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WELCOME

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Hello and welcome to the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Emergency Medicine (WHEM) Residency program website. We are a unique program, in a unique city. Colloquially called the hospital of Kings and Queens, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is located in the heart of NYC on the borders of Brooklyn (Kings County) and Queens (Queens County). Our residency program provides the combined experience of a community teaching hospital in a high density urban environment.  Our Emergency Department serves an ethnically and racially diverse population and treats a wide range of pathologies in various states of exacerbation. The size of our program fosters a familial spirit and encourages strong teamwork. Residents of our program quickly learn resuscitation skills, leadership, and develop their ability to think quickly and independently in a supportive atmosphere. We strive to cultivate physicians who are clinically competent, caring, empathetic, and passionate about lifelong learning. Thank you for considering our program in your endeavor to become an "Emergentologist" 

 Dr. Anton Wray, MD

Program Director

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The Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Emergency Medicine (WHEM) residency program is a 3 year ACGME-accredited residency program in Brooklyn, NY. We have 6 residents in each class for a total of 18 residents total. The primary education site is the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Emergency Department. In addition to our ED, we rotate through Harlem Hospital Center, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Staten Island University Hospital and the New York City Poison Control Center. The total number of blocks our residents spend off service varies each year.

PGY-1 residents spend 10 blocks in the ED, building their core skills. During PGY-2, our residents have the most time off-service to supplement their clinical learning. Therefore, PGY-2 residents spend 6.5 blocks in the ED.  As they prepare for attending-hood, our PGY-3 residents solidify their emergency medicine management with 9 full blocks in the ED. During their senior year, residents are encouraged to explore their specific Emergency Medicine interest during their scheduled elective rotation. PGY-3 Residents are also trained in administrative duties and responsible for acting as the RIC or "Resident in Charge" during their third year.

Home: Curriculum

PGY-1

  • Orientation/Intro to EM

    • | WHMC

  • Emergency Medicine

    • | WHMC

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

    • | WHMC

  • Pediatric EM

    • | Harlem Hospital   

  • Ultrasound

    • | WHMC

  • CCU

    • | WHMC & Lenox Hill Hospital

  • Radiology |

    • WHMC

  • Anesthesiology

    • | WHMC

  • Vacation X 4 Weeks

PGY-2

  • Emergency Medicine

    • | WHMC

  • Trauma

    • | Harlem Hospital

  • Toxicology

    • | NYC Poison Control 

  • Pediatric EM

    • | Harlem Hospital

  • EMS

    • | FDNY (Bushwick)

  • Medical ICU

    • | WHMC

  • Surgical ICU

    • | SIUH

  • Pediatric ICU

    • | The Brooklyn Hospital Center

  • Vacation X 4 Weeks

PGY-3

  • Emergency Medicine

    • | WHMC

  • Trauma

    • | Harlem Hospital

  • Elective

    • | TBD

  • Pediatric EM

    • | Harlem Hospital

  • Urgent Care

    • | WHMC

  • Ultrasound

    • | WHMC

  • Vacation X 4 Weeks

Program Overview

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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Our Institution

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (WHMC) is a 350-bed teaching hospital situated in an ethnically diverse residential neighborhood on the border of northern Brooklyn and western Queens. With a dedicated staff of 1,800 physicians, nurses, and support personnel, we provide care to patients in over thirty-five different languages and cultures.

 

Since our establishment in 1889, we have been committed to serving the community, and today, we see over 90,000 patient visits annually in our Emergency Department across the Main Adult, Fast-Track (Urgent Care), and Pediatric divisions. We also offer various outpatient services to thousands of individuals via our network of community ambulatory care centers and provide extensive community health education and screening programs. We are committed to providing the latest in evidence-based care to ensure our patients receive the best quality of care.

 

WHMC is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, and our Emergency Department has been recognized as a 911 receiving facility. We have also been awarded the American Stroke Association “Gold Plus Award” for outstanding stroke care. Since March 2021, we have been designated as a STEMI center by the FDNY and provide immediate PCI for patients with life-threatening myocardial infarctions. Additionally, our Emergency Department is  now accredited by the ACGME as a Geriatric ED.

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RESIDENTS

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Gabriela Cleary, MD, PGY-3
 
Administrative Chief Resident

Kansas City University

School of Medicine

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Resident Life

Our community of residents is comprised of diverse individuals from various backgrounds. Some have followed traditional academic paths, while others have taken unique career journeys. We seek residents who embody qualities such as enthusiasm, determination, teamwork, and a strong commitment to lifelong learning and academic excellence. For more information about our residents, rotations, conferences, wellness programs, and other residency experiences, please visit our Instagram page or contact us directly through the submission form below. 

Home: Our Faculty

FACULTY

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Dr. Lisandro Irizarry

Chairman

Interests: Admin, Disaster Response, ChemBio Warfare

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Dr. Kim Guishard

Vice-Chairman

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Dr. Anton Wray

Program Director

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Dr. Sam Bechmann

Associate Program Director

Interests: Physician Finance, Global Health

Dr. Orinthia King

Director of Clinical Ultrasound

Dr. Mark Hug

Director of Student Clerkships

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Dr. Lynn Manganiello

Attending

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Dr. Ashley Young

Attending

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Dr. Shannon Pickup

Attending

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Dr. Karen Ambert

Attending

Dr. Saul Grullon

Attending

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Dr. Lauren Paish

Attending

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Dr. Alexander Tsukerman

Attending

Interests: Medicolegal aspects of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Mariya Belyayeva

Attending

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Dr. Cathy Chen

Attending

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