Message from the Director

Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West hospitals have been steadily caring for patients, serving the community, fostering medical research and innovation, and training new doctors in nearly every specialty since they first opened their doors in 1858 and 1871, respectively. Excellent, patient-centered medical care provided with compassion and respect, regardless of ability to pay, have always been central to the mission and remain so today.

Mount Sinai St. Luke's is a level 1 Trauma, STEMI and Stroke Center, located on 113th Street and Amsterdam Ave, adjacent to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Columbia University. Mount Sinai West is situated between Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The EDs are busy with a combined census of 200,000 patient visits/year including 29,000 pediatric patient visits to Mount Sinai St. Luke's and 8,000 pediatric visits to Mount Sinai West. Located on two campuses on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, we serve patients from Greenwich Village and Midtown, the Theater District, Morningside Heights and Harlem. The two campuses are three miles apart and our residents spend their time equally at both sites.

Our EDs are virtually paperless, with fully computerized ordering and charting systems to retrieve previous medical records and studies in seconds. We work with outstanding, professional and well-trained nursing staff. We have a dedicated and energetic support staff including our techs, social workers, sexual assault forensic examiners, and security. The ED has its own pre-hospital care division, and our paramedics and EMTs are part of our team. Both sites have separate psychiatric emergency departments and Mount Sinai St. Luke's has a separate Pediatric ED. Each patient room is equipped with a phone with 24-hour access to interpreter services, which is needed given our international patient population. Our senior residents lead an entire patient team at each site providing valuable experience in the practice of emergency medicine with significant responsibility.

We are home to more than 30 fully accredited post-graduate training programs. With more than 300 residents and fellows, there is a collegial environment with other services. Our board certified EM faculty are diverse, energetic, and approachable and represent a diverse group of EM training from around the country. They provide continuous direct supervision while fostering increasing levels of responsibility for our residents. Most hold faculty appointments at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and all are committed to excellence and innovation in teaching in a lively and interactive environment. Many of our faculty attendings hold advanced degrees or fellowship training in addition to their EM residency training, including Ultrasound, Pediatric EM, Global Health, Toxicology, and Research.

Our program provides you with outstanding training in Emergency Medicine. You will leave equipped to practice in any environment. We pride ourselves on our sense of family, and you will quickly integrate into that. The residency leadership takes a personal interest in your education and is committed to your success in the future, whether that is fellowship, academics or a community job.

Dan Egan, MD
Residency Director
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine