Thomas Kwiatkowski, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Assistant Dean for Education / Simulation
Medical Director, Patient Safety Institute
MD, 1978, Wayne State University
Dr. Thomas Kwiatkowski received his medical education at the Wayne State University School of Medicine where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha and served as its chair in his senior year. He then completed an Internal Medicine residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. Following completion of his residency, Dr. Kwiatkowski accepted a faculty position in Emergency Medicine at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He also served as Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
During his tenure at LIJ Medical Center, Dr. Kwiatkowski participated in the development of the Emergency Medicine residency, the combined Emergency Medicine-Internal Medicine residency, as well as several fellowship programs. He served as Chairman of the Department through 2008 when he became the Medical Director of the Patient Safety Institute of Northwell Health. The Institute includes a state of the art simulation center and standardized patient center and conducts numerous teaching activities for physicians, nurses, paramedics and other health care professionals. It is an important teaching facility for the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Kwiatkowski is Assistant Dean for Medical Education/Simulation at the School of Medicine.
Pertaining to research activities, Dr. Kwiatkowski has devoted a significant part of his career to the study of acute ischemic stroke and has been the recipient of several NIH grants. Due to his special interest in improving stroke care and public awareness of stroke, he has served on numerous committees including those sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association and the New York State Stroke Advisory Group.
Dr. Kwiatkowski is a Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a fellow of several organizations including the American Heart Association, the National Stroke Council, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the New York Academy of Medicine.