Areas of Excellence

Our residency program in Emergency Medicine brings the distinguished academic foundations of Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Mediciine together with unique and innovative teaching programs, experiences, and opportunities for residents.

Airway Management

The Protected Airway Course is an annual two-day workshop that offers our residents an incredible opportunity to hone their skills in airway management, and to practice critical life-saving Emergency Medicine procedures. This course uses faculty from multiple disciplines and cutting-edge educational design to deliver content through skill stations, a fresh cadaver lab, video, simulation, and asynchronous material.

Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Program

Focused ultrasound examinations provide immediate information and can answer specific questions about the patient's physical condition. Our annual two-day, Ultrasound Course gives incoming interns a hands on learning opportunity to learn basic and advanced curriculum in emergency ultrasound. We have multiple fellowship trained ultrasound faculty in both adult and pediatric emergency medicine creating offering a longitudinal ultrasound experience and elective opportunities.

Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Older adults currently will represent 28% percent of annual US ED visits nationally by 2030. New York Presbyterian Emergency Medicine is a national leader in Geriatric Emergency Medicine, with a unique fellowship program, significant active research, and an innovative, comprehensive curriculum for residents. We have the first Vulnerable Elder Protection Team in the country for identifying victims of elder abuse and providing much needed medical and social support. New York State recently awarded a multimillion dollar grant to sustain and grow the program through 2022.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The NewYork-Presbyterian Pediatric Emergency Medicine experience is designed to give residents the confidence to provide excellent care to critically-ill children and their families, through experience at both the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (Columbia) and the NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital (Weill Cornell).


The New York-Presbyterian Emergency Medicine Residency Program offers a robust and engaging curriculum in medical simulation that takes place at both the Weill Cornell New York-Presbyterian Simulation Center and The Mary & Michael Jaharis Simulation Center at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Each center houses high-fidelity manikins and numerous procedure-oriented trainers to create an experiential learning environment dedicated to improving teamwork, communication, and clinical decision-making during high stress patient care situations.

Your simulation experience as a resident at New York-Presbyterian will take place throughout all four years of your training. During our Theme and Core Days, you will participate in large group simulations with your peers to provide theme-related educational content. In-situ simulations occurs on both campuses periodically during morning report to help you improve teamwork and communication skills with nurses and consulting services. In order to focus on individual decision-making and thought processes in clinical scenarios, you will participate in small group immersive simulation sessions in the simulation center throughout the academic year. Finally, as a fourth-year resident, you will learn the fundamentals of using simulation as an educational tool and help lead simulation sessions for your juniors.

For those interested in pursuing a career in simulation-based medical education, the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center Simulation Center offers a one-year fellowship that provides qualified healthcare professionals with the experiential learning opportunities to become leaders in simulation education. To apply, please contact Dr. Neel Naik (


The Medical Toxicology Service offers bedside and telephone consultations throughout the hospital for all acutely ill or potentially poisoned patients, and to those patients experiencing the effects of acute or chronic overdoses, withdrawal syndromes, medication errors, adverse drug reactions, chemical exposures, and exposure to drugs of abuse.

Wilderness Medicine Program

Wilderness & Environmental Medicine is a collaboration between New York-Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell Outdoor Education, and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Our goal is to apply the highest academic standards to education, research, and training in austere conditions.