Message from the Board Chair

Dear Friends:

When I was invited to join the Board of Overseers nearly a decade ago, I welcomed the opportunity to help guide Einstein’s future. The College of Medicine had already been part of my life for many years: My parents were early supporters who helped me appreciate Einstein’s exceptional medical research and education programs—and their potential to change the world. As a Board member, I’ve been privileged to work with Dr. Ruth Gottesman and Ira Millstein, each of whom set a high bar as Board chair and whose vision and energy continue to inspire us all.

The historic agreement between Montefiore and Yeshiva University, which you’ll read about in the following pages, will continue to formalize our deep and productive long-standing relationship with Montefiore and ensure Einstein’s continued excellence in scientific, clinical and educational innovation. It is designed to meet the challenges—and embrace the many opportunities—of today’s healthcare environment.

Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., Einstein’s Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean, and Steven M. Safyer, M.D., president and CEO of Montefiore, are superb leaders of a formidable team. My colleagues on the Board and I look forward to working with them as we embark on an exciting new chapter in the shared history of our two great institutions.

Roger W. Einiger
Chair, Einstein Board of Trustees