Dr. David Rosenstreich Allergy and Immunology Research Fund

Dr. David Rosenstreich Allergy and Immunology Research Fund

With equal parts sadness and appreciation, Montefiore Einstein’s Division of Allergy & Immunology announces the retirement of David L. Rosenstreich, MD, Division Chief, in September 2023. During his career, which has spanned more than half a century, Dr. Rosenstreich has served as a researcher, clinician, and educator with expertise in allergic skin diseases, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. To honor his dedication to the field, we have established the Dr. David Rosenstreich Allergy and Immunology Research Fund.

A Bronx Original

A Bronx native, Dr. Rosenstreich graduated from The Bronx High School of Science. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from The City College of New York in 1963, Dr. Rosenstreich enrolled in medical school and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1967. He completed his residency in medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Bronx Municipal Hospital (now known as Jacobi Medical Center) in 1969. Afterward, he spent about a decade at the NIH.

In 1980, Dr. Rosenstreich returned to the Bronx and launched the Division of Allergy & Immunology at Montefiore, where he established the first drug allergy and chemotherapy desensitization program in the tri-state area, a state-of-the-art asthma center, a cutting-edge research program in sinus disease, and a food allergy center.

Dr. Rosenstreich’s contributions to the field include more than 170 peer-reviewed papers, 64 invited articles, and three books. He has served as an editor at several scientific journals, such as The Journal of Immunology, Infection and Immunity, and Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. In 2017, he received the Leo M. Davidoff Society for Excellence in Medical Education Award. He has been listed in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors®, New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors,” The New York Times’ “Super Doctors,” and U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Doctors.”

A Legacy to Celebrate

Dr. Rosenstreich is retiring as a Professor in the Department of Medicine (Allergy & Immunology), Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery; Chief of the Division of Allergy & Immunology in the Department of Medicine; and the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Distinguished Scholar in Microbiology/Immunology. During his retirement, Dr. Rosenstreich plans to continue contributing to the field as he works to develop the first Itch Center in the tri-state area.

To uphold Dr. Rosenstreich’s vision for promoting allergy and immunology research, the Division asks for your support. Your contributions to the Dr. David Rosenstreich Allergy and Immunology Research Fund will be used to finance research and education activities for students at all levels.

Please contact Megan Tomkins if you have any questions about making a donation.