About Us

Sparrow Hospital-Michigan State University is one of the oldest programs in existence. This is a community-based program that has the feel of both an academic/tertiary care center and a community emergency department.   Residents participate in a rigorous curriculum between Sparrow Hospital and McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital. The proximity and affiliation with Michigan State University Colleges of Osteopathic and Human Medicine offers our residents a unique opportunity to participate in medical student education, simulation medicine, and hands-on procedural laboratories. 

Sparrow Hospital boasts Level I Trauma certification with a high-volume/high-acuity, fast-paced ED environment and a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department.  Sparrow also includes Comprehensive Stroke Care with Stroke Unit, and Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units, in addition to the medical, trauma, and cardiac intensive care units. The McLaren Greater Lansing facility offers diverse community hospital emergency department care with all acuities and has a major orthopedic focus with many hands-on learning opportunities.  Training in Lansing offers the best of both worlds, with a Level I trauma tertiary care center as well as a community hospital center.  

Our residency has been training residents for over 35 years and is located in the birthplace of emergency medicine and the home city of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.  We have a dedicated group of faculty members who enjoy teaching and mentoring residents.  Faculty participate both regionally and nationally in emergency medicine education. 

The program strives to train Emergency Physicians who are top tier community physicians who will be leaders in their institutions. Graduates will be comfortable caring for the full spectrum of patients, including pediatric, geriatric and the very sick emergency patient. They will learn to balance a career in Emergency Medicine with a healthy lifestyle and will successfully complete the American Board of Emergency Medicine Qualifying and Oral examinations.

We promise to offer you outstanding training in emergency medicine in a tertiary care community-based hospital environment that offers nearly all the specialty areas that our patients may possibly require. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about our program and thank you for your interest in MSU- Lansing Emergency Medicine. 

Kristen Owen, DO, FACEP
Program Director