Emergency Services

CIMC’s Emergency Department evaluates and treats nearly 2,500 cases a year. The emergency room is staffed 24/7 with UC Irvine Emergency Medicine Physician and supported by the medical center’s laboratory and diagnostic imaging departments to meet the acute medical needs of Catalina Island’s residents and visitors. With the use of patient satisfaction surveys, patients consistently rank CIMC’s emergency services as one of the best in the nation.

Catalina ER
University of California Irvine

Catalina Island Medical Center and the University of California Irvine School of Medicine work together to run the emergency department at CIMC. With the help of UC Irvine’s Health emergency medicine specialists, we have been able to expand patient care and improve satisfaction by expanding our services and increasing the number of patients we can care for while allowing second and third-year residents a chance to hone their skills, make positive connections with patients and learn the art of medicine.

Sangeeta Sakaria, MD MPH MST, Medical Director, CIMC Emergency Department

Sangeeta Sakaria, MD MPH MST
Medical Director, CIMC Emergency Department

Dr. Sangeeta S. Sakaria is a board-certified UCI Health emergency medicine physician whose clinical interests include mountain medicine, dive and marine medicine, flight medicine, and global health.

Sakaria earned her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and a master’s in public health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. She completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Sakaria’s focus on global health is in improving clinical programs in developing countries. She has completed projects on maternal mortality and mother-to-child transmission of infectious disease. She has served as a flight physician for local helicopter transports and fixed-wing international transports.