Einstein/Montefiore Division of Critical Care Medicine

From the Interim Chief

Image: Michelle Ng Gong, MD
Since the original ventilator wards created during the polio epidemic of the 1950s, there has been growing recognition of critical care medicine as its own discipline within medicine with its specialized technology, skill set, knowledge base, and patient population. The Einstein-Montefiore Division of Critical Care Medicine was established in 1981 as an integrated, unified service to meet the clinical needs and improve outcomes in the most critically ill patients in the hospital. Today, with over 75 full-time faculty physicians, physician assistants, and staff, the Einstein-Montefiore Division of Critical Care Medicine is a recognized national leader in critical care medicine in the area of clinical care delivery and operation, research, and education. In addition to their board certification and expertise in critical care medicine, all of our faculty physicians have received additional training or certification in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, surgery, transplantation, infectious disease, nephrology, palliative care medicine, bioethics, neurology or neuro-critical care medicine. This multidisciplinary team provides critical care at the bedside in 7 intensive care units and two intermediate care units specialized to care for patients with medical, surgical, cardiothoracic, and neurologic injuries and conditions. The physicians and physician assistants provide cutting edge medical care and innovative technologies to support patients before, during, and after their acute critical illness. Our Critical Care Consult team is available 24/7 to provide critical care expertise and resuscitation to any patient in the hospital, whenever and wherever it is needed.

The Einstein-Montefiore Division of Critical Care Medicine is active nationally and internationally in research in areas such as acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute respiratory failure, sepsis, long term outcomes after critical illness, post-intensive care syndrome, delirium, healthcare delivery science, quality improvement, informatics, and predictive analytics in acute organ failure and critical illness. The division has been funded by the NIH, AHRQ, and CMS for clinical trials and projects aimed at improving outcomes in patients with acute critical illness.

The Division of Critical Care Medicine is also dedicated to training the next generation of intensivists. In addition to a clinical fellowship program in critical care medicine for physicians, there is a physician assistant residency program. Our attendings are actively recruited to serve as faculty members for professional courses in critical care ultrasound and cardiothoracic critical care by national professional societies in critical care. Many of our faculty are invited speakers and facilitators in major research and professional meetings on the national and international level for the American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and Society of Critical Care Medicine.

As the healthcare system evolves to take care of more seriously ill patients with multiple complex medical problems, the Einstein-Montefiore Division of Critical Care Medicine will continue to lead the way through research, education, and innovation to ensure delivery of high quality, efficient, state-of-the-art critical care to our patients and to Montefiore.

Michelle Ng Gong, MD
Interim Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine
Professor, Department of Medicine (Critical Care)
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Director, Critical Care Research, Department of Medicine 


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Moses Campus
Montefiore Medical Center
Ground Floor, Gold Zone
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Phone : 718-904-3015
Fax : 718-863-5763

Einstein Campus
Jack D. Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Phone: 718-904-3015
Fax: 718-863-5763

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