Adam E Vella

Adam E Vella, MD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medical Education


Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Pediatrics

Adam Vella, MD, FAAP graduated from medical school at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1997 and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Columbia's Babies and Children’s Hospital in 2000. After completing a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, he returned to New York to practice academic Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2003. He is currently Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medical Education at the medical center. Dr. Vella became the Fellowship Director of the PEM training program in 2006 and transitioned to Division Director in 2009. In addition to his clinical and academic responsibilities, Dr. Vella has been active in the American Academy of Pediatrics for over 10 years. Dr. Vella was involved in writing the most recent edition of Tintinalli's textbook of Emergency Medicine as well as the most recent edition of a board review book for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine board exam.  He currently serves as the Editor in Chief of Pediatric Emergency Practice, a monthly evidence based practice journal. 

In the News
Dr. Vella discusses basic steps to help control children's asthma in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.

Regional / National Committees / Advisory Boards:


Advisory Board, RBaby Foundation


Editor-in-Chief / Editorial Boards:


Editor in Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice




Pediatric Emergency Medicine

American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Focus


MD, S.U.N.Y Health Science Center - College of Medicine

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Residency, Pediatrics, Columbia University

Fellowship, Pediatric Emer. Med, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles

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