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The doctor will see you now – virtually.As hospitals and emergency departments urge more patients to stay home to avoid exposing themselves and others to COVID-19 and to reduce stress on the healthcare system, patient care has increasingly moved to web-based video and audio technology called telemedicine. The volume of virtual emergency medicine and ambulatory care visits, using NewYork-Presbyterian’s telemedicine service NYP OnDemand, has increased from about 20-40 patients per day in February...
Adam Vella
Dr. Adam Vella has been appointed as the Associate Chief Quality Officer at the NewYork-Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital. In this capacity he will report directly to Dr. Robert Green, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, and be responsible for leading the overall strategy, direction, and operational management of all areas associated with Quality, Safety, and Performance Improvement at NYP-LMH. He will work collaboratively with the SVPs, VPs, Associate Chief Medical Officers and...
FramovichLin
Drs. Sophia Lin and Susan Fraymovich, assistant professors of clinical emergency medicine and clinical pediatrics have been accepted into the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) 2020-21 Faculty Incubator Program.  The year-long professional development program for educators accepts only 30 applicants each year.“I am very excited for the opportunity and look forward to representing our department,” said Dr. Fraymovich. For her part, Dr. Lin said “I am thrilled and honored to have been...
Matthew McCarty
Dr. Matthew McCarty, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, will become the next Director of Quality Assurance for the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective January 1, 2020. In his new role, Dr. McCarty will oversee all quality assurance initiatives  for the NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center campus.  He will work closely with departmental and hospital leadership, Nursing, Patient Services and others to ensure that the...
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....