UChicago EM

Chiefs’ Corner

Derek Altema, Morgan Battaglia, Doreen Agboh, Marika Kachman

Chief Residents 2022-2023

Welcome to the University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency Program website! We’re thrilled to be serving as the Chief Residents for the 2022-2023 year, and love that you’ve taken the time to learn more about us. 

In a nutshell, we are a three-year EM residency program located primarily in the Southside of Chicagoat the University of Chicago Medical Center in Hyde Park. We are one of the oldest EM programs in the country and we serve a very vulnerable and sick population. We are unique in that we are also housed in a large nationally-recognized academic medical center with state-of-the-art research and treatments. Most of our prospective residents are attracted by our deeply-rooted mission to serve populations that have been historically neglected, and are affirmed in their choice by knowing they are learning the full spectrum of emergency care with a well-rounded clinical experience. In the simplest of terms: here you’ll get the volume, acuity, and mission of a county hospital with the diversity and innovation of an academic setting. 

As you browse through our page, we hope our commitment to diversity is evident to you. We pride ourselves on being one of the most diverse residency programs in the country in all of its forms. The diversity of our training mimics that of our residency, and includes multiple training sites, patient populations, esteemed faculty with a wide breadth of interests and many years of expertise, and one of the largest alumni networks spanning the entire country involved in every facet of emergency medicine.

Our program is a tight-knit, hard-working, and fun-loving group that is constantly striving to provide compassionate, competent, and equitable care to all those in need.  We value having fun, being well in residency, and having early autonomy. We would love to have you join us and find out why UChicago EM is (in our humble opinion) the best residency program in the country!