Kristen Owen, DO


Our Sparrow Hospital Michigan State University Emergency Medicine Residency Program has a lot to offer. We are one of the oldest programs in the U.S. and have a rich history here in Lansing. Dr. Wiegenstein, the founder of emergency medicine, trained residents in this very institution. East Lansing is the headquarters for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). The Michigan Chapter Emergency Physicians office is also located here in Lansing. Our affiliation with Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine affords our residents opportunities to teach medical students within the respective colleges.

Our faculty is committed to give our residents the best possible experience. We realize many of our residents learn differently and we try to cater to their learning style as much as possible. It is our goal to train amazing leaders in emergency medicine. Our focus is on community-based emergency medicine. We strive to produce residents well-diversified in their training so they could go on to practice anywhere, whether large or small. We have graduates that go into clinical practice right away and many that go on to do fellowships in a variety of different fields. As an emergency medicine resident, it is our promise that we will offer you great training in emergency medicine and all the tools you will need to be successful in a career as an emergency physician. Thank you for your interest in our program.

Kristen Owen, D.O., FACEP
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director