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Lamp 2020  Winners
Four members of the Department of Emergency Medicine faculty have been selected for the 2020-2021 Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) at Weill Cornell Medical College. They are Drs. Alexander Fortenko, Lynn Jiang, Ariella Nadler and Vincent Uy.The Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) is a faculty development program designed for junior faculty who are interested in serving in leadership roles.  It consists of monthly afternoon sessions over the academic year that introduces...
Kaushal shah
Dr. Kaushal Shah was recently elected to the New York American College of Emergency Physicians (New York ACEP) Board of Directors (BoD).  Dr. Shah’s term began on July 9, 2020 and will continue for a period of three years.As a member of the BoD, Dr. Shah will assist with developing goals and policies, set future directions for the chapter, approve annual budgets, and elect officers and councilors. He will also serve as a role model for other emergency medicine physicians on how to mentor junior...
mary mulcare
Dr. Mary Mulcare, assistant professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, has been appointed assistant director of the Margaret and Ian Smith Clinical Skills Center at Weill Cornell Medicine.Dr. Mulcare has been core faculty for the clinical skills center (CSC) for two years.  In her new role, Dr. Mulcare will help oversee the operations and educational content of the CSC. The Margaret and Ian Smith Clinical Skills Center offers a safe and controlled environment where medical students can practice...
Maria Lame
Dr. Maria Lame, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, has been appointed diversity champion for Weill Cornell Medicine’s (WCM) Department of Emergency Medicine.Dr. Lame will lead the EM Department’s efforts to promote and facilitate cultural transformation around issues of equity and inclusion that translate into culturally competent patient care, and to support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. She will also represent...
Robert Tanouye
Dr. Robert Tanouye has been accepted to NewYork-Presbyterian Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Academy for the 2020-2021 academic year. The LEAD Academy is a highly competitive 13-month program that aims to cultivate physician leaders. The program draws on the knowledge and experience of nationally renowned...
Rahul Sharma
Dr. Rahul Sharma, professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and Emergency Physician in Chief at New-York Presbyterian /Weill Cornell has been elected president of the Medical Board of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital effective July 1, 2020. The term is for one year.  Dr. Sharma previously served as vice president of the Medical Board this past year and has held several executive roles including serving as chief and medical director for the NYP...
Dr. Rahul Sharma, professor and emergency-physician-in-chief, was recently featured in the NEJM Catalyst discussing NYP/WCM’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  According to Dr. Sharma, responding to the pandemic required the ED team to be able to pivot quickly and to collaborate with clinicians from other specialties and departments.As a result of the collaborative process, approximately 60 additional providers were added to the ED and telemedicine programs. Additionally, having an already...
In a recently published article Dr. Rahul Sharma of Weill Cornell Medicine and Dr. Michael Nochomovitz of Devoted Health discussed the exponential increase in the use of telemedicine in response to COVID-19 and the likelihood that we will continue to see an increase in the use of virtual care after the pandemic subsides. The authors also touched on the important need for training for practitioners engaged in providing care virtually. ...
Telemedicine — the ability to hold a virtual healthcare visit with a doctor through your computer, tablet, or smartphone — has become an essential tool as people across the country are encouraged to stay home. It not only helps people stay connected to their medical providers, but it also helps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19....