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Christine HErnandez MD
Assistant Clinical professor

Dr. Christine Hernandez is a graduate of the Emergency Medicine residency at Stony Brook University Medical Center. She has a special intrest in human trafficking  in the Carribean, Central, and South America.


Dr. Henry was one of the first residency-trained and Board Certified Emergency Medicine physicians to practice in New York City and New York State. As a member of the original Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee for New York City, he helped develop standards for EMS, 911- receiving hospitals, and specialty referral centers in an EMS system receiving over 1,000,000 calls annually.

Dr. Henry arrived at Stony Brook as Chairman of Emergency Medicine in 1990. He has led the department to national stature in the area of emergency medicine research. An avid EMS researcher,

He lectures nationally and internationally, including Israel, Korea, Portugal and Brazil, on emergency medicine and EMS related topics. Dr. Henry has authored many scientific publications, textbooks, chapters and curricula for emergency medicine and EMS. This includes a comprehensive textbook for Emergency Medical Technicians, “EMT Prehospital Care”. Dr. Henry served as Chairman of the New York State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee and as Medical Director of the EMS Program for the New York State Department of Health for 17 years. During his tenure, research trials, clinical protocols, educational programs, legislative initiatives, and community based EMS programs such as defibrillators in public schools have significantly improved the effectiveness of the New York State EMS System.

Dr. Weingart received his medical degree and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then went on to fellowships in Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and ECMO at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

He is currently an attending in and chief of the Division of Emergency Critical Care at Stony Brook Hospital. He is a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at Stony Brook Medicine and an adjunct associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

He is best known for his podcast on Resuscitation and ED Critical Care called the EMCrit Podcast; it currently is downloaded > 300,000 times per month.

Dr. Wright attended medical school and Emergency Medicine residency at SUNY-Downstate and Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. After residency, he completed a multi-disciplinary CCM fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island. Dr. Wright splits his time between EM Critical Care, Neurocritical Care, and Surgical Intensive Care at  Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Wright has had the privilege of being honored by his fellows and residents with multiple teaching awards. He is currently the program director of the Advanced Resuscitation Training Program at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and is faculty for the Emergency Medicine residency and Surgical Critical Care fellowship at Stony Brook. His research interests include Neurological Emergencies and in Invasive and Non-Invasive Ventilation strategies.

Dr. Secko completed his residency training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn NY. He then completed a fellowship in EM Ultrasound at Downstate, and went on to become the director of Ultrasound Fellowship at SUNY Downstate, before moving to Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is the Fellowship Director and Division Chief for Ultrasound, and is welcoming his first fellows in Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography.

Dr. Reardon completed her residency training at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center  in Lebanon, NH. She then completed a fellowship in EM Ultrasound at Hennepin Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before joining the faculty at Stony Brook University Medical Center. She will be assisting Dr. Secko with the fellowship in Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography.

mark c. henry md, facep 
chairman, department of emergency medicine
PEter a viccellio md, facep 
vice-chairman, department of emergency medicine

Dr. Viccellio joined the faculty at Stony Brook in 1988. Under his leadership, Emergency Medicine became a Department in the Medical School. He also served as the department’s first residency director. He was appointed Vice Chairman and later Clinical Director of the Emergency Department. Known for his engaging teaching style, Dr. Viccellio received the Aesculapius Award for Excellence in Teaching from the SUNY School of Medicine in 2003. He has instituted a full capacity protocol at Stony Brook University Hospital which has been emulated nationwide, with data demonstrating impact on patient flow, patient safety, length of stay and patient satisfaction. For his efforts, Dr. Viccellio has been awarded the 2005 National ACEP Colin C. Rorrie, Jr. Award for Excellence in Health Policy.

Dr. Viccellio is the editor of Handbook of Toxicology (Lippincott & Raven). His areas of research include emergency department and hospital overcrowding, patient safety, medical errors, head and cervical spine injuries, and residency education.

Scott weingart md, FACEP, FCCM, FUCEM
division chief critical care emergency medicine
brian wright md, facep, fccm
resuscitation fellowship director
Michael secko MD, RDMS
division chief EM Ultrasonography
lindsay reardon MD, RDMS
fellowship director EM Ultrasonography
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