Rahul Sharma, M.D., M.B.A.
Emergency Medicine
< Back to Search Results

Rahul Sharma, M.D., M.B.A.

Emergency Medicine

Profile Photo of Rahul Sharma, M.D., M.B.A.
Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: Hindi, English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Emergency Medicine


  • Virtual Care
  • Telemedicine Assessment

Personal Statement

Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, FACEP

Dr. Rahul Sharma is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and serves as the Emergency Physician-in-Chief for New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He currently also serves as the President of the New York Presbyterian Hospital Medical Board.  As the inaugural Chairman for the Department of Emergency Medicine, he leads all academic and operational activities for the NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center and NYP-Lower Manhattan Hospital Emergency Departments.  Dr. Sharma is also a Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences and serves as the academic Chairman for the NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine affiliated Emergency Departments at New York Presbyterian-Queens and New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist.  In total, these NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine affiliated Emergency Departments treat over 375,000 patients annually serving a diverse population in New York City.  Dr. Sharma holds several other executive leadership roles, including Chief and Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the NYP enterprise and as a member of the New York State Board for Medicine

Dr. Sharma received a combined MD/MBA degree in Health Management from Tufts University School of Medicine and then completed his specialty training in Emergency Medicine at NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, where he was selected as Chief Resident.  During his residency, he received several awards, including the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award and the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) National Leadership Award.  Dr. Sharma previously served as the Executive Vice-Chief of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Prior to that, he served as the Medical Director and Associate Chief of Service for the Emergency Department at NYU Langone Medical Center.

He is a national leader in the fields of emergency medicine, healthcare operations, telemedicine and virtual healthcare. Dr. Sharma has an accomplished record of numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and has been an invited guest speaker at several national and international programs, including the National Academy of Medicine. His accomplishments in innovation have been featured in several national media platforms and academic journals, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NEJM Catalyst, and JAMA.  In 2017, he was the recipient of the Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award and, in 2019, he was named a Top 25 Innovator in the healthcare industry by Modern Healthcare as well as one of EMRA’s 45 under 45 Influencers in Emergency Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Sharma was recognized as one of Crain's New York Business 2020 Notable in Healthcare and also received the 2020 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Innovative Change in Practice Management Award.    

As the recipient of two national teaching awards and the founder of several innovative programs, Dr. Sharma has an established record as a medical educator.  He has been awarded the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) National Excellence in Teaching Award and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) National Faculty Teaching Award.  Dr. Sharma has founded and spearheaded numerous educational programs, including the first endowed Healthcare Leadership and Management (HLM) Scholars Program for medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine, the first Physician Assistant Residency Program at NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine, a Healthcare Leadership and Management Fellowship with an Executive MBA/MS for junior faculty, and the NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine Telemedicine and Digital Healthcare elective for medical students and residents.  He also serves as a strategic advisor for the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program offered by Weill Cornell Medicine and the Johnson School of Management.  

He serves on the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) National Emergency Medicine Practice Committee and National Quality and Patient Safety Committee.  In addition, he is an Oral Boards Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and has been certified as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management.  He is also a graduate of the inaugural class of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School/Deloitte Consulting Physician Leadership Academy. 



Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards


Recipient, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2020 Innovative Change in Practice Management Award

2020 Crain's New York Business Notable in Healthcare

Recipient, Modern Healthcare Top 25 Innovators Award, 2019

Recipient, EMRA's 45 Under 45 Influencers in Emergency Medicine, 2019

Co-Recipient, National ACEP Emergency Department Wellness Challenge Award, 2019

Co-Recipient, 2018 Intelligent Healthcare Assocation (IHA) Patient Care and Health Delivery Award and 2018 IHA Grand Award, 2018 HIMMS Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award, 2017, ACEP Scientific Assembly

Aresty Scholar, Physician Leadership Academy, The Wharton School and Deloitte, 2017

Recipient, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center Patient Centered Care Physician Champion Award, 2015

Co-Recipient, New York Presbyterian Hospital Patient Centered Care Corporate Team Achievement Award-Adult Emergency Department, 2015

Co-Recipient, NYULMC Quality and Safety Day 2014 Best Poster on "Improving Sepsis Care" in category of "Improved Quality"

Co-Recipient, NYULMC Quality and Safety Day 2013 Best Poster on "Emergency Department Follow up Center" in category of  "Keeping our Patients Safe"

National Faculty Teaching Award – 2010 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

National Excellence in Teaching Award – 2008 Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA)

Special Recognition Award from Weill Cornell Emergency Department Physician Assistants for outstanding service, 2009

Chief Resident, NYU/Bellevue Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine

Employee Recognition Committee Team Spotlight Award, NYU Medical Center, 2004

Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) National Leadership Award, 2003

American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award, 2003

2003 EMRA Scholarship to the ACEP Leadership and Legislative Issues Conference

Obtained over $20, 000.00 in grants from the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) for educational and patient care purposes in the Bellevue Hospital Emergency Department

Co-Recipient, CIR Best Practices Award for Reducing Resident Work Hours  2003 Bellevue Emergency Department

Valedictorian, Department of Biology at Hofstra University, NY

Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Biology

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Eagle Scout


Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Chairman of Emergency Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.B.A., Tufts University, 2001
  • M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, 2001
  • B.A., Hofstra University, 1996


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

Locations and Appointments