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Combined Emergency Medicine Anesthesiology Residency Program

Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Combined Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology Residency Program. Here, you will find all the information you need to decide if our program, with its unique experiences and opportunities, is the right match for you.

Program Mission

The mission of the Johns Hopkins Combined Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology Residency Program is to foster the clinical, humanistic and professional development of a distinctive graduate, able to amplify the strengths of both fields and positively impact change in the field of medicine through innovation and national leadership.

Program Aims

  • Recruit and retain top candidates from a diverse applicant pool.
  • With experienced faculty mentorship, inspire residents to develop and hone passion and expertise from within the two specialties of emergency medicine and anesthesia.
  • Produce compassionate and engaged physicians who care and advocate for their patients and communities.
  • Train well-rounded clinicians with high emotional intelligence and versatility.
  • Create an environment that promotes wellness and resiliency.
  • Develop critical skills around lifelong learning.
  • Nurture future leaders in emergency medicine, anesthesia and beyond.

Welcome from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in our six-year combined program!

Linda Regan, M.D., M.Ed.

Our joint anesthesiology and emergency medicine training program, the first of its kind, offers an exclusive 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 the ability to practice in any setting — from the emergency department to 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 an exceptional commodity as dual- or triple-boarded physicians 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 in our Focused Advanced Specialty Training program, allowing increasingly focused work in popular areas such as critical care, ultrasound, international or austere medicine, and medical education.

Linda Regan, M.D., M.Ed.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Program Director, Emergency Medicine and Combined EM-Anesthesia Residency

Program Complement

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


Program Director: Linda Regan, M.D., M.Ed. (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.

Episode 161: Dual Training in Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine – ACCRAC Podcast

Jed Wolpaw, MD, M.Ed.


In this 161st episode, I welcome Drs. Regan and Lester to the show to discuss the country’s first combined Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine dual training program.

Listen to the podcast >