Message from the Chair

I feel privileged to join the Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine family. The extraordinary breadth and depth of knowledge across the entire scope of emergency medicine practice is humbling.  From clinical acumen to research expertise to thoughtful and strategic use of simulation and education, this is an amazing place. Beyond the clinical, the nurturing and camaraderie across faculty and staff brings a warmth that softens the hardest of times. The focus on patients is ever present and manifests as a unique balance of rolling up your sleeves to get the job done and defining the future of the specialty for the rest of the world.

I trained in emergency medicine, surgical critical care, and health policy research and have spent my career studying the acute care delivery system.  My focus on studying critical illness in the form of trauma, stroke, sepsis, and cardiac arrest led to almost a decade of work within the US Department of Health & Human Services focused on building a better emergency care system within US healthcare. I believe that we are at an inflection point and that we are defining the future of acute care delivery. This future will include just-in-time availability of healthcare providers to guide patient decision making, virtual as well as bricks and mortar options for low acuity care, better integration with community factors that impact our health and health outcomes, and extraordinary diagnostics and resuscitative interventions that save the lives of the critically ill and injured.  It is an exciting time to be at a place that is defining the future and I’m proud to be a part of it.

Senior Faculty and System Chair

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