Research Fellowship

The UCLA Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, established in 1980, is a two to three year post-graduate training program. The fellowship harnesses the benefits of training at an internationally renowned university hospital and school of public health with exposure to the faculty and trainees of the National Clinician Scholars Program (formerly Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program), the Rand Graduate School in Santa Monica, and relevant departments on the UCLA main campus. This program provides an unusually diverse spectrum of research training. Entry to the fellowship program is available only to physicians who have completed an Emergency Medicine Residency.


Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRMC) is located at the southern end of the beautiful UCLA campus in Westwood. It is a state-of-the-art 520 bed academic medical center that offers a full range of medical and surgical services from primary to sub-specialty care. The one million-plus square foot, 10-story structure encompasses the operations of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and the Mattel Children's Hospital.

The Medical Center is one component of UCLA's Center for the Health Sciences, which includes the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health; the Jules Stein Eye Institute; the Clarence E. Reed Neurological Research Center; the Brain Research Institute; the Biomedical Cyclotron; the Jerry Lewis Neuromuscular Research Center; and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

US News and World report has ranked RRMC as the number one hospital in the West and a top 5 hospital in the United States for over twenty years.

The 41-bed Emergency Department treats 52,000 patients per year and serves as a Level 1 Trauma center, as well as Stroke, STEMI, and Pediatric Critical Care center.


Educational Objectives

The UCLA Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program is designed to provide the research training and experience necessary to become an outstanding contributor and leader in academic emergency medicine. The primary goals of the program are training in:

  • Identification of appropriate areas of research activities
  • Research methodology and experimental design
  • Preparation of grant proposals
  • Scientific writing: preparation of abstracts for scientific meetings and manuscripts for peer review journal publication.


  • The research fellowship is designed with the flexibility to meet the fellow’s specific needs. At present, our ED faculty are not involved in bench research, but any other research interest can be accommodated. Faculty research interests include: health services research, medical informatics, infectious disease, pediatric emergency medicine, neurosciences (including brain preservation in stroke), pre-hospital and disaster medicine, domestic violence, and research on the quality of the medical literature.
  • Weekly meeting with faculty mentor to discuss ongoing educational and research activities. Monthly emergency medicine research meetings with EM research faculty and fellows.
  • Enrollment in the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA to pursue a Master’s degree in epidemiology, health services research or other area per the candidate's interest. Enrollment in other UCLA graduate programs can be substituted.
  • Participation in the seminars and classes of the National Clinician Scholars Programs.
  • Attending and teaching at UCLA Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality Conferences and Journal Clubs as desired.

Professional Development

  • Fellows meet with diverse faculty both at UCLA and other Los Angeles institutions (e.g., RAND, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services) to explore research opportunities and career options.
  • Fellows are provided stipends to attend relevant national meetings.

Research Activities

  • Fellows are expected to develop and complete a meaningful research project, present the results at national scientific meetings, prepare the results for publication in a peer-reviewed national journal and complete and submit an NIH Grant Application.


  • Fellows work 5 eight-hour shifts per month at RRMC.
  • Additional clinical work for additional income may be possible by request.

Program Faculty

  • David L. Schriger, MD. MPH Fellowship Director

Stipends and Benefits

  • Full time UCLA employee with health and retirement benefits
  • Annual salary negotiable based on education plans, in/out of state status, etc.
  • $2,000 CME allowance
  • Four weeks of vacation

To Apply

Interested applicants should send Curriculum Vitae to:

David L. Schriger, MD, MPH
Fellowship Director




Interviews will be granted to qualified applicants by invitation.

Applicant Requirements

  • Graduation from a 4-year ACGME accredited Emergency Medicine Residency training program or a 3-year program with at least one year of post-residency clinical experience or fellowship.
  • Eligible to obtain a California Medical License.
  • References.

Current NCSP Fellows

Shaw Natsui, MD
Tarek Trevedi, MD

Fellowship Alumni

Todd Schneberk, MD, MA, 2016-2018
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center
Samantha Kadera, MD, MPH, 2013-2015
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Daniel Rolston, MD, MS, 2013-2015
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Marc Probst, MD, MS, 2012-2014
Assistant Professor, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Erin Wilkes, MD, MSHS, 2011-2013
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Christopher LeMaster, MD, 2010-2012
The Permanente Medical Group
Malkeet Gupta, MD, MS, 2006-2008
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Partner, Antelope Valley Emergency Medicine Associates
Michael Menchine, MD, MPH, 2004-2006
Vice Chair of Research and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles County - University of Southern California
Zachary Gray, MD, MPH, 2004-2006
Staff Physician, Torrance Memorial Hospital, Torrance, California
Richard Byyny, MD, MSPH, 2004-2006
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado
Steven Wall, MD, MPH, 2001-2003
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Frank Day, MD, MPH, 1999-2001
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, West Los Angles VA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Richelle J. Cooper, MD, MSHS, 1998-2000
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Thomas Lee, MD, 1997-1999
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Antelope Valley Emergency Medicine Associates
Frederick J. Beddingfield, III, MD, PhD, 1996-1999
Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Medical Director, Skin Care Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Research and Development, Allergan, Inc.
Adjunct Staff, Health Sciences The RAND Corporation
Eric Salk, MD, MPH, 1995-1997
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery/Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
Medical Director of Emergency Services, The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington, CT
Carolyn Sachs, MD, MPH, 1994-1996
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Knox Todd, MD, MPH, 1993-1994
Professor and Department Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson, Houston, TX
Scott Krishel, MD, MPH, 1992-1994
Emergency Physician, Kaiser Permamente Hospital, San Diego, CA
William L. Mower, MD, PhD, 1991-1993
Professor of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
David L. Schriger, MD, MPH, 1988-1990
Professor and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Ira Gold, MD, MPH, 1983-1986
Research Director, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Sherman Podolsky, MD, 1982-1983
President, PhyAmerica Physician Services of Florida Inc.
Fred Einesman, MD, 1981-1982
Emergency Physician, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
TV Producer
Edward Geehr, MD, 1980-1981
Chief Medical Officer, LifeScript, Mission Viejo, CA