Standing O salutes Dr. Ian Wittman and Dr. Reed Caldwell for being promoted to new posts at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn in Sunset Park. The pair will have the chance to continue the important work of helping Brooklynites in their most vulnerable and urgent moments, according to one of their colleagues.
“Drs. Wittman and Caldwell will continue the great progress that we have made in delivering outstanding emergency medical care in Brooklyn,” said Dr. Robert Femia, chair of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Health.
In his new role as role as chief of service, emergency medicine, Dr. Wittman will lead a team of 15 to 20 emergency medicine and other specialists who rotate between NYU Langone campuses throughout the city. Wittman was previously associate chief of service for NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Emergency Department, under an affiliation agreement with NYU Langone Health.
Femia said Whittman would succeed in his new role due to his ability to work well with others.
“Dr. Wittman is a collaborative leader and works closely with nursing and other emergency department colleagues,” he said.
And Dr. Caldwell, who currently serves as assistant chief, will become associate chief of emergency medicine in Brooklyn and EMS medical director for NYU Langone Health — a role in which he will reach the distant borough of Long Island.
“In his new role, Dr. Caldwell will build on the numerous quality initiatives he has led in Brooklyn and help develop an expansion of our EMS program to Long Island,” says Femia.
Standing O wishes both doctors well in their next chapters.
— Julianne McShane