Program Director's Welcome

Dan Egan Dan Egan, MD

Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt in New York City.

The EM residency at MSSLW is a program where the faculty and residents care deeply about their patients as well as their education. In NYC and as the major hospitals for the entire west side of Manhattan, we have one of the most diverse patient populations in the world. As a result you will experience the full spectrum of medicine and trauma in a high acuity, busy ED. The weekly educational conference is interactive, exciting, evidence-based and rigorous. Our graduates are prepared to surpass the demands of any practice environment and equipped to excel both clinically and academically. Our philosophy centers on a balanced and healthy approach to training which emphasizes resident well-being. Our residents and faculty are unusually happy, energetic and engaged.

Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West Hospitals are teaching hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System. Our EM residency is an ACGME fully accredited PGY 1-3 program with 42 EM residents and more than 40 full time faculty. Located on two campuses on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, we serve patients from Greenwich Village and Midtown, the Theater District, Morningside Heights and Harlem. The two campuses are 3 miles apart and our residents spend their time equally at both sites.

Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West Hospitals have been steadily caring for patients, serving the community, fostering medical research and innovation, and training new doctors in nearly every specialty since they first opened their doors in 1858 and 1871 respectively. Excellent, patient-centered medical care provided with compassion and respect, regardless of ability to pay, have always been central to the mission and remain so today.

Our EDs are virtually paperless with fully computerized ordering and charting and systems to retrieve the previous medical records and studies in seconds. We work with outstanding, professional and well-trained nursing staff. We have a dedicated and energetic support staff including our techs, social workers, sexual assault forensic examiners, and security. Both sites have separate psychiatric EDs and St. Luke's has a separate Pediatric ED. Each patient room is equipped with a phone with 24 hour access to interpreter services necessary given our international patient population. Our senior residents lead an entire patient team at each site providing valuable experience in the true practice of emergency medicine with significant responsibility.

Our board-certified EM Faculty hold appointments at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and represent a diverse group of EM training from around the country. They provide continuous direct supervision while fostering increasing levels of responsibility for our residents. Many of our faculty attendings hold advanced degrees or fellowship training in addition to their EM residency training including Ultrasound, Pediatric EM, Global Health and Toxicology and Research.
Choosing MSSLW will provide you with outstanding training in emergency medicine. You will leave equipped to practice in any environment. We pride ourselves on our sense of family and you will quickly integrate into that. The residency leadership takes a personal interest in your education and is committed to your success in the future whether that is fellowship, academics or a community job.