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Allison B. Reiss

Allison B. Reiss, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Foundations of Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Alzheimer's disease, inflammation, atherosclerosis, neurodegeneration, lipid metabolism

I am an internal medicine physician, educator, and molecular biologist with more than 25 years of experience studying the immune system and its effects on the brain and heart. I am certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. My laboratory studies the processes underlying neuronal loss in Alzheimer’s disease and we are pursuing novel approaches to treating this debilitating neurodegenerative disorder. My lab also focuses on the factors that contribute to accelerated atherosclerosis in disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes.

My clinical background has motivated me to delve deeply into the underlying mechanisms of these devastating diseases that affect so many people and families. I want to inspire new generations of clinician-scientists to confront these medical challenges and so I mentor undergraduates, medical students, nurses, and house staff who are interested in cardiology, rheumatology, immunology, endocrinology, and neurology research. I am course director for the Basic and Translational Research Elective for medical students.

I believe ardently in our responsibility to improve medical care, expand medical education, and discover innovative treatments for our patients. I lecture at national meetings on many topics including Alzheimer’s disease and atherosclerosis. I have received recognition for my work from a number of organizations including the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center. I am a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Investigative Medicine and Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, section editor-in-chief of neurology for the journal Medicina, and specialty chief editor of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias for the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.



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101 Mineola Boulevard, , Suite 4-004

Mineola, NY 11501

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Associate Professor, Department of Foundations of Medicine at NYU Long Island School of Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at NYU Long Island School of Medicine

MD from SUNY-Downstate

Residency, UMDNJ Rutgers Medical School, Internal Medicine

Ahmed, Saba; Konig, Justin; Kasselman, Lora J; Renna, Heather A; De Leon, Joshua; Carsons, Steven E; Reiss, Allison B

Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania). 2022 Sep 16; 58(9):

Kasselman, Lora J; Renna, Heather A; Voloshyna, Iryna; Pinkhasov, Aaron; Gomolin, Irving H; Teboul, Isaac; De Leon, Joshua; Carsons, Steven E; Reiss, Allison B

Journal of traditional & complementary medicine. 2022 Sep; 12(5):447-454

Ding, Helen; Reiss, Allison B; Pinkhasov, Aaron; Kasselman, Lora J

Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania). 2022 Jul 30; 58(8):

Rauchman, Steven H; Albert, Jacqueline; Pinkhasov, Aaron; Reiss, Allison B

Neurology international. 2022 May 30; 14(2):453-470

Reiss, Allison B; Ahmed, Saba; Dayaramani, Christopher; Glass, Amy D; Gomolin, Irving H; Pinkhasov, Aaron; Stecker, Mark M; Wisniewski, Thomas; De Leon, Joshua

Experimental gerontology. 2022 May 01; 164:111828

Reiss, A B; Saeedullah, U; Grossfeld, D J; Glass, A D; Pinkhasov, A; Katz, A E

Clinical & translational oncology. 2022 May; 24(5):733-741

Glass, Daniel S; Grossfeld, David; Renna, Heather A; Agarwala, Priya; Spiegler, Peter; DeLeon, Joshua; Reiss, Allison B

Clinical respiratory journal. 2022 Feb; 16(2):84-96

Reiss, Allison B.; de Levante Raphael, Donna; Chin, Nathaniel A.; Sinha, Vivek

AIMS public health. 2022 Jan 01; 9(<prism:issueIdentifier>4):661-689