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Welcome from the Program Director

Dr. Regan

Thank you for your interest in our four-year residency program.

The Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency Program is an innovative educational program that pairs exceptional clinical training in some of the most exciting emergency departments in the country with individualized niche development within the most dynamic areas of our field. Residents work and learn in urban and community settings while surrounded by some of the brightest medical minds in the country — both in emergency medicine and across specialties.

Johns Hopkins is home to a high-acuity and diverse patient population, a busy adult Level 1 trauma center, the only regional Level 1 pediatric trauma center, the regional burn unit and the regional eye referral center for the state of Maryland. Within a health care system spanning specialty referral centers and smaller community emergency departments, these unique clinical experiences allow our program to train superb, well-rounded emergency physicians who are prepared to practice in any medical setting.

After spending the first three years of our program developing superb clinical skills, our residents are ready to work in any type of clinical environment. Our residents start their final year of the program aligned with a specialty track as part of our innovative FAST program. Residents’ final year of training is dedicated to developing bedside teaching and supervisory skills in our busy academic emergency department, while completing an embedded fellowship-level experience as part of our Focused Advanced Specialty Training (FAST). We pride ourselves on developing individualized experiences for our residents that meet their personal needs and short- and long-term goals. FAST residents receive significant protected time, funding based on their individualized budgets and dedicated mentorship with the goal of developing the expertise, critical skills and scholarship needed to start any type of career — including leadership positions in both academic and community sites or the fellowship of their choice.

Why Johns Hopkins is the best program for you:

  • Our residents develop passion and expertise within a niche in emergency medicine under experienced mentorship.
  • Our residents and alumni are well-rounded and versatile clinicians who can care for the entire spectrum of patients with emergencies.
  • Our graduates are leaders in emergency medicine and beyond.
  • You will develop critical skills around lifelong learning.
  • You will work and learn in an environment that promotes wellness and resiliency.
  • Our residents develop long-lasting relationships with each other, our faculty and their colleagues both inside and outside the hospital.

As the program director, I am immensely proud of the outstanding emergency physicians who consistently graduate from our program. We are dedicated to our residents, our patients and our community, and hope that you will consider joining us at Johns Hopkins for your emergency medicine training.


Linda Regan, M.D., M.Ed.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Residency Program Director, Emergency Medicine
Residency Program Director, Combined Emergency Medicine/Anesthesiology
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Emergency Medicine


Linda Regan, M.D., M.Ed., has been program director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program since 2010. She is the inaugural program director for the Combined Emergency Medicine / Anesthesiology Residency Program and holds a joint appointment as an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. She also runs the Emergency Medicine Medical Education Fellowship.

She graduated from medical school at Johns Hopkins, completed her residency at New York University (NYU)/Bellevue and served as the assistant program director at the NYU/Bellevue emergency medicine residency program for four years. In addition to her extensive work with the residency program at NYU/Bellevue, she spent three years as co-director of the Undergraduate Medical Education Program in New York. In 2007, she returned to Baltimore to join the Johns Hopkins faculty and residency leadership team as associate program director before transitioning to program director in 2010. She was appointed the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine’s inaugural vice chair for education in 2016.

Her interests include a range of topics in medical education. While she has maintained a strong focus on teaching residents professionalism and communication skills, her current interests focus on resident assessment and development of independent learning skills within residency. She is nationally known for her involvement with the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), both as a speaker and previous member of the program committees for both organizations and board of directors for CORD. She is currently a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee in Emergency Medicine and is an American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) oral board examiner.

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