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Dr. Rachel Kowalsky
Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Kowalsky on winning the New England Journal of Medicine’s First Annual Medical Fiction Contest. Dr. Kowalsky won for her short story, “The Billboard,” which will be published in the next issue of NEJM. You can read the story here.Dr. Kowalsky is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, and is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency...
pon-hsiu yeh
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Pon-Hsiu Yeh on her selection to the third cohort of the Faculty Scholars in Health Equity, an initiative of the Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq) and the Diversity Center of Excellence. ​Dr. Yeh completed her undergraduate training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in International Health Policy at the London School of Economics, and her medical degree at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Prior to...
Dr. Alfonzo and Dr. Yuen
Please join the department in congratulating Dr. Michael Alfonzo and Dr. Anthony Yuen on their appointment to Liaison for Informatics & Analytics in the Department of Emergency Medicine.   In their new roles, Dr. Yuen and Dr. Alfonzo will formally join the ED Informatics & Analytics team under the direction of Dr. Jean Scofi, Director of Informatics & Analytics for the Department of Emergency Medicine. They will act as liaisons to the ED staff for all Epic-related topics, including...
NEJM Headshots
Dr. Rahul Sharma, Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Founder and Executive Director, Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Virtual Care, was recently a guest on the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst podcast. Dr. Sharma discussed the importance of telemedicine training in today’s changing healthcare landscape and how the Center for Virtual Care is at the forefront of implementing telemedicine training for medical students.“Physicians have historically trained only to...
Dr. Kaushal Shah
Please join the Department of Emergency Medicine in congratulating Dr. Kaushal Shah on his new role as Assistant Dean of Academic Advising, effective September 1.Dr. Shah is a leader in Emergency Medicine education, with extensive experience in undergraduate education and faculty development. In his new role as Assistant Dean of Academic Advising for the medical college, Dr. Shah will be responsible for the development and ongoing management of Academic Advisors for all medical students. He is...
Dr. Susan Fraymovich
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Susan Fraymovich as Assistant Director of Education for Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Fraymovich joined the division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in 2017. She graduated from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010. She completed her pediatrics residency training at Maimonides Medical Center and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship training at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Northwell Health.    Dr. ...
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and Dr. Rahul Sharma
Dr. Rahul Sharma, Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, was recently sworn in as a member of the Society of Honorary Police Surgeons for the New York City Police Department. The society is made up of physicians with expertise in a range of specialties.  Dr. Sharma was sworn in by Police Commissioner Dermot Shea during a ceremony on July 28, 2021 at One Police Plaza.  “I am honored to be able to serve as an Honorary Police Surgeon,” said Dr. Sharma. “The men and women of the...
Sophia Lin
Dr. Sophia Lin is the winner of the 2021 New York American College of Emergency Physicians (NYACEP) New Speaker Award. This annual award is presented at NYACEP’s New Speaker Forum and is awarded to attending physicians who have demonstrated a high potential to lecture at the national level.The New Speaker Forum is designed for physicians who are considering professional speaking and would like to gain experience. This year’s theme  was  “Best Practices in Emergency Medicine”, and Dr. Lin’s...
Mark Curato
Dr. Mark Curato has been elected to the New York American College of Emergency Physicians (NYACEP) Board of Directors (BoD). Dr. Curato’s term begins July, 2021 and will continue for a period of three years.As a member of the BoD, Dr. Curato’s responsibilities will include assisting with developing goals and policies, setting future directions for the chapter, approving annual budgets, and electing officers and councillors. He will also serve as a role model and mentor to other emergency...
Chris Belardi
The Board of Fellows of Weill Cornell Medicine has passed a resolution honoring Dr. Chris Belardi, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine and assistant attending physician, “for his many services to our Medical Center” and as “an expression of the Board’s gratitude and recognition for his exemplary service to Weil Cornell Medicine and the City of New York.”The Board noted that, during the past three years at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Belardi “touched the Department of Emergency...