Emergency Medicine

Faculty

F. Meridith Sonnett, MD

Academic Title(s):

Division Chief
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Chair, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital Quality Council
Chair, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital Significant Events Committee
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: fs84@columbia.edu

Education

  • SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, MD, 1985

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1985-1988
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center-Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, 1988-1989
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center-Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, 1993-1994

Interests/Specialties

  • Quality and performance improvement
  • Emergency department resource utilization

Learn more about Dr. Sonnett

Dr. Sonnett's primary academic focus is in the area of Quality and Performance Improvement. She serves as the Chair of the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital Quality Council and the Chair of the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital Significant Events Committee. Dr. Sonnett has been the leader of multiple quality improvement initiatives within our division that include management of high risk patients with fever and neutropenia, improving pain management and expediting patient flow in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

Dr. Sonnett is also interested in emergency department resource utilization. She has presented nationally in the areas of both ED resource utilization and quality and patient safety. She serves on the Child Health Corporation of America's (CHCA) expert panel for Whole Systems Measures for Pediatric Emergency Departments. As Chair of the Quality Council, Dr. Sonnett has also spearheaded numerous quality initiatives for the institution and shares her expertise in the areas of patient safety, medical error reduction and quality improvement in health care. Dr. Sonnett is co-investigator on a New York State Department of Health Grant entitled Promoting Pharmaceutical Safety Systems Initiative: PECARN Safety Study.

Dr. Sonnett is an active member of the NYPH Quality and Patient Safety Committee, the NewYork-Presbyterian Board of Trustees Committee on Patient Centered Care and Services Quality, and the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital Emergency Preparedness Committee.

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Peter S. Dayan, MD, MSc

Academic Title(s):

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Chair, Steering Committee, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 932-5011
Email: psd6@columbia.edu

Education

  • Cornell University Medical College, MD, 1989
  • Cornell University Medical College, MSc, 2003

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, 1989-1991
  • Resident, Pediatrics, The New York Hospital – Cornell University Medical Center, 1991-1992
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, 1993-1995

Interests/Specialties

  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Clinical prediction rules
  • Diagnostic testing

Learn more about Dr. Dayan

Dr. Dayan is an established, grant-funded clinical researcher. He is currently the Chair of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Steering Committee. Dr. Dayan has been the principal investigator, co-investigator, or senior investigator on numerous published observational and interventional clinical research studies. His research contributions and interests include the development of prediction rules to identify children at low risk for significant but uncommon illnesses. Particular areas of focus are head trauma, the management of infants with fever and urinary tract infections, and the management of children with seizures.

In addition to clinical research, Dr. Dayan has been a leader in Pediatric Emergency Medicine with respect to the dissemination of the principles of evidence-based medicine, with the overall goal of bridging the gap that exists between research findings and clinical practice. Dr. Dayan's efforts include initiating, organizing, and tutoring multi-day national workshops, rating the quality of published literature for the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence, and helping develop computer-based tools for education.

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John Babineau, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: jb2358@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2002
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD, 2006

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University Medical Center, 2006-2009
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University Medical Center, 2009-2010
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2013

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2005
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2005
  • RWJMS Bruce Fisher Award for Humanism and Academic Achievement, 2005
  • New York Presbyterian Physician of the Year – Spirit of Collaboration Award, 2009

Interests/Specialties

  • Quality Improvement Research
  • Pediatric Pain Management
  • Simulation Curriculum Development

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Danielle B. Barrocas, MD

Academic Title(s):

Instructor in Pediatrics at CUMC

Education

  • Drexel University College of Medicine, MD, 2009
  • Binghamton University (SUNY), BA, 2005

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Children's Hospital at Montefiore, 2009-2012

Awards and Honors

  • AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) 2008

Interests/Specialties

  • Evaluating diagnosis of acute illness

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Joel Berezow, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: jkb32@columbia.edu

Education

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, 1983

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Internal Medicine, John's Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 1983-1984
  • Resident, Anesthesiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1985-1986
  • Fellow, Emergency Medicine, New York Medical Center, 1995-1998
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1998-2000

Interests/Specialties

  • Emergency medicine procedures
  • Medical education

Learn more about Dr. Berezow

Dr. Berezow is double boarded in Emergency Medicine as well as Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He initiated and coordinates the medical school anatomy laboratory procedure course which both fellows and attendings five times per year. He coordinates activities associated with emergency medicine residents who rotate in our ED.

