Dr. Rahul Sharma was recently named the emergency physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center as well as the chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Sharma succeeds Dr. Neal Flomenbaum, who assumed a new role as chief of emergency medical services at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.
In his new role, Dr. Sharma oversees all operations for the Lisa Perry Emergency Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, as well as the Division of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Sharma will continue to serve as Medical Director of Strategic Initiatives and Making Care Better for NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.
"Our emergency medicine team has a remarkable track record of innovation and providing high-quality care to our patients," said Dr. Sharma, who is also an associate professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.
"As chief of emergency medicine, I look forward to continuing to deliver the very best emergency care for those in need. I would also like to thank Dr. Flomenbaum, who has been a tremendous inspiration and mentor to all of us in emergency medicine," he added.
Dr. Sharma most recently served as executive vice-chief of emergency medicine at the hospital and the institution, where he was responsible for the strategic development of innovative educational and patient-centered programs in the emergency department.
Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, he was the medical director and associate chief of service at NYU Langone Medical Center, where he led post-Superstorm Sandy emergency department rebuilding efforts, including the planning and launch of a new emergency department.