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Combined Emergency Medicine Anesthesiology Residency Program


The joint anesthesiology and emergency medicine training program offers a unique opportunity for trainees to obtain dual-board certification in two highly complementary fields. Both fields offer high yield training in procedural skills and critical care management. When merged together, they offer a trainee with the ability to practice in any setting, from their entry to the emergency department to a trip to the operating room or intensive care unit. In addition, the ability to work across departments may serve to encourage both interprofessional education and collaboration, as well as scholarly work. These graduates represent a unique commodity to work as a dual or triple boarded physician in either an academic or community setting, and they bring a broad skill set to rural or low resource settings.  

Both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology have approved our program, making it the first nationally approved program of its kind. Unique to the program, trainees spend their final year in longitudinal niche development, allowing increasingly focused work in popular areas such as critical care, ultrasound, international or austere medicine and medical education. 

Program Complement

Two residents per year for a total of six years of training.


Program Director: Linda Regan, M.D. (program director in emergency medicine)
Associate Director: Laeben Lester, M.D. (board certified in emergency medicine and anesthesia)
Associate Director: Jed Wolpaw, M.D., M.Ed. (program director in anesthesia)

Visit the categorical program in emergency medicine.

Visit the categorical program in anesthesia.