Meet The Faculty
From the director
On behalf of the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Prehospital Care, I would like to take a moment to wish you a warm welcome.
Twenty years after the establishment of the Mayo Clinic Emergency Medicine Residency, we are proud to offer our first fellowship program, an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Emergency Medical Services.
Our program provides foundational training in the clinical practice of prehospital emergency medicine, as well as strong experiences in EMS systems design, medical oversight, administration, and training. Our diverse training opportunities in both Minnesota and Arizona allow the fellow to focus on any area of interests they may discover, including operational and flight medicine.
Our core faculty is enthusiastically committed to training fellows not simply to become the best EMS physicians, but also to provide them with the skills and experiences necessary to enable them to become leaders in the specialty of Emergency Medical Services.
We are excited about our program and look forward to hearing from you!
Matthew Sztajnkrycer, M.D., Ph.D.
Centered upon the principle that “the needs of the patient come first,” the Department of Emergency Medicine in Rochester has 43 faculty members, with diverse interests including ultrasound, education, critical care, EMS, toxicology, geriatric medicine, women in medicine, disaster medicine, and international medicine.
The department is home to an ACGME-accredited three-year Emergency Medicine Residency (Minnesota) program, with nine residents per year. More than 100 residents have completed training since its inception in 2000.
The Mayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine in Arizona has 22 faculty members, with clinical interests including ultrasound, toxicology, EMS, and mass gatheringand event medicine.
The EMS fellow receives direct supervision and clinical mentorship from internationally-respected leaders in prehospital emergency medicine.
Core fellowship faculty in the Division of Prehospital Care include:
Anuradha Luke, M.D.
Shari Brand, M.D.
Colin Bucks, M.D.
Aaron Klassen, M.D., M.A.
Steven Maher, M.D.
Kubwimana Moses Mhayamaguru, M.D.
The Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, Saint Marys Campus emergency department sees more than 80,000 adult and pediatric patients annually. It serves as a community department and regional referral center for close to one million people. Acuity is high, with 12 percent of admitted patients placed in an ICU setting. It is the sole Adult and Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center in the southeast Minnesota region.
The newly designed emergency department contains 75 patient care rooms, and is daily surge and disaster ready. Highlighted features of the facility include:
- A universal room construct with disaster surge capacity
- Three dedicated adult resuscitation rooms each capable of accommodating two patients simultaneously and one dedicated pediatric resuscitation room
- A specialized behavioral health area
- Enhanced decontamination capability
Integral to the fellowship experience is Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service (MCAS), which provides ground and air (helicopter and fixed-wing) transport from bases throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to performing interfacility transfers, MCAS ground service works alongside local first responders as the sole 911 Advanced Life Support transport agency in the Rochester area. MCAS air service helicopters are at the forefront of prehospital critical care, carrying blood products since 1986, tranexamic acid since 2012, and low titer O whole blood since 2016. Fixed-wing assets fly nationwide and to Canada in order to transport critically ill patients.