Brendan Cummins, M.D.


Brendan Cummins, MD is the assistant program director for the affiliated University of Utah emergency medicine residency and is a full time staff physician at Intermountain Medical Center.  He is an Adjunct Clinical professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah.  Dr. Cummins is from San Diego, California and has lived in Utah since 2000.  He completed a dual-degree program in 1992 and received a B.A in Engineering/Physics from Westmont College and a B.S. in Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California.  After a year of living in Park City, UT, he returned to Los Angeles and completed his medical degree in 1997 at the University of Southern California, graduating with highest distinction and AOA honors.  In 2000, Dr. Cummins completed residency training in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He then returned to the pristine mountains of Utah and joined the staff at LDSH emergency department and now practices predominately at IMC. 

Dr. Cummins has been actively involved in the educational program for EM residency and has been the assistant program director for the residency at Intermountain Medical Center since 2007.  Dr. Cummins is a member of the executive committee for Utah Emergency Physicians and also serves as a member of the Snowbird ski patrol during the winter months.

Professional areas of interest include: medical education, bedside ultrasound and ED efficiency.

A few, of many, outside interests include: Backcountry telemark & alpine skiing, mountain biking, trail running, cheese, IPAs, good coffee and international travel. 


Only a few years ago, the presence of an emergency medicine residency in Utah was still just a dream. In 2005 that dream became a reality, and in June of 2008 we graduated our first class of emergency medicine residents.

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Administrative Program Coordinator
Gabriela Montiel
Phone (801) 585-9397

Associate Director of Education
Christine Carlson
Phone (801) 581-2272