Saadia Akhtar, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
Dr. Saadia Akhtar is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed a five year, Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Akhtar is nationally recognized for her work with several organizations and activities. She is the President for the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), the national organization for Emergency Medicine Program Directors. Dr. Akhtar also is an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
American Board of Emergency Medicine
MD, Aga Khan Med. Col., Aga Khan Univ.
Residency, Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center
New York City Council Citation
Community Healthcare Leadership Award
Fellow- New York Academy of Medicine
American Pain Society Scholarship Program
Best Faculty Runner-Up at the Semi-Final CPC Competition
The Faculty Teacher of the Year Award
Employee of the Month- March
Outstanding Academic Achievement Senior Resident Award
The Barbara Carroll Memorial Award for excellence in medical care,
Dr. Akhtar has a variety of research interests and has published on emergency ultrasound and medical education.
Nguyen T, Dulani T, Akhtar S. Reflex eye movements (doll's eyes and caloric testing). In: Atlas of Emergency Medicine Procedures. New York, 2014, Springer;.
Akhtar S, Theodoro D, Gaspari R, Tayal V, Sierzenski P, Lamantia J, Stahmer S, Raio C. Resident training in emergency ultrasound: consensus recommendations from the 2008 Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Conference. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2009 Dec; 16 Suppl 2.
Adhikari S, Raio C, Morrison D, Tsung J, Leech S, Meer J, Lyon M, Lopez F, Akhtar S. Do emergency ultrasound fellowship programs impact emergency medicine residents' ultrasound education?. Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2014 Jun; 33(6).
Newgard CD, Beeson MS, Kessler CS, Kuppermann N, Linden JA, Gallahue F, Wolf S, Hatten B, Akhtar S, Dooley-Hash SL, Yarris L. Establishing an emergency medicine education research network. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2012 Dec; 19(12).
Lewiss RE, Pearl M, Nomura JT, Baty G, Bengiamin R, Duprey K, Stone M, Theodoro D, Akhtar S. CORD-AEUS: consensus document for the emergency ultrasound milestone project. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2013 Jul; 20(7).
Akhtar S, Hwang U, Dickman E, Nelson BP, Morrison RS, Todd KH. A brief educational intervention is effective in teaching the femoral nerve block procedure to first-year emergency medicine residents. The Journal of emergency medicine 2013 Nov; 45(5).
Moreno-Walton L, Brunett P, Akhtar S, DeBlieux PM. Teaching across the generation gap: a consensus from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors 2009 academic assembly. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2009 Dec; 16 Suppl 2.
Husk G, Akhtar S. Chief complaints, emergency department clinical documentation systems, and the challenge of dealing with the patient's own words. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2007 Jan; 14(1).