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

Adam Vella
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

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...

Upcoming Events

February 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Naloxone Rescue Kit Training

Every day in New York City, about three people die from a drug overdose. This brief training will teach you how to recognize and reverse an opioid overdose. You will become a certified opioid...

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...