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

Chief Emergency Medicine PA Matthew Laghezza Named SEMPA’s 2018 PA of the Year

The Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) has named Matthew Laghezza, chief emergency medicine PA,  as its 2018 Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) of the Year. The...

Dr. Wallace A. Carter Appointed Director of Clinical and Faculty Affairs

Dr. Wallace Carter, associate professor of clinical emergency medicine, has been appointed director of Clinical and Faculty Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He will assume the...

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—...

Upcoming Events

May 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

FREE Naloxone Rescue Kit Training and Distribution

The Department of Psychaitry and Emergency Medicine present a FREE Naloxone Rescue Kit Training and Distribution May 16, 2019 12pm - 3pm NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center - Cayuga...