Message from the Chairman
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.
As one of the nation’s premier education and research institutions, we strive to prepare future leaders and practitioners of emergency medicine to function in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and extremely complex healthcare environment.
The NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Emergency Department provides the most advanced emergency care, 24-hours a day, to more than 140,000 patients annually at its NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital campuses. In our state-of-the-art facilities, multi-disciplinary teams of emergency medicine experts and experienced educators provide a dynamic educational environment for residents in our four-year physician residency, and our physician assistant and nurse practitioner residency programs.
Additionally, our portfolio of programs include fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine, geriatric emergency medicine, global health research and healthcare leadership and management. The Department also engages in several initiatives designed to nurture future healthcare leaders. Among them are a healthcare leadership and management scholars program for medical students, a physician wellness program, and a telemedicine and digital healthcare elective for Weill Cornell Medical College students, one of the first of its kind in the country.
Research and educational innovation is also central to our core mission. We aim to continuously contribute to the scientific literature in the areas of Critical Care, Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Global and International Health, Graduate Medical Education, and Wilderness Medicine. Since 2016, the Department has more than doubled its number of clinical trials, peer-reviewed faculty publications and overall research funding. The Department is also expanding clinical and translational research focused on the use of technology and innovation (e.g. telehealth) as part of the clinical care model. In partnership with the NYP Innovation Center, we have made great strides in telehealth including the launch of the first Emergency Department Telehealth Express Care Service in the nation and were the recipient of the 2017 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year award.
We invite you to explore our website and discover more about our mission, our curriculum, our residencies, and other programs.
Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP
Chairman and Emergency Physician-in-Chief
Department of Emergency Medicine