Lewis R. Goldfrank, has worked at Bellevue Hospital Center and New York University Medical Center for the last 37 years. He is currently the Herbert W. Adams Professor of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University. His efforts have led to the development of NYU’s Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology residencies. He has served as the Chairman of the American Board of Emergency Medicine’s subboard on Medical Toxicology, the American Board of Medical Toxicology and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. His investigations in preparedness include developing and leading a consortium on preparedness with the NYC Department of Health, leading the New York University School of Medicine Consortium on Preparedness and being the principal investigator for an ASPR evaluation of the NYU response to Hurricane Sandy. Dr. Goldfrank is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and chaired numerous IOM Committees. He has had national and international leadership roles in global health, public health and preparedness for catastrophic events.