The Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to announce two new leadership promotions. Dr. Robert Tanouye will now serve as Director of Clinical Services for NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center Emergency Department and Director of the Healthcare Leadership and Management (HLM) Fellowship while Dr. David Bodnar will assume the role of Associate Director of NYP-Lower Manhattan Hospital Emergency Department.
In his new role at NYP/WCMC, Dr. Tanouye will work closely with Dr. Amos Shemesh, Dr. Peter Steel, and NYP/WCMC hospital leadership on operational, quality, and patient safety initiatives. As HLM Fellowship Director, Dr. Tanouye will work closely with Dr. Jean Scofi on expanding the fellowship's offerings through local collaboration with leadership within our EM Residency, Weill Cornell Medicine, and New York Presbyterian, as well as through regional and national partnerships. He will continue his work as the Physician Liaison for Billing and Compliance and as the Assistant Director of the HLM Scholars Program for WCM medical students each summer.
Prior to these appointments, Dr. Tanouye held several departmental leadership roles including Associate Director of NYP-LMH ED, Assistant Director of Operations for the NYP-LMH ED and Associate Director of the HLM Fellowship offered through the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is currently finishing New York Presbyterian's LEAD Academy for Physicians, including project work in association with NYP's Dalio Center for Health Justice. Dr. Tanouye graduated from the combined MD/MBA program at Tufts University and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
As Associate Director, Dr. David Bodnar brings extensive experience in administration, patient experience, and process improvement to the role. He will assist with the daily operations of the NYP-LMH ED. Dr. Bodnar will also work closely with Dr. Brenna Farmer and Hospital leadership on their continuing efforts to enhance operational workflows and patient experience at NYP-LMH.
Since joining the Department, Dr. Bodnar has spearheaded multiple process improvement initiatives including the revised administrative attending role, NYP’s QPS Timeout Project and the ED Early Analgesic project. In 2018, Dr. Bodnar received the NYP Lower Manhattan Hospital Physician of Year Award for his consistent positive demeanor with patients; his sincere appreciation for nursing; his ability to foster easy collaboration and communication among the team; and his willingness to lead by example, remaining calm and respectful, especially during high-stress situations. Dr. Bodnar received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he served as chief resident.