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Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

The Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship (GEM) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is a unique one or two-year, non-ACGME accredited GEM Fellowship designed to offer recent Emergency Medicine Residency graduates an opportunity to develop an understanding of the complexities and specific needs of the increasingly large geriatric population who require emergency care. The two-year track allows the Fellow to concurrently obtain a Masters in Clinical Investigation and Health Services Research. The Fellowship has been in existence since 2005. In 2014, the GEM Fellowship was approved by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).

The emergency physician of the 21st century requires an enhanced skill set and innovative strategies to provide the care necessary to enable geriatric patients to maintain their independent lives. The primary goals of the GEM Fellowship program are (1) to provide interdisciplinary training in the unique needs of the geriatric patient who requires emergency care, and (2) to provide residency-trained Emergency Physicians with the fundamental skills required to build both a teaching and research career in GEM through collaboration with nationally respected researchers in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Weill Cornell Medical Center. The comprehensive clinical, research, and educational experience will enable the GEM Fellow to become a leader in this exciting new academic discipline.

Application Process

Qualified applicants will be invited to interview after receipt and review of a completed application. A current New York State Medical License is required for acceptance into the subspecialty program. Applications are reviewed beginning October 1 of the applicant's final year in EM residency, and the Fellowship may be offered by February 1, with anticipated start date of July 1. Applications must include the following items:

  • Current CV
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (one must be from your EM Program Director)
  • Personal statement (single page) discussing your interest in Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Faculty

Neal E. Flomenbaum, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Co-Director, Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Michael Stern, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Chief, Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Mary Mulcare, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Fellowship Director
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Alexis Halpern, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Fellowship Director

Wallace A. Carter, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in Emergency Medicine
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Anthony Mustalish, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine in Surgery
Associate Professor of Public Health

Sharon Hird, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Peter Wyer, MD
Director, Education Committee
Emergency Medicine Residency

Constance Peterson, M.A.
Department of Emergency Medicine
Patient Services Administration

Georgia Rose, M.A.
Administrator, Emergency Medicine

Megan Reilly
Residency Coordinator, Emergency Medicine

Geriatric Faculty

Mark S. Lachs, MD
Co-Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Professor of Medicine

Ronald D. Adelman, MD
Co-Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine

Eugenia L. Siegler, MD
Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine