Department of Emergency Medicine Experiences Transformative Growth

In the five years since becoming a full academic department, the Department of Emergency Medicine has experienced significant growth.

During that time, the Department of Emergency Medicine added to its ranks, received a significant increase in research grants, and upped its publications in academic journals.

Meanwhile, the Department — a pioneer in telemedicine long before the COVID-19 pandemic — continued to use technology to improve healthcare access for New Yorkers. It remained a leader in telemedicine, driving a national dialogue about telemedicine’s potential to transform patient care.

“The past five years have been a period of exceptional growth and achievement and were also marked by unprecedented challenges,” said Dr. Rahul Sharma, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

“COVID-19 changed the way we worked and delivered care; yet, true to our vision of leading emergency care with innovation, scholarship and compassion, our department adapted, evolved and became a national leader in virtual care, innovation, physician wellness, education and research embodying Weill Cornell Medicine’s credo of ‘Care. Discover. Teach.’”

Visit the Department’s website to learn more about the Department’s growth and achievements.