Rahul Sharma, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
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Rahul Sharma, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: Hindi, English
Insurance: 39 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments

Credentials

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Healthcare Policy and Research - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Chairman of Emergency Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

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

Research

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Personal Statement

Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP

Dr. Rahul Sharma is the inaugural Chairman of the academic Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Emergency Physician-in-Chief for New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Healthcare Policy and Research. He oversees all academic and operational activities for the Department of Emergency Medicine and for the NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center and NYP-Lower Manhattan Hospital Emergency Departments, which see over 145,000 annual patient visits. Dr. Sharma also serves as Chief and Medical Director of the NYP Emergency Medical Services (EMS) enterprise.

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.

As Emergency Physician-in-Chief, Dr. Sharma has devised and led several innovative Emergency Department and Hospital initiatives, which have significantly improved patient experience, core quality measures and overall operational efficiency. Dr. Sharma is a national leader in the field of telemedicine and virtual healthcare, launching the first Emergency Department based telehealth Express Care Service in the nation at NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine.  Dr. Sharma’s 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. Dr. Sharma also spearheaded the first telemedicine and digital healthcare elective for medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine.

During Dr. Sharma’s tenure, the Department of Emergency Medicine has considerably advanced its academic and research efforts by developing clinical and translational research focused on the use of technology and innovation. Moreover, the Department of Emergency Medicine has more than doubled its number of clinical trials, peer reviewed faculty publications, and overall research and educational funding. Furthermore, Dr. Sharma led the launch of a comprehensive physician wellness program, which was recently featured at the National Academy of Medicine, in Washington, D.C.

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 led several educational initiatives, 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, the Emergency Medicine Inservice Board Review Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the NYP-Weill Cornell Emergency Department Medical Scribe Program. He also serves as a strategic advisor and member of the core leadership team for the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program offered by Weill Cornell Medicine and the Johnson School of Management.  

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. 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. Dr. Sharma has extensive experience in executive leadership and currently serves as the Vice President of the NYP Medical Board Weill Cornell Medical Center Executive Committee. He is also a graduate of the inaugural class of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School/Deloitte Consulting Physician Leadership Academy. 

Biography

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed journals and newsletters

Laghezza M, Clapper TC, Christos PJ, Sharma R, Naik N. Measuring the effect of a competency-based education conference for PAs and NPs. JAAPA. 2019 [In press].

Brener MI, Tung J, Stant J, Sayan OR, Minutello RM, Sharma R, Brener SJ, Melniker LA, Moustakakis EN, Neuberg G, Breen LM, Nutovits R, Kats, Y, Pucillo A, Kirtane AJ, Rabbani LE. An Updated Healthcare System-Wide Clinical Pathway for Managing Patients with Chest Pain and Acute Coronary Syndromes. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2019 [In press].

Jesudian A, Barraza L, Steel P, Shen NT, Schneider Y, Bodnar D, Farmer B,Dargar S, Del Toro C, Sharma R, Brown RS, Lee JI. , Quality Improvement Initiative Increases Total Paracentesis and Early Paracentesis Rates in Hospitalized Cirrhotics with Ascites. Frontline Gastroenterol. 2019 [In press].

Sharma R, Nachum S, Davidson KW, Nochomovitz M.  It’s not just FaceTime: core competencies for the Medical Virtualist. Int J Emerg Med. 2019 Mar 12;12(1):8 PubMed PMID:31179921; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC6417276.

Greenwald PW, Stern M, Clark S, Hafeez B, Gogia K, Hsu H, Mulcare M, Sharma R. A Novel Emergency Department-Based Telemedicine Program: How Do Older Patients Fare? Telemed J E Health. 2018 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30358524.

Nachum S, Stern ME, Greenwald PW, Sharma R.  Use of Physician-Guided Patient Self-Examination to Diagnose Appendicitis: A Telemedicine Case Report. Telemed J E Health. 2018 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30192203.

 Rosen T, Stern ME, Mulcare MR, Elman A, McCarthy TJ, LoFaso VM, Bloemen EM, Clark S, Sharma R, Breckman R, Lachs MS. Emergency department provider perspectives on elder abuse and development of a novel ED-based multi-disciplinary intervention team. Emerg Med J. 2018 Oct;35(10):600-607. PubMed PMID: 30093378; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6589031.

McHugh C, Krinsky R, Sharma R. Innovations in Emergency Nursing: Transforming Emergency Care Through a Novel Nurse-Driven Emergency Department Telehealth Express Care Service. J Emerg Nurs. 2018 Sep;44(5):472-477. PubMed PMID: 29631785.

Nochomovitz M, Sharma, R.  Virtual Care as a Specialty-Reply.  JAMA. 2018 Jun 26;319(24):2560. PubMed PMID: 29946720.

Mulcare M, Tanouye R, Nachum S, Goel, S, Torres-Lavoro J, Sharma R.  An Innovative Approach to Filling a Gap in Medical Student Education: Healthcare Leadership and Management Scholars Program.  Physician Leadersh J. 2018 May; 32-35.

Greenwald PW, Stern ME, Clark S, Sharma R. Older Adults and Technology: In Telehealth, They May Not Be Who You Think They Are. Int J Emerg Med. 2018 Jan 3;11(1):2 PubMed PMID: 29299704; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5752645.

Greenwald PW, Hsu H, Sharma R.  Planning for Future Disasters: Telemedicine as a resource. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Mar;71(3):435-436. Pubmed PMID: 29458811.

Nochomovitz M, Sharma, R.  Is it Time for a New Medical Specialty? The Medical Virtualist.  JAMA. 2018 Feb 6;319(5):437-438. PubMed PMID: 29181539.                                                                                                                     

Rosen T, Mehta-Naik N, Elman A, Mulcare MR, Clark S, Sharma R, LoFaso VM, Breckman R, Lachs MS, Needell N. Improving Quality of Care in Hospitals for Victims of Elder Mistreatment: Development of the Vulnerable Elder Protection Team. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Mar;44(3):164-171. PubMed PMID: 29499813 ; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5899614.

Sharma, R. Laghezza M, Torres-Lavoro J, Field Report: How an Urban ED is Making Care Better. Physician Leadersh J. 2017; 4.6:50-53.

Sharma, R, Gordon J, Greenwald P, Hsu H, Coyne S, Deland E, Fleischut, P.  Revolutionizing the Delivery of Care for ED Patients.  New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Catalyst.  2017 Oct 5.

Sharma, R. Fleischut P, Barchi D.  Telemedicine and its transformation of Emergency Care: A case study of one of the largest US integrated healthcare delivery systems. Int J Emerg Med. 2017 Dec;10(1):21. PubMed PMID: 28685213 ; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5500596.

Sauer B, Torres-Lavoro J, Greenwald P, Sharma R.  The Role of Patient Access in Telemedicine: It all Begins with Registration.  Access Management Journal.  2017 41(3): 6-9.

Willis L, Mital R, Steel P, Sharma R. Discussion: Physician-Led Wellness Plan Beating Burnout.  Physician Leadersh J. 2017; 4(5): 38-42.

Ou E, Mulcare M, Clark S, Sharma R. Implementation of Scribes in an Academic Emergency Department: The Resident Perspective. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Aug; 9(4): 518-522. PubMed PMID: 28824769 ; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5559251.

Henriques V, Greene T, Sharma R.  What is causing this patient's periumbilical pain and erythema? JAAPA. 2017 Mar;30(3):49-51. PubMed PMID: 28221322.

Parikh N, Morris E, Babb J, Wickstrom M, McMenamy J, Sharma R, Schwartz D, Lifshitz M, Kim D. MDCT Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergent Setting. Emerg Radiol. 2015 Aug;22(4):379-84. PubMed PMID: 25573686.

Sharma R, Tin J, Rodriguez D, Femia R.  Emergency Department Medical Staff Facilitators Play Key Roles.  Physician Leadersh J. 2015 May-Jun;2(3):52-4, 56-8. PubMed PMID: 26214953.

Henriques V, Sharma R.  Providing Emergency Care for Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices.  JAAPA. 2015 May; 28(5):1-3. PubMed PMID: 25909534.

Bhatia K, Morris C.A, Wright S.C.,Takayesu J.K, Sharma, R, Katz JT. Leadership training for residents: A novel approach. Physician Leadersh J. 2015 Mar-Apr;2(2):76-80.PubMed PMID: 26211216.

Mulcare M, Sharma R. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. November, 2012; 26(15)12-17.

Sharma R, Mulcare MR, Graetz R, Greenwald PW, Mustalish AC, Miluszusky B, Flomenbaum NE. Improving Front-End Flow in an Urban Academic Medical Center Emergency Department: The Emergency Department Discharge Facilitator Team. J Urban Health. 2013 Jun; 90(3): 406–411. PubMed PMID: 22875541; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3665968.

Sharma R, Sperling J, Greenwald P, Carter W. A Novel Comprehensive In-Training Course Can Improve Residency-Wide Scores. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Sep; 4(3): 378–380. PubMed PMID: 23997887; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3444196.

Sheikh K, Belfi L.M., Sharma R, Baad M, Sanelli P. Evaluation of Acute Cervical Spine Imaging Based on ACR Appropriateness Criteria. Emerg Radiol. 2012 Jan;19(1):11-7. PubMed PMID: 22057542.

Hentel KD, Sharma R, Wladyka C, Min RJ. Appropriate Use of CT in the Emergency Department.  Emergency Medicine 2011 July; 43(7):6-13.

Heath, L., Sharma, R. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine: Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. 2011 July; 24(11):12-19.

Ghory H, Sharma R.  Pelvic fractures: Preventing Complications. Emergency Medicine 2009 Dec; 41(12):20-29.

Tichter A, Sharma R.   Blunt Scrotal Trauma. Emergency Medicine 2008 Sept; 40(9): 35-37.

Sharma R, Brunette D. Missing the point—eye injury. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality WebM&M [serial online]. 2011 Dec. Available at:  www.webmm.ahrq.gov/case.aspx?caseID=259.

Sharma R.  Herpes Simplex in Emergency Medicine. Emedicine.com   April, 2011 http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/783113-overview.

Steel PA, Sharma R. Cholecystitis and Biliary Colic in Emergency Medicine.  Emedicine.com. March, 2011. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1950020-overview.

Ghory HZ, Sharma R.  Phimosis and Paraphimosis. Emedicine.com. April, 2010.   http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/777539-overview.

Sharma R.  Caverneous Sinus Thrombosis. Emedicine.com. February, 2010. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/791704-overview.

Sharma R, Schiavone F. Career Options: Looking Beyond Residency. NY ACEP Young Physicians Newsletter; Spring 2006. 

Sharma R. Basics in Health Care Costs. Bellevue Emergency Medicine Residency Newsletter, 003: 2: Issue 2:3-4.

Abstracts

Greenwald P, Gogia K, Hafeez B, Hsu  H, Clark S, Joseph J, Sharma R. Differences in Antibiotics Prescriptions for Telehealth in the Emergency Department vs. Direct-to-Consumer Encounters. [abstract]  Acad Emerg Med 2019; 26 (suppl 1); S70.

Daniels B, Del Toro C, Zelentez M, Gogia K, Hafeez B, Greenwald PW, Clark S, Hsu H, Goyal P, Horn E, Sharma R. Can Telemedicine-assisted Paramedicine Reduce Emergency Department Visits and 30-day Readmissions among High-risk Heart Failure Patients? A Pilot Study. Circulation 2018; (suppl 1): 138.

Naik N, Greenwald P, Hsu H, Harvey K, Clark S, Sharma R, Kang Y, Connolly A. “Web-side Manner”: A Simulation-Based, Telemedicine Communication Curriculum. [abstract] Acad Emerg Med 2018; 25 (suppl 1): S298.

Manice N, Greenwald P, Hsu H, Gogia K, Hafeez B, Clark S, Sharma R. Comparison of 72-Hour Returns Between Telemedicine Evaluation and Traditional Evaluation in the Emergency Department. [abstract]  Acad Emerg Med. 2018; 25 (suppl 1): S102

Greenwald P, Willis L, Gogia K, Clark S, Mital R, Sharma R. Burnout: Do Emergency Department Doctors Doing Telehealth Fare Differently? [abstract]  Acad Emerg Med. 2018; 25 (suppl 1): S180.

Yao P, Greenwald P, Hsu H,  Gogia K, Clark S, Sharma R. Antibiotic Prescribing Practices: Is There a Difference Between Patients Seen by Telemedicine and Those Seen In Person? [abstract]  Acad Emerg Med. 2018; 25 (suppl 1): S193

Mulcare M, Ruiz-Esteves K, Tanouye R, Dhaded A, Greenwald P, Sharma R. Telehealth: A New Method for Specialty Consults in the Emergency Department. [abstract]  Acad Emerg Med. 2018; 25 (suppl 1): S246

Naik N, Harvey K, Greenwald P, Hsu H, Clark S, Sharma R, Kang Y. Preparing for the Standardized Video Interview: A Simulation-Based Session for Fourth-Year Medical Students. [abstract]  Acad Emerg Med. 2018; 25 (suppl 1): S291

Won CY, Clark S, Greenwald PW, Carter WA Jr, Sharma R. The Next Frontier of Emergency Medicine Residency Training: Telemedicine [abstract].  Ann Emerg Med 2017; 70(4, suppl 1): S58.

Sharma R, Clark S, Torres-Lavoro J, Dhaded A, Hsu H, Greenwald P. Telemedicine in the Emergency Department: A Novel, Academic Approach to Optimizing Operational Metrics and Patient Experience [abstract].  Ann Emerg Med 2017; 70(4, Suppl 1): S128.

Greenwald P, Stern ME, Clark S, Hsu H, Sharma R. A Novel Emergency Department-Based Telemedicine Program: How Do Older Patients Fare? [abstract].  Ann Emerg Med 2017; 70(4, suppl 1): S129-S130.

Greenwald P, Clark S, Hsu H, Borensztein R, Dhaded A, Torres-Lavoro J, Sharma R. A Path to Telemedicine: An Academic Institution’s Implementation of a Novel Telemedicine Practice for Emergency Department Patients to Telemedicine [abstract].  Ann Emerg Med 2017; 70(4, suppl 1): S130.

Ou E, Mulcare MR, Clark S, Sharma R. Implementation of Scribes in an Academic Emergency Department: Resident Perspective [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med 2017.  24 (suppl 1): S249

Wu T, Dibble B, Sharma R.  Cultivating Student Leadership: An Innovative Seminar in Healthcare Management [abstract]. Council of Residency Directors (CORD) Academic Assembly 2015.

Wu T, Sharma R, Femia R.  A Leadership Pipeline: An Innovative Fellowship for Medical Students [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med 2014; 21(5, suppl 1): S346

Sharma R, Sperling J, Greenwald P, Carter W. A Novel Comprehensive In-Training Course Can Improve Residency-Wide Scores [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med 2012 ;19(4, suppl 1):S201

Sperling J, McMahon MJ, Flomenbaum NE, Rezvankhoo K  Sharma, R. Factors Associated With Excessive Emergency Department Length of Stay for Treated and Released Patients in an Urban Academic Medical Center [abstract]  Academic Emergency Medicine  2012 ;19(4, suppl 1):S35

Sharma R, Sperling J, Greenwald P, Carter, W. A Novel Comprehensive In-Training Course Can Improve Residency-Wide Scores [abstract]. Council of Residency Directors (CORD) Academic Assembly 2012.

Sharma R, Mulcare M. et. al.  Emergency Department Discharge Facilitator Team: A Method for Improving Front End Flow in an Academic Urban Medical Center [abstract]  Ann Emerg Med 2011 58 (4, suppl 1):S297

Sharma, R., Rao, R., Chu, J.  Compartment Syndrome of The Hand [abstract] American Academy of Emergency Medicine in India (AAEMI) International Conference.  Mumbai, India.  November, 2003.

 

 Case Reviews

Sharma R, Rao RB, Chu J. Compartment Syndrome of the Hand from Prolonged Immobilization Secondary to Drug Overdose. J Emerg Med. 2013 Apr;44 (4):845-846. PubMed PMID: 23340119.

Ausmus J, Sharma, R.   Diagnostic Imaging Review: A different kind of headache in a patient with migraines. JAAPA 2012 Jan;25(1): 63-64. PubMed PMID: 22384760.

Sharma R, Yoshikawa H, Abisaab J. Chemical Burn Secondary to Propofol Extravasation. West J Emerg Med. 2012 Feb;13(1):121-122. PubMed PMID: 22461943 PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3298224.

Sharma R, Dill C, Gelman D. Urinary Bladder Calculi. J Emerg Med. 2011 Aug;41(2):185-186. PubMed PMID: 19345546.

Rosh AJ, Sharma R.  Orbital Emphysema after Nose Blowing. J Emerg Med. 2008 Apr;34(3):327-329. PubMed PMID: 18339332.

Chan GM, Sharma R, Price D, Hoffman RS, Nelson LS. Phentolamine Therapy for Cocaine-Associated Acute Coronary Syndrome (CAACS). J Med Toxicol. 2006 Sep; 2(3):108-111. PubMed PMID: 18072128 PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3550159.

Sharma R, Pancu D. Hemobilia in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2004 Feb;26(2):201-203. PubMed PMID: 14980345.

 

Book Chapters

Hollander J., Sharma R. Telemedicine in Emergency Medicine: In Strauss and Mayer’s, Emergency Medicine Department Management. McGraw Hill 2019 [In press].

Amores, E. Sharma, R.  Acute Emergencies of Systemic Disease and How They Present in the Lower Extremity: In Positano RG, Borer J, DiGiovanni C, Trepal M, Systemic Disease Manifestations in the Foot, Ankle and Lower Extremity. 1st Edition.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2017: Chap 19.

Sharma R, Brunett D. Ophthalmology: In Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, Adams JG.  Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 8th Edition. Elsevier 2013: Chap 71.

Bhatia K, Sharma R.  Eye Emergencies: In Adams JG, Barton ED, Collings J, et al. Emergency Medicine: Clinical Essentials. 2nd Edition. Elsevier 2013: Chap 26.

Sharma R, Brunett D. Ophthalmology: In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, Adams JG.  Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th Edition. Elsevier 2009: Chap 69.

Bhatia K, Sharma R.  Eye Emergencies:  In Adams JG, Barton ED, Collings J, et al. Emergency Medicine: Clinical Essentials, 1st Edition. Elsevier 2008: Chap 20.

Sharma R.  Managing your Finances Harkin KE, Cushman JT. The Medical Student Survival Guide 2nd edition Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association. 2007.

 

Insurance

Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

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