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

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  • Vice Chair of Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

Adaptive expertise; Master adaptive learner; Residency remediation; Residency training formats and curricular innovations more


Linda Regan, M.D., M.Ed., FACEP, joined the emergency medicine faculty in 2007 as the associate program director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. In July 2010, she took over as program director. She is also currently program director of the Emergency Medicine/Anesthesiology Residency Program. She serves as the Vice-Chair for Education for the department as well as the Director of the Medical Education Fellowship.

Prior to Johns Hopkins, she served as the assistant program director of the Emergency Medicine Residency at New York University/Bellevue. In addition to her extensive work with the residency, she spent three years as the co-director of the Undergraduate Education Program in Emergency Medicine at New York University.

Dr. Regan’s interests are in medical education, spanning from curriculum development and evaluation, resident evaluation and feedback methods, and adult learning theory. She has developed interactive ways of teaching resident professionalism and communication skills, and was the primary investigator of a grant-funded project that evaluated this curriculum. She has a focused interest in remediation methods and in the learning trajectory of learners in medicine, with a focused interest in adaptive expertise. Serving as the Vice-Chair for Education, she also serves as the Education Division director and oversees all educational programs and activities for the department. In addition to her scholarly work, she has received multiple teaching and mentorship awards and is a 2012 American College of Emergency Physicians Faculty Teaching Award winner. She is also the recipient of both the EMRA Program Director Award and the CORD Michael Wainscott Residency Program Director Award.

Dr. Regan is well-known at Johns Hopkins for her work as an educational program builder, in particular the Focused Advanced Specialty Training, or FAST, program within the residency program. The program and its leadership were recognized by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education with its Educational Program Award, an award given to a program annually for its innovative approach to education.

Dr. Regan is a national leader in Emergency Medicine, having served on the board of directors for the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) and on the program committees of both CORD and Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). She has lectured nationally at the ACEP, CORD, SAEM, and ACGME national conferences and internationally at ICRE and AMEE. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the ACGME RRC in EM and is the Chair-Elect for the committee. more


  • Vice Chair of Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Director, Medical Education Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1999)


  • Emergency Medicine; Bellevue Hospital Center (2003)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine) (2004)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Branzetti J, Gisondi MA, Hopson LR, Regan L. Aiming Beyond Competent: The Application of the Taxonomy of Significant Learning to Medical Education. Teach Learn Med. 2019 Aug-Sep;31(4):466-478. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2018.1561368. Epub 2019 Jan 27. PMID: 30686049

Regan L, Hopson LR, Gisondi MA, Branzetti J. Learning to learn: A qualitative study to uncover strategies used by Master Adaptive Learners in the planning of learning. Med Teach. 2019 Nov;41(11):1252-1262. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2019.1630729. Epub 2019 Jul 9. PMID: 31287741

Hopson LR, Regan L, Bond MC, Branzetti J, Samuels EA, Naemi B, Dunleavy D, Gisondi MA. The AAMC Standardized Video Interview and the Electronic Standardized Letter of Evaluation in Emergency Medicine: A Comparison of Performance Characteristics. Acad Med. 2019 Oct;94(10):1513-1521. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002889. PMID: 31335814

Balhara KS, Weygandt PL, Ehmann MR, Regan L. Navigating Bias on Interview Day: Strategies for Charting an Inclusive and Equitable Course. J Grad Med Educ. 2021 Aug;13(4):466-470. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-21-00001.1. Epub 2021 Aug 13. PMID: 34434507 No abstract available.

Dacre M, Hopson LR, Branzetti J, Regan L, Sebok-Syer SS, Gisondi MA. The Summer Match: A qualitative study exploring a two-stage residency match option. AEM Educ Train. 2021 Jul 1;5(3):e10616. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10616. eCollection 2021 Jul. PMID: 34222750

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Capstone Instructor, Master’s of Education for Health Professions, Johns Hopkins University School of Education

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