Alumni & Giving


Wisconsin's state motto symbolically reflects the state's continuous drive to be a national leader. The University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine is no different. Our aim is to advance the clinical, educational and administrative programs of our residency and fellowships forward, with the goal of training future leaders in Emergency Medicine.

Graduates of the residency and fellowship programs we offer go on to practice in academic medical centers, community hospitals, and group and private practice throughout the world. The impact that our graduates have is inspiring and our mission is shared globally through their work.

We aim to provide relevant news and content for our esteemed alumni, as well as a place for them to connect, share ideas and give back to their alma mater. We hope that they continue to be a part of our ever-evolving journey and consider giving back to the department, whether by sharing their time and experience or through financial gifts, to help continue its high level of excellence.

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Alumni Spotlight


Holly Caretta-Weyer, MD, MHPE, '16

A chief resident during her UWEM residency, Holly is currently the Assistant Residency Program Director for the Stanford University emergency medicine residency program and EPA Implementation Lead at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Holly also mentors fellow MedEd faculty through the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator.

Holly's Stanford profile | Connect with Holly  

  Holly Caretta-Weyer
Christopher Ford  

Alumni Spotlight


Chris Ford, MD, '17

A chief resident during his UWEM residency, Chris went on to complete a PEM fellowship at Children's Minnesota and is currently practicing in Milwaukwee, WI.

Ever passionate about pediatric emergency care, Chris serves on Wisconsin's Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) advisory committee and co-founded the Dyslexic Medical Professionals Group.

Chris' LinkedIn profile | Connect with Chris  


Alumni Spotlight


Erica Peethumnongsin, MD, PhD '15

Erica is the Ultrasound Director in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, where she has overseen a number of projects including expanding EM resident education and an interdepartmental education program, as well as launching Duke's first emergency ultrasound fellowship.

Trained in an emergency ultrasound fellowship at Washington Hospital Center, Erica is also working to develop a longitudinal point-of-care ultrasound educational curriculum in Tanzania.

Erica's Duke profile

  Erica Peethumnongsin


Where else do our alumni work?

Lars Bjørnsen, MD, '10: Lars brought Emergency Medicine to Norway and founded the Norwegian Society for Emergency Medicine (NORSEM) in 2010, the country's first comprehensive emergency medicine organization. Through his incredible efforts, Norway officially recognized Emergency Medicine as a medical specialty in 2017 - a significant milestone in Norwegian medical history. Read more about Lars >>

Alex Ebinger, MD, CAQ-SM, '13: Alex is a dual boarded Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine provider (one of fewer than 200 in the United States). In addition to his academic faculty position at UC Denver, he oversees care and coverage for Colorado sports teams including the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB), Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL), and Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). Alex has also cared for the United States Ski and Snowboard and US Speedskating teams. Read more about Alex >>