Carillion Clinic-Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medicine (VTCEM) is a PGY1-3 categorical EM residency with an emphasis on developing leaders in the field of emergency medicine. During training, our residents learn to use evidence-based medicine to develop clinically sound and culturally sensitive treatment plans. Our graduates practice in diverse geographic and clinical settings. In the past five years, 40% of VTCEM graduates have gone on to fellowships or into academic medicine.

Carilion Clinic EM faculty provide emergency care across six Emergency Departments (EDs) in southwest Virginia (SWVA). The only Level 1 Trauma Center and Pediatric ED in the region, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH) is the tertiary/quaternary referral hospital for a catchment area of 6,000 square miles with a population of 1.5 million. CRMH sees over 95,000 annual ED visits and over 2,000 annual trauma activations. A longitudinal pediatrics curriculum, with pediatric ED shifts interspersed into ED rotations, ensures that residents are exposed to all seasonal variations of pediatric emergency care.

Additionally, our residents train at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, a busy community ED that sees 40,000 patients annually. For a more rural experience, residents rotate through Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, a rural ED with 20,000 annual patient visits. With such diverse training opportunities ranging from urban to rural, our graduates are clinical experts in Emergency Medicine, ready to manage emergencies ranging from gunshot wounds to livestock injuries and everything between.


  • Department Chair: John H. Burton, MD
  • Program Director: Tim Fortuna
  • Associate Program Director: John C. Perkins, Jr.
  • Research Director:

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Secondary Hospital

Carilion Franklin Memorial (FMH) Carilion New River Valley Medical Center (NRV)



  • EM RMH 6 (4 week blocks)
  • Pediatric EM RMH 1
  • EM Ultrasound - .5
  • OB/GYN - 1
  • Trauma - 1
  • Radiology - .5
  • Pediatrics- 1
  • Anesthesia - 1
  • Critical Care Consult - 1


  • EM RMH - 4
  • Pediatric EM RMH - 1.5
  • EM FMH - 1
  • Orthopedics - 1.5
  • Toxicology/Selective - 1
  • CCU - 1
  • EMS - .5
  • Critical Care Consult 2- 1.5
  • SICU - 1


  • EM and Peds EM RMH - 8
  • FMH EM-1
  • Elective - 1
  • NTICU - 1
  • Administration - 1
  • PICU - 1



Contact Information

Leslie Amos Residency Program Supervisor Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medicine Residency Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital P.O. Box 13367 Roanoke, VA 24033-3367 Email:

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