Dr. Adam Vella
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Adam Vella on being named the 2022 Physician of the Year at New York-Presbyterian (NYP) Lower Manhattan Hospital. The annual award is presented by Departments of Nursing across all of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s main campuses. It celebrates collegiality, collaboration, and physicians’ contributions to NYP’s nursing practice. The award is given to physicians who show competence and compassion in the clinical setting and cooperate with Nursing to attain...
Dr. Brenna Farmer
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Brenna Farmer, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, has been appointed the new Vice Chief of Clinical Services for the Department of Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, effective April 1, 2022. She will be working alongside leadership on clinical services, including quality and patient safety, as Brooklyn Methodist Hospital integrates into the NYP enterprise. Dr. Farmer will be leaving her...
Dr. Rachel Kowalsky
Dr. Rachel Kowalsky, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, was recently appointed to the leadership team for the Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) LEAP (Longitudinal Educational Experience Advancing Patient Partnerships) Program. LEAP is an innovative program that allows students to participate in the healthcare experiences of assigned patients who reside in their community, from the beginning of their medical school experience and continuing throughout their four years...
Dr. Rama Rao
Dr. Rama Rao has been appointed IRB general chair at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), alongside Dr. Peter Goldstein, Department of Anesthesiology.Dr. Rama B. Rao is the Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology and an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She is also Medical Director of the SAFE Program. Dr. Rao directs the medical toxicology consultation service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and previously served on...
Dr. Rahul Sharma
Dr. Rahul Sharma, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, co-authored a paper published this week in New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst titled “The Future of Emergency Medicine: Emergency Care Without the Emergency Department.”Dr. Sharma collaborated with Dr. Judd Hollander, Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Professor and Vice Chair of Finance and Healthcare Enterprises in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Thomas...
Dr. Shah
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kaushal Shah on his promotion to Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine.Dr. Shah joined the Emergency Department at Weill Cornell Medicine in 2018 as the Vice Chair of Education. As Vice Chair, he oversees, leads and develops all educational programs for the department, including faculty, resident, fellow, medical student, physician assistant and nurse practitioner education. He is also the Assistant Dean of Academic Advising for the medical college, where...
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We are thrilled to announce two new faculty members, Dr. Katherine Charles and Dr. Matthew Nguyen. Please join us in welcoming them to the team.Dr. Katherine CharlesDr. Katherine Charles joins us as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and an Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Dr. Charles received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2013 and completed her...
Josyann Abisaab, MD
Congratulations to Dr. Josyann Abisaab, who co-authored a paper published last week in The Lancet Global Health titled “The toll of cascading crises on Lebanon's health workforce.”Dr. Abisaab collaborated with clinicians and researchers from Yale University Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and the American University of Beirut Medical...
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...