Our dynamic, four-year residency trains you to be not only an excellent clinician but also an outstanding teacher and leader, in a culture that promotes independent learning and camaraderie with colleagues.

Our Mission

To cultivate compassionate, fulfilled and inspired emergency medicine physicians who provide outstanding evidence-based care in response to the unique and dynamic challenges of their communities.


Become a national leader
Welcome, class of 2028

Train here, thrive anywhere.®

Our program combines clinical exposure and experience with state of the art facilities, high patient volumes, a variety of pathologies and significant acuity. For trainees, this prepares you to thrive in any work setting and to confidently and competently care for any patient who walks through the door. In fact, our residents go on to secure competitive fellowships and careers around the country — including those at WashU Medicine.


Learn in an unparalleled training environment

As the largest tertiary referral center in St. Louis and the safety net hospital for our region, Barnes-Jewish Hospital welcomes patients from all walks of life. What’s more, as an academic medical center, our resources empower us to provide advanced care to the patients who need it most across our affiliated hospitals.

Chief Residents

Emily Cloessner, MD

Emily Cloessner, MD

Chief Resident, 2024-2025

Blake Forte, MD

Blake Forte, MD

Chief Resident, 2024-2025

Nick Maxwell, MD

Nick Maxwell, MD

Chief Resident, 2024-2025

Daniel Suarez, MD

Daniel Suarez, MD

Chief Resident, 2024-2025

Meet our residency administration >>