Event Medicine

As an academic medical center attached to an internationally renowned university, our faculty and residents are regularly approached to assist with medical care in the local community and for special events. Some of the many examples include:

In the summer of 2015, UCLA hosted the Special Olympics on its campus, and Dr. Lynne McCullough, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCLA, led a group of volunteer residents and faculty to staff a clinic serving the 3,000 athletes and coaches participating.

Every year, Dr. Mark Morocco, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCLA, leads a team of volunteer residents and faculty to provide medical care for the Painted Turtle Camp Challenge Bike Ride, a race supporting programs for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Dr. Matthew Waxman, Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Olive View-UCLA, continues to serve as Medical Director for the FYF Music Festival, leading a group of residents, nurse practitioners, nurses and EMS to provide medical care during one of the largest annual music festivals in Downtown LA.


From Left to Right: Bonnie Cheung, Matt Waxman, Shamsher Samra (Class of 2017), David Morales (Class of 2018), Andrea Takemoto (Class of 2018) at the 2016 FYF Festival.

Dr. Joanne Feldman, Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCLA, and Dr. Chris Belfour, Attending Physician at UCLA and Faculty Member at Antelope Valley Hospital, are co-medical directors of the AIDS LifeCycle, an event in which some of our residents volunteer, provide medical care, and ride in every year. Last year, Dr. Stephanie Brenman (EM Class of 2017) had a chance to put her EM skills during her ride with the AIDS Lifecycle.


Dr. Chris Belfour (UCLA and AV Faculty, Class of 20l4), and Stephanie Brenman (Class of 2017) working together at the AIDS LifeCycle.
Dr. Stephanie Brenman (Class of 2017) coming around a turn as a rider with the AIDS LifeCycle.