Adam E. Vella
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Pediatrics
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medical Education
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics
- Pediatric Emergencies
MD, S.U.N.Y Health Science Center - College of Medicine
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowship, Pediatric Emer. Med
Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles
- Dr. Adam Vella graduated from medical school at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1997 and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Columbia's Babies and Childrens Hospital in 2000. After completing a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles he returned to New York to practice academic pediatric emergency medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2003. He is currently an Assistant Professor of both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the medical center. In addition in 2006 Dr. Vella became the Fellowship Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine training program. In addition to his clinical and academic responsibilities Dr. Vella has been active in the American Academy of Pediatrics for over 10 years. He currently holds a position on the executive committee as the New York State representative of the Young Physician's Section and is the Academic Program Chair of the section. Dr. Vella is currently involved in writing the next edition of Tintinelli's textbook of Emergency Medicine as well as the next edition of a board review book for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine board exam.
In the News
Dr. Vella discusses basic steps to help control children's asthma in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.
Selected for Lowell Bellin Award, Excellence in Preventive Medicine and Community Health
Nominated for Arnold P. Gold Foundation Outstanding Teaching Resident Award
Elected by colleagues to 2006/2007 Annual ED Red Carpet Team
Ranked first on 360 evaluation of MDs by other physicians, nurses, registrars, techs in department
Emergency Department Customer Service Award
ResearchAs fellowship director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Dr. Vella's academic interests are many. He has published on the need for intravenous fluid in pediatric trauma victims and am now actively writing multiple book chapters (see publications). He also serves on the editorial board for the monthly journal Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. With an obvious focus on education and excellent clinical care, he also enjoy works as a child advocate. He has been involved in the American Academy of Pediatrics for 10 years, and currently serves as the New York State representative to the section on young physicians. He is also the program chair for the section and thus responsible for the academic program of the section at our annual meeting.
As a child advocate he has been available for interviews by local media regarding issues of child health. These have included stories by CBS on burns in children, the management of croup, and the importance of child life in the pediatric emergency department.
He also enjoys volunteering and is a volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps of NYC, New York Cares, and City Harvest.
Vella AE, Wang VJ, McElderry C. Predictors of fluid resuscitation in pediatric trauma patients . Journal of Emergency Medicine 2006 August; 31(2): 151-155.
Tintinalli J, Vella (Book Chapter Author) A. The Diabetic Child, Chapter 136. In: Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide.
Vella (Book Chapter Author) A. Cardiac Emergencies, Endocrine Emergencies. In: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review Book 2009.
vella(Primary Peer Reviewer) A. Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice 2008 March;.
Zibners Lohr L, Vella (Medical Expert Advisory Panel) A. If Your Kid EATS This Book, Everything Will STILL Be Okay; The Pediatric ER Doc's Guide on When and When Not to Panic.
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Dr. Vella did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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