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Nicholas Genes

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
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  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Arthritis Emergencies


  • MD/PHD, Univ. of Mass Medical School

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital


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    Biography Short:

    Nicholas Genes, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Genes graduated from Brown University, received his MD and PhD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed Emergency Medicine residency training, chief residency, and a fellowship in informatics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

    Dr. Genes has distinguished himself in informatics research during his residency training, as informatics fellow, and now as departmental faculty. As resident, he developed an online adjunct to his program's journal club, which helped bring relevant articles, summaries, and evidence-based medicine calculators to the bedside and was presented as an Innovation in Medical Education at SAEM in 2007. He as also worked to incorporate clinical decision support tools based on ACEP Clinical Policy into his department's charting templates,

    As part of his ECRIP fellowship grant, Dr. Genes developed tools for evaluating the utility of health information exchanges (HIE). He co-authored a piece in Annals of Emergency Medicine on the biosurveillance use of HIE to document emergency department crowding during the Spring 2009 H1N1 outbreak in New York City, and authored a manuscript on HIE adoption in emergency departments. His current research involves using ED information systems for optimization of patient flow through emergency departments, and importing unstructred EDIS data into data warehouses.

    Additionally, Dr. Genes has spoken at regional and national conferences on the utility of social media for physicians career development and emergency departments community relations, and is researching  physician usage of social media tools.


Dr. Genes's areas of research include informatics and health information exchange.


Baumlin KM, Genes N, Landman A, Shapiro JS, Taylor T, Janiak B. Electronic collaboration: using technology to solve old problems of quality care. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2010 Dec; 17(12).

Close MD, Genes N. An Unusual Presentation of Twiddler's Syndrome. The Journal of emergency medicine 2010 Sep;.

Melnick ER, Genes NG, Chawla NK, Akerman M, Baumlin KM, Jagoda A. Knowledge translation of the American College of Emergency Physicians' clinical policy on syncope using computerized clinical decision support. International journal of emergency medicine 2010; 3(2).

Shapiro JS, Baumlin KM, Chawla N, Genes N, Godbold J, Ye F, Richardson LD. Emergency department information system implementation and process redesign result in rapid and sustained financial enhancement at a large academic center. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2010 May; 17(5).

Shapiro JS, Genes N, Kuperman G, Chason K, Richardson LD. Health information exchange, biosurveillance efforts, and emergency department crowding during the spring 2009 H1N1 outbreak in New York City. Annals of emergency medicine 2010 Mar; 55(3).

Hermann LK, Weingart SD, Yoon YM, Genes NG, Nelson BP, Shearer PL, Duvall WL, Henzlova MJ. Comparison of frequency of inducible myocardial ischemia in patients presenting to emergency department with typical versus atypical or nonanginal chest pain. The American journal of cardiology 2010 Jun; 105(11).

Genes N, Lupow J. Images in emergency medicine. Hair artifact. Annals of emergency medicine 2009 Apr; 53(4).

Genes NG, Rowley JA, Mooney DJ, Bonassar LJ. Effect of substrate mechanics on chondrocyte adhesion to modified alginate surfaces. Archives of biochemistry and biophysics 2004 Feb; 422(2).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Genes did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: 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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