Derek Cooney receives 2015 CNYEMS physician of excellence award

Dr. Derek Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEP, has been chosen as the 2015 Central New York Emergency Medical Services Physician of Excellence.

Cooney is the medical director of Rural/Metro Medical Services Central New York, and also serves as chief medical director, medical control and flight physician for Mercy Flight Central, and SWAT Team Physician for Syracuse Police Department.

He is currently an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at State University of New York Upstate Medical University.

Cooney began his career in emergency service as an EMT-Basic in 2007, and has held his NREMT-Paramedic Certification since 2009.

He is a graduate of Texas A&M University's College of Medicine and Kenyon College.

The award was presented on July 21, 2015 at Drumlins Country Club. Link Icon