Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD

  • Specialties: Toxicology, Emergency Medicine
  • Languages: English, French
  • Phone: 212-562-3346

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

drug and alcohol abuse, poisoning, alcoholism, homeless

Credentials

Positions
  • Herbert W. Adams Professor of Emergency Medicine, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Director, International Emergency Program and Faculty Development and Mentorship
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, 1980
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 1972
Education and Training
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1973
  • MD from Belg-U Brussels Fac Med, 1970

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Locations and Appointments

462 First Avenue, Room A345
New York, NY 10016

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Interests

toxicology, global health, emergency care

Research Summary

Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD has worked at Bellevue Hospital Center and New York University Medical Center for the last 35 years. He is currently the Herbert W. Adams Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University. He is also the Medical Director of the New York City Health Department's Poison Center. He is trained in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.

His efforts have led to the development of NYU's Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology residencies. He has served as the Chairman of American Board of Emergency Medicine's subboard on Medical Toxicology, the American Board of Medical Toxicology and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. His entire career has been spent working in the public hospitals of New York City emphasizing the role of Emergency Medicine in improving access to care, public health, public policy and medical humanism. This research is in developing the systems for essential health care services. His investigations in preparedness include developing and leading a consortium on preparedness with the NYC Department of Health, leading the New York University School of Medicine Consortium on Preparedness, being the principal investigator for a DHS Large Scale Emergency Readiness grant and being a co-principal investigator on a CDC Public Health Research grant–Health Protection Research Initiative. Current research includes organ donation after cardiac arrest, homelessness, disaster response, alcoholism and poisoning. 

Academic Contact

Academic office

462 First Avenue

3rd floor

NY, NY 10016

Phone

212-263-5022

Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Capacity? Informed Consent; Informed Discharge? Uncertainty! [Editorial]

    Goldfrank, Lewis R; Wittman, Ian Goldfrank, Lewis R; Wittman, Ian
    Annals of emergency medicine. 2017 Jun 26. ?-?

  • Letter in response to "Efficiency of acidemia correction on intermittent versus continuous hemodialysis in acute methanol poisoning"

    Fox, Lindsay M; Su, Mark K; Goldfrank, Lewis R Fox, Lindsay M; Su, Mark K; Goldfrank, Lewis R
    Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia). 2017 Apr. 55 (4): 305-305

  • Observation Services Linked With an Urgent Care Center in the Absence of an Emergency Department: An Innovative Mechanism to Initiate Efficient Health Care Delivery in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

    Caspers, Christopher; Smith, Silas W; Seth, Rishi; Femia, Robert; Goldfrank, Lewis R Caspers, Christopher; Smith, Silas W; Seth, Rishi; Femia, Robert; Goldfrank, Lewis R
    Disaster medicine & public health preparedness. 2016 Jun. 10 (3): 405-410

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