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Trauma, Burns, Acute and Critical Care

About Us

Weill Cornell Medicine’s trauma, burns, acute and critical care surgery program provides a vitally-needed service for the community, and offers critically-ill patients a unique expertise and compassionate care from highly-skilled surgeons who are at the top of their field.

The trauma center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has been designated a Level I adult and a Level II pediatric trauma center by the American College of Surgeons for our ability to provide the highest quality of care, especially in critical and complex cases.

Our first priority is to save lives. Our philosophy is to provide total care for each of our patients and to always be available when needed. We not only preform surgery and provide other lifesaving treatments, but we also follow our patients throughout hospitalization and recovery, providing a seamless continuity of care.

Our multidisciplinary team includes highly trained trauma surgeons, burn specialists, critical care specialists, acute care surgeons, rehabilitation professionals, psychologists, and social workers. We have all the specialists needed to care for any injury and are ready to manage a wide variety of emergencies.

We recognize that particularly at the time of a crisis, patients and their families need compassion, sensitivity to their concerns, and ongoing communication. We maintain an environment of open dialogue so patients and their families are involved in decision-making as much as possible. 

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525 East 68th Street, L-7
New York, NY 10065
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520 East 70th Street, Starr 8
New York, NY 10021
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170 William Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10038
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525 East 68th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10065
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See how Dr. James Gallagher, a burn surgeon and associate professor of surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, helped medical staff in Tanzania improve care for burn patients.

Dr. James Gallagher describes the aftermath patients endure following home fires.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Rina Taveras

"Dr. Gallagher is a excellent doctor. Not only is he good on what he does but very Caring, good manners take his times to answer questions, am so grateful to be able to have my son see him. I feel very comfortable knowing my son is receiving good care and in good hands. And his staff are very professional and always willing to help at the well Cornell clinic ( burn unit) Ann Marie is a sweetheart always so helpful when I call."

Mar 23, 2018
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Anonymous

"This is the best doctor I have ever come in contact with. Over a year after performing my bowel obstruction surgery, Dr. Winchell continues to provide excellent care to me and continues to always be there for me whenever I need a check up. He is a true gentleman and the absolute ideal of a knowledgable, respectful, capable, and kind doctor. I cannot thank Dr. Winchell enough for his unwavering support as I have struggled with adhesion pain since the surgery. I can't recommend Dr. Winchell enough"

Jul 12, 2017
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