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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. Rahul Sharma Describes NYP/WCM’s Emergency Medicine Team’s Response to Covid-19 in NEJM Catalyst Interview.

Dr. Rahul Sharma, professor and emergency-physician-in-chief, was recently featured in the NEJM Catalyst discussing NYP/WCM’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  According to Dr. Sharma, responding...

The Medical Virtualist Comes of Age with COVID-19

In a recently published article Dr. Rahul Sharma of Weill Cornell Medicine and Dr. Michael Nochomovitz of Devoted Health discussed the exponential increase in the use of telemedicine in response to...

Dr. Rahul Sharma, NYP/WCM Emergency-Physician-in-Chief, Offers Tips for a Better Virtual Healthcare Visit

Telemedicine — the ability to hold a virtual healthcare visit with a doctor through your computer, tablet, or smartphone — has become an essential tool as people across the country are encouraged to...

Telemedicine Training Proves Vital During Covid-19 Crisis, Increasing Access to Care

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The doctor will see you now – virtually.As hospitals and emergency departments urge more patients to stay home to avoid exposing themselves and others to COVID-19 and to reduce stress on the...

Dr. Adam Vella Appointed Associate Chief Quality Officer at NYP-Lower Manhattan Hospital

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Dr. Adam Vella has been appointed as the Associate Chief Quality Officer at the NewYork-Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital. In this capacity he will report directly to Dr. Robert Green, Vice...

Drs. Fraymovich and Lin Accepted in ALiEM 2020-21 Faculty Incubator Program

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Drs. Sophia Lin and Susan Fraymovich, assistant professors of clinical emergency medicine and clinical pediatrics have been accepted into the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) 2020-21...

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

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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

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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

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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...

Upcoming Events

October 1, 2020 - 8:00am to October 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

Virtual Health Care Symposium 2020

The annual Virtual Healthcare in the Mainstream Symposium and Research Forum brings together acclaimed leaders from nationally renowned healthcare institutions and healthcare industry innovators...