Director of International Residency Education
Jamie Cirbus is an assistant professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Cirbus is originally from Jamestown, NY. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Wake Forest University followed by her medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.
During Emergency Medicine Residency training at Vanderbilt Dr. Cirbus became very intrigued by Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine’s partnership with Georgetown Public Hospital in Guyana and the EM residency program they partnered to build. She made several trips to Guyana as a resident and ultimately decided to stay on at Vanderbilt for their Global Health fellowship. During this fellowship, in partnership with local GPHC faculty, Dr. Cirbus created and initiated the first Trauma Registry in the county of Guyana which has collected data on thousands of patients.
Dr. Cirbus has now taken on the role as Director of International Residency Education. As part of this role, she works in close contact with GPHC’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program director to continue to support, grow and improve the residency program. They are currently working on transitioning the program from a three year to four year program with a fourth year focusing on academic interest areas and leadership development.
Dr. Cirbus’s academic interests include global health, education, trauma, tropical diseases, and physician wellness.
Her favorite global health experiences to date have been teaching and getting to know the residents in Guyana, seeing the programs impressive growth as its graduates take on leadership roles, experiencing the continuous improvement in patient care in Guyana, and the interesting cases and great culture she was able to enjoy during the tropical medicine course in Peru.
Outside of work, Dr. Cirbus enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, activities on the lake, exercise, tennis, watching her favorite sports teams, trying new restaurants, and reading.
Jamie Cirbus, MD, DTMH
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine