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Michelle Brennan, M.D.

Professional Title
Leadership Position

Professional Education

Medical School

Medical School

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, 2018 

Undergraduate School

Undergraduate School

Arizona State University, 2011

Psychology and Biological Sciences



Camarillo, CA /Scottsdale, AZ



If you never lived in LA, what are you most excited about?

I love exploring the different neighborhoods of Los Angeles, having family nearby, finding my new go-to restaurants, Malibu Farms, Sugarfish, hiking, and going to the beach after a shift.


What are your areas of interest within EM or future career plans?

I am interested in EMS, ultrasound, simulation, and academic EM.


Why did you choose UCLA-Olive View for residency?

I loved the combination of diverse training environments that UCLA-Olive View offered; it is so rare to find a residency program that provides training at a university, tertiary/quaternary Level 1 trauma center as well as a significant amount of time at a county hospital with a vastly different patient population and pathology to learn from.  I felt that UCLA Olive-View offered endless opportunities--personalized electives, community involvement, future fellowships, and the ability to prepare residents to be leaders and effective teachers in academic EM.  I am also very interested in resident (and all physician) wellness, and I felt that the UCLA residents were genuinely happy and had so much pride in their training. 


What else do you do in your free time? What hobbies do you have?

I love dance (ballet, tap, jazz), yoga, reformed pilates, softball, cooking (I try), scary movies, trying new restaurants, and asking people if I can pet their dogs.

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