The Department of Emergency Medicine is comprised of teams of dedicated physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals committed to providing medical care to the rich diversity of people in Brooklyn, New York. The varied divisions afford students the chance to experience all aspects of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
The Kings County Hospital / SUNY Downstate residency in emergency medicine is a medical school based, academic program that is committed to training competent and compassionate physicians who can manage all aspects of emergency medical care, and who feel at ease in the most challenging circumstances that our profession affords.
Learn more about the Residency Education division.
We believe that leaders never stop learning; therefore we devote a large amount of time and energy to student education. Our residents offer assistance to medical students through advising, individual tutoring, lectures, and hands-on workshops. We consistently receive positive feedback from medical schools, thanks to our student-friendly approach.
Learn more about the Student Education division.
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Kings County Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center in an integrated department unified in providing excellent care to the residents of the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
Kings County is a level 1 Trauma Center, a Stoke Center, and an asthma center of Excellence. SUNY Downstate is a transplant center, a cardiac revascularization center, a stroke center and the only academic University Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Learn more about the Administration division.
During their training, residents can become actively involved with basic science and clinical research. Our respected research department is well-published and has a national reputation for excellence. Faculty members have also authored or co-authored major medical textbooks such as: Atlas of Pediatrics by Dr. Binita Shah, and Greenberg's Text Atlas of Emergency Medicine, co-authored by Dr. Mark Silverberg.
Learn more about the Research division.
The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine includes 10 pediatric emergency medicine physicians that care for patients in the Pediatric Emergency Departments of both Kings County Hospital and University Hospital of Brooklyn.
Learn more about the Pediatrics division.
BLS - ACLS - PALS Training Center
At the SUNY Downstate/KCH ECC-CTC we provide monthly Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and even more frequent Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator (BLS/AED) Courses for health care providers and the community at large.
Learn more about the BLS/ACLS/PALS Training division.
Kings County Hospital's EM and EM/IM residencies include extensive time performing ultrasound. Residents devote several weeks of specialized training and work with state-of-the-art equipment. Dedicated faculty members supervise residents to ensure achievement of the ACEP/SAEM competencies.
Learn more about the Ultrasound division.
Our mission is to foster clinical excellence, promote patient safety, and advance medical education through application of high fidelity medical simulation.
Learn more about the Medical Simulation division.
The International Division promotes the advancement of emergency medicine through educational collaboration. The division supports the goal of specific training in emergency medicine as a unique, independent discipline and is working to help other countries obtain specialty recognition. The division recognizes cultural differences and seeks to adapt our emergency medicine models to each unique project partnership.
Learn more about the International EM division.
Our emergency department is one of the leading disaster preparedness hospital centers in both New York City and New York State, receiving major federal grants for bioterrorism preparedness.
Learn more about the Disaster Medicine division.
Sexual Assault Response Team - SART
The KCH Rape Crisis Program is modeled after the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) model. Our team consists of the triage nurse, sexual assault examiner, social worker, law enforcement personnel, and the Emergency Department Physician. We provide timely medical and psychological attention to all patients who present to the Emergency Department after a sexual assault. A nurse or physician who has had training specific to sexual assault patient management cares for our sexual assault victims.
Learn more about the Sexual Assault Response division.
DAM - Doctors Against Murder
We work to prevent violence in our own neighborhood through an outreach program called Doctors Against Murder (DAM). This program invites residents to go into the community and speak about managing conflicts in a nonviolent manner. Through advocacy and action, DAM gives residents the chance to get involved, make a difference and become role models in the community.
Learn more about the DAM - Doctors Against Murder division.
Informatics is an increasingly critical component of emergency care. Our department and our two primary clinical sites afford great opportunities for involvement on the departmental, hospital and broader levels. The physician group provides financial and data analysis support.
Learn more about the Information Technology division.
Increased life expectancy has resulted in an ever growing number of elderly patients. This "Graying of America" has resulted in many more acutelly ill geriatric patient presenting to the Emergency Department and utilizing more emergency resources.
Learn more about the Geriatrics division.
With its own toxicology division, Kings County Hospital offers residents the chance to work with full-time faculty who are board-certified toxicologists. Current highlights of our toxicology program include an excellent lecture series, a toxicology consulting service, and a rotation at the NYC Poison Control Center.
Learn more about the Toxicology division.
The Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to a vision of Excellence through diversity of: ethic background, racial identity, religious belief, age, gender and sexual orientation. Please check back here soon as we are building this new division in our department.
Learn more about the Diversity division.