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Dr. Wallace A. Carter Appointed Director of Clinical and Faculty Affairs

In his new role, Dr. Carter will oversee several clinical and faculty affairs matters for the Department of Emergency Medicine

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 of Education, and ED Operations Leadership, on recruiting, onboarding of new faculty, and annual faculty reviews.  He will also lead operational, patient experience and quality improvement initiatives within the department; collaborate with ED nursing leadership, physicians and advanced practice providers to ensure the delivery of high quality emergency care; and oversee all faculty compliance for the department.

In addition, Dr. Carter will continue to serve as the liaison between the department and New York Rangers/Madison Square Garden as well as the Senior Associate Medical Director for New York Presbyterian EMS, working with the Chief and Medical Director of EMS in providing oversight of all EMS functions including serving as regional faculty for the NYC REMAC on-line medical control course and represent NYP*EMS on regional and city-wide committees.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Rahul Sharma, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, said, “Dr. Carter is an innovative and passionate clinician and educator who brings a wealth of experience to the role.  I look forward to his valued leadership and insight as we move forward as a department.”

In accepting the appointment, Dr. Carter said, “I am excited and honored to be entering this new phase of my career.” Most importantly, he said, “It will allow me to continue to work with the most creative and forward-thinking faculty that I know, as we continue to grow the academic department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine into a national powerhouse.”

Dr. Carter began his medical career as a member of the third paramedic class in the City of New York. He trained at the Jacobi Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident and Associate Program Director. He then became the Program Director for the newly accredited Emergency Medicine Residency of New York University/ Bellevue Medical Center, graduating its inaugural class in 1993.  Dr. Carter was recruited to New York Presbyterian in 2001 to be the Inaugural Emergency Medicine Residency Director. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons

Throughout his tenure, Dr. Carter served on numerous national committees. At the ACGME, Dr. Carter served as chair of the Emergency Medicine Residency Review Committee (RRC), followed by being the first Emergency Physician elected Vice Chair of the Council of Review Committee Chairs and then as a member of its Board of Directors. He is a founding member of the ACGME Task Force on Physician Well Being and currently serves on the inaugural Residency Review Committee-International. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.

He has received numerous awards, including the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Impact Award and the ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award. He has delivered over 125 invited lectures nationally.  He serves as a reviewer for Academic Emergency Medicine, Annals of Emergency Medicine, and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education and has authored numerous papers and textbook chapters. Over the course of his career, Dr. Carter has trained more than three hundred emergency physicians and continues to mentor his graduates many of whom have gone on to prestigious positions.


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