Liise-anne Pirofski received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She trained in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital, New York University Medical Center, and in infectious diseases at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, after which she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Cell Biology at Einstein. Dr. Pirofski has had an NIH-funded research program on natural and vaccine immunity to encapsulated pathogens for over twenty years. She has mentored graduate, medical, post-baccalaureate students and post-doctoral and infectious diseases fellows in her laboratory. In her current role as chief of the division of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore, Dr. Pirofski has fostered the career development of infectious diseases fellows and junior faculty at Einstein and Montefiore in their pursuit of clinical and research careers in academic medicine.
Dr. Pirofski is currently chief, division of infectious diseases, department of medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, and the Jacques and Selma Mitrani professor in biomedical research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is a member of the Association of American Physicians, and has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She has served on NIH study sections as a reviewer and study section chair, is currently serving as an editor for journals in her field, and has served in numerous national leadership roles. Dr. Pirofski is also dedicated to medical education, is a member of the Davidoff Society, and has received the Faculty Mentoring Award and Harry Eagle Award for Outstanding Basic Science Teaching at Einstein.