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Minni Bhagavan, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: mb598@columbia.edu

Education

  • Mayo Medical School, MD, 1989

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, SUNY Health Science Center, 1989-1992
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 1992-1994

Interests/Specialties

  • Medical education

Learn more about Dr. Bhagavan

Dr. Bhagavan serves as clinical preceptor in the pediatric emergency medicine division. Dr. Bhagavan's research interests include medical education.

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Fred Bomback, MD

Academic Title(s):

Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: fmb1@columbia.edu

Education

  • New York University School of Medicine, MD

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center

Interests/Specialties

  • Medical student and resident education

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Joan S. Bregstein, MD

Academic Title(s):

Director of Community Outreach for Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: jsb61@columbia.edu

Education

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, 1987

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1987-1990
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, 1992-1994

Interests/Specialties

  • Community advocacy
  • Clinical research
  • Medical education

Learn more about Dr. Bregstein

Dr. Joan Bregstein has been an Attending in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine since 1995.

Dr. Bregstein has a particular interest in community advocacy, and in establishing and nourishing relationships between the Pediatric Emergency Department and the Washington Heights Community in upper Manhattan. She organizes an annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Health Fair which caters to over 600 school children from community public and private schools and involves more than 20 divisions in the Department of Pediatrics. She has also reached out to the teachers and parents in the community by running emergency preparedness sessions for the public school faculties and running question and answer sessions for members of the community. She serves as the faculty liaison to the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital's Family Advisory Council.

Dr. Bregstein is the course director of the Annual Steven Z. Miller Pediatric Emergency Medicine Symposium. The symposium is a national conference which seeks to enhance the knowledge of emergency medicine physicians in the care of the acutely ill pediatric patient. Dr. Bregstein also has an interest in Quality Assurance, reviewing cases for the division, in an effort to better serve the community and maximize the performance of the ED. She represented Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital as team leader on a national multi-center project involving 21 children's hospitals attempting to reduce ED throughput time. This project was sponsored by the Children's Hospital Corporation of America.

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R. Colin Carter, MD, MSc

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: rcc2142@columbia.edu

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1998
  • Johns Hopkins University, M.D., 2003
  • Harvard medical School, M.M.Sc., 2011

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern, Pediatrics, Boston Combined Residency Program, 2003-2004
  • Resident, Pediatrics, Boston Combined Residency Program, 2004-2006
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2007-2011
  • Fellow, Scholars in Clinical Science Program, Harvard medical School, 2009-2011

Awards and Honors

  • Yale/Johnson and Johnson International Health Scholar

Interests/Specialties

  • Toxicology/teratology
  • Nutrition
  • Epidemiology
  • Interactions between nutrition and toxicology during pregnancy

Learn more about Dr. Carter

Dr. Carter’s research interests focus on toxicology, specifically interactions between nutrition and alcohol-related teratology during pregnancy. This work brings together longstanding interests in toxicology, which has a natural home in Emergency Medicine, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), nutritional physiology, and global child health. Dr. Carter was recently awarded a 5-year K23 Career Development Award by NIAAA/NIH to examine potential roles of nutrition in FASD.

Over twenty years of research in animal models has demonstrated important interactions between prenatal nutrition and alcohol in FASD. However, no published studies have examined these findings in humans. Within a prospective cohort study in South Africa examining eyeblink conditioning in infants with prenatal alcohol exposure (PI: S. Jacobson), Dr. Carter is assessing the nutritional status of heavy drinking pregnant women and their offspring in efforts to examine the impact of maternal nutritional status on the teratogenic effects of alcohol.

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Lauren Chernick, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: lc2243@columbia.edu

Education

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University, College of Medicine, MD, 2004

Postgraduate Training

  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2007-2010

Interests/Specialties

  • Adolescent Reproductive Health
  • Community Health

Learn more about Dr. Chernick

Dr. Chernick's research goals include designing an ED-based intervention to start contraception in a timely manner and connect adolescents who use the ED as a frequent source of care to primary health care services.

