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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 Among Crain's 2020 Notable in Health Care

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Dr. Rahul Sharma, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been recognized as one of Crain’s New York Business 2020 Notable in Health Care. The annual honor recognizes outstanding...

Department of Emergency Medicine Seeks Vice Chair of Research

The Department of Emergency Medicine has launched its search for a new vice chair of research. The successful individual will provide leadership and strategic oversight of the research mission for...

David Leyden Appointed Director of Planning and Development

David Leyden
The Department of Emergency Medicine has appointed David Leyden as its new director of Planning and Development.In this role, David will report directly to the chairman of the Department, Dr. Rahul...

Department of Emergency Medicine Launches DiversifiED Virtual Summer Apprenticeship Program

Virtual Apprentice Program
The Department of Emergency Medicine recently launched its first DiversifiED Virtual Summer Apprenticeship Program which aims to create a space for underrepresented minority (URM) pre-medical...

Four Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Selected for 2020 LAMP Program

Lamp 2020  Winners
Four members of the Department of Emergency Medicine faculty have been selected for the 2020-2021 Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) at Weill Cornell Medical College. They are Drs. ...

Dr. Kaushal Shah Elected to New York ACEP Board of Directors

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Dr. Kaushal Shah was recently elected to the New York American College of Emergency Physicians (New York ACEP) Board of Directors (BoD).  Dr. Shah’s term began on July 9, 2020 and will continue for a...

Dr. Mary Mulcare Appointed Assistant Director of Clinical Skills Center at Weill Cornell Medicine

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Dr. Mary Mulcare, assistant professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, has been appointed assistant director of the Margaret and Ian Smith Clinical Skills Center at Weill Cornell Medicine.Dr. Mulcare...

Dr. Maria Lame Appointed Department of Emergency Medicine's Diversity Champion

Maria Lame
Dr. Maria Lame, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, has been appointed diversity champion for Weill Cornell Medicine’s (WCM) Department...

Dr. Robert Tanouye Accepted to NewYork-Presbyterian LEAD Academy

Robert Tanouye
Dr. Robert Tanouye has been accepted to NewYork-Presbyterian Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Academy for the 2020-2021 academic year. The LEAD Academy is a highly competitive 13-month...

Dr. Rahul Sharma Appointed Medical Board President for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Rahul Sharma
Dr. Rahul Sharma, professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and Emergency Physician in Chief at New-York Presbyterian /Weill Cornell has been elected...

Upcoming Events

October 8, 2020 - 8:00am to October 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

Virtual Healthcare Mainstream

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