Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

The Division of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine at University Hospitals has been approved to offer an ACGME-Accredited EMS fellowship with the inaugural class starting July 1, 2018.

The University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine ACGME-Accredited EMS Fellowship will provide the fellow with the fundamentals of prehospital medicine as well as a comprehensive experience in EMS medical direction over the course of one year. Multiple opportunities exist for professional growth within the areas of education, clinical expertise, and research.

UH MedEvac

UH MedEvac


- EMS medical direction and education:

  • Cleveland Heights Fire Department
  • Parma Fire Department
  • Shaker Heights Fire Department
  • UH Critical Care Transport
  • UH MedEvac
UH Critical Care Transport

UH Critical Care Transport Unit


- Experience with Special Operations, including tactical medicine and HazMat response.

- Leadership and participation in development and delivery of medical care at large scale mass gathering events, including:

    • First Energy Stadium, Home of the Cleveland Browns
    • Cleveland Triathlon
    • Cleveland Marathon
Onsite Medical Tent

Onsite Medical Tent

- Longitudinal experience in emergency management and disaster preparedness

- Participation in ongoing research as well as fellow initiated research.













UH Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) is a 1,032-bed Magnet facility on the campus of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) located in the cultural heart of Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood.

UHCMC is a verified Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and STEMI Center. The Department of Emergency Medicine hosts a three-year emergency medicine residency training program with 10 residents per year. UHCMC also includes Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, which is a verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center.

UHCMC is a teaching affiliate with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.



  • Salary commensurate with PGY Level
  • Full benefit package
  • Academic appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Moonlighting opportunities available



Jeffrey Luk, MD,Program Director
Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD, Pediatric EMS
Drew Stephens, MD, Tactical EMS, Military EMS, Critical Care

Adjunct Faculty:
Sean Cupp, MD, Sports Medicine
Anthony Daher, MD, EMS Medical Director, Tactical EMS
Richard Nelson, MD, Cruise Ship Medicine
Sheldon Rose, MD, EMS Medical Director, HAZMAT, Tactical EMS
Alex Rotta, MD, Pediatric Critical Care Transport
Donald Spaner, MD, EMS Medical Director, Military EMS
Gulgan Yalcinkaya, MD, Neonatal Critical Care Transport



  • Cover Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of three references

Applications are typically reviewed in the fall, but applicants are encouraged to apply and/or request additional information at any time.
Fellows accepted into the program must be board eligible or board certified in Emergency Medicine.

Interested applicants should contact Jeffrey Luk, MD, MS, EMS Fellowship Director at jeffrey.luk@uhhospitals.org