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.
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.
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.