Eric Teller, MD

Eric Teller, MD, Kamelhar Pulmonary Medicine in New York City

Post-Graduate Training
July 2006 – June 2009
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Fellow – Pulmonary/Critical Care

July 2005 – June 2006
University of Medicine & Dentistry of N. J. /R.W. Johnson Medical School.
New Brunswick, NJ
Chief Resident – Internal Medicine.

July 2002 – June 2005
University of Medicine & Dentistry of N. J. /R.W. Johnson Medical School.
New Brunswick, NJ
Internal Medicine Residency.

Education
August 1998 – May 2002
University of Medicine & Dentistry of N.J. /R.W. Johnson Medical School. Piscataway, NJ
Doctor of Medicine.

September 1993 – May 1997
Yeshiva University.
New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, summa cum laude.

Research Experience
ResMed Foundation Grant January 2009 – Present
Columbia University Medical Center
ROBERT C. BASNER, MD. Awarded research funding for a study of cardiovascular outcomes in acutely decompensated heart failure patients treated for Cheyne-Stokes breathing, an abnormal type of respiration characterized by alternating patterns of shallow and deep breathing, with a corrective technique known as Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV).

Researcher/Lab Technician. June 1997 – August 1998
Albert Einstein College of Medicine BARBARA K.BIRSHTEIN, PHD. Identified transcription regulators, using the yeast-two-hybrid system, that modulate BSAP (B-cell specific activator protein), a transcription factor that represses the hs 1,2 enhancer (one of the four enhancers located at the three prime end of the IgH locus) in B-cells and pre B-cells.

Summer Research Scholar. June 1996 – August 1996
Albert Einstein College of Medicine BARBARA K.BIRSHTEIN, PHD. Explored the mechanisms that govern normal antibody gene rearrangements of B-cells. Investigated the purpose of four gene enhancers and the transcription factors that control enhancer activity in the production of antibodies. Generated a “knockout mouse”, using a two-step PCR, in order to elucidate the function of hs4 (one of the four enhancers located at the three prime end of the IgH locus) in potentially regulating transcriptional and rearrangement processes that affect the immunoglobulin heavy chain gene locus during B-cell development.

Publications
Morganstein N, Doyle-Lindrud S, Goodin S, Shih J, Altscher A, Zager R, Todd M, Durivage H, Teller E, Dipaola R S. “A Phase II Salvage Trial of Transdermal estradiol in the Treatment of Hormone and Chemotherapy Refractory Prostate Cancer.” Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2004 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings (Post-Meeting Edition), Vol. 22, No. 14S (July 15 Supplement), 2004, page 4695.

Elsayed Y A, Altscher A, Hillard B, Doyle-Lindrud S, Goodin S, Shih W J, Rubin, E H, Teller E, Dipaola R S. “A Phase I/II Trial of 13-Cis Retinoic Acid, Alpha Interferon, Docetaxel, and Estramustine (R.I.T.E.) for the Treatment of Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer (HRPC).” Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2004 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings (Post-Meeting Edition), Vol. 22, No. 14S (July 15 Supplement), 2004, page 4707.

Birshtein B K, Teller E. “Designing a Construct to Knockout the Immunoglobulin HS4 Enhancer.” Sigma Delta Rho Science Research Honors Society – Abstract and Poster Session, 1997, pp. 32-33.

Teller E. “The Changing Face Of Medicine.” Yeshiva University Medical Journal, December 1995, Vol.1, No.2, pp.13-15.

Teller E. “Critical Care.” Nefesh: Undergraduate Health Perspectives, May 1996, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 14-16.

Employment
House Doctor, RWJUH, New Brunswick, NJ January 2006- June 2009
Worked in emergency department admitting patients to the hospital and on the hospital wards evaluating and treating patients and performing necessary procedures (i.e. thoracentesis, paracentesis, central lines, and lumbar punctures).

Molecular Biology Lab Teacher, Yeshiva University, New York, NY. August 1997 – May 1998
Developed and taught molecular biology laboratory skills such as PCR, cloning vectors, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, and southern blotting to college underclassmen. Supervised and assisted biology research projects for college underclassmen.

Extracurricular Activities
ACP Challenge Bowl Team, IMRP/RWJUH, New Brunswick, NJ. July 2004 – June 2005
Appointed to be a member of the RWJUH Internal Medicine Residency medical trivia team. Compete against other internal medicine residency programs.

PRO-NJ/Pneumonia, St. Peters University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. July 2003 – June 2005
Participated as a member of PRO-NJ (the Peer Review Organization of New Jersey), an interdisciplinary medical committee at St. Peters University Hospital, created to help improve the quality of health care in the area of pneumonia.

Physical Therapy Dept., Hackensack Med. Center, Hackensack, NJ. June 1995 – August 1995
Assisted the physical therapists in the implementation of goals and strategies for patients. Gave emotional support to patients with physical disabilities.

Pathology Department, Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, NJ. June 1995 – August 1995
Dissected human tissue and made microscope slides to be used by the Pathologists in order to determine if the tissue was abnormal.

Other Awards/Accomplishments
ResMed Grant, 2009
Dean’s List, Yeshiva University, All semesters 1993-1997.
The Rabbi Doctor Danishefsky Honorary Award, May 1997.
Who’s Who Guide, 1996-1997.
National Dean’s List, 1996-1997.
Ernst and Hedwig Roth Scholar, Summer 1996.
Yeshiva University Track Team, Fall 1995.

Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine 2009-2019.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine 2008-2018.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine 2005-2015.
NY Board of Medical Examiners Licensure, 2009-2011.
NJ Board of Medical Examiners Licensure, 2009-2011.
Drug Enforcement Agency Licensure, 2008-2011.
NJ Controlled Dangerous Substance Licensure, 2009-2010.
ACLS, 2008-2010.
BLS, 2008-2010.