Lisa Lincoln, M.D., Awarded “Unsung Hero” by New York American College of Emergency Physicians

Dec. 4, 2023

Lisa Lincoln, M.D., Attending Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Highland Hospital and Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry has been named a New York State Emergency Medicine Unsung Hero. This designation is awarded to physicians for their work ethic, compassion, and collegiality.

A New York State Emergency Medicine Unsung Hero goes beyond simply being the embodiment of what it means to be an emergency physician. They are a stalwart of the Emergency Department, who is deeply committed to the mission of the emergency department, their colleagues, co-workers and patients.

Emergency Medicine encompasses planning, oversight and medical direction for community emergency medical response, medical control and disaster preparedness. Emergency physicians possess a unique body of knowledge including the initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care among multiple providers and disposition of patients requiring expeditious medical, surgical or psychiatric care.

"It is no secret that the current clinical practice environment in Emergency Medicine can be challenging – just about every Emergency Department has issues with boarding and resources,” said Timothy Lum, M.D., FACEP, Chief of Emergency Medicine for Highland Hospital. It is these challenges that allow physicians like Dr. Lincoln to demonstrate just how exceptional they are. “Dr. Lincoln is a role model within our department when it comes to patient care. She possesses integrity, truly cares about patients and is unwaveringly kind, compassionate and dedicated to the provision of excellent patient care. She does this all with an unparalleled humility."

Dr. Lincoln is a Rochester native. After attending SUNY Geneseo for her undergraduate degree, Dr. Lincoln received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2009. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency training at the University of Rochester and was elected to be one of the Chief Residents by her peers and the Emergency Medicine faculty.