Scott Leuchten, DO
Emergency Medicine Program Director

Welcome. Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine Residency at St Barnabas Hospital. As a SBHEM graduate myself, it is my honor to serve as program director.

Our residency is a four-year ACGME accredited Emergency Medicine program that faithfully serves a vibrant Bronx community. The hospital is a Level II Trauma Center, Stroke Center and STEMI Center. We have strong department divisions in Toxicology, Ultrasound, Simulation and Pediatrics. Training in NYC is fantastic and we take full advantage of available resources with rotations at the New York Poison Center, EMS training with FDNY and pediatric training at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, one of the country’s best pediatric hospitals for over a decade. We have a dedicated and nurturing faculty that is highly invested in the residency program. Additionally, our department supports growing programs in wellness, community outreach and research.

The emergency medicine residency is a fundamental pillar of the hospital and has been educating residents since 1991. With over 300 alumni, our graduates are well represented in leadership, community and academic positions throughout the country. Our residency is built on fast paced, high-volume and high-acuity clinical environment of the Bronx. With the support of our 30 core faculty, our didactic curriculum is challenging, interactive and constantly evolving to meet the needs of modern emergency medicine residents. We have subspecialty tracks, which allow residents to further explore a niche interest in emergency medicine while in residency and prepare our residents as leaders in emergency medicine and as competitive fellowhip applicants. Our tracks include a wide spectrum of interests including ultrasound, critical care, medical education and more.

SBHEM has a primary affiliation with CUNY School of Medicine and SBH acts as the primary clinical site for CSOM. We also have an affiliation with the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine as a core rotation site. We proudly maintain our osteopathic recognition with the ACGME.

Geographically, we are located in the Belmont section of the Bronx, at the end of Arthur Avenue, near both the Bronx Zoo and the Bronx Botanical Gardens, and a quick train ride from downtown Manhattan. Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the suburbs of NYC are all readily accessible through public transportation and have an inexhaustible array of activities to satisfy whatever you enjoy.

The St Barnabas Emergency Medicine Program is a dynamic training program that will prepare you to excel in a career in Emergency Medicine. I am immensely proud of the outstanding quality of our graduates and thank you for your interest.


Dr. Scott Leuchten
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Emergency Medicine