University of South Alabama


We are the only Level 1 Trauma Center on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Tallahassee. We received accreditation from the ACGME and enrolled the first residency class in July 2019. This is a three-year residency program, enrolling six residents per year. The program is based entirely within USA Health hospitals in Mobile, Alabama. The faculty is very diverse in their training and educational focuses. This allows the residents to see a broad range of practice patterns and to see how different providers interpret and incorporate the literature into their practice. There is no "this is way things are done here". Our residents really see more of the "art of medicine" and develop their own practice patterns.

We are privileged to treat our local community and function as a safety net hospital and to also treat complicated cancer, burn, trauma, and neurologic patients. It is a great mix of patients and gives our residents a broad exposure. It is an honor and privilege to serve our patient population, many of whom are underserved and rely on our system for access to healthcare.


  • Department Chair and Interim Program Director: Ed Panacek, MD
  • Associate Program Director: Paul Henning, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Richard Garri, MD

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

  • USA Health University Hospital

Secondary Hospital

  • Chidren's & Women's Hospital



  • EM Introduction: 1 block
  • University Hospital ED: 3 blocks
  • Pediatric ED: 2 blocks
  • OB/GYN: 1 block
  • Neurology: 1 block
  • MICU: 1 block
  • IM: 1 block
  • Trauma: 1 block
  • Anesthesia: 1 block
  • Vacation: 1 block


  • EM (UH-ED and Peds): 8 blocks
  • MICU: 1 block
  • STICU: 1 block
  • EMS: 1 block
  • OB/GYN: 1 block
  • Vacation: 1 block


  • EM (UH-ED and Peds): 9 blocks
  • EM Administration: 1 block
  • PICU: 1 block
  • Selective: 1 block
  • Vacation: 1 block


  • Research
  • Disaster
  • Wilderness
  • Tactical Medicine

Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Nikki Reymundo Address: 2451 University Hospital Drive, Suite 10L, Mobile, AL 36617

  • Telephone: (251) 470-1649
  • Email:

External Links

University of South Alabama Emergency Medicine Residency

See Also