Leading Emergency Care | Innovation, Scholarship, Compassion

We strive to deliver the best in care to the NYC and WCM community.

About the Department of Emergency Medicine


Dr. Rahul Sharma
Professor and Chair

The Department of Emergency Medicine comprises highly-trained and skilled clinical specialists whose mission is to deliver the highest quality patient care, exceptional education and rigorous research.

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Multidisciplinary Experts

Our multi-disciplinary team of experts are national leaders in the areas of critical care, telemedicine innovation, physician wellbeing and patient-centered care.

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Excellent Medical Education

Our distinguished faculty lead several residency and fellowship programs, as well as medical student electives, with a focus on providing exceptional education to all trainees in a dynamic educational environment.

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Research & Collaboration

The department seeks to become a national leader with broad impact in Emergency Medicine research through the development of novel, innovative, and collaborative research projects in a multitude of research domains.

Research Initiatives

Associate Research Program

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WCM Center for Virtual Care

The Center for Virtual Care seeks to improve the delivery of virtual care services across the health system through telemedicine training programs for practitioners at all levels and in call clinical specialties.

Virtual Care


The goal of DiversifiED, the Department of Emergency Medicine's Diversity Committee, is to foster and enhance awareness of diversity, inclusiveness, and belonging for all clinical and non-clinical providers through education, collaboration, and outreach.

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Our award-winning physician wellness program enables faculty and staff to thrive personally and professionally by focusing on creating a collaborate work environment and an emphasis on well-being, outreach, and community service.

Faculty Wellness Program

Faculty Wellness Dinner

Latest News & Upcoming Events

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Guide to WCM Department of Emergency Medicine at the 2024 SAEM Meeting

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The Department will have a robust presence at the SAEM Annual Meeting, held from May 13-17 in Phoenix, AZ. 22 faculty members are presenting a total of 27 didactics, oral presentations, and poster...

Weill Cornell Medicine Celebrates First Endowed Professorship in Emergency Medicine

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Rahul Sharma, M.D., Chair of Emergency Medicine, surrounded by Weill Cornell Medicine leaders, faculty and staff, as well as Board Members, donors and esteemed guests, celebrated the Emergency...
May 30
8:00amGriffis Faculty Club - 521 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065
Nov 15
9:00am to 5:00pmGriffis Faculty Club at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center, 521 E 68th Street, New York, NY 10065

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