Emergency Medicine Administration is a complex process and requires unique knowledge and skills that are often unattainable in a conventional Emergency Medicine residency. Learning proper ED Administration often takes years of trial and error and on the job training. Therefore, we designed this fellowship to allow for the rapid assimilation of critical ED management skills by completing an intensive one-year curriculum combining academic rigor with community practice.

EMA and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy have joined together to create the most comprehensive emergency medicine management program available. The EMA-CMU Emergency Medicine Administrative Fellowship combines a stellar academic program with real-time, hands-on leadership experiences. In parallel, fellows will learn industry-leading best practices from award-winning thought leaders in the health care domain and recognized management experts at EMA.

Graduates of the fellowship would be expected to pursue leadership positions in Emergency Department Administration, and utilize the knowledge and skills afforded them to positively impact practice environments and patient care at a local, state and national level.

We are looking to give the future leaders of emergency medicine the tools they need to thrive. The past five years of the fellowship has been an unprecedented success. We are looking for top performing, dedicated and team-oriented applicants to help build on this momentum and create a tradition of excellence in ED management.

You have taken the first step in exploring your future by visiting this website. We encourage you to take the next step and apply.

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We look forward to reviewing your qualifications and thank you in advance for your interest.

Warm wishes,

Scott Brewster

Chief Medical Officer
Jamie Eng, MD

Director of Fellowship
Kaitlin-Megan Rivera

Fellowship Coordinator


Clinical Duties:
A minimum of 10 shifts a month at two EMA community ED's.

Administrative Curriculum:
EMA will provide a community-based platform for the fellow to be exposed to the full spectrum of administrative topics:
● Corporate Management
● Emergency Department Management
● Academic
● Political

Program Description

The fellow will be on staff at two EMA staffed ED's. Fellow will receive commensurate benefits and salary, as well as paid tuition for the MMM.

Master of Medical Management (MMM) Program at CMU


Must be a board eligible, graduate/graduating resident of a three or four-year Emergency Medicine Residency program.

Must have an active California medical license and completion of site credentialing process by the start of the fellowship.

Application & Timeline

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for the Fellowship
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We will be contacting qualified applicants for interviews that will take place in Los Angeles.

Should you have missed the application deadline and desire to apply, please feel free to Contact Us below to see if the process remains open.
If it is already closed, we will accept your application for the following year.

Contact Us

Emergent Medical Associates
898 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 600
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 379-2134

Previous Fellows

Meet some of our recent Fellows from past years.

Michael Merjanian, M.D., MMM

Michael Merjanian, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2019

Dr. Merjanian graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles earning a degree in Psychobiology, earned his medical doctorate from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, completed his emergency medicine residency at University of California, Los Angeles Ronald Reagan / Olive-View Emergency Medicine Residency Program and earned a Master of Medical Management from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. He is currently an attending physician at La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, among other sites and Chief Medical Officer of Titan HST an emergency communication and telehealth platform.

Bobak Zonnoor, MD, MMM

Bobak Zonnoor, MD, MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2019

Dr. Zonnoor currently serves as an Assistant Medical Director at Corona Regional Medical Center, and also works as a clinical faculty at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. 
He earned his Bachelor's of Science from University of California, Davis. He graduated from Stony Brook School of Medicine, and finished his residency in Emergency Medicine at Kings County Hospital/SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he also served as a Chief resident. 
He’s also a contributor and editor for EM:RAP Farsi, and works with Butterfly Network in their deep learning clinical ultrasound program. His interest is in healthcare economics, entrepreneurship, and international Emergency medicine.

David Morales, M.D., MMM

David Morales, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2018

Dr. Morales is currently serving as Chair of the Interdisciplinary Committee at Valley Presbyterian Hospital. He completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA with a B.S. in psychiatry. He then obtained his medical doctorate from University of Illinois and returned to UCLA for his emergency residency training.

Dr. Park, MMM

Eugene Y Park, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2017

Dr. Park is currently the Associate Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Corona Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders. After some time as an HIV Outreach Worker in Chicago, he then obtained his medical degree at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine with a special focus in Urban Medicine. He completed a four-year residency at LAC+USC Medical Center. During residency his interests included medical education, ED administration and point-of-care ultrasound. He contributed to developing the resident weekly module curriculum and gave several grand rounds lectures ranging from ketamine sedation complications to ventriculoperitoneal shunt management in the ED. He taught clinical ultrasound to medical students and was an active member of the ultrasound sub-fellowship track.

