Emergency Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine Emergency Medicine

Rahul Sharma, M.D., M.B.A.
Chair, Emergency Medicine


Welcome to the newly-established academic Department of Emergency Medicine at  New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine. As the inaugural chairman, I am  proud to lead our new department in fulfilling our mission to deliver outstanding patient care, engage in cutting-edge research and provide top-ranked education.

The people and communities we serve are the heart and soul of our mission and we are committed to providing excellent care always. Our major focus is on best practices that allow our providers to spend more time with patients and thus enhance the patient-provider relationship. 

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Latest News

Department of Emergency Medicine Appoints Dr. Matthew McCarty Director of Quality Assurance

Matthew McCarty
Dr. Matthew McCarty, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, will become the next Director of Quality Assurance for the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Weill...

Matthew Laghezza, PA-C, Appointed Director of Emergency Medicine Practice Operations at NYP-WCM

Matthew Laghezza
The Department of Emergency Medicine has appointed Matthew Laghezza, staff associate in medicine, director of emergency medicine practice operations. In his new role, Laghezza will work closely with...

Dr. Robert Finkelstein Appointed Associate Pediatric Trauma Medical Director at NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine

Robert Finkelstein
Dr. Robert Finkelstein, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and clinical pediatrics has been appointed associate pediatric trauma medical director at NewYork Presbyterian-Weill Cornell...

David Bodnar, MD and Amos Shemesh, MD Appointed Assistant Directors of Clinical Services

David Bodnar & Amos Shemesh
Drs. David Bodnar and Amos Shemesh have been appointed assistant directors of Clinical Services for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, effective October 1st, 2019.  Both...

David Leyden Appointed Administrative Director for the Center for Virtual Care

David Leyden
The Department of Emergency Medicine has appointed David Leyden as administrative director of its planned Center for Virtual Care.  Leyden will work closely on all aspects of the Department’s...

Dr. Yaffa Vitberg Appointed Program Director for NYP-Weill Cornell Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program

Dr. Yaffa Vitberg
NewYork-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine has appointed Dr. Yaffa Vitberg, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and clinical pediatrics, as program...

Dr. Rahul Sharma Named a Top 25 Innovator in the Healthcare Industry

Dr. Rahul Sharma, emergency physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been named a...

NYP-WCM Emergency Department Awarded $2 Million Grant to Sustain and Grow Elder Protection Program

The Department of Emergency Medicine has received a $2 million grant from New York State Office of Victim Services to fund the NYP-WCM ED-based Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT). The VEPT...

NYP-WCM Department of Emergency Wins ACEP’s 2019 Wellness Week Departmental Challenge

NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine is the winner of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) inaugural 2019 ACEP Wellness Week Departmental...

Dr. Sam Senturia Honored for Excellence in Medical Education

Dr. Sam Senturia, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, is the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Medical Education Award.  Dr. Senturia was presented with the award at Weill Cornell...

Upcoming Events

October 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Virtual Healthcare in the Mainstream 2019

This conference will have nationally-acclaimed speakers and subject matter experts leading didactic sessions on​virtual based care and it's future. Highlights include informative sessions with...

October 4, 2019 - 8:30am to October 5, 2019 - 4:00am

Virtual Healthcare in the Mainstream

New-York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine is proud to present the 2019 Virtual Healthcare conference. This conference will have nationally-acclaimed speakers and subject matter experts...