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APP Awards
Please join us in congratulating the winners of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Awards from the Department of Emergency Medicine!Ten awards were presented last month at WCM’s inaugural APP Grand Rounds and recognized providers who demonstrate exemplary service and leadership within their departments and the greater WCM community. Four members of our EM family recieved awards:Rising Star: Physician AssistantEmilee Nawa, PA-CNurse Practitioner of the YearKathy Morton FNP...
Dr. Lucy Willis
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lucy Willis on being named one of the 2022 New York American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Unsung Heroes.Dr. Willis, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, is highly regarded as an expert in physician wellness, and is the Founder and Co-Director of the Faculty Wellness Committee within the Department of Emergency Medicine. She helped to develop “Doc Box,” a comprehensive peer support program aimed at providing resources to help faculty...
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Dr. Brenna Farmer has been named chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, effective Oct. 11. Dr. Farmer, who is also an associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, most recently served as vice chief of clinical services in the Department of Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Hospital.“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Farmer into this new...
Dr. Hanson Hsu
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently designated Dr. Hanson Hsu, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, as an AMIA Certified Health Informatics Professional (ACHIP™). Dr. Hsu was part of the inaugural diplomate class of health informatics professionals to receive the designation.The AMIA created the Health Informatics Certification Commission (HICC) to spearhead this new health informatics certification. The designation represents an evolution in the field to...
VEPT/VESPA Teams
Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT) recently hosted a two-day collaborative meeting with the University of Colorado’s Vulnerable Elder Services, Protection and Advocacy Team (VESPA) that focused on multi-disciplinary Emergency Department (ED) and hospital-based elder mistreatment response.Participants at the conference included members of both the VEPT and VESPA teams as well as collaborators from the New York City Elder Abuse Center (...
Dr. David Bodnar
We are pleased to announce that Dr. David Bodnar has been appointed site director for the Emergency Department at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital (NYP/LMH). Dr. Bodnar has served as interim director of LMH since April 2022.In his new role, Dr. Bodnar will oversee all day-to-day clinical activities at NYP-LMH including clinical care, patient experience, community outreach, and quality review. He will also work closely with Nursing and hospital leadership to ensure the highest...
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The Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine announced their collaboration on an interdisciplinary effort to establish a large animal resuscitation science lab. Dr. Felipe Teran, assistant professor of emergency medicine, and Dr. Clark Owyang, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, partnered with veterinary anesthesiologists Dr. Manuel Martin Flores and Dr. Joaquin Araos to conduct the first in a...
Aga Khan Collaboration
The Center for Virtual Care (CVC) at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) recently collaborated with the Aga Khan Center for Excellence in Trauma and Emergencies at Aga Khan University (AKU) in Pakistan on the creation of a new course that aims to promote telemedicine best practices internationally. The course titled “From Bedside to Webside: Use of Telemedicine in Emergency Care,” is a hybrid instructional course that focuses on the foundational skills required to provide virtual care. “The ability to...
Dr. David Hancock
Please join us in welcoming Dr. David Hancock to the Department of Emergency Medicine. He joins our research division as a post-doctoral associate. Dr. Hancock received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Texas Tech University. His primary research focus will be on elder abuse. Reporting to Dr. Razzak, he will support the Division of Research in managing and analyzing databases for various departmental studies. In addition, he will work with Dr. Michael Stern, Dr. Tony Rosen, and the...
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Dr. Rahul Sharma, professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, recently delivered a presentation at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Weill Cornell Medicine Dean’s Council. The presentation focused on the various ways the Department is changing medicine by reimagining and transforming emergency care delivery and expanding care options to patients beyond the hospital walls through telemedicine and virtual healthcare. Dr. Sharma also touched on the impact of the elevation...