Lewis R. Goldfrank, has worked at Bellevue Hospital Center and New York University Medical Center for the last 40 years. He is currently Professor of Emergency Medicine at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. His efforts have led to the development of NYU’s Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology residencies. He has served as the Chairman of the American Board of Emergency Medicine’s subboard on Medical Toxicology, the American Board of Medical Toxicology and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. He is senior editor of Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies, a standard text in medical toxicology, in its twelfth edition is being prepared for publication in 2023.
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 and being the principal investigator for an ASPR evaluation of the NYU response to Hurricane Sandy. Dr. Goldfrank is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and chaired numerous IOM Committees. He has had national and international leadership roles in global health, public health and preparedness for catastrophic events. 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.