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Dr. Rahul Sharma, professor and emergency-physician-in-chief, was recently featured in the NEJM Catalyst discussing NYP/WCM’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  According to Dr. Sharma, responding to the pandemic required the ED team to be able to pivot quickly and to collaborate with clinicians from other specialties and departments.As a result of the collaborative process, approximately 60 additional providers were added to the ED and telemedicine programs. Additionally, having an already...
In a recently published article Dr. Rahul Sharma of Weill Cornell Medicine and Dr. Michael Nochomovitz of Devoted Health discussed the exponential increase in the use of telemedicine in response to COVID-19 and the likelihood that we will continue to see an increase in the use of virtual care after the pandemic subsides. The authors also touched on the important need for training for practitioners engaged in providing care virtually. ...
Telemedicine — the ability to hold a virtual healthcare visit with a doctor through your computer, tablet, or smartphone — has become an essential tool as people across the country are encouraged to stay home. It not only helps people stay connected to their medical providers, but it also helps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19....
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The doctor will see you now – virtually.As hospitals and emergency departments urge more patients to stay home to avoid exposing themselves and others to COVID-19 and to reduce stress on the healthcare system, patient care has increasingly moved to web-based video and audio technology called telemedicine. The volume of virtual emergency medicine and ambulatory care visits, using NewYork-Presbyterian’s telemedicine service NYP OnDemand, has increased from about 20-40 patients per day in February...
Adam Vella
Dr. Adam Vella has been appointed as the Associate Chief Quality Officer at the NewYork-Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital. In this capacity he will report directly to Dr. Robert Green, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, and be responsible for leading the overall strategy, direction, and operational management of all areas associated with Quality, Safety, and Performance Improvement at NYP-LMH. He will work collaboratively with the SVPs, VPs, Associate Chief Medical Officers and...
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Drs. Sophia Lin and Susan Fraymovich, assistant professors of clinical emergency medicine and clinical pediatrics have been accepted into the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) 2020-21 Faculty Incubator Program.  The year-long professional development program for educators accepts only 30 applicants each year.“I am very excited for the opportunity and look forward to representing our department,” said Dr. Fraymovich. For her part, Dr. Lin said “I am thrilled and honored to have been...
Matthew McCarty
Dr. Matthew McCarty, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, will become the next Director of Quality Assurance for the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective January 1, 2020. In his new role, Dr. McCarty will oversee all quality assurance initiatives  for the NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center campus.  He will work closely with departmental and hospital leadership, Nursing, Patient Services and others to ensure that the...
Matthew Laghezza
The Department of Emergency Medicine has appointed Matthew Laghezza, staff associate in medicine, director of emergency medicine practice operations. In his new role, Laghezza will work closely with the chief administrative officer on financial analysis, reconciliation and reporting including revenue cycle management.  He will oversee all administrative aspects, including scheduling, credentialing and educational initiatives, for the Department’s physician assistants and nurse practitioners. ...
Robert Finkelstein
Dr. Robert Finkelstein, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and clinical pediatrics has been appointed associate pediatric trauma medical director at NewYork Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine.Dr. Finkelstein joined the divisions of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care in 2014.  He was  instrumental in the American College of Surgeon's site visit and in New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center achievement of level 2 pediatric trauma center status....

Upcoming Events

October 1, 2020 - 8:00am to October 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

Virtual Health Care Symposium 2020

The annual Virtual Healthcare in the Mainstream Symposium and Research Forum brings together acclaimed leaders from nationally renowned healthcare institutions and healthcare industry innovators to explore how virtual care tools are facilitating innovative ways of practicing medicine.

This year’s symposium will, for the first time, feature abstract presentations and awards for best overall abstract, most innovative abstract, and a young scientist award.