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

Dr. Kevin Ching receives Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Teaching Award for Junior Faculty

Dr. Kevin Ching is the recipient of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Teaching Award for Junior Faculty.  Dr. Ching is currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at...

Dr. Rahul Sharma Appointed to New York State Board for Medicine

Dr. Rahul Sharma, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been appointed to the State Board for Medicine by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. The regents are...

Dr. Radhika Sundararajan Receives a Kellen Junior Faculty Award

Dr. Radhika Sundararajan, assistant professor of emergency medicine, is a recipient of a 2018 Kellen Junior Faculty Fellowship.  The one-time $50,000 award will be used to support a pilot study of...

Dr. David Bodnar Receives Physician of the Year Award

Dr. David Bodnar, attending physician in the Emergency Department, is the 2018 NYP-Lower Manhattan Hospital Physician of the Year. The annual award, presented by the Nursing Department, celebrates...

Dr. Adam E. Vella Appointed New Site Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NYP-Lower Manhattan Hospital

NEW YORK (December 7, 2018). The Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Adam E. Vella as the new site Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NewYork-...

New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership Appointments

The Department of Emergency Medicine has announced the promotion and appointment of several faculty members.  Drs. Antonio Dajer, Brenna Farmer, Peter Steel and Robert Tanouye all have been appointed...

Dr. Kaushal Shah appointed new Vice Chair of Education for the NYP-Weill Cornell Department of Emergency Medicine

NEW YORK (November 15, 2018)—Dr. Kaushal Shah has been appointed the new Vice Chair of Education for the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine.As Vice-Chair of...

‘Webside’ Manner

Bronx resident Andrea Ablack and her family are longtime patients of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Not only do they come to the hospital for routine care, but she was born there—...

Dr. Rahul Sharma, Emergency Physician-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Named Inaugural Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine

NEW YORK (June 4, 2018)—Recognizing the increasing importance of emergency medicine as an academic discipline, Weill Cornell Medicine has expanded the Division of Emergency Medicine into a...

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Emergency Department Telehealth Express Care Service Wins 2017 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award 

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) Telehealth Express Care Service has won the 2017 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award for its use of telemedicine...

Upcoming Events

March 23, 2019 - 7:30am to March 24, 2019 - 4:30pm

TRIK is a two-day intensive simulation-based Pediatric Trauma course designed for health care providers who manage pediatric trauma patients with a focus on teamwork.  The course is a joint...