Dr. Chernick is also interested in evidence-based practice and has presented her work at national meetings.

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Daniel Fenster, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: dbf2114@columbia.edu

Education

  • McGill University, Bachelor of Commerce, 1999
  • Touro College, Masters in Interdisciplinary Sciences, 2003
  • McGill University, MD, 2007

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, New York University, 2007-2010
  • Fellow, Pediatric emergency medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2010-2013

Interests/Specialties

  • Trauma and Critical Care
  • Bedside ultrasound
  • Pain management
  • Resident education

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Stephen Gordon, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: slg8@columbia.edu

Education

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, 1991

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Center, 1991-1992
  • Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1992-1994
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1999-2002
  • Fellow, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2008

Interests/Specialties

  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical research
  • Asthma therapy

Learn more about Dr. Gordon

Dr. Gordon was the site Principal Investigator for the PECARN study: Use of Lorazepam for the treatment of pediatric status epilepticus. His prior research endeavors include a randomized clinical trial investigating IM Dexamethasone for asthma. Dr. Gordon is working toward completion of a Masters Degree at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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Fred Greenfield, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: fdg2@columbia.edu

Education

  • American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine, MD

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Overlook Hospital

Interests/Specialties

  • Emergency department patient flow and efficiency

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Brunhild Halm, MD PhD RDMS

Academic Title(s):

Instructor in Clinical Pediatrics

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 342-0682
Email: hildahalm@earthlink.net

Education

  • Westfälische Wilhelms–Universität Münster, Germany, MD 1989

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Seton Hall University, 1992-1995
  • Fellow, Pediatric emergency medicine, Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children Honolulu, Hawai'i

Interests/Specialties

  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Pediatric point-of-care ultrasound

Learn more about Dr. Halm

Dr. Halm has completed a pediatric residency and an allergy fellowship with board certifications in Germany. After her extensive ultrasound experience during the pediatric training in Germany she became a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) in 2011.

Her research interests include biomarkers for radiation damage after computer tomography, simulation in healthcare and point-of-care ultrasound use in the acute care setting.

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Maria Ieni, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Co-Director, Patient Follow-Up Program
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: mi2279@columbia.edu

Education

  • State University of New York, Brooklyn, MD, 1998

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, 1998-2001

Interests/Specialties

  • ED follow-up management
  • Community and hospital physician communication

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Nazreen Jamal, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: nk176@columbia.edu

Education

  • Columbia College, B.A., 2001
  • New York University School of Medicine, M.D., 2005
  • George Washington University School of Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Certificate in Leadership Development, 2014

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident, Pediatrics, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, 2005-2008
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, 2009
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center, 2009-2012

Interests/Specialties

  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Quality Improvement

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David Kessler MD, MSc, RDMS

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: dk2592@columbia.edu

Education

  • Princeton University, AB, 1999
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD, 2004
  • New York University, MSc, 2009

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital, 2004-2007
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, NYU/Bellevue Hospital, 2007-2010
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound, NYU/Bellevue 2007-2010

Interests/Specialties

  • Simulation in Medical Education
  • Emergency Ultrasound
  • Global Health
  • Knowledge Translation

Learn more about Dr. Kessler

Dr. Kessler is research director for the INSPIRE network (International Network for Pediatric Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education), an international multi-center collaboration that aims to study the clinical impact of educational interventions and disseminate best practice. His research interests include simulation for skill training, point-of-care ultrasound use in pediatric emergency medicine, global health and evidence based medicine / knowledge translation.

