Indian American physician recipient of 45 under 45 by ACEP

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Dr. Rahul Sharma. Photo: ACEP.

An Indian American physician from New York, Dr. Rahul Sharma, is one of the recipients of the 45 under 45 award given by the American College of Emergency Physician (ACEP), this year.

The ACEP conference was held in Denver, CO, from Oct 26-30, 2019.

Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, FACEP 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.

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