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Carl Ramsay, MD has been named Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, effective October 2010. His responsibilities include oversight of clinical and financial operations, attending and resident education, and performance improvement. Under his leadership, patient satisfaction scores have increased to above the 90th percentile in the NYC Hospital Peer Group.
Dr. Ramsay earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx municipal Hospital Center.
Dr. Ramsay came to Lenox Hill Hospital in 2008 from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he served as Vice Chairman and Medical Director. Prior to this, he was Hospital Medical Director and Associate Chairman at Beth Israel Medical Center, Kings Highway Division, where he established a Designated Stroke Center and a 911 Receiving Center. Dr. Ramsay’s 27 year career in Emergency Medicine includes experience in providing and managing patient care in urban, suburban, and rural emergency departments. He founded and directed various primary health care clinics in the United States and abroad, including the Emergency/Primary Care Clinic in the parishes of St. Patrick, St. Andrew and St. David, Grenada, West Indies and the Community Outreach Free Clinic for the Uninsured in Oregon.
Dr. Ramsay’s focus on health care education includes serving as Director of Academic Development at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he received an Excellence in Community Education Award. He has presented more than 300 lectures on such topics as emergency medicine, risk and disaster management, and healthcare facility design. He is an active member of professional associations, including the American Board of Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.