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Abu N.G.A. Khan, MBBS, MS

Academic Title(s):

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Director,  Clinical Technologies for Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: ank14@columbia.edu

Education

  • Chittagong Medical College, MBBS, 1992
  • Chittagong Medical College, MSc, 2001
  • Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, MS

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Schneider Children's Hospital, 1992-1995
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, 1995-1996
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1996-1998

Interests/Specialties

  • Medical informatics research

Learn more about Dr. Khan

Dr. Khan's primary interest is in Clinical and Medical Informatics research. He has multiple publications and has presented multiple abstracts related to informatics. He has also authored PDA software for residents and studied the feasibility of their use in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Dr. Khan also serves as a Technology and Pediatric abstract reviewer for several Pediatric and Emergency Medicine journals. Dr. Khan completed a Masters degree in biostatistics at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He volunteers as a Thesis Mentor for Masters of Public Health students at the Mailman School of Public Health. In Feb 2008, Dr. Khan, organized and conducted the first Evidence Based Medicine workshop in Bangladesh. He is in the process of establishing an Evidence Based Medicine curriculum for Post Graduate Medical Education in Bangladesh.

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Maria Kwok, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: myk2102@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, MD, 1998
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, MPH, 1998

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Schneider Children's Hospital, 1998-2001
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 2001-2004

Awards and Honors:

  • Teacher of the Year, voted by the Pediatric Residents in 2005

Interests/Specialties

  • Asthma research
  • Pre-hospital care
  • Evidence-based medicine

Learn more about Dr. Kwok

Dr. Kwok is actively involved in both research and education within the division. She is the director of the PEM Research Assistant Program. She is the site investigator at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospitalfor the PECARN. She also participates in several research studies including as a co-investigator in the development of a prediction rule for children with abdominal trauma. She is a grant recipient to create and study the utility of an asthma kiosk in the emergency room setting. Her educational focus includes mock codes and trauma as well as evidence-based medicine. She was voted Teacher-of-the-Year by the Pediatric Residents in 2005.

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Sharon Newman, MD, PhD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Co-Director, Patient Follow-Up Program
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: srn2@columbia.edu

Education

  • Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons, MD, 1998
  • Columbia University, PhD, 1997

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, The Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1998-2001

Interests/Specialties

  • ED follow-up management

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Lorraine Ng, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792

Education

  • Brown University, ScB, 2000

     

  • Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, MD, 2005

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2005 – 2008
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine – The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, 2008 – 2011
  • Fellow, Emergency Ultrasound, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, 2011-2012

Interests/Specialties

  • Emergency ultrasound
  • Injury prevention
  • Resident and fellow education

Click here to review Dr. Ng's publications.

Sharon Pan, MD, PhD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: sp373@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, MD, 1993
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, PhD, 1993

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1993-1996
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1997-2000

Interests/Specialties

  • Continuity of care in the ED

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Martin Pusic, MD, PhD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: mvp19@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of British Columbia, MD, 1986
  • Columbia University, MA, 2001
  • Teachers College (Columbia University), PhD, 2010

Postgraduate Training

  • General Internship, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, McGill University, 1986-1987
  • Resident, Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto, 1987-1989
  • Resident, Pediatrics, The Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University, 1989-1990
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University, 1991-1993

Awards and Honors:

  • Dr. Pusic is a member of the Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy which recognizes excellence in medical education

Interests/Specialties

  • Medical informatics
  • Educational technology
  • Knowledge translation

Learn more about Dr. Pusic

Dr. Pusic obtained his MD at the University of B.C., PEM Fellowship at McGill and Masters Degree in Medical Informatics from Columbia University. He has maintained an unwavering interest in the use of educational technology in clinical settings with particular interest in the interface between education and clinical decision support. He has developed focused computer tutorials that can be delivered immediately after a trainee's interaction with a patient in an Emergency Department. He has also developed an online research methods course for PEM Fellows which was used this year to support a group project. Current research projects include: 1) creation and evaluation of a ECG interpretation decision support tool; 2) evaluating different instructional strategies for teaching x-ray interpretation using computer tutorials; 3) expansion of the series of computer tutorials designed for the emergency department. Dr. Pusic has previously been the site coordinator for the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada network and for the PECARN research network.

