The Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency is a two campus, fully accredited, residency. It was formed in 2016 when the EM residencies at the North Shore University Hospital combined with the residency at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center.
The Emergency Medicine residency is based at both the LIJ Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital (Adult level 1 trauma center) with a significant clinical experiences at Cohen Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center) and one month at Maryland Shock Trauma. Even though the hospitals are only 1.7 miles apart, the hospitals serve vastly different patient populations. North Shore University Hospital primarily serves a suburban upper/middle class population on Long Island while LIJ provides care to a more urban population in Queens, NY. The culture of the hospital, the patient demographics and the payer mix vary greatly. Both hospitals are high acuity with a 28 and a 32% admission rate respectively.
The program is a 3 +1 program. Which means that at its heart it is a 3 year program with a focus on education and critical care. In addition to the clinical experiences you expect of any great training program, our residents have access to expertise in EMS and Disaster management, Toxicology, International Medicine, Sports Medicine and Ultrasound through the fellows and attendings in these fields who they work with every day. They also have a varied clinical experience with a patient population that straddles the urban and the suburban, the underserved low socioeconomic level and the complex, multi-specialty disease patient for a rich spectrum of pathology and management.
We aim to train complete physicians and support our residents in whatever areas they require.
Program Director and Associate Program Directors
Tom Perera, MD Pinaki Mukherji, MD Mathew Nelson, MD