Scott Votey, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Leadership Statement

Emergency Medicine fits me perfectly. I love the pace, the variety, the diagnostic challenges, the teamwork, and all the stimulation a shift in the ED provides. I can’t imagine practicing any other specialty.

One of my favorite aspects of EM is that there is always more to learn. The breadth of EM is enormous and keeping up with advances is challenging, but it’s a challenge I embrace.

I’ve devoted my career to emergency medicine education. I’ve never stopped being a learner and a practitioner of EM, but being a teacher is the best part.  Much of the faculty share that perspective, and the shared enthusiasm for teaching and learning is a key part of what makes our residency outstanding and our graduates so successful.

Experience has taught me that every resident has different abilities, needs, and style of learning. Our residency is structured to provide individual attention and mentoring to help each resident maximize his or her potential. And once faculty get to know residents we can work together to create opportunities that match individual goals and interests.

For residents to learn effectively all the components of a residency need to be functioning smoothly – rotations, conferences, mentoring, evaluations, scheduling, payroll and more. It’s crucial. Our dedicated team gets the job done.  We are organized, effective, and responsive to resident needs.

I’m proud of our residency and especially our residents. It’s an honor to be the Residency Director for such a fine group. With that honor comes responsibility. I take my responsibility seriously.

Professional Education


UCLA/Olive View-UCLA Medical Centers, 1988
Specialty:  Emergency Medicine


University of Chicago Hospital, 1983
Specialty:  Internal Medicine


University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 1982
Doctor of Medicine


University of California, Santa Barbara, 1978
Bachelor of Arts in Zoology