Roger Lewis, M.D., Ph.D., FACEP
Roger Lewis, M.D., Ph.D., FACEPChair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Madonna Fernandez-Frackelton, M.D.
Madonna Fernandez-Frackelton, M.D.Residency Program Director and Vice Chair of Education, Department of Emergency Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine

About Our Department

  • A high-volume, high-acuity ED that is the only Level 1 Trauma Center, Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Critical Care Center, Disaster Resource Center, Stroke Center, Academic STEMI Receiving Center and Nursing and Paramedic Training Center  in the South Bay of Los Angeles.

  • Education through service of a highly diverse, appreciative underserved patient population with a tremendous spectrum, and often high acuity, of disease.

  • Exceptional faculty and mentors with national reputations for excellence in education, research and leadership in emergency medicine and its subspecialties.

  • Ample opportunity to participate in teaching, research, EMS and administrative activities through faculty mentorship and potential fellowships.

  • An outstanding collegial and supportive environment with peers from all walks of life.

The Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center was established in 1978 as one of the first emergency medicine training programs in the country. For nearly forty years the residents of the Harbor-UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency Program have played an integral role in delivering care to the largely underserved communities of south Los Angeles County.

Our team includes exceptional faculty and mentors with national reputations for excellence in education, research, and leadership in emergency medicine and its subspecialties. Our residents possess a strong work ethic and are interested in providing outstanding care for the diverse, poor and underserved members of our community as well as becoming outstanding emergency physicians. They have an interest in pursuing lifelong careers as both clinicians and academic leaders in emergency medicine.

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is pleased to be able to offer advanced training in specialized fields in Emergency Medicine. We are lucky to have national leaders in Emergency Medicine lead our fellowships which seek to provide the highest-quality clinical and scholarly training.

This Emergency Medicine elective is designed to introduce senior medical students to the specialty of Emergency Medicine and to provide students with the opportunity to assume primary responsibility for the diagnosis and management of acutely ill patients. These goals are accomplished through daily rounds, informal and formal conferences and direct patient care in the adult and pediatric areas of the Emergency Department.

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