Denise Nassisi, MD, FACEP is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is currently the Associate Director of the Emergency Department (ED) at Mount Sinai, serving as the Director of ED Performance Improvement, as well as Director of the Geriatric ED and the Clinical Trials Director. Dr. Nassisi received a B.S. in biochemistry from Binghamton University and received her M.D. from SUNY Stony Brook where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She trained at Jacobi Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital and is board-certified in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. She was granted Fellowship in Mount Sinai’s Institute for Medical Education, served on the Mount Sinai School of Medicine CME committee, and has contributed to the National Board of Medical Examiners United States Medical Licensing Exam. She has precepted many students and residents in the ED and developed evidence-based clinical guidelines. She has served for many years on the Mount Sinai IRB, served as reviewer for the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program, and has successfully completed numerous industry-sponsored clinical trials. Currently she is an investigator on the CMMS Innovations Grant: GEDI WISE Geriatric emergency department innovations in care through workforce, informatics, and structural enhancements.
Regional / National Committees / Advisory Boards:
NY ACEP Research Committee
NY County Elder Fatality Review Team
American Board of Emergency Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
MD, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook Sch. of Med
Residency, Internal Medicine
Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
Residency, Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital
Pallin D, Nassisi D. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. In: Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, 8th Edition. Elsevier; pp1851-1863.
Nassisi D, Oishi M. Evidence-based Guidelines for Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy in the Emergency Department. Emergency Medicine Practice 2012 January; 14(1).
Nassisi D. ED Infections in the Era of CA -MRSA. Emergency Medicine Practice 2010 October; 12(10).
Nassisi D. The Confused Patient: Ten Most Common Causes and Critical Actions. In: Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review. Cambridge University Press;.
Nassisi D, Jagoda A. Delirium. In: Evidence Based Emergency Medicine. Blackwell Publishing;.
Nassisi D, Okuda Y. ED Management of Delirium and Agitation. Emergency Medicine Practice 2007 January; 9(1).
Nassisi D, Korc B, Hahn S, Bruns J Jr, Jagoda A. The Evaluation and Management of the Acutely Agitated Elderly Patient. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2006; 73: 976-984.
Christie J, Nassisi D, Wilets I, DuHamel K, Winkel G, Hilliard R, Jandorf L. Colorectal Cancer Screening in an ED Population. Journal of the National Medical Association 2006 July; 98(7).
Kou V, Nassisi D. Unstable Angina and Non-Q Wave Myocardial Infarction. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2006 January; 73(1).
Wilets I, O'Rourke M, Nassisi D. How Patients and Visitors to an Urban Emergency Department View Clinical Research. Academic Emergency Medicine 2003 October; 10(10): 1081-1085.
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