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Laura Iavicoli, MD Appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Dr. Iavicoli will oversee quality improvement, risk management, patient safety, and medical department service line operations

Dr. Iavicoli has practiced emergency medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst since 2001

Dec 09, 2021

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst today announced the appointment of Laura Iavicoli, MD as its Deputy Chief Medical Officer. In her new role, Dr. Iavicoli will work closely with Dr. Jasmin Moshirpur, the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, to oversee quality improvement, risk management, patient safety, and medical department service line operations. She will also be assisting with facility growth initiatives and system service line operations. Dr. Iavicoli, an experienced and seasoned board-certified emergency medicine physician with an expertise in disaster preparedness and pandemic response, previously served as NYC Health + Hospitals system-wide Assistant Vice President for Emergency Management. She played a pivotal role in guiding the hospital through the first COVID-19 surge, using her background in disaster management to develop new and innovative procedures and treatment protocols in the hospital. Dr. Iavicoli is an emergency medicine physician at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, where she’s practiced for 20 years.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Laura Iavicoli as Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Elmhurst,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Chief Executive Officer Helen Arteaga Landaverde, MPH. “In addition to having served our patients as a dedicated Emergency Department physician for over twenty years, Dr. Iavicoli has been instrumental in helping us through the unprecedented healthcare disaster brought on by COVID-19 pandemic. I look forward to working with her as we plan for our future needs and improve access to healthcare in our hardworking community.”

“I’m proud to call NYC Health + Hospitals – specifically Elmhurst – my medical home for 20 years, and to transition to this new role where I’ll be helping to further enhance the already high-quality care our patients receive every day,” said Dr. Iavicoli. “If the pandemic showed us anything, it was the resilience of this community, and the dedication our staff have to our patients.”

“Dr. Iavicoli has shown an unwavering commitment to our staff and patients at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst over the past 20 years,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Chief Medical Officer Jasmin Moshirpur, MD. “No problem is too big or too small for her to tackle, and she approaches every issue with tact and compassion. I am beyond proud to work with her in this new capacity.”

Dr. Laura Iavicoli has worked as an emergency medicine physician at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst since 2001. During her time at Elmhurst, she’s held the title of Associate Director of the Emergency Department and Clinical Emergency Management and Emergency Medicine Services Director. She’s also served as the Sexual Assault Response Team Director for NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens.,/

Dr. Iavicoli has devoted much of her career to emergency management issues, with publications, trainings and seminars pertaining to disaster preparedness, including pandemic response, terrorism and mass casualty incidents. She has also been a disaster relief team member for more than 10 years for New York City and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She most recently served as NYC Health + Hospitals’ Assistant Vice President of Emergency Management for the system.

During her professional career at NYC Health + Hospitals, Dr. Iavicoli has also served as an Associate Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. and has been responsible for training and teaching emergency medicine residents, internal medicine residents, and medical students in Emergency Medicine.

She is a graduate of Boston University. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the State University of New Jersey.

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