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About the Department of Emergency Medicine

We lead innovative programs to improve patient care, inspire our trainees, and advance clinical research.
Robert J. Femia - Chair, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Robert J. Femia, MD, MBA

Chair, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

At NYU Langone Health’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, our dedicated healthcare professionals offer exceptional care to patients from diverse populations. We treat more than 500,000 patients every year, providing the highest quality of individualized care at clinical sites across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island.

Our teams collaborate with specialists from various disciplines within NYU Langone and from the broader community, including governmental agencies, community boards, and New York City public schools, to enhance patient outcomes. Our priority is to facilitate rapid, rigorous, and compassionate care to promote the health and wellbeing of every patient.

We are committed to training the next generation of emergency medicine professionals to be innovators, collaborators, advocates, and mentors. Our distinguished faculty develop novel educational strategies to transform teaching, learning, and assessment to meet the needs of a continuously changing medical practice and prepare our trainees for anticipated and unimaginable challenges.

Our residency and fellowships in emergency medicine are well respected, and we offer opportunities for our trainees to pursue advanced degrees. Graduates of our programs are leaders in the field who advance healthcare and better the lives of people in our communities.

Our investigators and multidisciplinary collaborators are focused on many of society’s most challenging health issues, including palliative care, end-of-life care, homelessness, opioid and alcohol use disorders, organ donation, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic diseases. As emergency providers, we work in an environment where we can actively study each emergency experience, allowing us to improve outcomes and prevent further occurrences of preventable illnesses and injuries. Our mission is to lessen the burden of disease and ensure the wellbeing of our patients.

We believe that by promoting health and ensuring access to high-quality care, our communities thrive. Ours is a commitment to making a difference and securing a healthier future for all.

For more information, please contact Anna Malkin, executive assistant to the chair, at anna.malkin@nyulangone.org.

By the Numbers

annual patient care visits

No. 3

national rank for NIH research funding in 2019


emergency medicine fellowships