Our new board certified/eligible Emergency Medicine physicians have completed an Emergency Medicine Residency Program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and are experts in the recognition and management of life-threatening medical and traumatic issues.


Dr. Selwena R. Brewster

Dr. Selwena R. Brewster

Dr. Selwena R. Brewster is a board certified Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine physician. She serves as the Chairperson for the Emergency Department Peer Review Committee. She was born and raised in Queens, New York. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut in Farmington, Connecticut. Dr. Brewster went on to complete a second residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She maintains a strong interest in performance and quality improvement, as well as departmental operations. She is chairman of the Emergency Department Peer Review Committee. Dr. Brewster is heavily involved in community related programs and organizations.


 Dr. Morgan Chen

Dr. Morgan Chen Dr. Morgan Chen is an Emergency Physician at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Originally from California, he attended the University of California – Irvine, graduated from medical school at St. George’s University, and completed his emergency medicine residency training at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx, NY.


Dr. Melvin Ku

Dr. Melvin Ku is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and the Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Born and raised in California, he attended UCLA for undergraduate and graduate studies. He completed his medical school at Michigan State University, and his emergency medicine residency at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY. He matched into the Mount Sinai St. Lukes-West Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, and has practiced in New York ever since. His clinical interests include ultrasound education and sepsis.


Dr. Celine Thum

Dr. Celine Thum

Dr. Celine Thum is a board certified Emergency Physician and the Director of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Prior to her medical career, Dr. Thum was a collegiate and nationally ranked badminton player as well as a concert violinist. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY after graduating medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. Aside from her hospital duties, Dr. Thum is a Ringside Physician for USA Boxing and the New York State Athletic Commission and serves as medical director for ParaDocs Worldwide providing on-site emergency medical services at major sporting events and music festivals.


Dr. William Turner

Dr. William Turner is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician who trained in Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He also completed 3 years of a general surgery and 1 year of a plastic surgery residency. Dr Turner grew up in Hershey Pennsylvania and went to college and medical school in Texas. He comes to Jamaica Hospital to help the local patients to receive excellent emergency room care and take care of the patients here.