Nationally Recognized Physician Scientist Named Chief of Infectious Diseases
Dr. Bettina Fries to expand microbiology and other ID-related research
Bettina Fries, MD
Born in California but raised in Germany, Dr. Fries went to University in Marburg and graduated with a medical degree from the University of Freiburg. She also completed a medical doctoral thesis at The Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology in Freiburg. She came to the US on a Deutsche Forschungs Gesellschaft research fellowship award and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for two years before arriving in New York City to begin her clinical training, including internship, medicine residency and Infectious Disease fellowship at Albert Einstein and Montefiore. She began her faculty career at Albert Einstein as Instructor and rose to the rank of Professor in 2013.
Dr. Fries has remained committed to the education of residents and fellows in infectious diseases. When at Montefiore, she was Director of the Medical Science Pathway Track in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Montefiore. She served as the Associate Program Director of the Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program. In this capacity, Dr. Fries was responsible for the education of more than 50 residents throughout their training period. She will continue to work with trainees at Stony Brook.
Nationally, Dr. Fries is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America. She is a regularly invited reviewer for journals and grants, including as a charter member of the AIDS-Associated Opportunistic Infections and Cancer Study Section of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Dr. Fries has published close to 60 original scientific manuscripts and 20 review articles or book chapters. She is also a regularly invited speaker to various international and national conferences.