Rahul Sharma, M.D., M.B.A.

Rahul Sharma, M.D., M.B.A. Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Rahul Sharma, M.D., M.B.A.
Specialties: Emergency Medicine


170 William St
New York, NY 10038
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About Rahul Sharma, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Rahul Sharma is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and serves as the Emergency Physician-in-Chief for New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. In addition, he is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Virtual Care at Weill Cornell Medicine. He holds dual faculty appointments as Professor of Emergency Medicine and Professor of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine. As the academic Chairman for the Department of Emergency Medicine, he leads all academic and operational activities for the four Weill Cornell affiliated Emergency Departments, which include NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center, NYP-Lower Manhattan Hospital, NYP-Brooklyn Methodist and NYP-Queens. In total, these NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine affiliated Emergency Departments treat approximately 400,000 patients annually serving a diverse population in New York City. Dr. Sharma holds several other executive healthcare leadership roles, including Chief and Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the NYP enterprise, Vice Chair of the Weill Cornell Physician Organization Finance Committee, and past president of the New York Presbyterian Hospital Medical Board. He also serves on the boards for the Weill Cornell Medicine Board of Fellows and the New York State Board for Medicine and is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.

He is a national leader in the fields of emergency medicine, healthcare operations, telemedicine and virtual healthcare and his operational and research focus has been on the development of novel care delivery models and the use of technology to improve patient experience, safety, and quality of care. In 2020, he helped to lead the system-wide COVID-19 pandemic response at New York Presbyterian Hospital and was instrumental in developing several initiatives to transform healthcare delivery and mitigate the effects of the pandemic. Dr. Sharma is widely published in peer reviewed publications and has been an invited guest speaker at several national and international programs, including the National Academy of Medicine. His accomplishments in innovation have been featured in several national media platforms and academic journals, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NEJM Catalyst, and JAMA. Dr. Sharma has received several awards including being named a Top 25 Innovator in the healthcare industry by Modern Healthcare, a Crain's New York Business Notable in Healthcare, and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) National Innovative Change in Practice Management Award.

As the recipient of two national teaching awards and the founder of several innovative programs, Dr. Sharma has an established record as a medical educator. He has been awarded the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) National Excellence in Teaching Award and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) National Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Sharma has devised and spearheaded numerous educational programs, including the first endowed Healthcare Leadership and Management (HLM) Scholars Program for medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine, the first Physician Assistant Residency Program at NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine, and several fellowships and training programs in Healthcare Leadership and Management, Simulation and Global Emergency Medicine.

He serves on several national committees including the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) National Emergency Medicine Practice Committee and National Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In addition, he is an Oral Boards Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).

Dr. Sharma received a combined MD/MBA degree in Health Management from Tufts University School of Medicine and then completed his specialty training in Emergency Medicine at NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, where he was selected as Chief Resident.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital


  • Telemedicine Assessment

  • Virtual Care


  • Degrees: Hofstra University
  • Degrees: Tufts University
  • Degrees: Tufts University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

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  • New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Catalyst Editors' Picks: Top Articles of 2022: The Availabilists: Emergency Care Without the Emergency Department , 2022
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, 2022
  • Best Physician Partner Award-Weill Cornell Medicine Advanced Practice Providers Award Ceremony, 2022
  • Honorary Police Surgeon, New York City Police Department, 2021
  • Recipient, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2020 Innovative Change in Practice Management Award
  • 2020 Crain's New York Business Notable in Healthcare
  • Recipient, Modern Healthcare Top 25 Innovators Award, 2019
  • Recipient, EMRA's 45 Under 45 Influencers in Emergency Medicine, 2019
  • Co-Recipient, National ACEP Emergency Department Wellness Challenge Award, 2019
  • Co-Recipient, 2018 Intelligent Healthcare Assocation (IHA) Patient Care and Health Delivery Award and 2018 IHA Grand Award, 2018 HIMMS Conference, Las Vegas, NV
  • Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award, 2017, ACEP Scientific Assembly
  • Aresty Scholar, Physician Leadership Academy, The Wharton School and Deloitte, 2017
  • Recipient, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center Patient Centered Care Physician Champion Award, 2015
  • Co-Recipient, New York Presbyterian Hospital Patient Centered Care Corporate Team Achievement Award-Adult Emergency Department, 2015
  • Co-Recipient, NYULMC Quality and Safety Day 2014 Best Poster on "Improving Sepsis Care" in category of "Improved Quality"
  • Co-Recipient, NYULMC Quality and Safety Day 2013 Best Poster on "Emergency Department Follow up Center" in category of "Keeping our Patients Safe"
  • National Faculty Teaching Award 2010 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • National Excellence in Teaching Award 2008 Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA)
  • Special Recognition Award from Weill Cornell Emergency Department Physician Assistants for outstanding service, 2009
  • Chief Resident, NYU/Bellevue Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Employee Recognition Committee Team Spotlight Award, NYU Medical Center, 2004
  • Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) National Leadership Award, 2003
  • American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award, 2003
  • 2003 EMRA Scholarship to the ACEP Leadership and Legislative Issues Conference
  • Obtained over $20, 000.00 in grants from the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) for educational and patient care purposes in the Bellevue Hospital Emergency Department
  • Co-Recipient, CIR Best Practices Award for Reducing Resident Work Hours 2003 Bellevue Emergency Department
  • Valedictorian, Department of Biology at Hofstra University, NY
  • Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Biology
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Eagle Scout