Wake Forest University School of Medicine


In continuous operation and fully accreditited since 1974, the emergency medicine residency at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital (WFBH) is the oldest EM residency program in the southeast and one of the founding programs in the country. They are proud of their history but even more excited about their future. Although they are a well-established program, they continually strive to stay on the cutting edge of clinical emergency medicine, education, and research.

Wake Forest Emergency Medicine is a university-based training program located in Winston-Salem, NC. The medical center, which consistently ranks among the nations best, is a Level I trauma center nestled in a residential community in one of the South's most livable cities, Winston-Salem, NC. The hospital is an 830-bed tertiary care institution affiliated with the Wake Forest School of Medicine. All specialties and sub-specialties are represented. The medical center is both a level I adult & pediatric trauma center, has an annual volume of >100,000 patient visits and sees the entire spectrum of human illness. WFBH is also a burn, stroke and cardiovascular emergency center.

Their goal is to train high quality emergency physicians who are capable of practicing emergency medicine in any setting they choose and become leaders within the specialty. Residents in training rotate predominantly in the Emergency Department, even during internship. When residents are rotating outside the department, they are learning valuable skills on critical care experiences (like CCU, MICU, PICU, Trauma ICU) and high-yield rotations such as Orthopedics and OB/GYN. Residents have 3 elective rotations and enjoy a wide array of elective choices ranging from Toxicology and Advanced Ultrasound to Tactical Medicine and Global Health.


  • Department Chair: Chad Miller MD
  • Program Director: Cedric Lefebvre, M.D.
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Nick Hartman, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Kathleen Hosmer, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: David Masneri, DO
  • Research Director: David Cline

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Secondary Hospital

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital (MCMH)
Novant Forsyth Medical Center



  • ED (Seven 4-week block rotations)
  • Anesthesia/Ultrasound/EMS
  • Cardiac Care Unit
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Obstetrics
  • Trauma Surgery


  • ED (Nine 4-week block rotations)
  • Community ED
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Trauma ICU
  • Elective


  • ED (Nine 4-week block rotations)
  • Community ED
  • Medical ICU
  • Electives (2)
  • Toxicology (2 weeks during an ED block)



Contact Information

Residency Coordinator: Nancy Holliday Email: nhollida@wakehealth.edu Phone: +1 336 716 4625

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