Jamie Eng, M.D., MMM

Melanie Stanzer, D.O. MMM, MS

EMA-USC Fellow 2016

Dr. Stanzer currently serves as the Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medicine, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital; Director of Compliance and Government-related Services, Emergent Medical Associates; Co-Chair Wellness Committee, Emergent Medical Associates; and Board Director of CalACEP. Dr. Stanzer graduated from Southwestern University, completed her medical school at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in emergency medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She has been actively involved in health policy and advocacy through completing the Texas College of Emergency Physicians Leadership and Advocacy Fellowship, serving as the Health Policy Committee Chair for her residency, acting as regional representative for EMRA, and authoring chapters in the Emergency Medicine Advocacy Handbook.

Jamie Eng, M.D., MMM

Molly Brady, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2015

Dr. Brady is currently the Associate Medical Director of Emergency Services at both Sherman Oaks Hospital and Encino Hospital, as well as Director of Informatics and Director of Education for Emergent Medical Associates. She graduated from from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A in history. She received her medical training at the University of Connecticut and went on to complete her residency training at LAC + USC Medical Center. During residency she contributed to HippoEM and HippoPA, two virtual educational programs, as well as working with residency leadership in creating a ScholarlyTrack program. As a 4th year resident she served as leader of the Administrative Track. She also participated in the M&M conferences, presenting cases on behalf of residents and giving short lectures on M&M cases. Her research and scholarly projects focused on county’s HIV/AIDS population as well as county's incarcerated population.

Jay Melton, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2014

Dr. Melton is the Medical Director of Emergency Services at Centinela Hospital Medical Center and is the Director of Allied Health Professionals for Emergent Medical Associates. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.A. in Music. He received his medical doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Melton went on to complete his emergency medicine residency at the State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn. During residency, he had an active role in bedside teaching and resident and student education, including significant contributions to the education platform "The Kings of County". His ongoing interest in education led to the development of the Advanced Practice Provider Academy during his fellowship year. 

Jamie Eng, M.D., MMM

Jamie Eng, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2013

Dr. Eng is currently the Associate Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, where she also serves as the Chair of the Patient Review and Coordination Program. She is also the Director of the USC-EMA Administrative Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Director of the Leadership Development Program at EMA, and Co-Chair of the Continuing Medical Education and Quality Committee. Dr. Eng received her medical doctorate from Chicago Medical School and completed her residency training in emergency medicine at LAC+USC Medical Center, where she served as the Administrative Chief resident in her fourth year. During residency, she was the co-leader in several inter-departmental initiatives to improve wait times for specific patients requiring specialty care, such as orthopedics, ophthalmology and gynecology. She worked to implement several process improvement initiatives related to ED throughput, served as the Event Medicine Coordinator for the Los Angeles Marathon, contributed to HippoEM, a virtual educational program, and was a key cast member in Code Black, a documentary on emergency medicine at LAC+USC.

Andrea Wu, M.D., MMM

Andrea Wu, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2012

Dr. Wu is the Medical Director of the Adult Emergency Department at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Assistant Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Georgetown University . From Washington DC, she went to Baltimore and attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine receiving her Doctor of Medicine. Dr Wu was the chief resident at the LAC + USC Emergency Medicine Residency Program, where she completed her residency and received several awards and honors including the top performer award at LAC + USC, the Winslow scholarship, the Henry Zoller Jr. Scholarship, and the Vinciguerra Trust Scholarship. As Medical Director at Harbor-UCLA, her clinical expertise and interests are in operations, process and quality improvements, interdisciplinary team communication, airway management, critical care and stroke.

Erick Eiting, M.D., MMM

Erick Eiting, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2011

Dr. Eiting is currently at Mount Sinai serving as the Vice Chair of Operations of the Emergency Department and the Medical Director for Quality, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. Prior to this, he was the Medical Director for USC Correctional Health, a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He oversee patient care at Twin Towers Correctional Facility, including an urgent care, comprehensive women's health and several specialty clinics, as well as care coordination services for inmates. He has won several awards for improving access to care for inmates using innovative care models, including the Los Angeles County Productivity and Quality "Top Ten" Award and the American Medical Association Foundation Excellence in Medicine Award.

Dr. Eiting attended the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in Biochemistry and Spanish Linguistics and Hispanic Cultures. He is an alumnus of AmeriCorps, where he worked to improve care for HIV-positive patients in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Masters in Public Health from Columbia University and his Masters in Medical Management from the University of Southern California. He received his medical doctorate from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn.

