Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 40 – No 09 – September 2021
Location: Bronx, New York
Year founded: 1990
Number of residents: 60
Program length: 4 years
What makes your program unique?
Our four-year program in a diverse, inner-city location provides great training. One of the things that makes our program unique is the Track Program, which allows residents to concentrate elective time on a “niche” of emergency medicine. This expands your knowledge, exposure, and portfolio in a corner of emergency medicine, which prepares you for fellowships or can help to jump-start your career.
Why is your city a great place to live?
It’s New York City. The city, as it returns to its vibrant form, has all kinds of sites to see, experiences to take part in, and ways to spend your free time. Two experiences that are five minutes away from the hospital are the Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Garden, which are fantastic ways to spend a day.
Recent publication of note:
Opiate use disorder is a crisis for our county but especially the population we serve, and therefore, we are the busiest site for a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene project that aims to get naloxone into the community. The project is ongoing; however, our toxicologists are also working on buprenorphine treatment. One recent publication—authored by Howard G. Greller, MD, director of research and medical toxicology at SBH Health System, and colleagues—demonstrates that we are focused on this issue daily and are sharing our clinical experiences with other clinicians across the United States.1
What is a fun fact about your city or program?
We are at the corner of Arthur Avenue, which in 2016 was named one of “America’s Greatest Streets” by the American Planning Association.
—Scott J. Leuchten, DO, program director
- Chenworth M, Perrone J, Love JS, et al. Buprenorphine initiation in the emergency department: a thematic content analysis of a #firesidetox Tweetchat. J Med Toxicol. 2020;16(3):262-268.