Tamara Kuittinen

Tamara Kuittinen, M.D., FAAEM
Associate Medical Director
Physician Assistant Program
163 William Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10038
E-mail: tamarakuittinen@gmail.com

Residency/Internship: Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital (2000)
Medical: Doctor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine (1997)
Undergraduate: AB, Psychology, Columbia University (1992)

Areas of Expertise:
Dr. Kuittinen is a skilled Emergency Medicine physician with extensive experience providing and managing patient care in an urban emergency department environment.  Her leadership experience includes Emergency Department Operations, Quality Improvement and education to medical and physician assistant students, and residents. 

Professional Experience:
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY - Director of Medical Education, Department of Emergency Medicine (3/2009 - present) and Attending Physician (8/2005 - present)

New York Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY - Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine (5/2007 - 5/2010)

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY - Director of Medical Education, Department of Emergency Medicine (12/2004 - 1/2006)

Reed Elsevier, New York, NY - Physician Consultant and Acquisitions Editor and Consultant, First CONSULT (06/2004 - 1/2006)

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Newark, NJ - Director of QI and Assistant Director, Department of Emergency Medicine (11/2003-12/2004)

Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, NY - Director of Urgent Care (7/2000-11/2003), and Attending Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, Department of Emergency Medicine (7/2000-10/2012)

Teaching Activities:
Director of Medical Education, Lecturer, Advisor and Mentor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital (March 2008 - present)

Lecturer, Core Curriculum Department of Emergency Medicine, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (January '05 - 1/06)

Lecturer, Core Curriculum Department of Emergency Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (December '03 - 11/04)

Mock Oral Board Examiner, AAEM Oral Board Review Course

Course Co-Director, First Year Resident Orientation Month and Lecturer Core Curriculum, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital (July '00 - 11/03)

Professional Activities:
Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee; Ethic Committee, Resident Wellness Committee, Lenox Hill Hospital (March '09 - present)

Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (January '05 - January '06)

Member, Credentialing Committee; Member of Hospital QI Committee, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (December '03 - 11/04)

Member, Admissions Committee Mount Sinai School of Medicine (9/03 -12/06)

Medical Captain, New York City Marathon, NYC (November '00, '01, '02)

Member, Board of Trustees/George School Committee, Member, Investment Committee, George School (September '00 - 6/06)

Participant, Baltimore City Schools Lawyer/Doctor/Teacher Program (July '98 - June '00)

Co-Author, Intern Survival Guide For Hopkins Emergency Medicine House staff, Johns Hopkins Hospital (July 1998)

Member, Alunmi Recruiting Committee of Columbia College (1997-2000)

Committee Member, Second Century Capital Campaign, George School (1994-1999)

Media Resource Educational Materials:
Medical Contributor for FOX NEWS Channel, MSNBC, CNN, WNBC, WABC and FOX NEWS Radio (2007-present)
Participant, Hopkins 24/7, ABC Television Documentary (September, 2000)

1997 - SAEM Outstanding Medical Student Award
1994 - Downs Fellowship Award, Yale University School of Medicine
1989-1992 - Deans List, 5 consecutive semesters, Columbia University

Professional Memberships:
American Academy of Emergency Medicine (1999-present)
American College of Emergency Physicians (1997-present)
Society of American Emergency Medicine (1997-present)

Board Certification:
American Board of Emergency Medicine, recertification 2011