Emergency Medicine Fellowships

The Division of Emergency Medicine offers the following fellowships:

Medical Toxicology Fellowship

A two-year accredited fellowship in Medical Toxicology is offered in conjunction with the Texas Poison Center Network. The training program begins each July. An opportunity also exists to complete work toward a Master's Degree in Public Health concurrently with the fellowship program.

  • The No. 1 Key - A very focused education program
  • We have 10 toxicology faculty and four fellows
  • We provide bedside consultations to the four hospitals on the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus (which includes Parkland Memorial Hospital and Children’s Medical Center Dallas) and have three outpatient clinics/month.
  • Salary and benefits are very competitive
  • Clinical ER work is NOT required
  • Concurrent advanced degree programs available

Kurt C. Kleinschmidt, M.D.
Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program Director
kurt.kleinschmidt@utsouthwestern.edu

Deborah Jarrett, Supervisor of Education Programs
Phone: 214-590-2537
deborah.jarrett@utsouthwestern.edu

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Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

The Division of Emergency Medicine and the UT Southwestern Medical Center/BioTel EMS System offer a one-year fellowship in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for residency trained emergency physicians. This ACGME-accredited fellowship program is structured to provide a combination of practical experiences and formal training to facilitate the development of fundamental knowledge and skills for a successful career as an EMS medical director. Completion of Master's level graduate training is an optional component of this multidisciplinary fellowship program.

The fellow will become familiar with the clinical, operational, and administrative aspects of EMS in both urban and rural/suburban systems and receive the education necessary to apply these principles to any EMS system.

Resources include:

  • The UT Southwestern/BioTel EMS System (more than 300,000 EMS incidents annually)
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System (about 150,000 annual ED visits)
  • The UT Southwestern Medical Center (50 EM faculty with 10 EMS specialists)
  • The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions (trains most of the paramedics in North Texas)
  • The UT Southwestern Graduate School of Public Health (six EM faculty have M.P.H. degrees)
  • Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas (Biotel System sees about 80,000 injuries each year)
  • Victim Intervention program (more than 1,000 annual cases)
  • North Texas Poison Control Center (more than 72,000 annual consults)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth CareFlite (serves 5.8 million population)

Kathy Rinnert, M.D., M.P.H.
EMS Fellowship Program Director
Phone: 214-648-3247
kathy.rinnert@utsouthwestern.edu

Marshal Isaacs, M.D.
Chief of Fellowship Operations
marshal.isaacs@utsouthwestern.edu

Gilberto Salazar, M.D.
Assistant Chief of Fellowship Operations
gilberto.salazar@utsouthwestern.edu

Silvia Ramirez, M.B.A.
Education Coordinator
Phone: 214-648-3189
silvia.ramirez@utsouthwestern.edu

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Government Emergency Medical Security Services (GEMSS) Fellowship

Over the past decade, there has been a growing need for emergency physicians to provide specialized expertise for various governmental agencies, ranging from local police, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Secret Service to health agencies and political groups, both at the regional and federal level.

In 1998, Paul Pepe, M.D., M.P.H. (now Chief of this Division), then Commonwealth Emergency Medical Director for the state of Pennsylvania in the administration of Gov. Tom Ridge, developed the concept of an academic Government Emergency Medical Security Services (GEMSS) Fellowship.

The curriculum for the proposed GEMSS fellowship went beyond the traditional medical-related elements of tactical EMS and weapons of mass effect (WME) training. It provided a more comprehensive extension to traditional EM physician education that ranged from VIP protective service details and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) activities to the political, legislative, and mass media activities involved in effectively providing emergency medical security for the public.

Kathy Rinnert, M.D., M.P.H.
EMS Fellowship Program Director
Phone: 214-648-3247
kathy.rinnert@utsouthwestern.edu

Marshal Isaacs, M.D.
Chief of Fellowship Operations
marshal.isaacs@utsouthwestern.edu

Gil Salazar, M.D.
Assistant Chief of Fellowship Operations
gilberto.salazar@utsouthwestern.edu

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Practice Management and Health Policy Fellowship

This exciting two-year fellowship includes 12 months of rotations in emergency department administration and 12 months of rotations in administrative and health policy with hospital, nursing, and insurance executives as well as physician leaders of small, regional, and national emergency medicine groups.

During “on-service” rotations, fellows function as Assistant Medical Director of the 144,000 volume Parkland Emergency Department working closely with Brent Treichler, M.D., FACEP, Medical Director.

In addition, fellows have clinical duties in the Parkland and Children’s Medical Center emergency departments seven days a month in order to maintain clinical skills and experience the impact of their management efforts. Concurrent enrollment in one of several associated Master's programs in Administration. Pay and benefits are very competitive.

Program Director Robert E. Suter, D.O., M.H.A., FACEP has been involved in hospital, emergency department, and group administration and practice management in a variety of settings, and is a frequent invited lecturer and writer on management topics. He is a Past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. He has provided health policy leadership on the hospital, group, local, state, national, and international levels.

Robert E. Suter, D.O., M.H.A., FACEP
Professor and Fellowship Director
Phone: 214-648-2326
robert.suter@utsouthwestern.edu

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

This three-year accredited fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine uses the academic resources and faculty of UT Southwestern Medical Center with the clinical facilities, ancillary personnel, and patient population from the Children’s Medical Center Dallas' Emergency Center. The Emergency Center at Children’s sees more than 60,000 patients per year and is the only verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Texas.

The Pediatric EM fellows develop proficiency in the areas of clinical acuity, acumen, teaching, research, and administrative skills that will prepare one for the challenging field of pediatric emergency medicine.

Skills learned during residency will be further enhanced as the fellow acquires new knowledge and technical proficiency in procedures both pertinent and unique to the emergency management of the seriously ill and injured child. Academic responsibilities include active participation in clinical research, teaching and advising junior colleagues, and participating in lecture and teaching opportunities thereby contributing new knowledge and understanding to this growing field.

Ken Yen, M.D.
Fellowship Director
Phone: 214-456-6371
ken.yen@utsouthwestern.edu

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