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Sophia Lin
Dr. Sophia Lin is the winner of the 2021 New York American College of Emergency Physicians (NYACEP) New Speaker Award. This annual award is presented at NYACEP’s New Speaker Forum and is awarded to attending physicians who have demonstrated a high potential to lecture at the national level.The New Speaker Forum is designed for physicians who are considering professional speaking and would like to gain experience. This year’s theme  was  “Best Practices in Emergency Medicine”, and Dr. Lin’s...
Mark Curato
Dr. Mark Curato has been elected to the New York American College of Emergency Physicians (NYACEP) Board of Directors (BoD). Dr. Curato’s term begins July, 2021 and will continue for a period of three years.As a member of the BoD, Dr. Curato’s responsibilities will include assisting with developing goals and policies, setting future directions for the chapter, approving annual budgets, and electing officers and councillors. He will also serve as a role model and mentor to other emergency...
Chris Belardi
The Board of Fellows of Weill Cornell Medicine has passed a resolution honoring Dr. Chris Belardi, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine and assistant attending physician, “for his many services to our Medical Center” and as “an expression of the Board’s gratitude and recognition for his exemplary service to Weil Cornell Medicine and the City of New York.”The Board noted that, during the past three years at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Belardi “touched the Department of Emergency...
Jean Scofi
Dr. Jean Scofi has been appointed Assistant Medical Director of Information Services for the Weill Cornell Physician Organization, starting June 1, 2021.In her new enterprise role, Dr. Scofi will work closely with clinical, operational, and IT leadership and project teams to implement and optimize electronic health record (EHR) systems and analytic platforms for the NYC consortium. She will work with administrative and frontline clinical staff across the enterprise to design EHR user...
BodnarTanouye
The Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to announce two new leadership promotions.  Dr. Robert Tanouye will now serve as Director of Clinical Services for NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center Emergency Department and Director of the Healthcare Leadership and Management (HLM) Fellowship while Dr. David Bodnar will assume the role of Associate Director of NYP-Lower Manhattan Hospital Emergency Department.In his new role at NYP/WCMC, Dr. Tanouye will work closely with Dr. Amos Shemesh, Dr....
Lame
Dr. Maria Lame is the 2020-2021 recipient of the Jeanne and Herbert Siegel Award for Excellence in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Lame was recognized for her demonstration of clinical excellence, professional achievement, innovation, and dedication to the field of Emergency Medicine.Dr. Lame is an assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She is also the associate director of pediatric emergency...
Farmer Steel
Drs. Brenna Farmer and Peter Steel have been named the 2021 Physician of the Year at NYP-Lower Manhattan Hospital and NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center respectively.The annual award is presented by Departments of Nursing across all of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s main campuses.  It celebrates collegiality, collaboration, and physicians’ contributions to NYP’s nursing practice.  The award is...
Jose Fernandez, M.D.
It is with tremendous sorrow that the Department of Emergency Medicine announces the unexpected passing of our esteemed and beloved colleague and friend, Dr. Jose Fernandez on Saturday, January 30, 2021.Dr. Fernandez was our most senior faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He joined the Emergency Department in 1987 as an attending physician when it was located in the basement of the M building in the old New York Hospital. According to Dr. Rahul Sharma, professor and chairman...
Dr. Kevin Ching Holding Up Award
Dr. Kevin Ching is the recipient of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Innovation in Education Award. The award was presented by the Emergency Medicine Section International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2021.The award recognizes individuals who have developed or validated a significant new innovation or educational method. Projects can include simulation methods, technology or curricula.Dr. Ching is an outstanding physician educator and leader who has made significant contributions...
Joseph Habboushe, M.D.
Dr. Habboushe joins us from New York University/Langone and Bellevue Medical Centers in New York City. He is best known as cofounder and CEO of MDCalc, the medical calculator reference widely used by physicians throughout the United States and worldwide. Dr. Habboushe is also the creator and editor-in-chief of EMRA’s pocket guide series The Basics of Emergency Medicine.Additionally, Dr. Habboushe brings more than 10 years experience in Emergency Medicine. Prior to joining WCM, he served as...

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