Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency

Exceptional clinical training.
Innovative professional development.
The career of your dreams.

For more than 25 years, we have had the privilege of training original thinkers, compassionate life-savers, dedicated clinicians, and brilliant researchers. Each resident has left a mark on the program, and we are proud to have many former residents as faculty.

Our curriculum has been carefully developed to foster lifelong growth and innovation while building skilled clinicians. As a result, our residents are doing great things to advance humanity, science, and health in ways that extend far beyond the walls of the emergency department.

Our residents benefit from:

  • innovative four-year curriculum
  • exceptional clinical training in 3 diverse training sites and high patient volumes
  • personalized career development in the ACCEL program
  • dedication to wellness and professional growth

Commitment to Diversity

Our goal is to create a medical team reflective of the community and the world we serve. We achieve this goal by ensuring the inclusion and representation of all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and physical ability.

Diversity and inclusion at Stanford Emergency Medicine 

Diversity at Stanford Medicine


"I was drawn to Stanford because of its strong commitment to forward-thinking education, the dedicated educational team, and the diverse and individualized resident training environment."

- Dr. Sara Krzyzaniak

Director, Residency Program

Take a peek at our diverse training sites.

Innovative Training

Resident Life


Learn more about what makes our residency program unique, from our state-of-art emergency department to our approach to diversity and inclusion, to our amazing quality of life!

Alumni Making History

Stanford EM fellowship alum Leroy Sims, MD  (pictured) talks about serving as the NBA's medical director in charge of running the bubble - and what it means to be a Black physician in America.

And Anil Menon, MD, alum of our residency program and NASA flight surgeon shared his experiences caring for astronauts.

Contact Us

Bianca Velasquez, Residency Program Coordinator
Yvonne Lam, Assistant Residency Program Coordinator

Phone: 650.723.9215
Fax: 650.723.0121

For Current Residents

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Department of Emergency Medicine
900 Welch Road, Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Main Line: 650-723-6576

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