

Dawn Hershman, Medicine
Multidisciplinary Studies in Breast Cancer Treatment-related Toxicity

2005-2008 Irving Scholars

Sanja Jelic, Medicine
Endothelial Cell Oxidative Stress in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Andew K. Joe, Medicine
Intermediate Markers of In Vivo Biological Activity of the Potential Chemoprevention Compound Polyphenon E

Laurel Mayer, Psychiatry
Are Women with Anorexia Nervosa Metabolically Obese?

David Owens, Dermatology
Role of α6β4 integrin in Epidermal Squamous Cancer

2004-2007 Irving Scholars

R. Graham Barr, Medicine
Endothelial Dysfunction is a Novel Component of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Wendy Chung, Pediatrics
Molecular Genetics of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children

Pamela Flood, Anesthesiology
Nicotine: A Novel Analgesic Adjuvant for the Treatment of Postoperative Pain

Mathew Maurer, Medicine
Studies of the Pathophysiology of Diastolic Heart Failure

Guy McKhann, Neurological Surgery
Mechanisms of motor control: A combined fMRI and electrical stimulation study

2003-2006 Irving Scholars

Hina Chaudhry, Medicine
Cardiomyocyte Cell Cycle Control and Human Heart Failure

Ali Gharavi, Medicine
Genetic Studies of IgA Nephropathy

Shailendra Joshi, Anesthesiology
Intraarterial Vasodilator Therapy for Cerebral Vasospasm

Darrell Yamashiro, Pediatrics
Inhibition of Angiogenesis: Clinical Trial and Biologic Correlates

2002-2005 Irving Scholars

Gaetano Barile, Ophthalmology
Rage Blockade in the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy

Petra Kaufmann, Neurology
Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in MELAS: Implications for Pathogenesis

Steven Kawut, Medicine
Neurohormonal Activation in Pulmonary Hypertension

Judith Korner, Medicine
Targeting the Melancortin and Dopamine Pathways in Obese Non-diabetic Humans: Effects on Body Weight, Glucose and Lipid Metabolism

Michael Vitale, Orthopaedic Surgery
Quality of Life, Neurocognitive Function, and Burden of Care of Children with Neuromuscular Disorders: Development of a Multi-Disciplinary, Web-Based Registry

2001-2004 Irving Scholars

Jessica Kandel, Surgery
Inhibition of Angiogenesis: Clinical Trial and Biologic Correlates in Wilms Tumor

Diana Martinez, Psychiatry
PET Imaging of the Mu Opioid Receptor and Dopamine Function in Alcoholism

Yoshifuma Naka, Surgery
Evaluation and Creation of Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques to Cure Atrial Fibrillation

Charles Powell, Medicine
Glypican 3: A Potential Lung Tumor Suppressor

1987-2000 Irving Scholars

  • Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, Anesthesiology
  • Julide Tok Celebi, Dermatology
  • Lawrence Kegeles, Psychiatry
  • Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Medicine
  • Tuan Vu, Neurology
  • Pamela Freda, Medicine
  • Rachel Miller, Medicine
  • Eric Rubin, Psychiatry
  • Scott Small, Neurology
  • Anissa Abi-Dargham, Psychiatry
  • Paula Annunziato, Pediatrics
  • E. Sander Connolly, Neurosurgery
  • Jean Ford, Medicine
  • Catherine Tuck, Medicine
  • Eric Collins, Psychiatry
  • Timothy Lynch, Neurology 
  • Gwen Nichols, Medicine
  • Beth Printz, Pediatrics: Cardiology
  • Angela Christiano, Dermatology
  • Robert Fine, Medicine
  • Robin Goland, Medicine
  • Michio Hirano, Neurology
  • Daniel Bloomfield, Medicine
  • Eric Heyer, Anesthesiology
  • Paul Greene, Neurology
  • Steven Kaplan, Urology
  • Douglas Nordli, Neurology
  • Mehmet Oz, Surgery
  • Jonathan Aviv, Otolaryngology
  • Lars Berglund, Medicine
  • Evan Flatow, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Cy Stein, Medicine
  • Brenda Mallory, Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Milton Packer, Medicine
  • Rosario Trifiletti, Neurology
  • Kirk Wilhelmsen, Neurology
  • Peter Shapiro, Psychiatry
  • Janet Prystowsky, Dermatology
  • Mark Scheuer, Neurology
  • Steven Shea, Medicine
  • Alison Estabrook, Surgery
  • Mary Sano, Neurology
  • Mitchell Benson, Urology
  • Joseph Herbert, Neurology
  • Robert Rees-Jones, Medicine
  • Vincent DeLeo, Dermatology
  • Fredi Kronenberg, Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Shonni Silverberg, Medicine