The New York American College of Emergency Physicians exists to support quality emergency medical care and to promote the interest of emergency physicians.

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Emergency Medical Services Committee

Provide medical leadership in the advancement of the State EMS system.
  • Provide leadership to improve prehospital services
  • Develop strategies to promote physician management of paramedic programs and ambulance services
  • Serve as a resource and information center for hospital and pre-hospital preparedness
  • Enhance New York ACEP ITLS program
  • Monitor and actively work with the Department of Health to promote emergency physician leadership
  • Define and prioritize issues related to interfacility transport; EMS Report Card; MOLST and patient exposure
New York ACEP believes that emergency medical services (EMS) are the first and foremost medical services in an out of hospital setting. As such, EMS must be viewed with the same demand for quality and excellence as any emergency medical care provided in the hospital.
We believe that all New Yorkers are entitled access to high quality EMS whether in rural, suburban or urban settings. We support efforts to improve the training and professional development of all EMS personnel and to upgrade the standards for dispatching services, ambulance staffing, and the level of medical care in order to optimally treat and stabilize the patients that are encountered in EMS systems.
New York ACEP believes that the direct involvement of the Department of Health and their requirement for qualified medical direction in all phases of out of hospital care are necessary to ensure the public of quality healthcare beginning with the EMS providers and continuing through transport to and treatment in the hospital Emergency Department.
This webpage was designed to offer visitors insight into the current activities of the New York ACEP EMS Committee as well as to serve as a source of information for EMS. If you have any suggestions regarding information you would like to see in this section, notify us by E-mail.
icon-phone 2The EMS Committee meets by conference call every 3rd Thursday @ 2:30 pm. Click on the Calendar to view all New York ACEP events including conference calls.
Joshua B. Moskovitz, MD MBA MPH FACEP, Jacobi Medical Center, Chair
Paul J. Barbara, MD FACEP, Staten Island University Hospital
Jeremy Cushman, MD MS EMT-P FACEP, University of Rochester
Michael W. Dailey, MD FACEP, Albany Medical Center, Board Liaison
Laura Iavicoli, MD FACEP, Elmhurst Hospital Center
Lauryn Kosturko, DO, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
David S. Kugler, MD MPH FACEP, North Shore University Hospital at Plainview
David Lobel, MD FACEP, Maimonides Medical Center
Jeffrey S. Rabrich, DO FACEP FAEMS, Montefiore Nyack Hospital
Sarah E. Secor-Jones, MD, Oneida Healthcare
Claudwardyne Thevenin, DO, Albany Medical Center
Brian M. Walters, DO FACEP, Olean General Hospital