Board of Directors
The All NYC EM Board of residency leaders from throughout New York City work to bring high-yield conferences and other annual events for residents, medical students, faculty and administrators alike.
Abbas Husain is a Canadian transplant in NYC who trained in Philadelphia at Drexel University and then moved to NYC where he is the associate program director of Emergency Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital. His academic interests include international medicine and integration of technology in medicine. Along with his strong support of FOAMed, he has a keen interest in clinical informatics and medical education. He is the editor in chief of statenislandem.com and also serves on the NYACEP Board. Abbas is an avid traveler and food enthusiast.
Kaushal Shah is currently the Residency Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. His education took him on a tour of New England (Brown University, Dartmouth Medical School and the Harvard Affiliated EM Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) but he returned home to NY. He has a strong interest in trauma and education. He has edited a series of textbooks, including Essential Emergency Trauma and Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care. He is chair of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Trauma Interest Group and the Education Committee for the New York chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Shah enjoys lecturing and conducting research on a variety of trauma topics. Hobbies include playing tennis and trying to keep up with two energetic little girls.
Mark Silverberg is an attending physician at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He has spent more than 2 decades in that prestigious institution starting with medical school in 1993. After completing his Emergency Medicine residency at Kings County Hospital, he stayed on to join thief faculty as well. He then began his academic career at SUNY Downstate as the Director of Student Education, but soon became the Assistant Residency Director and then the Associate Residency Director. With COVID looming in the background, he now holds the title of Director of Disaster Preparedness for the Emergency Department. Dr. Silverberg has recently joined the EM lecture circuit and combines his love of scuba diving and underwater photography with emergency medicine. These fields mesh nicely to allow him to be a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker on marine envenomations and hyperbaric medicine. Dr. Silverberg also loves the great outdoors and heads the wilderness medicine division of the Emergency Medicine
department at Kings County hospital.
Laura Melville MD is an attending physician and Resident Research Director at New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where she has been since graduating from residency at SUNY Downstate lo these many years ago. She also serves as faculty for the Peds EM Fellowship, as she has always split her clinical time between adult and pediatric shifts. Dr. Melville is also on the Board of Directors for New York ACEP, and serves as Chair for the NY ACEP Research Committee. Her interests are many, and include diversity, medical education, critical care, trauma, adult and pediatric appendicitis, and patient/parent perceptions and values in regards to medical care. She also loves her her family (husband and two boys) oysters, wine, and is an unapologetic Dr. Who nerd.
Member at Large
Sally is a bleeding heart Canadian that is somehow stuck in New York - at least it's Brooklyn! Sally works at Brooklyn's only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center, Maimonides Medical Center. There her faculty role is to recruit and train awesome people and form them into awesome emergency doctors. Nowadays they call that, “Assistant Program Director.” Her interests include women’s health, professional coaching, and small and large format curriculum/conference design. Sally is also an active member of the "AIRWAY" storytelling team where she plans events to help us tell the many stories that we acquire in the shoes of emergency doctors. When she is not fantasizing about skiing, saying "eh" or riding her bike in the vast wilderness, she can be found cursing under her breath, bagel-eating, stoop-sitting, dog walking and generally happy in NYC.
Dr. Frosso Adamakos is a native Brooklynite also lived in Montreal, Canada for 10 years after which she completed residency as a chief resident at Maimonides Medical Center, and has since worked in the greater NYC area. She is the Vice Chair of Education at the Metropolitan-Harlem Emergency Medicine Residency and NYMC School of Medicine, Affiliate Career Faculty Advisor at City University of New York, on the Board of Directors of the ALLNYCEM Committee and the Vice President of the Equity in Medicine Foundation, a non-profit organization of FeminEM. She lectures frequently regionally and nationally on a variety of lecture topics, specializing in Code Management and Diversity and Equity in Medicine.
