Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc

New York, NY

Erik is an Emergency Medicine Attending Physician in New York City, full-time faculty, and MD Admissions Committee member at the Icahn School of Medicine (Mount Sinai). When he's not at work, he enjoys cheering on the New York Knicks, surfing, playing piano and finding his next travel adventure.

He's passionate about making a difference through public health and connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators. He believes that multidisciplinary collaboration leads to growth.

Recently featured in the following select media outlets:



After treating hundreds of COVID-19 patients on the frontlines amidst the NYC "peak," I’ve tackled several initiatives while working a full-time clinical load:
  • Submitted edits to the U.S. Senate HELP Committee “Preparing for the next Pandemic” white paper (June 9, 2020) courtesy of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • Built a clinical resource guide (how to setup a ventilator) for our community Emergency department (ED)
  • Found ways to better organize and catalog our national medical supply chain, establishing private and public partnerships
  • Written numerous advocacy articles including an Op-Ed piece for ITV news

Population health

Working on connecting EM practice to policy for change to happen locally. Current work includes:
  • Research social determinants of health in vulnerable populations during COVID-19
  • Write newspaper articles advocating for equal rights to ethnic, vulnerable populations (including ACEPNow)
  • Review journal articles submitted to the American Journal of Emergency Medicine (AJEM)
  • Serve on multiple national ACEP Committees (including the Ethics, and State Legislative/Regulatory Committees)
  • Completed an MSc degree in health policy (c/o London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the London School of Economics (LSE), 2014)

Global health

The strengthening of global health systems is unavoidable and necessary. I’m always looking for ways to play at least a small part:
  • Helped initiate the American Bhutanese Associates for Health (ABAH) to provide medical equipment donations to the Kingdom of Bhutan including multiple in-country visits to the regions of Mongar, Gelephu and Thimphu.
  • Worked clinically in multiple countries including South Africa (Khayelitsha), Guatemala (Xela), and the United Kingdom (London)
  • Participated in global EM training by writing for the International Emergency Medicine Education Project (iEM) and connecting with medical students in Guatemala and South Africa via clinical rotations
  • Served on planning committee for the International Conference on Emergency Medicine, hosted by the International Federation of EM (IFEM), in Buenos Aires (2020)
  • Accepted for performing a clinical elective with Partners In Health in Mirabelle, Haiti (postponed due to U.S. State Department travel warning)

Health innovation

Motivated to use my clinical experience for elevating the care and compassion provided to patients using technology and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Work part-time in telehealth to facilitate medical care remotely
  • Current advisor to SafeSphere, a new proximity, mobile-technology based detection system that promotes social distancing measures for keeping people safe (Patent-pending)
  • Developing new simulation-based curriculum at Mount Sinai Queens Hospital (MSQ) with off-site, in-situ and tele-based learning modules (efforts in coordination with Mount Sinai STAR Center leadership)

Press (COVID-19)

Peer-reviewed Publications

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