Loma Linda University
EMS Fellowship Program
About LLU EMS
The EMS Experience at Loma Linda
The goal of the EMS fellowship at LLU is to train well rounded and knowledgeable EMS physicians. This occurs through weekly didactics, our state-of-the-art medical simulation center, participation in state-wide monthly EMS education conferences and attendance at the NAEMSP Medical Director course. Multiple EMS/Disaster drills and trainings are also offered including HAZ-MAT training, MCI, confined space rescue, and tactical.
The EMS fellow has required time spent in the field responding to scene calls with both local fire departments and our region’s transport provider, AMR. The fellow will also work with the AMR regional medical director to assist with QI projects and medic training/oversight.
Multiple mass gathering events occur in the Inland Empire region annually. Our faculty and fellows staff multiple raves and concert venues. This year we will participate in providing medical care at both the Stagecoach and Coachella music festivals.
Our fellowship works closely with our region’s Local EMS Agencies (ICEMA and REMSA) responsible for EMS direction and protocol/policy development. The fellow will have responsibilities within these agencies to both assist and lead on QI projects, policy and protocol development and other regulatory functions. The fellow will also sit on multiple committees responsible for advising EMS practice in our region. The fellow and EMS faculty also attend quarterly meetings of the EMS Medical Director Association of California (EMDAC).
Loma Linda University Medical Center is a tertiary care, academic medical center. We are a Level 1 trauma receiving center, stroke center and STEMI receiving center. The fellow will work clinically as an attending physician in the emergency department, responsible for treating patients as well as overseeing residents from our EM residency training program.
Current Fellows for 2021-22
Michael Downes, MD
Alayna Prest, MD
P. Brian Savino, MD, MPH
Base Hospital Medical Director, LLUMC
Seth Dukes, MD
Assoc. Program Director
Medical Director for AMR San Bernardino and Riverside
Lea Walters, MD
Assoc. Program Director
Chair, Department of EM LLUMC
Reza Vaezazizi, MD
Medical Director of ICEMA/REMSA
Fellowship Applicant Requirements
How to Apply
Please submit the following application materials to our fellowship coordinator, Shelly Nelson, at SKNelson@llu.edu: