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Our team of physicians and ancillary staff educators are dedicated to the continuous improvement of knowledge in order to provide World Class Care. We emphasize teamwork and employ state of the art programs based on our Emergency Medicine educational blueprint, a ratio of time dedication to lecture, simulation, and interactive skills based workshops. We believe this framework provides all types of learners the best opportunity to excel.

Some of the educational programs we offer consist of: 1) a cadaver based procedure lab; 2) an evidence based educational forum; 3) a bi-annual teamwork based educational endeavor that focuses on time-sensitive disease processes; 4) Emergency Medicine simulation lab courses; 5) and intra-departmental bedside teaching for Fellows, residents, mid-level providers, students and many other Cleveland Clinic professional staff.

Sean M. Roth DO, DPM, FACEP

Sean M. Roth DO, DPM, FACEP
Director of Education
Emergency Services Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Our Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a combined program sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. Our unique dual site (Cleveland Clinic & MetroHealth) program boasts over 200 successful graduates who currently practice in academic and community settings. Ten percent of our graduates pursue fellowship training after graduation. Cleveland Clinic became an ACGME approved second site for our program in 1998. We are a categorical three year program

Cleveland Clinic main campus Emergency Department cares for over 60,000 patients annually. Our residents spend one third of their overall ED time in the Main Campus ED. They gain exposure to a wide variety of patients with diverse, complex medical conditions:

  • Medically and surgically complex patients come to our world-renowned tertiary referral center, including those seeking care at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, ranked first by U.S. News and World Report for 19 years running. Our residents also benefit from daily exposure to patients presenting with complicated oncologic and neurologic emergencies.
  • A local, urban neighborhood population offers unique challenges and opportunities for personal growth as compassionate providers.
  • International patients with complex medical conditions.
  • A large community/suburban patient base that reflects the Cleveland Clinic’s evolution and growth in Northeast Ohio.
  • Opportunities for involvement with Event Medicine, ED Observation, and exposure to free-standing emergency department practice at our regional sites.

Our residents are afforded graded levels of responsibility, and advance as second and third year residents to help manage resuscitations on our sickest patients. They are supported by over 40 board certified Emergency Medicine faculty with publication/research/teaching interests, including Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Quality and Patient Safety, and ED Ultrasound. We maintain a minimum ratio of 1:1 attending physician to Emergency Medicine resident on a 24/7 basis. Our residents with academic focus also take an integral role in the teaching and mentoring of medical students in the ED.

The Emergency Medicine residency training experience we offer in the Cleveland Clinic is both complementary and supplementary to the unparalleled experience at MetroHealth Medical Center, a Level One Trauma and Burn Center, and home to the second-busiest aeromedical transport program in the country. We have a strong, collegial working relationship with our friends on the MetroHealth faculty, and together form a complement of over 75 experienced Emergency Medicine specialists.

Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Warm regards,

Steven Dorsey, MD

Steven Dorsey, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Associate Residency Program Director
Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic
Emergency Medicine Residency Program


Steven Dorsey, MD (Associate Residency Program Director,
Jeffrey Pennington, MD (Program Director,
John Queen, MD (Assistant Program Director,
Heather Bock (Education Coordinator,, 216.445.4590)
Denise Catalano (Residency Coordinator,, 216.778.5088)

The Research Department of the Emergency Services Institute (ESI) consists of several personnel. The staff includes Tracy Barbour, Sharon O'Keefe RN, BSN, Amy Yamokoski, MA, CCRP, and Sharon E. Mace, MD, FACEP, FAAP.

Tracy Barbour is our ESI Clinical Research Coordinator. Tracy has 20 years of service at the Cleveland Clinic starting in internal medicine for 8 years followed by 12 years in the emergency department with 2 years as a clinical technician and 10 years as a member of the Emergency Department research staff.

Sharon O'Keefe, RN, BSN has 27 years of service with the Cleveland Clinic which includes clinical experience working as an RN in several areas of the hospital including the emergency department. Sharon worked as a research nurse in oncology and bariatric surgery for 8 years on various studies prior to becoming the ESI Research Nurse Coordinator.

Amy Yamokoski is a Research Program Manager in the Center for Clinical Research and provides administrative support for ESI research.

Dr. Mace is starting her 20th year as a staff physician at Cleveland Clinic and has been the ESI Director of Research for the past 2 years. She is a Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and is dual boarded in emergency medicine and pediatrics.

Sharon E. Mace, MD FACEP, FAAP

Sharon E. Mace, MD FACEP, FAAP
Director of Research
Emergency Services Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit, multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.

Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians who shared a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation.

Today, Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest and most respected hospitals in the world.

Cleveland Clinic's approach is to foster creativity and cooperation in the pursuit of a common goal: creating world class service for our patients and their families. In doing so, we have become one of the world's largest and busiest health centers and our reputation for outstanding care ever growing.

Cleveland, Ohio is a great place to live and work. The main hospital campus is located near Cleveland’s historic University Circle, home of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Occupying 140 acres and 37 buildings, Cleveland Clinic main campus includes a hospital, an outpatient clinic, cancer center, eye institute, research institute and supporting labs and facilities.

Job Opportunities

Although the majority of the positions available here involve clinical care, Cleveland Clinic also offers an array of healthcare-related career opportunities and positions.

Fields include healthcare administration, accounting, healthcare law, human resources, food services, information technology, construction management, environmental services, patient services, parking services, marketing, communications and fund raising.

Cleveland Clinic also offers attractive, competitive compensation and benefit packages.

Physician Career Opportunities

Cleveland Clinic is constantly growing to meet the medical needs of our patients. Consistent with this continued growth the Office of Physician Recruitment, Office of Professional Staff Affairs is responsible for pursuing quality, caring medical professionals to augment our staff.

If you have an interest in securing information specific to your specialty and the current needs of Cleveland Clinic, please contact Joe Vitale, Director, Office of Physician Recruitment, Professional Staff Affairs at


U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual "America’s Best Hospitals" survey. In 2013-2014, Cleveland Clinic was ranked among America's Top Hospitals overall and our Sydell and Arnold Miller Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute was once again ranked best in the nation. Cleveland Clinic was also recognized as one of the top hospitals in all 14 specialties surveyed by the magazine.

In June, 2003, the American Nurses Credentialing Committee (ANC)—an arm of the American Nurses Association and the nation's largest nursing accrediting and credentialing organization—awarded Magnet status to the Cleveland Clinic nursing staff.

To become a Magnet hospital, nursing services must pass a rigorous review administered by the ANCC. A hospital must successfully meet or exceed expectations in 14 categories of care and performance criteria. Cleveland Clinic is the only hospital in the greater Cleveland area and the second hospital in Ohio to be recognized. Just one percent of the nation's more than 6,000 hospitals have earned the distinction of ANCC Magnet status.

Cleveland Clinic also has been named one of the nation’s best hospitals in the HCIA-Sachs annual Top 100 Hospitals study of medical and operational excellence.

Cleveland Clinic Health System

The Cleveland Clinic Health System (CCHS) combines the area’s best community hospitals with the world-class care of The Cleveland Clinic. Comprising 8 community hospitals and affiliate hospitals, CCHS is the only health system in Northeast Ohio accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the nation’s largest accreditor of health care organizations.

All of our hospitals, outpatient clinics and home health care programs are also accredited by the JCAHO under its hospital accreditation program.

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Cleveland Clinic Florida, with multiple locations in Florida, is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital.

Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose.