NEW YORK (November 15, 2018)—Dr. Kaushal Shah has been appointed the new Vice Chair of Education for the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine.
As Vice-Chair of Education, Dr. Shah will oversee, lead and develop all educational programs for the Department of Emergency Medicine, which includes, faculty, resident, fellow, medical student, physician assistant and nurse practitioner education. He will also work closely with the Residency Program Director to ensure compliance with GME requirements and to oversee all CME-related educational conferences in the department.
In expressing his delight at the appointment, Dr. Shah said “I am truly honored to be welcomed into the Weill Cornell family as the inaugural Vice Chair of Education for the Emergency Department.” He added “the excitement of a new department is palpable. The desire to do valuable, innovate academic work is also resounding in every conversation I've had with the faculty…I am overjoyed at the prospect of doing the work alongside you all.”
Dr. Shah is currently the Vice Chair of Education and the Residency Program Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. He is a national leader in Emergency Medicine education and has extensive experience in undergraduate education and faculty development. He serves as the Co-Chair of Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) at the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), a program which mentors and teaches faculty and residents about developing careers in education research. Dr. Shah is also on the National Clinical Policies Committee for ACEP and the Eastern Association for Surgery of Trauma (EAST). He served on the Board of NY ACEP for two terms in addition to being Chair of the Education Committee for many years. In addition to many original research publications in trauma and education, Dr. Shah has been the editor-in-chief of a number of textbooks, including an "Essential Emergency" series. In recognition of his contributions to emergency medicine nationally, Dr. Shah has received the NY ACEP Physician of the Year Award, the EMRA Residency Director of the Year Award, the AOA Leadership Award and the CORD Distinguished Educator Award.
Dr. Shah received his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and his MD from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his emergency medicine residency training at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Many thanks to Dr. Sunday Clark and the search committee for their efforts in the Vice Chair of Education search process. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Shah on this well-deserved appointment.