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Cindy Ganis Roskind, MD

Academic Title(s):

Fellowship Program Director
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: cg278@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, MD, 1998

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1998-2001
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2001-2004

Interests/Specialties

  • Graduate medical education
  • Diagnosis of intussusception

Learn more about Dr. Roskind

Dr. Roskind is the Assistant Director of the Fellowship program. She is responsible for organizing and coordinating the weekly fellows' tutorials and the weekly departmental academic conferences. She has received formal training in evidenced-based medicine, and she co-directs the annual New York City Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows EBM workshop. Dr. Roskind is also actively involved in clinical research and is currently involved in multiple projects related to the diagnosis of intussusception. Dr. Roskind is working toward the completion of a Masters Degree in Biostatistics at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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Cyril Sahyoun, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792

Education

  • Goucher College, B.S., 2001
  • Georgetown University, MD, 2006

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2006-2009
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston, 2009-2012

Interests/Specialties

  • Procedural Sedation and Analgesia
  • Ultrasound
  • Sepsis
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Awards and Honors

  • 1999, Presidential Scholarship, Goucher College
  • 2000, All-Academic Varsity Team Award, State of Maryland
  • 2001, Membership in Phi Beta Kappa Society, State of Maryland Chapter
  • 2001, The Gairdner Moment Prize, Goucher College
  • 2001, The Ann M. Lacy Priz1, Goucher College
  • 2003, Stimson-Duvall Fellowship, Goucher College
  • 2007, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award, Children’s Hospital of New York Columbia University Medical Center
  • 2008, Physician of the Year, Children’s Hospital of New York Columbia University Medical Center

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Sripriya Tiyyagura Shen

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-0682
Email: St2552@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., 2001
  • University of South Florida School of Medicine College of Medicine, MD, 2005

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern, Pediatrics, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, 2005-2006
  • Resident, Pediatrics, New York University, 2006-2008

Mindy Stimell, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician
Child Advocacy Liaison

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: ms568@columbia.edu

Education

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, 1990

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, 1990-1991
  • Resident, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1991-1993
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1993-1995

Interests/Specialties

  • Child advocacy
  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Resident education

Learn more about Dr. Stimell

Dr. Stimell has developed particular interest and expertise in the care of children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse. She works closely with our Child Advocacy Department to create clinical guidelines and protocols, and she is responsible for QA of these cases. Dr. Stimell is also interested in wound management and has coordinated suture workshops at the AAP meeting as well as locally for our pediatric residents.

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Daniel Tsze, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Director, Pain Management and Sedation Program
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: dst2141@columbia.edu

Education

  • University of British Columbia, MD, 2002
  • Brown University, Masters of Public Health, 2009

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, B.C. Children's Hospital, University of British Columbia, 2002-2004, 2005-2006
  • Registrar, Pediatrics, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, University of Cape Town, 2004-2005
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Brown University, 2006-2009

Awards and Honors

  • AAP SOEM Ken Graff Young Investigator Award, 2013

Interests/Specialties

  • Procedural sedation
  • Pain management
  • International medicine
  • Emergency preparedness

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Anju Wagh, MBBS

Academic Title(s):

Associate Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: aw313@columbia.edu

Education

  • B.J. Medical College, Pune University, MBBS, 1990

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, North Shore University Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, 1993-1996
  • Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, 1996-1999

Interests/Specialties

  • Resident education

Learn more about Dr. Wagh

Dr. Wagh is the pediatric representative for our hospital’s EMS service. She also coordinates the conferences which our division presents to both the Pediatric residents and the Emergency Medicine attendings and residents.

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Veronica Williams, MD, MPH

Academic Title(s):

Instructor in Pediatrics at CUMC
Attending Physician

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-9825
Fax: (212) 305-6792
Email: vw83@columbia.edu

Education

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD, 1993
  • Harvard University, MPH, 1999

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1994-1996
  • Chief Resident, University of California at Los Angeles, 1996-1997

Interests/Specialties

  • Adolescent medicine

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Affiliated/Voluntary Faculty

  • Stephen Arpadi, MD
  • Evelyn Berger-Jenkins, MD
  • Steven Caddle, MD
  • Maja Castillo, MD
  • Pamela Flores-Sanchez, MD
  • Mirna Giordano, MD
  • Anupam Kharbanda, MD
  • Mark Lester, MD
  • Joseph Richter, MD
  • Minna Saslaw, MD
  • Debra Samberg, MD
  • David Schnadower, MD
  • Shaziya Shaikh, MD
  • Charlotte Shandley, MD