Divisions & Programs

The Department of Emergency Medicine aims to be the premier provider of outstanding clinical, academic and research training in Emergency Medicine. The Department promotes academic endeavors, leadership development, mentorship, diversity and compassionate care through our many divisions and programs in telemedicine, geriatrics, toxicology, pediatric emergency medicine, research, EM leadership and global emergency medicine.

Our Divisions

We provide comprehensive clinical care, conduct novel research, and educate/train providers to become experts in the treatment of older adults.

Weill Cornell emergency physicians are leading the way to improve global emergency care through research and education in resource-limited environments.

Our board-certified toxicologists provide expert consultations on medication safety, acute poisoning, and substance use disorders.

Our Pediatric Emergency Service seeks to ensure that all children and families are treated with equity, respect, and dignity, and to provide exceptional and scientifically supported, emergency medical care to children of all ages, in a safe and supportive manner.

The Virtual Care Division is committed to transforming emergency medicine healthcare delivery through the use of innovative telemedicine services and development of novel telemedicine programs. The Division is also focused on providing telemedicine training and education to all providers working in the virtual care space. 

The Weill Cornell/NewYork-Presbyterian’s Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT) is a first-of-its-kind ED/hospital-based multi-disciplinary team to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. VEPT is a consultation service available 24/7 to assess, treat, and ensure the safety of elder mistreatment victims while also collecting evidence when appropriate and working closely with the authorities. Similar to the child protection teams which exist in many hospitals, the VEPT’s goal is to increase identification, appropriate intervention, and reporting of elder mistreatment while also decreasing the burden on ED and hospital providers in managing these complex and challenging cases.

Our Programs

Optimizing continuity of care for non-operative orthopedics injuries.

Our multifaceted wellness program works closely with administration to enhance personal and professional well-being.

In our state-of-the-art simulation center, multidisciplinary interprofessional teams of healthcare providers practice their teamwork behaviors and advanced life support skills in the care of critically ill and injured patients.

Emergency Medicine News

ED Drs. Kowalsky, Platt and Yuen Create Virtual “Oasis” to Help Front-line Workers Cope with Stress

L-R: Drs. Rachel Kowalsky, Shari Platt & Anthony Yuen
The virtual oasis, created by Drs. Rachel Kowalsky, Shari Platt and Anthony Yuen, lets front-line workers share experiences and find solace in art, poetry, literary passages, music and dance.  Read...

Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Appoints New Assistant Directors of Clinical Services

Newly appointed PEM Assistant Directors of Clinical Services
The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine has announced the appointment of two new assistant directors of Clinical Services effective January 1, 2021.Dr. Nicole Gerber, Assistant Professor of...

Mailing Address
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
525 E. 68th St., Box 179
New York, NY 10065

Office of the Chair
Emergency Medicine
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New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-0780

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New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-0892

Research Office
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New York, NY 10065

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