Sarah K. Wendel, MD, MBA

Sarah K. Wendel, MD, MBA

headshot of doctor Sarah Wendel wearing a white lab coat and smiling at the cameraAssistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, UVA Health Emergency Department

P.O. Box 800699
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0699
Phone: (434) 924-8485
Fax: (434) 924-2877





  • Fellowship in Administration, Operations, and Quality, University of Colorado (2022)
  • MBA in Health Administration, University of Colorado Business School (2022)
  • Emergency Medicine Residency, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (2020)
  • MD, Georgetown University (2017)
  • BS in Biology, Syracuse University (2011)

Recent Publications

  • Wendel SK, Bookman K, Holmes M, Wiler JL. Successful Implementation of Workflow-Embedded Clinical Pathways During the COVID 19 Pandemic. Qual Manag Health Care. 2023 Mar 4. doi: 10.1097/QMH.0000000000000408. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36913774.
  • Skaggs MD, Wendel SK, Zane RD, Resnick-Ault D. COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Real-Time Throughput Analysis: Development and Implementation of an Innovative Data Collection Tool. J Healthc Qual. 2022 Jul-Aug 01;44(4):201-209. doi: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000343. Epub 2022 Mar 28. PMID: 35343922; PMCID: PMC9245533.
  • Wiler JL, Wendel SK, Rounds K, McGowan B, Baird J. Salary disparities based on gender in academic emergency medicine leadership. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Mar;29(3):286-293. doi: 10.1111/acem.14404. Epub 2021 Dec 9. PMID: 34689369.
  • Asgary A, Najafabadi MM, Wendel SK, Resnick-Ault D, Zane RD, Wu J. Optimizing planning and design of COVID-19 drive-through mass vaccination clinics by simulation. Health Technol (Berl). 2021;11(6):1359-1368. doi: 10.1007/s12553-021-00594-y. Epub 2021 Oct 5. PMID: 34631358; PMCID: PMC8492036