Wolfram C. Poller, M.D.

Instructor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Dr. Poller is an Instructor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Research Instituteat the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Poller obtained his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany in 2011. His doctoral thesis (summa cum laude) investigated reward circuitries in the brain and identified the lateral habenula as an important crossroad between homeostatic areas and reward circuitries. He is clinically trained in general and interventional cardiology. Dr. Poller joined the Swirski Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2018 and received a Research Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG). He is currently investigating interactions between the brain and the immune system and their impact on inflammatory and autoimmune diseases using state-of-the-art technologies for neuromodulation including chemogenetics and optogenetics, brain region-specific knockout mice, as well as mono- and polysynaptic viral tracing.