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Why Choose Maimonides?

Maimonides is proud to serve the communities of Brooklyn, possibly one of the most culturally diverse areas in the world. In addition to having patients with a variety of sociocultural backgrounds and medical issues, we have a very diverse group of medical students, residents, faculty and staff in the Emergency Department. If you want to learn how to educate everyone and anyone, you will not find a more fertile educational field than Maimonides.

The Maimonides Emergency Medicine Residency Program began in 2002 and has graduated 69 residents who are practicing in many national and international locations. It has established itself as a successful training ground and, yet, is adaptable and interested in positive changes to improving education at all trainee levels.

Maimonides ED faculty include many excellent physicians with subspecialty training in a variety of areas, including adult and pediatric ultrasound, simulation, international emergency medicine, toxicology and hyperbarics. These attendings and their own work at Maimonides provide an excellent resource for the fellow in pursuing subspecialty medical education training.

The Maimonides Emergency Department utilizes an electronic medical record, which includes built-in linking to old EKGs and imaging, discharge summaries, cardiac catheterization/echo reports, and patient demographic/contact information. We have a robust informatics department; several faculty members and residents have subspecialty interest and training in medical informatics. This wealth of information not only facilitates patient care, but is also used in many types of educational research projects.


About Maimonides

  • Maimonides is in the top 10 hospitals in the nation (out of 7,400) for CHF, MI and pneumonia clinical measures
  • 705 inpatient beds, capacity for over 150 ED patients
  • ED: 120,000 patient visits per year
  • Nationally recognized Stroke and STEMI receiving center
  • High acuity: 32% adult admission rate in 2010
  • Three-year residency with 16 residents/year
  • Additional fellowships in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Simulation and Ultrasound
  • ED with 24-hour live translation of Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Russian
  • Life in Brooklyn. On days off, you will have the entire New York City metropolitan area available to you for endless dining, cultural, retail and outdoor activities