Chief of Emergency Medicine

Stacy Sawtelle, MD

James Comes, MD, FACEP

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Stacy Sawtelle-Vohra

Stacy Sawtelle-Vohra, MD, FACEP

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Founded in 1974 at Valley Medical Center in Fresno County, the Emergency Medicine residency is one of the first EM programs in the country. We offer a four-year program (PGY 1-4) with 10 residents per year, featuring a strong emphasis on clinical teaching and hands-on training. Our giant, new, state-of-the-art ED at Community Regional Medical Center serves as the only Level 1 trauma center and Burn center for Central California, and handles an annual ED volume of 110,000.

We are committed to provide high-quality, timely emergency care via the educational paradigm and to advance the specialty of Emergency Medicine nationally through educational innovations, scholarship and the dissemination of state-of-the-art Emergency Medicine care.

Program Aims

  • Empower residents to develop expertise beyond the fundamentals.
  • Create an environment that encourages achievement, success and leadership beyond residency.
  • Cultivate a culture of clinical excellence, professionalism and patient advocacy.
  • Recruit medical students and physicians who respect the rights and dignity of patients and conduct themselves with professional and personal integrity.


Stacy Sawtelle, MD
Program Director
155 N. Fresno
Fresno, CA 93701-2302
(559) 499-6440

Mackensie Yore, PGY4, Emergency Medicine

UCSF Fresno Health Equity Action Lab Addresses Health Disparities and Inequities

Mackensie Yore, MD, PGY4, has developed the UCSF Fresno Health Equity Action Lab. This allows physicians like Dr. Yore to improve health on a community scale and provides the mechanism for many different health professionals to work together to address health inequities. Participants will be given selected readings on health equity issues, and Dr. Yore wants to arrange conversations and collaborations with community-based organizations and local institutions who serve at-risk groups of Fresnans. Click here for more information.



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