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Yvette Calderon, MD Email Yvette Calderon

Emergency Medicine
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    • Positions
    • SITE CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE | Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
    • Specialty
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
As a Puerto Rican physician raised on New York City’s Lower West Side, I have always been strongly committed to the needs of my community and to creating solutions for the health care disparities which persist. I received my medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) in 1990 and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at Jacobi Medical Center. I have been a full-time Emergency Medicine (EM) faculty member for over twenty years. I am a full-Professor of Emergency Medicine and was the Associate Dean for the Diversity Enhancement Office at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for five years. In 2005, was awarded my Master’s degree with distinction after completing the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) at Einstein. The HIV counseling, testing, and prevention intervention for the adult Emergency Department (Project BRIEF) was the basis of my master’s degree and demonstrated an increase in patient acceptance and linkage to care. Project BRIEF presently exists in the North Bronx Healthcare Network (NBHN) Emergency Departments. This multimedia-based HIV testing and counseling intervention has tested over 100,000 ED, inpatient, dental, and pharmacy patients since its inception in 2005. Subsequently, I was awarded a K23 award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to continue conducting HIV Prevention studies engaging adolescent and young adults. Over the past 14 years I have acquired multiple grants obtaining over 4 million dollars of research funds. I have over 70 abstracts and publications and have represented NBHN on a national and international level. I have developed meaningful relationships with the New York State and City Department of Health. The programwas awarded the 2009 Nova Award from the American Hospital Association for effective collaborations that improve the public health, as well as the 2010 SafetyNet Award from the National Association of Public Hospitals. I was awarded by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, the Dr. Linda Laubenstein Annual HIV Clinical Excellence Award. This is given to physicians who, provide the highest quality of clinical care for people with HIV/AIDS, and are noted for their compassionate manner and their wholehearted involvement in the ongoing effort to provide excellent care for persons with HIV/AIDS. I am presently the chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel .

Certification

American Board of Emergency Medicine

Research Topics

HIV/AIDS

Education

MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Internship, Internal Medicine
Englewood Hospital

Residency, Emergency Medicine
Jacobi Hospital Center

Language

English