MedStar Washington Hospital Center offers fellowship training in emergency ultrasound, sports medicine, health care policy, simulation & safety and critical care. Additionally, the opportunity exists to advance in other fellowship areas including toxicology and pediatric emergency medicine through our academic affiliates.

The 3+1 Concept.

We currently support ACGME accredited fellowships in sports medicine and critical care (IM-based). Our academic affiliates support fellowships in pediatric EM and medical toxicology. In addition, we recognize that many emergency physicians desire to explore other particular areas of expertise. We feel that this type of graduate learning lends itself to a 3 + 1 model in which residency graduates, having completed a three year training program, can spend a 4th year exploring their chosen niche while working part-time as an attending physician in one of our MedStar emergency departments. Currently we support fellowship training in emergency ultrasound, health care policy, and simulation & safety that follow the “3+1” model.

Fellowship Programs Leading to Focused
Expertise in Subspecialty Area

Emergency Medicine Simulation & Safety
Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Health Policy Fellowship

ACGME Accredited Fellowship Programs Leading
to Subspecialty Certification through ABEM

Critical Care Fellowship
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship (INOVA Fairfax Hospital)
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Toxicology Fellowship (National Capital Poison Center)

Sports Medicine

Kevin Blythe, MD


Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Residency: Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center


Sakib Motalib, MD


Undergraduate: University of Kentucky
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Residency: Chief Resident, Regions Hospital Saint Paul, MN



Elizabeth Kaufman, MD


Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Residency: Stanford University


Kayla Dewey, MD


Undergraduate: Claremont McKenna College
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Residency: Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center