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Trauma, Burns, Acute and Critical Care

About Us

The Division of Trauma, Burns, Critical and Acute Care — part of the Department of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine  provides a vitally-needed service for the community while offering critically-ill patients a unique blend expertise and compassionate care from highly-skilled surgeons at the top of their field.

In partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian  ranked the top hospital in New York and one of the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report  the trauma center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has been designated a Level I adult and a Level II pediatric trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. This designation recognizes our ability to provide the highest quality of care, especially in critical and complex cases.

The division’s William Randolph Hearst Burn Center is also world-renowned for its expertise in burn care, particularly for our comprehensive and compassionate approach and exception burn care research.

As a premier provider in New York City, the division is staffed around the clock by full-time, senior-level surgeons to respond to any emergency calls 24/7. Whether a trauma or a burn victim, patients are seen by a team of specialists that includes trauma surgeons, trauma nurses, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and spine specialists.

We work with the most up-to-date emergency surgery technology, including advanced monitoring and diagnostic equipment and equipment for performing bedside procedures in critically ill patients. We also see patients during office hours and provide evaluation and treatment for a full range of general surgery conditions. 

Our surgeons and staff recognize that patients and their families need compassion, sensitivity to their concerns and ongoing communication, particularly at a time of crisis. To best serve our patients, we maintain an environment of open dialogue so that patients and their loved ones are involved in decision-making as much as possible.

As part of our commitment to world-class healthcare, our surgeons also conduct research to find new and better ways to treat patients in critical care situations. With two competitive fellowships in the division, we are also committed to training and developing future healthcare leaders in the field.

Patient Services

Weill Cornell Medicine has a history of excellence in patient care, offering cutting-edge therapies and individualized care throughout New York City. Learn more about the services we offer below.

Our Surgeons

Philip Steven Barie, M.D.

Phone: (646) 962-8490

Palmer Q. Bessey, M.D.

Phone: (646) 962-2580

Philip Chang
Philip Chang, M.D.

Phone: (646) 962-2580

James Gallagher
James J. Gallagher, M.D.

Phone: (646) 962-2580

Abraham P. Houng, M.D.

Phone: (646) 962-2580

Anton Kelly, M.D.

Phone: (646) 962-8490

Mayur Narayan
Mayur Narayan, M.D.

Phone: (646) 962-8490

Jian Shou, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Phone: (646) 962-8490

Robert Winchell, M.D.

Phone: (646) 962-8490

Nima Maghami
Nima Maghami, M.D., FACS

Phone: (646) 962-8490

Cassandra Villegas
Cassandra V. Villegas, M.D.

Phone: (646) 962-8490

Patient Care

Our Locations

Upper East Side
525 E. 68th St., L-7
New York, NY 10065
Upper East Side
520 E. 70th St., Starr 8
New York, NY 10065
170 William St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Clinical Trials

Through extensive and innovative research programs, Weill Cornell Medicine is also focused on the development of new techniques and therapies that promote better outcomes and improve the quality of life for patients following surgery. Click here to learn more about our open clinical trials in New York City.


Fellows train under highly-skilled surgeons at the top of their field while gaining exposure to a wide range of clinical and emergency situations.
This fellowship program aims to teach the clinical knowledge and technical skills of critical care and trauma surgery that will enable each fellow to become a confident critical care practitioner, administrator and educator.

Global Outreach

BurnED is the Weill Cornell Medicine African Burn Care Development Education Fund. Working to improve burn care at the Weill Bugando and Sekou-Toure Burn Centers through educational collaboration and resource exchange.

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