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Welcome to the Winter 2024 edition of the Department of Emergency Medicine newsletter.As we begin 2024, I want to thank our faculty, clinicians and administrative staff whose dedication and tireless efforts made the past year an extraordinary one. In 2023 we celebrated a significant milestone: our fifth anniversary as an academic department within Weill Cornell Medicine. Our Department’s growth...
Medical technology network connection concept
We are excited to announce that the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has just ranked our department 14th nationally in National Institute of Health (NIH) research funding for 2023.  Aside from the fact that this is our highest ranking to date, this is a notable milestone for our department because we were...
Medical technology network connection concept
The Department of Emergency Medicine, in partnership with the Cornell Tech Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, is proud to announce a new fellowship focused on innovation. The Innovation Fellowship in Emergency Medicine will teach the skills needed for emergency medicine physicians to become clinical leaders in the digital transformation of healthcare. Fellows will be trained in all aspects of the innovation pipeline including ideation, design, intellectual property, financing, and strategic...
Dr. Neil Patel
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Neil Patel on being named one of the 2023 New York American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Unsung Heroes.Dr. Patel, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, has had a profound and multi-faceted impact on the Department of Emergency Medicine. As a full-time nocturnist, he has not only consistently delivered exemplary patient care but has also taken on the role of a clinician-educator with remarkable dedication. Dr. Patel goes beyond the...
Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty
The Department of Emergency Medicine has made tremendous strides since 2018, when Weill Cornell Medicine elevated it to a full academic department, an achievement that underscores the department’s mission to provide exceptional patient care.“The past five years have been a period of exceptional growth and achievement and were also marked by unprecedented challenges,” said Dr. Rahul Sharma, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. “COVID-19 changed the way we...
Andrew Jacobwitz
It is our great pleasure to announce that Andrew Jacobowitz, M.S., P.A.-C., C.A.Q.-E.M. has been appointed Quality and Patient Safety Specialist within the Department of Emergency Medicine.Andrew is a graduate of the University of Buffalo and the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant (PA) Program. He completed his physician assistant residency in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, before being hired full-time in 2016. He was promoted to Associate...
youth mental health crisis
Mental health crises among children and adolescents requiring emergency department care skyrocketed during the pandemic and have stayed elevated despite a return to normalcy, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.The study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Oct. 20, compared rates of pediatric...
Dr. David Bodnar and Dr. Daniel Lakoff
We are excited to announce two new clinical leadership appointments within the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), effective October 1, 2023. Dr. David Bodnar has been appointed Director of Clinical Services for the NewYork-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center (NYP-WCMC) Emergency Department. He previously served as Site Director of the NewYork-Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital (NYP-LMH) Emergency Department. Dr. Bodnar has spearheaded several process...
Dr. Kaushal Shah
Congratulations to Dr. Kaushal Shah, Vice Chair of Education and Assistant Dean of Academic Advising at Weill Cornell Medicine, for being selected to receive the National American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Faculty Teaching Award! This award honors outstanding educators in emergency medicine and recognizes their tremendous efforts in advancing the specialty. It recognizes excellence in teaching, including development of innovative educational programs, community education, and...
EM 2023 New Fellows
Emily Benton, M.D.Geriatric Emergency Medicine FellowInstructor in Clinical Emergency MedicineDr. Emily Benton joins the Department of Emergency Medicine as a Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellow and Instructor in Clinical Emergency Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree from Nazareth College (now known as Nazareth University), where she studied biochemistry with a minor in gerontology. Dr. Benton received her medical degree from the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and...

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