University of California Irvine

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Our Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to providing patient-centered, efficient care; applying leading-edge skills to combat serious illness and injury; training the next generation of emergency medicine experts, and conducting innovative research to prevent injury and disease.

We are the detectives of medicine, with laboratory, bedside ultrasound and advanced imaging at our fingertips. Coupled with a patient's history and physical exam, we deduce what is wrong and gain the satisfaction of seeing the benefits of our treatment in real time.

In the course of a year, UC Irvine Health Emergency Medicine Services receives over 49,000 patient visits yearly. The Department has the first Orange County Emergency Department observation unit and also directs an After-Hours Care clinic for less serious complaints.

We are the entry point for Orange County’s only Level I Trauma Center and Regional Burn Center. We care for more than 5000 trauma victims per year, and more than 300 burn victims.

We also receive patients en route to the UC Irvine Health Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center, as well as Orange County’s designated cardiac receiving center. We have specialists standing by at all times to intervene to dissolve and remove blood clots that cause heart attack and stroke.


  • Department Chair: Erik Barton, MD
  • Program Director: Megan Boysen Osborn, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Shadi Lahham, MD
  • Research Director: Bharath Chakravarthy, MD, MPH

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

UC Irvine

Secondary Hospital

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Tertiary Hospital

Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)



  • Anesthesia - 3 weeks
  • EM (Combined Adult/Peds) - 26 weeks
  • MICU- 8 weeks
  • Ob/Gyn - 3 weeks
  • PICU - 4 weeks
  • Trauma- 4 weeks
  • Vacation- 4 weeks


  • EM (Combined Adult/Peds) - 33 weeks
  • Peds EM - 4 weeks
  • SICU/Trauma- 4 weeks
  • MICU - 4 weeks
  • Pediatric Orthopedics - 2 weeks
  • Pediatric Anesthesia - 2 weeks
  • EMS/Toxicology/Ultrasound - 4 weeks
  • Vacation- 4 weeks


  • EM (Combined Adult/Peds) - 34 weeks
  • Peds EM - 10 weeks
  • Vacation- 4 weeks
  • Elective - 4 weeks



Contact Information

Residency Coordinator: Monica Iqbal, MA Email: Phone: 714-456-5922

External Links

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