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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...
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....
David Bodnar & Amos Shemesh
Drs. David Bodnar and Amos Shemesh have been appointed assistant directors of Clinical Services for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, effective October 1st, 2019.  Both Drs. Bodnar and Shemesh bring a wealth of experience to this new role.  They have been actively involved in day-to-day departmental operations and have made significant contributions to the Department’s quality, patient experience, and operational initiatives.In his new role, Dr. Bodnar will focus...
David Leyden
The Department of Emergency Medicine has appointed David Leyden as administrative director of its planned Center for Virtual Care.  Leyden will work closely on all aspects of the Department’s telehealth portfolio.Leyden brings significant experience across the spectrum of academic  medical centers and the not-for-profit sector.  He previously held roles at Columbia University Medical Center and the Simons Foundation, where he was intimately involved in the development of new programs and...
Dr. Yaffa Vitberg
NewYork-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine has appointed Dr. Yaffa Vitberg, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and clinical pediatrics, as program director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program.  Dr. Vitberg joined NYP/WCM in 2014 and has served as associate program director since July 2017.  Throughout her tenure, Dr. Vitberg has been instrumental in advancing the scholarship of the training program. Additionally, she is...
Dr. Rahul Sharma, emergency physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been named a top 25 innovator in the healthcare industry by Modern Healthcare. The inaugural list recognizes executives who are initiating and leading transformation across the healthcare industry.“Dr....
The Department of Emergency Medicine has received a $2 million grant from New York State Office of Victim Services to fund the NYP-WCM ED-based Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT). The VEPT program, spearheaded by Dr. Tony Rosen, is a multi-disciplinary, ED-based consultation service that improves the detection, assessment, and management of elder abuse/neglect victims, ensuring better care and the ultimate safety of this vulnerable population.

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February 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Naloxone Rescue Kit Training

Every day in New York City, about three people die from a drug overdose. This brief training will teach you how to recognize and reverse an opioid overdose. You will become a certified opioid overdose responder and receive a free overdose rescue kit with naloxone - a medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose and restores breathing.

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.