Divisions

The Department of Emergency Medicine has multiple divisions, each actively involved in training and research.

The Division of Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) and Disaster Preparedness is led by several EMS physicians and includes specialists in the areas of EMS research, quality, simulation, innovation, and policy as well as in hospital emergency management and disaster preparedness. We seek to advance the field of EMS, integrate it into regional systems of care, and advance the quality of emergency management and disaster preparedness across our Health System and in the community. To meet these goals, we are developing prehospital education and research opportunities for our EMS practitioners, medical students, residents, and fellows. We have received significant research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Patient-Centered Research Outcomes Institute, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and a myriad of private foundations.  

Learn more about our EMS and Disaster Preparedness division.

For further information contact:
Kevin Munjal, MD, MPH, MSCR
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Division of EMS and Disaster Preparedness
Kevin.Munjal@mountsinai.org

Critical care is the diagnosis, treatment, and support of critically ill and injured patients. It encompasses  pre-hospital resuscitation, treatment of life-threatening conditions in the emergency department, and inpatient intensive care.  Approximately 15 percent of a patient’s total hospital critical care takes place  in the Emergency Department, which often serves as a bridge connecting  prehospital and inpatient care.

In 2017, the Mount Sinai Health System created a Division of Emergency Critical Care <link to new page – as below]>to enhance educational opportunities and develop clinical guidelines. The  Division is committed to training residents, fellows, and medical students through both didactics and bedside teaching,  developing clinical guidelines, and conducting critical care research in both the emergency department and inpatient settings. 

Learn more about our Emergency Critical Care Medicine Division

For further information contact:
Chad Meyers, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Division Emergency Critical Care Medicine
Chad.Meyers@mountsinai.org

The Emergency Ultrasound Division promotes the use of bedside ultrasound in the evaluation and management of patients in the emergency department. Using portable technology and goal-directed exams, we can assess basic cardiac function, abdominal pain, and thoracic disorders at the bedside. Ultrasound is also widely employed to assist in bedside procedures such as central and peripheral venous access, paracentesis, abscess aspiration, and others.

For more information contact:

Bret P. Nelson, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Division
Bret.nelson@mountsinai.org

Learn more about our Emergency Ultrasound Division

The Division of Emergency Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine is committed to promoting excellence in the care of our growing population of older adults and those with serious or life-limiting illnesses within the Emergency Departments of the Mount Sinai Health System. In addition to providing high-quality care to patients during their ED stay, our division is also focused on developing innovative strategies to align emergency care with appropriate inpatient and outpatient resources. To this end, we work closely with the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine on a number of research, education, and clinical initiatives, and we have faculty with dual appointments in both departments. We are also committed to advancing palliative care in the safety net through our affiliation with New York City Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Hospital and through the work of our faculty in the Department of Quality & Safety at NYC H+H.

To learn more about Geriatric Emergency Medicine and Palliative Care click here.

For more information on this division contact:
Jolion McGreevy, MD, MPH
Jolion.McGreevy@mountsinai.org

The Emergency Department is part of the interdepartmental Global Health Center, which has the goal of using evidence-based solutions to improve the delivery of medical care for the underserved worldwide. Emergency Medicine residents can enter the Global Health Residency track during their third year, participating in monthly seminars that focus on a range of global health topics. During their fourth year, selected residents participate in an intensive two-week training session to review important skills needed for effective field projects and research, followed by an elective at a "partner site" where they implement or participate in a project of their choice. Current research in the department focuses on injury surveillance.

Learn more about our Global Health Division

For further information contact:
John Cahill, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Director, Division of Global Health
John.Cahill@mountsinai.org

Clinical Informatics aims to bring the best information to the point of care. Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai has been a driving informatics forward for over 15 years. Our faculty are on the forefront of informatics research, and efforts to improve patient care both inside the ED and beyond its walls. We also partner with regulatory agencies and industry to improve clinical workflows, and the EHR experience. Our faculty also help lead Mount Sinai’s ACGME-accredited Informatics fellowship, and include board-certified Clinical Informaticists and hold leadership positions in ACEP and EMRA. 
 
There are many opportunities to get involved with projects, including NIH-funded research that leverages mobile apps and EHR clinical decision support. Our system-wide EHR implementations and optimizations mean there is always an opportunity to study interventions to improve quality and efficiency. Our faculty are also leading efforts to deliver virtual care (telemedicine) and remote patient monitoring, post-discharge. 

Learn more about our Informatics Division

For further information contact:
Nicholas Genes, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Division of Informatics
Nicholas.Genes@mountsinai.org

We provide didactic and bedside teaching of pediatric emergency medicine to Pediatric, Emergency Medicine, and Family Medicine residents, as well as fourth-year medical student sub-interns. Within the Pediatric Emergency Division, we have highly successful faculty dedicated to ultrasound, simulation, community outreach, research, and education.

Learn more about our Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division

For further information contact:
Czer Anthoney Lim, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Medical Education
Director, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
CzerAnthoney.Lim@mountsinai.org

The Division of Emergency Medicine Research is home to a cadre of researchers, research staff and trainees dedicated to conducting research that advances medical knowledge, preserves and promotes health, and improves health care. We engage in collaborative and innovative research that intersects with and transcends emergency medicine care. We invite you to learn about us and what we do.

Learn more about our Research

For further information contact:

Lynne Richardson, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Population Health Science and Policy
Vice Chair, Emergency Medicine Research
Lynne.Richardson@mountsinai.org

The Mount Sinai Health System uses simulation to advance medical knowledge and research, improve the quality and safety of patient care, and provide an enriching and learner-friendly environment for students. Our simulation program provides educational opportunities for health care practitioners in various fields and stages of learning, from medical and nursing students to advanced learners.

The Division of Simulation offers hands-on experiential training and expertise across the Mount Sinai Health System. With multiple simulation centers and two fellowships, our Division includes local, regional, and national experts in simulation and medical education.

Division Co-Chiefs:  Christopher Strother, MD, and Heidi Baer, MD

Learn More About the Simulation Division

The experts at the Division of Emergency Medicine Sports Medicine are active in the academic field of sports medicine and sports team/event coverage both locally and nationally. We offer a joint primary care sports medicine fellowship with the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance. We maintain a hands-on approach within our hospital communities, providing orthopedic education at all levels, as well as patient follow-up. Additionally, our experts coordinate with other specialists for any follow-up care.

Learn more about our Sports Medicine division.

For further information contact:

Amie M. Kim, MD
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Medical Education
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
Co-Director, Division of Sports Medicine
Amie.Kim@mountsinai.org

Melissa D. Leber, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopedics
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Melissa.Leber@mountsinai.org

The Division of Medical Toxicology is committed to excellence in the clinical, academic, and administrative arenas. Our expertise encompasses diagnosis and management of overdose, environmental and industrial exposures, adverse drug events, and drug addiction. We strive to advance toxicology education at all levels of medical training as well as to conduct research to improve the care of poisoned patients. The division is composed of medical toxicology faculty throughout the Mount Sinai Health System and at Elmhurst Hospital Center.

To learn more about the Division of Toxicology, click here.

For further information contact:
Ruben Olmedo, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Division of Toxicology
Ruben.Olmedo@mountsinai.org

Playing a critical role in patients’ access to urgent ambulatory care, the Emergency Medicine Division of Urgent Care provides walk-in, no-appointment-necessary care for our Brooklyn Heights, Union Square, Upper East Side, Dumbo, Upper West Side, and Inwood communities. Our centers are staffed by emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatric physicians, as well as certified physician assistants. The urgent care sites treat patients of all ages with extended hours, 365 days a year, and are actively involved in local outreach. Equipped with X-ray and lab capabilities, first-dose medications, and durable medical equipment, all sites are well prepared to care for patients with acute and urgent illnesses and injuries.

Learn more about our Urgent Care Division

For further information contact:
Joseph Feldman, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director of Mount Sinai Doctors-Urgent Care
Director, Division of Emergency Medicine Urgent Care
Joseph.Feldman@mountsinai.org