Protected Airway Course

The Protected Airway Course will be held May 14th for PGY1’s and 3’s. Here is the link to the website.

Research Opportunities 

For those interested in research, Cornell has hired a research manager who is very eager to involve residents in research. His goal would be find a worthwhile project(s) and mentor for you in residency. His contact info is below

Walid Farooqi email:

Teaching Opportunity for Medical Students

For those interested in teaching (or brushing up on your procedural skills), Cornell is running a Transition to Residency (TTR) bootcamp for graduating MS4s, and we are looking for junior and senior EM residents to help run a number of different workshops.  These include:

Tuesday 4/5 from 1-3:30pm: Basic Resuscitation Workshop (focusing on CPR, Zoll use, and BVM)

Monday 4/11 from 1-3:30pm: Access Workshop (focusing on IVs, A-lines, and CVL)

Thursday 4/14 from 9-10:20am, and again 10:30-11:50am: Intubation workshop, PPV

Thursday 4/14 from 1-3:30pm: Access Workshop (focusing on IVs, A-lines, and CVL. 

These are great opportunities to teach motivated med students, as well as good CV items for those interested in Med Ed or Sim.   If interested, please email Chris Reisig (  Thanks!

Morning Report


Please remember to email your morning report topic to faculty before your presentation!

Campus Announcements

From Drs. Laurie Malia & David Kessler
Wanted:  Participants for Intussusception POCUS Study
This is an Intussusception POCUS Study evaluating whether an online learning platform can lead to improvement in identifying intussusception on ultrasound. 

Compensation: $25 USD/$30 CAD for participation


Study Flyer


Click this link to register.

Message from Dr. Josh Belfer, CHONY PEM Fellow:

The Doctors Are People Too podcast explores the intersection of medicine, sports, and pop culture. In each episode, Dr. Josh Belfer, a pediatric emergency medicine doctor, discusses the ways in which medicine plays a part in all aspects of society.


In our first several episodes, we have talked to:

Dr. Michael Harrison, an aerospace medicine physician. We talk all things space medicine – including practicing medicine on the space station, how astronauts use ultrasound in space, and how commercial space travel will change aerospace medicine.

Dr. Oren Gottfried, a neurosurgeon who serves as a medical advisor for television shows such as The Good Doctor and Chicago Med. In our “Medicine in Hollywood” episode, we discuss Dr. Gottfried’s roles as a medical advisor, the similarities between the writers’ room and the operating room, and Dr. Gottfried’s thoughts on shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scrubs.”

Dr. Natasha Sheybani, a PhD scientist from the University of Virginia who studied focused ultrasound technology for the treatment of cancer. Dr. Sheybani explains her unique path from working in a college laboratory at 14 years old to having her own lab and being named one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30.” She describes how ultrasound can be used to treat cancer, the promising future of this technology, and what mentorship means to her! 

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Electronic Handoff!
Starting on March 28th, 7:30 amproviders will not be required to do a phone handoff for admitted medicine patients, handoff will occur via Epic Chat, where PPOC will assign a team, and the medicine team will confirm they have no questions/concerns and message the patient as “endorsed” in the Epic chat.
The ask from our end is that we must have a completed and signed provider note in the chart for the patient, so a bed can be assigned. PPOC will be monitoring this, but it will be on us (particularly the attendings) to ensure this occurs. The faculty have already been told that they are responsible for ensuring with their ED team that the provider notes are complete and signed.
In addition, you will also need to complete the same handoff note for the inpatient team as before.
This should hopefully enable us to get our patients teams and beds in a more efficient manner while still maintaining patient safety. 
If there is any question about bed acuity or correct service, the medicine team may call the ED team to clarify, and again with this, feel free to escalate to the ED attending as needed.
A huge thanks to Amos for spearheading this initiative with the medicine department!

From Dr. Kaushal Shah:

Any residents interested in podcasting?  EMRA is offering some mentorship/training:

Reminder for Interventional Radiology Consults:

IR at Cornell requires a consult order to guarantee response. If emergent it needs to state life and limb threatening.

4/6/22: Admin

8:00 AM

Patient Care Metrics (Betty Chang)

8:45 AM

Introduction to Financial Planning (Manish Garg)

9:30 AM

Medicolegal Cases in Cardiac Emergencies  (John Riggins)

10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Grand rounds: DEI Operationalizing Equity (Kraftin Schreyer)

11:00 AM

Columbia Morbidity & Mortality (Alex Wang)

Shout out to Christian, Reena and Destinee for their strong work and procedural skills during high acuity shifts at Columbia!

Chief on Call

Mary-Kate Gorlick, M.D.  
EM Chiefs’ Cell:  917-410-1056
  • Please call and do not text/ email so we can address issues promptly.
  • If you do not hear back within 10 minutes, then call any of the other chiefs