Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP

Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, FACEP (@DrSharma_NY) is the inaugural Chairman for the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Emergency Physician-in Chief at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Sharma received a combined MD/MBA degree in Health Management from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his specialty training in Emergency Medicine at NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Sharma is the recipient of several awards, including the American College of Emergency Physicians National Faculty Teaching Award, the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) National Leadership Award, the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award and the 2017 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award. In 2019, Dr. Sharma was named a top 25 innovator in the healthcare industry by modern healthcare.

Dr. Sharma has devised and led several innovative initiatives and educational programs, which have significantly improved patient and clinician experience, core quality measures and overall operational efficiency. He is a national leader in the fields of emergency medicine, healthcare operations, telemedicine, and virtual healthcare. Dr. Sharma’s accomplishments have been featured in several national journals and media platforms, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NEJM Catalyst and JAMA, and he has been an invited guest speaker at several national and international programs, including the National Academy of Medicine. He serves on the American College of Emergency Physicians’ National Emergency Medicine Practice Committee and the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee, and is an oral boards examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Sharma is also a member of the New York State Board for Medicine and currently serves as the Vice President of the New York Presbyterian Hospital Medical Board.

Over 400 applications were reviewed by the selection committee, comprised of Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP, Zach Jarou, MD, Omar Z. Maniya, MD, MBA, Hannah Hughes, MD, MBA, Ven Subramanyam, MD, Erin Karl, MD, and Jazmyn Shaw.

The selection committee was blinded to EMRA and/or ACEP membership status. Care was taken to ensure both a diverse applicant pool and awardee group. For any questions, contact Cathey Wise at cwise@emra.org