About Us

The Department of Emergency Medicine is a premier provider of outstanding clinical, academic and research training in both Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Our goals are to provide the highest quality care to our patients, offer an exceptional educational experience to our medical students, and engage in rigorous research to advance the practice of Emergency Medicine. This includes providing an inspiring and supportive environment which promotes academic endeavors, leadership development, mentorship, diversity, inclusion, and compassionate care.

As a premier education and research institution, we prepare future leaders and practitioners of emergency medicine to function in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and extremely complex healthcare environment. Our portfolio of programs includes several residency programs and fellowships. We also offer a healthcare leadership and management scholars program, a medical student elective and a physician wellness program.

We also strive to provide the most advanced emergency care, 24-hours a day, to more than 140,000 patients annually at our NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital campuses.

Welcome from the Chairman

Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine at  NewYork-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine. As the department’s chair, I am  proud to lead our department in fulfilling its mission to be the premier provider of outstanding clinical, academic, and research training in both Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. We are committed to pursuing our goal of achieving the highest quality patient care, exceptional education, and rigorous research to advance the practice of Emergency Medicine. Diversity, inclusion, mentorship, and collaboration are core principles of the department.

Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma, M.D. Professor and Chairman

The NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Emergency Department provides the most advanced emergency care, 24-hours a day, to more than 375,000 patients annually at its NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and its academic affiliates, NYP/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and NYP/Queens Hospital campuses. The diverse people and communities we serve throughout New York City are the heart and soul of our mission. 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 educational institutions, we strive to prepare future leaders and practitioners of emergency medicine to function in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse, and complex healthcare environment. 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, healthcare leadership and management, and a healthcare leadership and management scholars program for medical students.

Research and innovation is also central to our mission. We aim to have a broad impact in Emergency Medicine research through the development of novel, innovative, and collaborative research initiatives. We have a diverse research funding portfolio that includes research in the areas of of COVID-19, Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Global Health, Graduate Medical Education, Pediatrics, Operations, and Telemedicine, The Department continues to expand its clinical trials, peer-reviewed faculty publications, and overall research funding. The Department is also focused on clinical and translational research focused on the use of technology and innovation as part of the clinical care model. In partnership with the NYP Hauser Institute for Health Innovation, we have become a national leader in telemedicine including the launch of the first Emergency Department Telehealth Express Care Service in the nation and the Center for Virtual Care, and have been the recipient of several national awards, which includes the 2017 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year award.

The department is committed to physician wellbeing, community service, diversity, and inclusion. Our portfolio includes a summer internship and apprentice program, regular engagement events with the local community, a physician wellness program, and an Emergency Medicine committee focused on the development of initiatives to support our diverse community.

We invite you to explore our website and discover more about our mission, our curriculum, our residencies, and other programs.

Rahul Sharma, M.D., MBA, CPE, FACEP
Professor and Chairman
Department of Emergency Medicine 


Faculty News

Kevin Ching, M.D. Named Recipient of the 2023 Jeanne and Herbert Siegel Award for Excellence in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Kevin Ching
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kevin Ching on being named the recipient of the 2023 Jeanne and Herbert Siegel Award for Excellence in Emergency Medicine. The award recognizes the contributions...

Jyoti Elavunkal, M.D. Joins Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jyoti Elavunkal
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jyoti Elavunkal to the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Elavunkal joins the department as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine. She will be...

Mailing Address
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525 E. 68th St., Box 179
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Office of the Chairman
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065
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Residency Office
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Research Office
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