Randall Young, M.D., MMM

Randall Young, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2010

Dr. Young received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UC Davis. He then migrated south to complete a Master of Science in Physiological Sciences at UCLA before returning back to UC Davis where he attended medical school and served as co-president of his class. He completed an internship at Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in pediatrics before changing his focus to emergency medicine at Washington University in Saint Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

During his residency he was heavily involved in medical student education as an instructor for the Washington University School of Medicine Practice of Medicine course for 1st and 2nd year medical students. He is the co-founder of the UC Davis Health Professions Saturday Academy, a medical student collaborative dedicated to provide outreach to underserved youths in the Sacramento. He is a recipient of the 2003 American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award. After completing his fellowship he served as the Assistant Director of Emergency Services at Sherman Oaks and Mission Community Hospitals before relocating to San Diego. He joined the faculty of the newly organized Kaiser Permanente San Diego Emergency Medicine Residency Program where he still works as a clinical emergency physician and also serves as the Physician in Charge of the Kaiser Permanente Urgent Care in South San Diego County.

Christopher Major, M.D., MMM

Christopher Major, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2009

Dr. Major is currently the Regional Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Prime Healthcare. After fellowship, Dr. Major was the Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Providence Tarzana Medical Center and the Assistant Director of EMA’s Lost RVU program, as well as Chief Medical Informatics Officer at EMA. Dr. Major received his Bachelor's Degree from Emory University and his Doctorate of Medicine from Boston University. He completed his emergency medicine residency at LAC+USC Medical Center.

James De La Torre, M.D., MMM

James De La Torre, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2008

Currently he serves as the Director and Chairman of the Emergency Department at West HIlls, Community Hospital of Huntington Park and East Los Angeles Community Hospital. Dr. De La Torre graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Biochemistry and received his medical doctorate from Harvard University, where he was awarded the SAEM excellence in emergency medicine for medical students. After medical school, Dr. De La Torre did an internship in internal medicine at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center and then completed his residency in emergency medicine at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. During residency, he published a review article on coccidioidomycosis for emedicine, presented and reviewed a trauma case on Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives (EM:RAP), did research on occult pneumothoraces, wrote several chapters on cardiology errors in emergency medicine and coordinated the journal club at L.A. County. As a director at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center as the Associate Director of Emergency Services. During his administrative tenure at West Hills, he has been instrumental in opening a new 30+ bed emergency department, implementing 2 new emergency department information systems and PACs. He also oversees the STEMI, Therapeutic Hypothermia and Sepsis programs at West HIlls and has helped the hospital obtain the designation of Primary Stroke Center.

Tina Wu, M.D., MMM

Tina Wu, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2007

Dr. Wu received her Bachelor’s Degree and Graduate Degree from New York University and her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Buffalo. She served as the Resident Trauma Director at NYU/Bellevue and her teaching experience at NYU/Bellevue includes Resident Education Lectures in Blunt Trauma, Shock and Resuscitation, Vertigo, and Trauma Conference: Non-operative Management of Blunt Abdominal Trauma. She published articles on postconcussive syndrome and laceration repairs and conducted research on maxillofacial trauma and capnography in the ICU. She also served as an Assistant Instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support at the Emergency Care Institute at Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Wu then became the inaugural fellow for the EMA-USC Administrative Fellowship. As part of her fellowship, she served as an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine at LAC-USC Medical Center and as an attending physician at Centinela Hospital Medical Center and Tarzana Medical Center. During this time, she graduated with a Master's in Medical Management from the USC Marshall School of Business, published an article on ED reimbursement and implemented a new vaccine protocol. She continues to serve as an active member of EMA and an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Providence Tarzana Medical Center.

About EM Fellowships

There are two types of fellowship programs after an Emergency Medicine residency: ACGME and non-ACGME.

ACGME fellowship tracks are Medical Toxicology, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Pediatric EM, Sports Medicine, Emergency Medical Services, and Clinical Informatics. The ACGME controls the content and sets the standards for these programs because these lead to additional certification by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

There are numerous non-ACGME fellowships in Emergency Medicine that offer training and experience in other areas including EM Administration, International EM, EM Politics, Emergency Medical Services, EM Research, Critical Care, EM Education and EM Ultrasound. These fellowships are ideally tied to an advanced degree integrated into the curriculum, if applicable. This allows participants to incorporate their academic experience with a real-time practice environment and platform.

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