About the Program

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency is a three-year program (PGY 1, 2, 3) designed to provide education and experience in the clinical, educational, administrative, and research aspects of emergency medicine and its allied fields. The clinical program is the cooperative endeavor of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State East Hospital and Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH). The program is fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Residents completing the program are eligible for board certification in Emergency Medicine. We currently offer 16 categorical emergency medicine positions.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Department of Emergency Medicine are located on the largest unified university campus in the United States with outstanding academic and cultural environments. The Department of Emergency Medicine has full departmental status within The Ohio State University College of Medicine and many of our faculty serve in administrative roles within the medical center and the College of Medicine.

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Highlights

Why choose Ohio State for your residency?

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the largest academic medical centers in the country. It serves as a tertiary referral center for the state of Ohio as well as neighboring states, and delivers primary care to a large segment of central Ohio. The size and resources of our emergency department at the main campus are rapidly expanding. Our new emergency department features observation, oncology, hyperbarics, trauma resuscitation and imaging core pods. The new emergency department provides an exceptional setting for delivering outstanding patient care and for promoting leading-edge education for residents and students alike.
 
More than 200,000 patients are collectively treated at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital emergency departments. Each of the sites provides care to a vast number of critically ill medical and surgical patients.

Highlights:
  • New state-of-the-art 110 bed emergency department
  • High-acuity patients: 10-15% of our patients are admitted to the ICU
  • Comprehensive longitudinal ultrasound program
  • Novel educational offerings such as small group sessions, professor rounds and coaching program
  • Generous stipend for attendance of national emergency medicine conferences and other educational resources
  • Spend one month working at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii – travel, car and housing are provided
  • Close working relationship with The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • 220,000 patients treated per year at our three major clinical sites
  • Three NIH funded researchers in our department
  • Over 1,200 inpatient beds in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • The only burn center in central Ohio
  • The only emergency department in central Ohio with 24/7 hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment available
  • Columbus is the 15th largest city in the U.S.

Curriculum and Rotations

Emergency Medicine Residency curriculum

Emergency Medicine Residency curriculum

Residents spend the majority of time at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. We also spend a total of five 1/2 blocks at Nationwide Children's Hospital, in addition to spending time at the Central Ohio Poison Center located there. We spend two blocks at Ohio State University Hospital East, which is the university’s affiliated community hospital. We do two blocks at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Our trauma surgical critical care block is at Grant Medical Center. One block is spent at another busy local community hospital, Mt. Carmel Medical Center. To round out the residency experience, we offer the option of spending a month working at Kaiser Permanente in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Curriculum and rotations

Didactics

Didactics and Conferences

Didactics and Conferences

The Department of Emergency Medicine at OSU has a strong academic history. Although it is impossible to replace hands-on experience, a variety of non-clinical formats are employed to complement this learning.

Application Process

Prospective Emergency Medicine residents

Prospective Emergency Medicine residents

Interview dates for the 2019-2020 interview season are as follows: October 16, 2019, October 23, 2019, November 6, 2019, November 13, 2019, November 20, 2019, December 4, 2019, December 11, 2019, December 18, 2019, January 8, 2020, January 15, 2020. If you have any additional questions regarding our program, be sure to access the Contact page from the Helpful Links menu at the bottom of the page for our contact information.

EM Residency Leadership

Our leaders

Sorabh Khandelwal, MD

Sorabh Khandelwal, MD

EM Residency Director

Choosing the right emergency medicine training program is one of the most important decisions you will make. Our program offers a comprehensive education within a nurturing environment. Through our resident selection process, we look for highly motivated candidates who will become leaders in emergency medicine.

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Andrew King

Andrew King, MD

EM Assistant Residency Director

Assistant Professor

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EmersonGeremiha

Geremiha Emerson, MD

EM Assistant Residency Director

Assistant Professor

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SimiaoLiSauerwineMDLeader

Simiao Li-Sauerwine, MD

EM Assistant Residency Director

Assistant Professor

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Mark Angelos

Mark Angelos, MD

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our Department of Emergency Medicine's Residency Program. Having been part of this program for the past 24 years, I have had the opportunity to see this program grow from its infancy to one of the strongest programs in the country.

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Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin, MD, MBA

Vice Chair for Education

Having held the position of Emergency Medicine Residency Director and now as the Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Residency Director and Vice Chair of Education, I have the privilege of overseeing our department's education mission. 

