Virginia Commonwealth University Health System


The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Emergency Medicine aims to provide the highest quality adult and pediatric emergency patient care, education, and research in Central Virginia. They fulfill mission by

  • Providing care for approximately 95,000 patients per year
  • Providing medical direction to the award-winning Richmond Ambulance Authority and to the pre-hospital systems in the surrounding counties
  • Providing poisoning and toxicology education through the Virginia Poison Center
  • Performing groundbreaking research in resuscitation, cardiology, toxicology, neurology and pre-hospital care
  • Educating future leaders in emergency medicine


  • Department Chair: Joseph Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP
  • Program Director: Joel Moll, MD, FACEP
  • Assoc. Program Director: Peter Moffat, MD
  • Asst. Program Director: Stephen Miller, DO
  • EM/IM Program Director: Pawan Suri, MD

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

VCU Medical Center

Secondary Hospital

Memorial Regional Medical Center

Tertiary Hospital

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center



  • Introduction to Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine--4 rotations
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Respiratory Intensive Care Unit
  • Trauma
  • ED Orthopedic & Procedures
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Ultrasonography
  • Anesthesiology, VA Medical Centerr


  • Emergency Medicine--6 rotations
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Community Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine, VA Medical Center
  • Cardiology, VA Medical Center
  • Clinical Decision Unit
  • Advanced Ultrasound
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit


  • Emergency Medicine-9 rotations
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Trauma Surgical ICU Senior
  • Elective
  • EMS



Contact Information

Residency Coordinator: Kevin Keller Email: Phone: 804-828-4860

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