Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Emergency Physician-in-Chief,
New York Presbyterian Hospital,
New York-Cornell Medical Center

Neal Flomenbaum earned his AB degree at Columbia College and is an AOA graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Albert Einstein-Bronx (Jacobi) Municipal Hospital Center and afterwards served as Associate Director of Emergency Services at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center (1977-79). Between 1979 and 1987, Dr. Flomenbaum was Associate Director of Emergency Services at Bellevue and NYU Hospital Centers and from 1987 to 1996 was Chairman of Emergency Medicine at The Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Flomenbaum has held academic appointments as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1978-79) and New York University School of Medicine (1979-85). He was an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, with tenure, at New York University School of Medicine (1985-88) and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn (1988-1996). In 1996, Dr. Flomenbaum became the first Emergency Physician-in-Chief at The New York Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Cornell University Medical College.

Dr. Flomenbaum is a senior editor and author of Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies (eight editions), Emergency Diagnostic Testing (two editions) and Emergency Reference Guide (four editions) Dr. Flomenbaum has also co-authored over twenty review papers and several peer-review clinical research papers.

As an Instructor and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1976-9), Dr. Flomenbaum was Director of Medical Education for the new residency program in Emergency Medicine (est.1975) a teaching attending physician on the Internal Medicine service at Jacobi Hospital, and responsible for the fourth year student elective in Emergency Medicine. As an Assistant and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at NYU, Dr. Flomenbaum was again responsible for the Emergency Medicine course for fourth year medical students, a teaching attending physician on the Internal Medicine service at both Bellevue and NYU Hospitals, and the director or co-director for over two dozen NYU post-graduate courses in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology. Between 1983 and 1985, Dr. Flomenbaum was Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee to New York City's Emergency Medical Services.

In addition to his hospital and medical school responsibilities, Dr. Flomenbaum is a senior examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and a consultant to the New York City Poison Control Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) and the New York Academy of Medicine, where he is the founding chairman of the Section on Emergency Medicine (1992 - ) and a member of the Academy's CME Committee. Dr. Flomenbaum was also national president of the Albert Einstein Alumni Association Board of Governors (1997-1999). He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine (AJEM), Poisindex, Emergindex and several other medical publications.

Dr. Flomenbaum has lectured widely on Clinical Toxicology, Acid-Base Disturbances in the Emergency Department, Medical Ethics and Chemical and Biological Terrorism. He has been a Medicine Grand Rounds speaker at numerous facilities including Columbia-Presbyterian, New York-Cornell and Massachusetts General Hospitals. As a clinical toxicologist, Dr. Flomenbaum has always been interested in the adverse effects of medicine on the elderly. Since coming to NYPH/WCMC in 1996, Dr. Flomenbaum has developed a special interest in emergency care of geriatric patients. This interest developed in response to the ever-increasing geriatric population served in Emergency Departments, and the difficulties even experienced Emergency Physicians encounter in prescribing appropriate doses of medications to avoid overdoses and dangerous drug interactions. For over a quarter of a century, Dr. Flomenbaum has devoted a substantial part of his professional career to helping establish and support Emergency Medicine as a specialty and to providing the highest quality Emergency Medicine education and training for students, residents and attending physicians.

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