Dr. Cleavon Gilman is an Emergency Medicine physician in Arizona. His path to medicine included service in the United States Navy, where he was a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman deployed with the Marines to Iraq. After the military he attended Southwestern Community College then transferred to UC Berkeley. He completed medical school at UC San Francisco and residency in Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell and Columbia in Manhattan, where he also served as chief resident. He is deeply passionate about resident education, but couldn’t teach in the traditional sense due to his speech impediment. As a second year resident, he began rhyming about physician wellness, health policy, and evidence-based medicine, which earned him first place at SAEM’s Got Talent in 2019. He is also a recipient of EMRA’s 45 under 45 Influencers in Emergency Medicine and Resident and Medical Students (RAMS) Innovative Educator Award. READ MORE 


A blog documenting my first year out as an emergency medicine attending. 

Hip-Hop music about topics in Emergency Medicine such as rashes, arrhythmia, orthopedics, burnout and gun violence. 

COVID-related experiences while serving on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic in NYC.