Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the Abrazo Health Emergency Medicine Residency website! On behalf of our faculty and residents, I thank you for your interest in our program.

Abrazo Health supports 5 ACGME accredited residency programs including Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, and a Transitional Year across a five, major hospital system. Located throughout the Phoenix valley we see a diverse and growing patient population that provides our residents with incredible opportunities for learning and service to our community.

The Abrazo Health Emergency Medicine residency program took our first class of six residents in 2020. Although a relatively new program, the residency faculty brings years of medical education experience including expertise in the areas of ultrasound, medical research, medical technology, undergraduate medical education, emergency medical services, medical law, and emergency department administration. We are fortunate to additionally have the strong support of nursing, allied health, and hospital administration.

Having been involved in academic emergency medicine since graduating from the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California emergency medicine residency program in 2004, I was honored to be asked to establish this program a few years ago. I continue to feel honored as daily I get to work with an amazing group of people and watch our residents grow from nervous interns during orientation to emergency physicians commanding a resuscitation room as senior residents.

I am excited for the future of this program and the Abrazo Health System. Please take a moment to explore our website. You will see a program that offers opportunities to learn, to reach out, to teach, and to be the type of emergency physician that you want to be.


Matthew N. Graber, MD PhD FAAEM FACEP

Abrazo Emergency Medicine Residency Program