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Faculty | Residency Administration | Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Administration Section

Joseph Bove, MD, FACEP

Joseph Bove, MD, FACEP
Chairman
Clinical Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

  • Doctor of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical College
  • Post-graduate training at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Bove has particular interest in administration and pre-hospital emergency care/protocol compliance. He is the current vice-chairman of REMAC, NYC and the medical director of several private and voluntary ambulance service providers.

Joseph Bove, MD, FACEP

Theodore J. Gaeta, DO, MPH, FACEP
Program Director
Vice-Chairman of Academic Affairs
Clinical Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

  • Doctor of Osteopathy: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Master of Public Health: Columbia University
  • Residency: Lincoln Hospital Emergency Medicine Program
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Gaeta is the chairman of the Hospital-wide Research Committee and associate director for medical education at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. He is co-chair of the Institutional Review Board. He is also Chairman of Emergency Medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine.

Annette M. Visconti, MD, FACEP
Associate Program Director, PGY-3 Class Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

  • Doctor of Medicine, SUNY/Brooklyn Downstate Medical Center
  • Residency, Mt. Sinai Emergency Medicine Program
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Teaching Fellowship, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

Dr. Visconti is actively involved in the weekly conferences and in developing the resident education curriculum. She is the coordinator of the NYP Brooklyn Methodist in-house in-training examination. Dr. Visconti is also the coordinator of the Focused Board Intervention Program for the NYP Brooklyn Methodist Residency Program. She developed a senior class curriculum which is given in small group sessions to the third year class.

Michael Cabezon, MD, FACEP
Assistant Program Director
Director of Simulation and Procedural Competency
Clinical Instructor, Weill Cornell Medical College

  • Doctor of Medicine, St. George's University
  • Residency, Lincoln Hospital Emergency Medicine Program
  • Teaching Fellowship, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

Lukasz Cygan, DO, FACEP
Assistant Program Director, PGY-1 Class Director

  • Doctor of Osteopathy: New York Institute Technology
  • Residency: Staten Island Emergency Medicine Program
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine

Faculty Section

Samuel Ayala, MD

  • Medical Student Clerkship Director, Co-Director Emergency Ultrasound, Attending Physician
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Massachusetts
  • Residency: Jacobi/Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Ultrasound, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Adetunbi Ayeni, MD

  • Associate Program Director Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine: Stony Brook
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency and US, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Mitchell Bellis, MD

  • Attending Physician/Toxicologist
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas–Houston
  • Residency: Staten Island University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Toxicology at Northwell Health North Shore University Hospital

Robert Birkhahn, MD

  • Research Director
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Cincinnati
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Gerardo Chiricolo, MD

  • Chief, Division of Clinical Ultrasound; Vice Chair of ED Operations
  • Doctor of Medicine: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara; Fifth Pathway, NY Medical College
  • Residency: North Shore University Hospital Emergency Medicine
  • Fellowship: Ultrasound at North Shore University Hospital

Barbie Gatton, MD

  • Director of Quality Improvement
  • Doctor of Medicine: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Ryan Giorgetti, MD

  • Attending Physician
  • Doctor of Medicine: St George’s University
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Fellowship: Ultrasound, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Chris Kelly, MD

  • Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Program Director Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine: SUNY Upstate
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore

Maya Lin, MD

  • Emergency Ultrasound Co-Director
  • Doctor of Medicine: St George’s University
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Fellowship: Ultrasound, Northshore University Hospital

Olivia Lopez, MD

  • Attending Physician
  • Doctor of Medicine: SUNY Downstate
  • Residency: NYU-Bellevue

Lawrence Melniker, MD, MS

  • Vice Chair of Quality Improvement
  • Doctor of Medicine: SUNY Downstate
  • Residency: Mount Sinai
  • Fellowship: Clinical Epidemiology and Health Sciences Research at Weill Cornell Medical College

Laura Melville, MD

  • Associate Research Director; Director of Resident Research
  • Doctor of Medicine: SUNY Downstate
  • Residency: Kings County Medical Center

Christopher Mendoza, MD

  • Assistant Director of Quality Improvement
  • Doctor of Medicine: St. George’s University
  • Residency: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Ultrasound, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Lucia Santiago, MD

  • Associate Director Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Doctor of Medicine: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency: Pediatrics, NYU-Bellevue
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency, NYU-Bellevue

Nicholas Vaccari, MD

  • Associate Medical Director, Emergency Department; Compliance Officer
  • Doctor of Medicine: NY Medical College
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Jessica van Voorhees, MD

  • Director of Pre-hospital Care
  • Doctor of Medicine: Case Western Reserve University
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Fellowship: EMS, FDNY

Sharon Yellin, MD

  • Director of Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound
  • Doctor of Medicine: Sackler School of Medicine
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center/LIJ
  • Fellowship: Pediatric EM, Kings County/SUNY Downstate

Michael Zimmerman, MD

  • Attending Physician
  • Doctor of Medicine: Georgetown University
  • Residency: University of Illinois
  • Fellowship: Ultrasound, North Shore University Hospital