Founded in 1994 by Dr. Judith Tintinalli, our Residency Program consists of a 3 year, RRC accredited Emergency Medicine program. We have 10 residents per year who staff the 70,000 patient-per-year UNC Hospital Emergency Department in Chapel Hill. Our residents also spend 40% of their clinical time at Wake Med Medical Center in Raleigh, NC, which yearly sees over 120,000 adults and 45,000 pediatric patients, making it the highest volume emergency department in the Chapel Hill-Durham-Raleigh region.

We are innovators in the use of medical simulation, ultrasound, international health, pediatric training, and emphasize experience in both community and academic settings to optimally prepare each graduate for leadership in whichever career in Emergency Medicine they chose to pursue. We aim to train the next generation of Emergency Medicine leaders.

Our program is headed by Program Director Dr. Nikki Binz and co-led by Associate/Assistant Program Directors Drs. Christina Shenvi, Graham Snyder and Craig Frater.  Our Residency Coordinators Jennifer Huston and Wynne Sheen are the best anywhere and ensure that things always run smoothly!  We currently have fellowships in EMS, directed by Dr. Jane Brice; Pediatrics, directed by Dr. Courtney Mann; Global Health fellowship directed by Dr. Justin Myers; and Geriatrics and Education both directed by Dr. Kevin Biese;Research directed by Dr. Tim Platts-Mills; and administration directed by Dr. Ahbi Mehrotra. We are excited to have the support of our chair Dr. Jane Brice and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Dr. Kevin Biese.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency MedicineOur  philosophy here at UNC is: "Great people make great doctors." This  doctrine is best exemplified by the camaraderie displayed by our residents in  their daily interactions with each other, their attendings, and their fellow  hospital staff. Here at UNC we strive to have a family atmosphere, as we believe this results in better, more compassionate care for our patients as well as happier residents. If  you choose to train at UNC, we want you to be personally fulfilled while  becoming an excellent emergency medicine physician. If  interested in our program, please feel free to contact me or any one of our faculty or residents with questions.


Nikki Binz, MD

Program Director, UNC  Department of Emergency Medicine