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Dr. Neel Naik is the recipient of the 2019 Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Simulation Academy Innovator Award.  This national award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated creative, novel and transformative use of medical simulation.Dr. Naik completed his medical education at Northwestern University and his residency in Emergency Medicine at New York University/Bellevue Hospital, where he was selected chief resident.  Neel then completed a simulation fellowship at NYU and...
Dr. Anne Katz, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, has been appointed assistant program director for the NewYork-Presbyterian Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The appointment will take effect on July 1, 2019.Dr. Katz currently serves as both core and simulation faculty at NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine.  As simulation faculty, Dr. Katz is responsible for organizing and developing residency simulation education. In her new role as assistant residency program director, Dr. Katz...
As part of its Global Emergency Medicine Lecture Series, the Department of Emergency Medicine, on May 1, 2019, featured a presentation on the practice of emergency medicine in Mwanza, Tanzania.  Visiting Drs. Shahzmah Suleman, director, and Ally Akrabi, attending physician, at the Weill Bugando Emergency Department in Mwanza, delivered the presentation to emergency medicine colleagues at NYP/Weill Cornell Medicine. Drs. Suleman and Akrabi are visiting Weill Cornell Emergency Medicine Department...
The Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) has named Matthew Laghezza, chief emergency medicine PA,  as its 2018 Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) of the Year. The award was presented on April 17, 2019 at SEMPA’s annual conference in New Orleans.The SEMPA award recognizes physician assistants who demonstrate exceptional service and/or leadership in emergency medicine, the emergency medicine physician assistant profession and/or the community as it relates to...
Dr. Wallace Carter, associate professor of clinical emergency medicine, has been appointed director of Clinical and Faculty Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He will assume the position on July 1st, 2019.In his new role, Dr. Carter will oversee several clinical and faculty affairs matters for the department, including participating in the newly formed Emergency Medicine Promotion and Appointment Review Committee (PARC), and also collaborate with the Department Chair, Vice Chair...
Dr. Kevin Ching is the recipient of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Teaching Award for Junior Faculty.  Dr. Ching is currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine NewYork Presbyterian Simulation Center.  As Director, Dr. Ching oversees the development and...
Dr. Rahul Sharma, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been appointed to the State Board for Medicine by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. The regents are responsible for the general supervision of all educational activities within the state, presiding over the university and the New York State Education Department. Dr. Sharma will serve a five year appointment term.
Dr. Radhika Sundararajan, assistant professor of emergency medicine, is a recipient of a 2018 Kellen Junior Faculty Fellowship.  The one-time $50,000 award will be used to support a pilot study of community-based HIV testing with traditional healers in Mwanza, Tanzania.The Kellen Fellowship Award provides research support to exceptional junior female faculty to help them establish a scientific track record, succeed in research and gain promotion to a higher academic rank at Weill Cornell...
Dr. David Bodnar, attending physician in the Emergency Department, is the 2018 NYP-Lower Manhattan Hospital Physician of the Year. The annual award, presented by the Nursing Department, celebrates collegiality, collaboration and the physician’s contributions to nursing practice across NYP’s various campuses. The Award recognizes physicians, fellows, housestaff, and medical students who show competence and compassion in the clinical setting, and work together with nurses to attain the highest...
NEW YORK (December 7, 2018). The Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Adam E. Vella as the new site Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.  Dr. Vella will also serve as Director of Quality Assurance for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at both NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine and NYP-Lower Manhattan Hospital campuses.In his new role, Dr. Vella will oversee daily operations at NYP-LMH including...