Denver Health Medical Center


Established in 1974, the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine is one of the oldest in the country.

We are a four year training program offering training in the emergency departments at Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Colorado, and Saint Joseph Hospital for a mix of county, academic, and community learning environments.

In 2003, Denver Health Medical Center’s Residency in Emergency Medicine became an EM1-4 program, creating an EM1 year that lays a solid foundation for the EM 2-4 years. This curriculum is intentionally built like a traditional internship and is designed to “line the toolbelt” of interns with the clinical experience and skills needed for the rest of residency.


  • Department Chair: Richard Zane, MD
  • Program Director: Bonnie Kaplan, MD
  • Senior Associate Program Director:Maria Moreira, MD
  • Associate Program Director: Barb Blok, MD
  • Associate Program Director: W. Gannon Sungar, DO
  • Associate Program Director: Jennie Buchanan, MD
  • Research Director (Denver Health): Jason Haukoos, MD, MSc
  • Research Director (University of Colorado): Adit Ginde, MD, MPH

Training Locations

Denver Health Medical Center

Founded in 1860. Safety net hospital, providing care for one-third of Denver's population annually. 525 beds. 26,000 admissions per year. The only Level I Adult and Pediatric Level II verified Trauma Center in Colorado. Integrated public health, hospital, EMS, family health centers, school-based clinics, detox-center.

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University of Colorado Hospital

Founded in 1921. 467 beds. Nationally ranked in 11 specialties by the 2015-16 U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more at Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Saint Joseph Hospital | SCL Health

Named among the top 2% in the nation for overall clinical excellence by Healthgrades in 2014, 2015, 2016.

Learn more at Saint Joseph Hospital Emergency Services Website

Children's Hospital Colorado

Founded in 1908. 250 beds. Colorado's only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Ranked a top 5 children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report in 2015-16 and has been nationally ranked every year since the U.S. News & World Report ranking of pediatric hospitals was started in 1993.

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DHREM Clinical Curriculum as of 2016-17

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  • PGY-2 = 2 weeks
  • PGY-3 = 4 weeks
  • PGY-4 = 8 weeks


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