Mark Curato is the Assistant Program Director at NY Presbyterian Columbia/Cornell and the director of the NYP Columbia/Cornell Medical Student Sub-Internship. He is also the director of the ALLNYC Medical Education Leadership Fellowship Program. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University his medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. He has completed the CORD Residency Administration Fellowship and is a Cornell Scholar in Health Equity. He is an avid runner, a lousy guitar player, a wine enthusiast, and loves to eat and travel. He lives on the Upper West Side with his wife and they do not have a dog, which is absurd.
Anand Swaminathan is an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. His main interests are in resident education, faculty development, resuscitation and knowledge translation. Anand is a deputy editor and conference chair for EM: RAP and the managing editor for EM Abstracts. He is a big believer in and contributor to the Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) movement. Anand is an associate editor for REBEL EM and REBELCast and a regular contributor to the EM Cases Quick Hits podcast. When not working, Anand enjoys long distance running and building Legos with his kids (Matt 11, Maya 8 and Luke 4).
Dr. Elizabeth Fernandez is an attending physician and assistant program director at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY. She is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia (now the Sidney Kimmel Medical College) and completed her emergency medicine residency training at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital in 2012. She has a strong interest in innovative curriculum development, medical education, and wellness, and she is bringing those same interests to the new residency program at St. John's. Outside of EM, Elizabeth enjoys world travel, international cuisine, cooking, scuba diving, and running with her dog.
Michael P. Jones
Dr. Michael P. Jones is an Attending Physician and the Residency Program Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center (jacobiem.org) in the Bronx, New York. He completed his emergency medicine residency training at Jacobi and Montefiore Medical Centers, where he was Chief Resident. Prior to becoming a physician, he was an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City most prominently with the Central Park Medical Unit (www.cpmu.com), where he now serves as the Medical Director. He was a rescue worker on September 11th at the World Trade Center and during the August 2003 Great Northeast Blackout. In addition, he serves as a member of the board of directors of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City. His life’s passion is to travel, often by foot, and he has hiked the Scottish Highlands, throughout Italy, Turkey, the Andes, and Africa, summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. Most recently, he trekked to the Tiger’s Nest and throughout the Himalayas in Bhutan.
Tom Nguyen, MD is currently the APD for the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Emergency Medicine Program in NYC. He did his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and then attended medical school at the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in NJ. For residency, he then did a combined EM/IM Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC. His current interests are in Residency Education, Simulation, and Cardiology. In his spare time, Tom enjoys eating cuisines from around the world, traveling, skiing and baseball. In addition, he loves to spend time with his family and young daughters here in the Upper West Side of NYC.
Brian Gilberti is faculty at NYU / Bellevue where he is Assistant Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Program and works with residents and faculty in producing online education pieces through Core EM. He is one of our newest members here on the ALLNYC crew. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys the great outdoors, biographies, and going to Monster Truck Rallies with his son.
Dr. Marc Kanter is currently the Associate Program Director and Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine at Lincoln Medicine Center in the Bronx NY (lincolnemergencymedicine.com). Dr. Kanter has a background in EMS as a prehospital provider around NY state. A native NYer, completed medical school at NY Medical College. He went on to complete a year of Internal Medicine residency training in CT followed by Emergency Medicine residency training at Lincoln Medical Center, the busiest ED in NY State. He is an active participant in the NY chapter and national American College of Emergency Physicians, having served on the EMS committee and currently Academic Affairs committee and the Tactical EM, Disaster Medicine and Trauma/Injury Prevention sections. He is the NYC Health + Hospitals representative to the NYC REMAC and sits on the system-wide Emergency Management Council. He is an active lecturer and researcher with a particular focus on trauma, resuscitation & airway mgmt.
Dr. Eric Steinberg, DO, MEHP is the Program Director of the emergency medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson, NJ. He contributes to a number of educational resources for Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA), is on the Editorial Board for MDCalc, and is the Course Director for Imaging for Foundations of Emergency Medicine. His passions include curriculum development, point-of-care teaching, bourbon, hiking, and building gigantic forts with his sons.