Eytan Stein, MD
- Howard Hughes Medical Fellow
- PGY-3 father of three
- Award for one of three best PGY-2 lectures for "Malignant Monocytes: What they are and how you can avoid them."
How do you achieve work-life balance as a resident?
As a married father of three young children it is important to me to spend time with my wife and see my kids grow up. The program leadership at Northwestern understands that residents have obligations and lives outside of the hospital and are committed to producing outstanding physicians who don't dissociate themselves from their families and significant others.
What was it like to participate in the Howard Hughes Medical Fellowship Program?
As a Howard Hughes Fellow my research focused on gender specific differences in how regulatory t cells suppress autoimmune disease in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. My research suggested that the regulatory t cell population in female mice are more effective at migrating to the central nervous system and suppressing experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, a mouse model of multiple sclerosis.
As an oncology fellow, I'm hoping to continue my work with regulatory t cells and how they relate to tumor immunity, focusing on questions such as: Is there a regulatory cell population that decreases the innate immune response against tumors? Can one manipulate the regulatory t cell population to boost anti-tumor immune responses?
“Eytan is a mature and sophisticated physician from an academic background who himself taught elementary school. He assisted me in the recruitment of housestaff into our fellowship program." Dr. Jonathan Licht, Eytan's mentor.
After residency, I plan to...
Next year, I will be going to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology. My ultimate goal is to become an academic physician-scientist translating basic science findings at the bench into advances for my patient's at the bedside
What sets apart the internal medicine residency program at Northwestern from other programs in the country?
Northwestern's residency program is incredible. The leadership is committed to producing outstanding clinicians and academicians. They do this through a combination of dedicated teaching, attendings who are chosen specifically for their ability to work with residents, an outstanding lecture series including a core lecture series for interns during the summer of the PGY-1 year, and Grand Rounds that brings world renowned physician scientists to Northwestern for weekly lectures.
The real jewel in the crown of Northwestern is the program director, Diane Wayne. She has high expectations of her residents and works tirelessly to advocate for residents' interests connect residents with research mentors and maintain an energy and enthusiasm for resident training that is one of a kind.
In June of 2010, Eytan won the annual Landsberg Award for Professionalism and Leadership. Congratulations! To read more about Resident Awards,.