Maricopa Medical Center


Maricopa Medical Center is a 449-bed, Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center that cares for patients from all over the state of Arizona and that specifically serves as the safety net for Maricopa County. The medical center offers Adult Emergency Medical Services with an ED census of approximately 60,000 patients/year (and growing). It also is host to the Arizona Burn Center, the second largest Burn Center in North America. The Arizona Children's Center offers comprehensive medical services including: a Pediatric Emergency Services with approximately 20,000 visits per year, in-patient Pediatric unit with a wide breadth of subspecialties, 12 bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Pediatric Burn Unit, a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, a Level III, 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (one of three in the Phoenix Valley), and Child Life Specialists. Maricopa Medical Center is the primary base for the Maricopa Emergency Medicine Residency. Learn more at


  • Department Chair: Eric D. Katz, MD
  • Program Director: Michael Epter, DO
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Jonathan Fisher, MD, MPH
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Aneesh Narang, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Tim Davie, MD
  • Vice Chair of Research: Frank LoVecchio, DO

Training Locations

Primary Site

  • Maricopa Medical Center

Secondary Sites

  • Arizona Burn Center
  • Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix
  • Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Banner Cardon Children's Medical Center
  • Thunderbird Pediatric and Kids Emergency Department


Residents rotate through a yearly 'block' schedule which is a 4 week period for a total of 13 blocks in a 12 month academic year.


  • July – Orientation
  • Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center – 5 blocks (includes 1 month of nights)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center – 1 block
  • Medical ICU at Maricopa Medical Center – 1 block
  • Neurology, Orthopedics, & Anesthesiology - 3wks, 2 wks, 3 wks each
  • Trauma – 1 block
  • OB/GYN (nights only) – 2 weeks
  • Elective - 1 block
  • Vacation – 3 weeks


  • Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center – 6 blocks (includes 1 block of nights)
  • Emergency Medicine at Banner University Medical Center – 1 block
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Phoenix Children's Hospital – 1 block
  • Toxicology at Banner Poison Center – 1 block
  • Burn Intensive Care Unit at The Arizona Burn Center – 1 block
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Maricopa Medical Center – 1 block
  • Coronary Care Unit at Banner University Medical Center - 1 block
  • Elective - 1
  • Vacation – 3 weeks


  • Emergency Medicine at Copa – 8 blocks (includes 1 block of nights)
  • Teach Resident/Administration - 1 block
  • Emergency Medicine at Banner University – 1 block
  • Emergency Medicine at Scottsdale Health Care – 1 block
  • Pediatric Anesthesia, Ped ED at Cardon Children's Hospital - 1 block (1 week, 3 week, respectively)
  • Medical ICU at Copa – 1 block
  • Elective – 1 block
  • Vacation – 4 weeks


Residents participate in yearly Electives including EMS, Research, Advanced Ultrasound, and International Medicine at partner sites in South Africa, Palau, Nepal, Wilderness Medicine, Administration, and more.[1]


  • Ultrasound

Contact Information

Michele Adair-Russo, Residency Coordinator

External Links

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