Residents

Recruited from all over the country, Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine residents train alongside high-functioning residents in other specialties to foster both personal and professional collegiality. This approach prepares residents for careers in a field where the interface with all specialties is of great importance. Each year, residents have progressively increased responsibility in the Emergency Departments.

Teaching activities for residents are multiple and diverse. All residents are involved as lecturers for the Emergency Department's didactic conferences. In 2002, the Emergency Medicine Residency Program increased its class size to 18 residents per year, and in 2008 to 19. In 2011, our Department began accepting additional international residents through a training agreement with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission. Our program currently has 61 residents.

Our Department also provides courses for a mandatory Emergency Medicine rotation for medical students from Emory University School of Medicine, is the primary Emergency Medicine experience for the Morehouse School of Medicine, and hosts visiting students and residents rotating through all of our academic Emergency Departments. Residents may certify as instructors in ACLS and ATLS and participate in continuing medical education courses for pre-hospital providers. Our Emergency Medicine Department pays for residents to be members of ACEP, EMRA, and SAEM throughout their training. Financial support is also available for residents interested in attending conferences.

Residents graduate with the ability to practice independently in any demanding Emergency Department in the country. Approximately 35 percent of our graduates stay in academics and have an excellent track record of obtaining the faculty position or fellowship of their choice. The majority of our residents enter community-based practices and are recruited nationally. As the only training program in Atlanta, Emory University Emergency Medicine residents have the advantage in the regional market.

You may direct correspondence to any Emory University Emergency Medicine resident through the Emergency Medicine chief residents at emcr@listserv.cc.emory.edu.

Meet Our Residents

Class of 2014

resident class of 2014

Class of 2015

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2016 graduation

Class of 2017

Class of 2017 graduation

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Resident Medical School
Rawan Alosaimi, MD

King Saud University, Riyadh College of Medicine

Betty Dean, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Karen Bowers, MD

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Megan Boissonneault, MD

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Shayla Freeman, MD

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Latanya Gobin, MD

Morehouse School of Medicine

Waleed Hussein, MD

King Khalid University College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Toni Jackson, MD

University of Florida College of Medicine

Kristen Liska, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Layne Madden, MD

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

William Malcolm, MD

University of Michigan Medical School

Sar Medoff, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Cristina Mullins, MD

Morehouse School of Medicine

Kahra Nix, MD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Joshua Reynolds, MD

Morehouse School of Medicine

Emma Sizemore, MD

Emory University School of Medicine

Jasmin Tanaja, MD

Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center

Sawlar Vu, MD

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Kristy Whyte, MD

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Darin Williams, MD

Tulane University School of Medicine

Lauren Wingo, MD

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Resident Medical School
Aarian Afshari, MD

Florida State University College of Medicine

Walla Alfaraj, MD University of Dammam College of Medicine
Joshua Armentrout, MD Morehouse School of Medicine
Jullian Beau, MD Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
Caelyn Bellerose, MD SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
Tonya Bolton, DO Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vanessa Cousins, MD Emory University School of Medicine
Alexander Eskandri, MD University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Brandon Giberson, DO University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kelli Hunter, MD Emory University School of Medicine
Najlaa Jaleesah, MD Umm Al-Qura University Faculty of Medicine
Jacquelyn LaRussa, MD Louisiana Statue University School of Medicine
Lorenzo Leon, MD Morehouse School of Medicine
Rachel Libby, MD University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Isabel Malone, MD Stritch School of Medicine Loyola University of Chicago
Aaron Rasmussen, MD University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Martine Ridore, MD University of Maryland School of Medicine
Jonathan Swanson, MD Medical College of Georgia
Jonathan Thomas, MD Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
James Wong, MD SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Michael Zdradzinski, MD Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Class of 2020

Resident Medical School
Angelica Barnes, MD

Emory University School of Medicine

Kenneth Disbrow, MD Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Emeka Egbebike, MD University of Miami School of Medicine
Erasmo Espino, DO Campell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Jordi Fonts, MD Rush Medical College
Tyler Giberson, MD Geisel School of Medicine at Darmouth
Jennifer Goines, MD Morehouse School of Medicine
Peyton Jones, MD Emory University School of Medicine
Qasim Kazmi, MD Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Ramu Kharel, MD University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas
Sean Kolowich, MD Emory University School of Medicine
Tammy Lin, MD Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Michele Melamed, DO Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lindsay Ordower, MD George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Rachel Patzer, MD Emory University School of Medicine
Joi Phillips, MD Eastern Virgina Medical School
Amanda Ross, MD Rush Medical College
Darius Watts, MD Morehouse School of Medicine
Olivia Zoph, MD University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix
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