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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.
NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine is the winner of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) inaugural 2019 ACEP Wellness Week Departmental Challenge.The Challenge seeks to highlight exceptional Emergency Departments across the United States for their promotion and elevation of wellness at the organizational level.ACEP’s selection committee cited  Emergency Medicine Department’s “outstanding commitment to wellness for emergency physicians and...
Dr. Sam Senturia, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, is the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Medical Education Award.  Dr. Senturia was presented with the award at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Excellence in Medical Education Award Ceremony held at the Griffis Faculty Club on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.A passionate educator and outstanding colleague, Dr. Senturia was recognized, by students in the Emergency Medicine Sub-internship, for his tireless efforts and exceptional teaching....
The Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to announce the 2019 Healthcare Leadership & Management (HLM) Scholars. The HLM Scholars program exposes rising second year Weill Cornell medical students to senior management and various aspects of healthcare management.This year’s scholars are:Dora Chen, a graduate of Princeton University with a concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a certificate in Astrobiology;  Gregory Han, a graduate of Amherst College with a BA in...

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October 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Virtual Healthcare in the Mainstream 2019

This conference will have nationally-acclaimed speakers and subject matter experts leading didactic sessions on​virtual based care and it's future. Highlights include informative sessions with thought-leaders from nationally recognized healthcare institutions, and healthcare providers from top-ranked academic medical centers. Topics such as the appropriate time for large institutions to enter virtual care and the optimum training and standards for virtual medicine providers will be explored.

October 4, 2019 - 8:30am to October 5, 2019 - 4:00am

Virtual Healthcare in the Mainstream

New-York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine is proud to present the 2019 Virtual Healthcare conference. This conference will have nationally-acclaimed speakers and subject matter experts leading didactic sessions on ​virtual based care and it's future. Highlights include informative sessions with thought-leaders from nationally recognized healthcare institutions and healthcare providers from top-ranked academic medical centers. Topics such as the appropriate time for large...