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
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  • Herbert W. Adams Professor of Emergency Medicine, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Dir Emergency Med Services at Bellevue Hos Center
  • Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications

  • AB Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine
  • AB Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Education and Training

  • 1973
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • 1970
  • MD from Belg-U Brussels Fac Med


Locations and Appointments

462 First Avenue, Room A345
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-562-3346

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My Research

My research interests are in toxicology, global health and emergency care of the critically ill and injury.

Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD has worked at Bellevue Hospital Center and New York University Medical Center for the last century. He is currently the first Herbert W. Adams Professor and Chairman of the newly established academic 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 grantHealth Protection Research Initiative. Current research includes organ donation after cardiac arrest, homelessness, disaster response, alcoholism and poisoning. 


toxicology, global health, emergency care


  • Redistribution of Emergency Department Patients After Disaster-Related Closures of a Public Versus Private Hospital in New York City

    Lee, David C; Smith, Silas W; Carr, Brendan G; Goldfrank, Lewis R; Polsky, Daniel 2015 Mar; 1-9, Disaster medicine & public health preparedness — id: 1497192, year: 2015, page: 1, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
  • Reasons for emergency department use: do frequent users differ?

    Doran, Kelly M; Colucci, Ashley C; Wall, Stephen P; Williams, Nick D; Hessler, Robert A; Goldfrank, Lewis R; Raven, Maria C 2014; e506-e514, American journal of managed care — id: 1480362, year: 2014, page: e506, stat: Journal Article
  • Rebuilding Emergency Care After Hurricane Sandy

    Lee, David C; Smith, Silas W; McStay, Christopher M; Portelli, Ian; Goldfrank, Lewis R; Husk, Gregg; Shah, Nirav R 2014 Apr; 1-4, Disaster medicine & public health preparedness — id: 923682, year: 2014, page: 1, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
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