Dr. Eric Legome

Eric Legome, MD

Dr. Eric Legome has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Kings County Hospital since 2010. He is a Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. Prior to Kings County, he practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan, serving as the Chair of Emergency Medicine. Previous to this position, he was the director of the NYU/Bellevue Emergency Medical Residency for seven years. Before joining NYU, Dr. Legome practiced in emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and served as the associate residency director of the Harvard MGH/BWH Emergency Medicine Training Program.

He trained in emergency medicine at the Denver Affiliate Resident Program, one of the oldest in the nation, after completing an internship in general surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He completed college at Emory University and medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

A noted author and lecturer, Dr. Legome is active in leadership roles in national emergency medicine societies and has spoken nationally and internationally regarding the emergency medical perspective on traumatic emergencies. He has performed research and published on trauma, administration, and public health as related to Emergency Medicine. He has been devoted to resident and student education and mentoring throughout his career. He is on the editorial and review boards of several journals and specialty publications, is the Co-Editor of the Cambridge University Press multidisciplinary trauma textbook, Trauma: A Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach, and is a section editor for a trauma column in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.


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