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Emergency Medicine Residents

PGY3

Emergency Medicine Residents

AubriCharnigo_MD

Aubri Charnigo, MD

  • Undergraduate: Washington and Lee University, Biology Medical School: Vanderbilt University
AlanChuMD

Alan Chu, MD

  • Undergraduate: Tufts University, Biomedical Engineering Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Natalie_FerrettiMD

Natalie A Ferretti, MD

  • Undergraduate: Biology, Penn State University Medical School: West Virginia University
MichaelHowardMD

Michael Howard, MD

  • Undergraduate: Biology and Economics, St. Louis University Medical School: St. Louis University
Christine_LuoMD

Christine Luo, MD, PhD

  • Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego, Bioengineering Medical School: University of Washington in St. Louis
RyanMcGrathMD

Ryan R McGrath, MD, Chief Resident

  • Undergraduate: Wake Forest University, Health and Excercise Science Medical School: Georgetown University
Milap_MehtaMD

Milap Mehta, MD

  • Undergraduate: Duke University, Neuroscience Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Michelle_NassalMD

Michelle M Nassal, MD, PhD, Chief Resident

  • Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego, Biochemestry Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Paul_NicholsonMD

Paul A Nicholson, MD

  • Undergraduate: The Ohio State University, Microbiology Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Bridget_OndersMD

Bridget Onders, MD, Chief Resident

  • Undergraduate: Purdue University, Neurobiology Medical School: University of Toledo
Brooke_PabstMD

Brooke M Pabst, MD

  • Undergraduate: King's College, Biology and Neuroscience Medical School: Pennsylvania State University
Grace_RodriguezMD

Grace E Rodriguez, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of California Davis, Human Development Medical School: The Ohio State University
Erica_RossMD

Erica Ross, MD

  • Undergraduate: DePauw University, Biology and Music Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Matthew_SchwabMD

Matthew Schwab, MD

  • Undergraduate: Washington University, St. Louis, Cognitive Neuroscience Medical School: Loyola University, Chicago
TravisSharkeyToppenMD

Travis P Sharkey-Toppen, MD, PhD, Chief Resident

  • Undergraduate: The Ohio State University, Computer Science Medical School: The Ohio State University
Bryan_YehMD

Bryan Yeh, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of California Riverside, Psychology Medical School: University of California Riverside

PGY2

Emergency Medicine Residents

Aaserude_Eric

Eric Aaserude, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of California Santa Cruz, Human Biology Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Bambach_Kimberly

Kimberly Bambach, MD

  • Undergraduate: Indiana University, Biology/German Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Bautista_Merrick

Merrick Bautista, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Southern California, Computer Science Medical School: University of Southern California School of Medicine
Desta_Rishan

Rishan Desta, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of California Irvine, Biology Medical School: Drexel University School of Medicine
Dickson_Mercy

Mercy Dickson, MD

  • Undergraduate: Prairie View A&M University, Biology Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Elder_Natalie

Natalie Elder, MD, PharmD

  • Undergraduate: University of California San Diego, Chemistry Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Furbacher_Jacqueline

Jaqueline Furbacher, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Colorado Boulder, Biochemistry Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Medicine
Kao_Christopher

Christopher Kao, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Movement Science Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Kirwin_Margaret-

Maggie Kirwin, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Liberal Arts Medical School: University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Medicine
Luu_Katherine

Katherine Luu, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Houston, Biochemistry Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Moore_Lauren

Lauren Moore, MD

  • Undergraduate: Allegheny College, Neuroscience/Spanish Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Peyton_Kelee

Kelee Peyton, MD

  • Undergraduate: Whitman College, English Literature/Biochemistry Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Qiu_Yuxuan

Tony Qiu, MD

  • Undergraduate: Georgia Tech, Chemistry Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Rege_Rahul

Rahul Rege, MD

  • Undergraduate: Georgia Tech, Biomedical Engineering Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
Robinson_Kelli

Kelli Robinson, MD

  • Undergraduate: Emory University, Biology Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine
Tseng_Phillip

Phillip Tseng, MD, MBA, MEd

  • Undergraduate: Duke University, Chemistry Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

PGY1

Emergency Medicine Residents

Bendenbaugh_Robert

Robert Bedenbaugh, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Texas Austin, Microbiology Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Bhattarai_Ashok

Ashok Bhattarai, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of California Los Angeles. Biochemistry Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Cofer_Kevin

Kevin Cofer, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Biochemistry and Cellular Molecular Biology Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Dabija_Dominique

Dominique Dabija, MD

  • Undergraduate: Stanford University, Bio-Engineering, Masters Engineering Medical School: Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Diaz_David

David Diaz, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of California Santa Barbara, Biology Medical School: University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Fletcher_James

James Fletcher, BM BCh

  • Undergraduate: University of Oxford, Physiological Sciences Medical School: University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division
Fox_Hannah

Hannah Fox, MD

  • Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis, Psychology Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Hoffman_Timothy

Timothy Hoffman, MD

  • Undergraduate: Hope College, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Kendle_Andrew

Andrew Kendle, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chemistry/Biology Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Kommor_Madison

Madison Kommor, MD

  • Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University, Chemistry Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Luong_Jennifer

Jennifer Luong, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Washington, Medical Anthropology and Global Health, Biochemistry Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Miles_Michael

Michael Miles, MD

  • Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Physiology and Developmental Biology Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Powell_Thomas

Thomas Powell, MD

  • Undergraduate: Air Force Academy, Biology Medical School: Uniformed Services University School of Medicine
Kumar_Saket

Saket Kumar, MD

  • Undergraduate: Emory University, Biology Medical School: University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences - The Pritzker
Tadayon_Bobbak

Bobbak Tadayon, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati, Biology Medical School: Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Tsou_Peter

Peter Tsou, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of California, Davis, Exercise Biology Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Willoughby_Lauren

Lauren Willoughby, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, Medical Microbiology and Immunology Medical School: Rush University College of Medicine

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