Susan Stroud, M.D.

Susan StroudSusan Stroud, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine) and is the Residency Director. Dr. Stroud received her bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Colorado State University, and graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1997. Her residency training in emergency medicine was completed at Alameda County Medical Center (Highland) in 2001.

After residency, Dr. Stroud was a faculty member at San Francisco General Hospital, and an Instructor at UCSF School of Medicine. She joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 2003 where she initially served as Medical Student Director, and helped to create the residency program.

Dr. Stroud has received several outstanding teaching awards at the University of Utah, and completed a medical education fellowship in the University of Utah Medical Scholars Program in 2004. In 2009 she was named EMRA's Assistant Residency Director of the Year. Her main academic interest is medical education. 

Nonmedical Interests:  Skiing, cycling, hiking, backpacking, cats, sunshine, mountains, contemporary art, architecture and design, reading, cooking, cheese, Italy, bright colors, interesting drinks with unusual people, Brett (my husband), unusual drinks with interesting people, tandem bicycle touring

Former Life:  thrash band manager, general ne'er do well

Favorite Famous People:  Jean-Michel Basquiat, Matthew Barney, Bjork, Beck, Haruki Murakami, Hieronymous Bosch, Takashi Murakami, Cindy Sherman

Favorite other stuff:  Chinese food, every resident in my program (and how much they teach me about medicine and life), making pizza, sleeping in, living in Utah, my parents and their amazing abilities and adventures

General Dislikes:  personality disorders (although I do find them all fascinating), wet lettuce, cleaning the cat box, anything to do with yard work, cheap beer, sports that require good eye hand coordination

Goals:  Riding my bike around the world (okay, maybe just Europe), living outside the U.S. for at least two years while I am still employable, owning a dog, being normal for at least 1 year (not really), living to 110 and being healthy and active the whole time, having no regrets



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