Training Sites

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.

Mount Sinai West

Our renovated Emergency Department was completed in late 2009.  It includes more than 40 patient rooms; a three-bed, fully equipped resuscitation room; separate gynecology suite; radiology suite with CT scanner; Fast Track area; multiple PACS stations for review of imaging studies; and a large number of physician computers. Located near Columbus Circle, it is ideally situated to provide care for the west side of Manhattan, including Times Square, Midtown West, Clinton/Hell's Kitchen, and the Upper West Side.  In addition to community care, we  provide specialty care for complex and unusual conditions and also serve visitors from around the world.  Mount Sinai West is a Level 2 Trauma Center, a Stroke Center, and a Sexual Assault Referral Center. Our second and third year residents split their time between Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke's.

Mount Sinai St. Luke's

The St. Luke's Emergency Department is located in Morningside Heights, near the undergraduate campus of Columbia University. St. Luke's is a Level 1 Trauma Center and runs at an even faster pace than Mount Sinai West, seeing over 130,000 patients per year. Our interns spend a majority of their time at this site, both in the Emergency Department and on off-service rotations. St. Luke's is also a STEMI Referral Hospital, Stroke Center, and a Sexual Assault Referral Center.

Pediatric Emergency Department

The pediatric emergency department at Mount Sinai St. Luke's treats patients from the neonatal period until the 22nd birthday. Each year, we care for approximately 25,000 patients who encompass the entire spectrum of pediatric illness. Our faculty includes dedicated pediatric attendings who are board certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and/or or pediatric intensive care.

Pre-Hospital Care

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Preparedness Division of Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West has become the foundation of the EMS Service of the Mount Sinai Health System. With 12 ambulances working in the 9-1-1 System of New York City, we respond to more than 70,000 calls per year. Our mission is to provide the highest quality prehospital care and promote the integration of emergency services through the spectrum of care. As a partner with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), we strive to provide the highest level of patient care and customer service. The Division works with the Residency leadership to provide a robust EMS and Disaster Preparedness experience throughout residency with an ambulance ride-along experience, EMS education and research opportunities, large event medicine, and disaster preparedness training.

Our Service acquired its first ambulance in 1877, among the first on the streets of New York City. The ambulance and its staff have been a part of our team since 150 years ago during the era when the emergency department was run by a nurse and a doctor on call.

Our ambulance service has always taken the lead and has been an innovator in the field of emergency medical services in New York City. It was on the streets when ambulances were drawn by horses, the first EMS service in New York City to employ women, and among the first to support full paramedic care. Ours was the first ambulance service to use thrombolytics in the field. Our area of service extends from Harlem, through Morningside Heights, Central Park, and the Upper West Side into the center of Midtown Manhattan and the theater district. We have provided care during times of crisis and disaster, including the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River.

During Emergency Department clinical rotations, you will have the opportunity to learn from and ride along with the paramedics and EMTs at both Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West. For more information, please contact Michael Redlener, MD, Medical Director for EMS and Disaster Preparedness, at


Medical toxicology is a subspecialty of Emergency Medicine. It is concerned with treating patients who have been exposed to poisons including medications, adverse drug reactions, environmental toxins, industrial chemicals, or bioterrorism agents. Medical Toxicologists are certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

The toxicology division has an active basic science research program. Research areas include antidotes, intravenous fat emulsions, carnitine, chemical warfare agents, and cardiovascular toxin. The Division's research has been presented at many national and international meetings. Medical students are welcome to participate in the toxicology research projects. Commitment is for one but preferably two months. Depending on level of participation, students have been included in abstracts, presentations, and publications. Availability is limited.

The Toxicology Division provides a toxicology consult service. This is available to all inpatient services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our EM residents participate in a toxicology rotation at the NYC Poison Control Center. During this rotation, residents also participate in the Toxicology Consult Service and will evaluate toxicology patients admitted to the hospital or seen in the ED.