Virtual Care

Our mission is to transform emergency medicine healthcare delivery through the use of telemedicine, with a focus on quality of care provided and improving patient outcomes. We are also committed to providing robust training to all providers active in the virtual care space.


Peter Greenwald

Dr. Peter Greenwald

Welcome to the Virtual Care Division of the Department of Emergency Medicine. The Department has been an early adopter of telemedicine at Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian since the program began in 2016. Since inception, we have led the institution in the number of patients seen by telemedicine and developed several novel virtual care services lines. We have been the recipient of several national awards and most recently leveraged telemedicine significantly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to focus on developing innovative telemedicine services to best serve our patient population.

Peter Greenwald, M.D.
Vice Chair, Clinical Strategy and Innovation
Director, Telemedicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


Our Services

Express Care

Patients with low acuity health issues can be seen virtually by a board-certified Emergency Medicine or Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician while in the Emergency Department.

NYP Virtual Urgent Care

Through NYP Virtual Urgent Care, get real-time telehealth access to an adult or pediatric Emergency Medicine doctor via video chat with a smartphone, tablet or computer seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to midnight. Click here to see a doctor via NYP Virtual Urgent Care.

Tele Medical Screening Examinations

A remote telemedicine provider observes the triage process and starts orders for needed tests right from the very beginning of a patient’s visit.

Community Tele-Paramedicine

This program cares for patients after their hospitalization by bringing the Emergency Department to their home. The program focuses on certain diseases, including heart failure, COPD, kidney failure, and diabetes. Learn morePDF icon here.

Center for Virtual Care

The Center for Virtual Care (CVC) at Weill Cornell Medicine is focused on the development of high-quality care that leverages new digital tools in our evolving healthcare landscape.  Created to be a central location for the advancement of virtual care, the CVC's activities focus on four areas: education, innovation, research, and clinical care. In each of these domains, the Center reaches out across the NewYork-Presbyterian enterprise and across the Cornell University campuses. The Center partners with patients, providers, and industry leaders to improve virtual care and help new care modalities achieve their promise. The Center's work includes local, national, and international initiatives.  You can learn more about the CVC's work here.

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
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-0780

Residency Office
530 E. 70th St., M-127
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-0892

Research Office
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065

Leading Emergency Care