About Our Team

Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC), Baylor Scott and White Health's flagship institution, is proud to introduce our Emergency Medicine Residency Program established in 2019. Under the leadership of our esteemed board-certified faculty group, residents will flourish in our robust program through innovation, knowledge translation, and collaboration. Our mission is to shape the future of Emergency Medicine by developing residents into healthcare leaders who deliver outstanding quality care to patients and their families.

With over ten years of experience managing Emergency Medicine programs and a track record of developing residents into leaders, our faculty are highly regarded as leaders within both the field of Emergency Medicine and the graduate medical education community. In collaboration with our partners at Integrative Emergency Services (IES), we are committed to the advancement of clinical education, patient safety, quality healthcare outcomes, and dissemination of information that ensures best practices across our clinical sites. Our program's design is unique in that it combines best practice clinical academics and emergency department operations management training that prepares our residents to excel in every aspect of Emergency Medicine upon graduation; medical education, emergency medicine quality, process improvement, and implementation science, billing and coding, risk management, and optimal patient experiences. Through a rich data stream, residents receive performance dashboards providing them the ability to measure themselves against their peers, thereby taking ownership of individual improvement and increasing their clinical outcomes. We shape the future of Emergency Medicine.

Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"

 

Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a Level I Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Chest Pain Center, Transplant Center, with nationally ranked specialty services.

Leadership Team

John Garrett, MD, MRA, FACEP

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Department Medical Director 

Medical School
Case Western Reserve University

Residency
Carolinas Medical Center

Fellowship
Emergency Medical Services at Carolinas Medical Center

Rick Robinson, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, CPPS

Program Director

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Karina Reyner, MD

Associate Program Director

Medical School
University of Florida College of Medicine

Residency
Carolinas Medical Center

Fellowship
Emergency Medicine Administration, Integrative Emergency Services

Robert Barnes, MD, FACEP

Assistant Program Director

Medical School
University of Hawaii

Residency
Maricopa Medical Center

Operational Leadership

Christina Bird, DO, MBA, FACEP

Emergency Department Medical Director

Medical School
Nova Southeastern University

Residency
Medical College of Georgia - Augusta University

Robert Dahlquist, MD, MBA

Chief of Staff, BUMC

Administrative Fellowship Director

Assistant Medical Director

Interim Director External Affairs

Emergency Department Assistant Medical Director

Medical School
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Residency
Carolinas Medical Center

Fellowship
Emergency Medicine Administration Integrative Emergency Services 

Scott Kurpiel, MD, MBA, FAAEM, FACEP, FDP-AEMUS

Assistant Ultrasound Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

Medical School
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Residency
Emory University

Whitney Potomac, DO, MS, FACEP, FDP-AEMUS

Ultrasound Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

Medical School
Midwestern University Arizona College of Medicine

Residency
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Kathryn Tessitore, MD

Emergency Department Assistant Medical Director

Medical School
Texas Tech El Paso

Residency
JPS

Core Faculty

Jonathan Brewer, MD, FPD-AEMUS

Director of Clinical Integration

Medical School
Texas A&M University School of Medicine

Residency
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Fellowship
Advanced Emergency Ultrasound at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Ali Farzad, MD

Ali Farzad, MD

Assistant Medical Director Quality and Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical School
St. George's University School of Medicine

Residency
University of Maryland Medical Center/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma

Fellowship
Cardiovascular Emergencies at University of Maryland School of Medicine

Lauren Fine, MD

Lauren Fine, MD

Medical Director of Forensic Medicine

Emergency Medicine Residency Core Faculty

Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Residency
Alameda County Medical Center

Benjamin Morrissey, MD

Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director

Medical School
Rutgers University of Medicine
Dentistry of New Jersey

Residency
Alameda County Medical Center 

Kevin Yavorcik, MD

System Informatics Lead, Emergency Medicine Service Line

Medical School
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Residency
Carolinas Medical Center

Our faculty have completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Emergencies, Emergency Medicine Administration, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Ultrasound.

Find Out More

Dallas Guide

Fellowships

Official Site

Research

Residents

Benefits

Contact Us

MacKenzie Shinde
GME Emergency Medicine Program Administrator

Phone: 214.820.6587
Fax: 214.865.3699
Email: [email protected]

Emergency Medicine Residency
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Avenue, Roberts Building
Dallas, Texas 75246