West Virginia University


West Virginia University Emergency Medicine has a three-year, ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine Residency, founded in 1993. The program accepts 10 residents per incoming class. WVU Emergency Medicine residents train at three clinical sites, including WVU Medicine’s Ruby Memorial Hospital, United Hospital Center, and St. Joseph’s Hospital.


  • Department Chair: Ian B.K. Martin, MD., M.B.A., FACEP
  • Program Director: Erica Shaver, MD, FACEP
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Chris Kiefer, MD, FACEP
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: AJ Monseau, MD, FACEP
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Joe Minardi, MD, FACEP, RDMS
  • Research Director: Andrew Miller, MD

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

West Virginia University Hospital (Ruby Memorial)

Secondary Hospital

WVU Medicine--United Hospital Center

Tertiary Hospital

WVU Medicine--St. Joseph’s Hospital



  • EM—4 months (Primary Training Site-Ruby Memorial)
  • Community EM—1 month (Secondary Training Site—United Hospital Center)
  • Trauma—1 month
  • Pediatrics Month (PICU/Peds Wards/Peds Acute Care Clinic)—1 month
  • Cardiology/CCU—1 month
  • Internal Medicine Night Float—1 month
  • OB/GYN—1 month
  • Orthopedics—1 month
  • Anesthesia—1 month


  • EM—6 ½ months (Primary Training Site—Ruby Memorial)
  • Community EM—2 months
  • EM Selective—1 month (resident choice of additional Ruby, UHC or St. Joes Rural EM month)
  • EM Radiology—2 weeks
  • MICU—1 month
  • SICU—1 month


  • EM—6 months (Primary Training Site—Ruby Memorial)
  • Community EM—2 months
  • Elective—2 months
  • PICU—1 month
  • Flight and/or Ground EMS—1 month (opportunity for longitudinal inclusion)



Contact Information

Residency Coordinator: Judy Kraycar Email: jkraycar@hsc.wvu.edu Phone: 304-293-7215 Fax: 304-293-6702

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