Program Leadership

Dr. Miriam Kulkarni, MD, FACEP

Program Director

Residency: Jacobi-Montefiore Emergency Medicine Residency Academic Interests: Medical Education, SimulationPersonal Interests: Travel, reading, cooking projects with my three young children

Dr. Elizabeth Fernandez, MD, FACEP

Assistant Program Director

Residency: SUNY Downstate/Kings County Academic Interests: Wellness, curriculum developmentPersonal Interests: Photography, scuba diving, travel, food, nutrition

Dr. Mary McLean, MD

Assistant Program Director

Residency: St. John's Riverside HospitalAcademic Interests: Medical Education, procedural medicine, cardiology, implicit bias, diversity & inclusion, technology and social media in medical educationPersonal Interests: Cooking, documentaries (especially crime documentaries), animals, computer games, escape rooms, travel, and being a foodie

Mark Silberman, MD, FCCP, FACEP


Residency & Fellowship: Columbia University, New York Presbyterian HospitalAcademic Interests: Organizational Psychology & Team Building, Operations, Administration, Business of MedicinePersonal Interests: Mountain Biking, Skiing, Hiking, International Travel

Raffaele Milizia, MD, FACEP

Medical Director

Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia and CornellAcademic Interests: Operations and ED Throughput, Clinical Protocols, Communication, TechnologyPersonal Interests: Music, Family, Soccer, Gold, Gardening

Virginia Montano

Program Coordinator

Hometown: Bronx, NYPersonal Interests: