CURRENT RESIDENTS

EM Residents Class of 2021

Medical School

University of Illinois at Chicago

Undergraduate School

Northwestern University

Education Chief Resident:
Molly Conroy MD

Hometown

Hinsdale, Illinois

Personal Interests

Cooking, running, scuba diving, sailing, true crime documentaries and podcasts, Northwestern football, traveling and global health

Medical School

UIC Rockford

Undergraduate School

Loyola University Chicago

Omar Diaz MD

Hometown

Aurora, IL 

Personal Interests

Exploring music, dancing, cooking, playing recreational sports, video gaming, discovering great local food spots, staying hydrated, hanging out with family, friends, and my two English Bulldogs (Don & Bluto). 

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin

Undergraduate School

University of California San Diego

Priscilla Ding MD

Hometown

SF Bay Area

Personal Interests

Discovering new music and going to fun concerts, food, breweries, travel, spending time with my pug

Medical School

Touro University California

Undergraduate School

UC Berkeley

Lutheran Chief Resident:
Evan Jackson MD

Hometown

Charlotte, NC

Personal Interests

Martial arts (jiujitsu, boxing), city strolls, cooking, weightlifting

What niche are you developing during your residency?

On-shift learning

What is your favorite part about the program?

The family feel, how close everyone is

Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Undergraduate School

University of Michigan

Education Chief Resident:
Lilly Jordan MD

Hometown

Chicago, IL 

Personal Interests

Running, yoga, cooking, painting pottery, trying new restaurants, board games, travel

Medical School

LSU- New Orleans

Undergraduate School

University of California, Irvine

Ronak Kedia MD

Hometown

New Orleans

Personal Interests

Playing with my dog, exercising, sports

What niche are you developing during your residency?

Student education, Wellness

What is your favorite part about the program?

All my co-residents!

Medical School

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate School

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amie Kolimas DO

Hometown

Madison, Wisconsin

Personal Interests

Playing tennis, running, wine tasting, spending time with family/friends, Chicago sports–go Bulls!

Medical School

Michigan State University

Undergraduate School

Michigan State University

UIC Chief Resident:
Taylor Kraft DO

Hometown

Parma, Michigan

Personal Interests

Playing drums, live music, video games, ice hockey, weightlifting, traveling

Medical School

Kansas City University

Undergraduate School

Truman State University

Masonic Chief Resident:
Christine Kwon MD

Hometown

Rolla, Missouri

Personal Interests

Running, reading, eating, travelling, and dogs

Medical School

Western University of Health Sciences

Undergraduate School

Walla Walla University

Christopher Parker DO

Hometown

Spokane, Washington

Personal Interests

Running, wakeboarding, mountain biking, traveling, and beer

What niche are you developing during your residency?

Emergency ultrasound and medical education

What is your favorite part of the program?

The Browncoat family. The faculty prioritize forming authentic relationships with the residents. I believe this has attracted like-minded residents to the program who continue to propagate the supportive culture. If I have a tough shift, personal issue, or career question, there are many people I know I can reach out to. The number of alumni who have chosen to continue working at our core sites speaks volumes about the Browncoat family.

Medical School

University of Miami

Undergraduate School

University of Florida

Kunal Patel MD

Hometown

Deerfield Beach, Florida

Personal Interests

Water polo, snowboarding, scuba diving, playing with my dog, black coffee, breweries, rock climbing

Medical School

Rosalind Franklin University

Undergraduate School

California State University Los Angeles

Mercy Chief Resident:
Ben Saiyasombat MD

Hometown

Monterey Park, California

Personal Interests

Videogames, weightlifting, time travel stories, szechuan food, ramen, fried chicken, strategic napping

Medical School

Des Moines University

Undergraduate School

Southern Utah University

Noe Soriano MD

Hometown

Cedar City, Utah

Personal Interests

Traveling, soccer, basketball, getting into cycling, hiking, visiting national parks, visiting museums, reading (fiction & fantasy), going to the movies, wine tasting, trying new foods & restaurants, spending time with family. 

Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Undergraduate School

Boston College

Emily Walton MD

Hometown

Grosse Pointe, Michigan 

Personal Interests

Soccer, sailing, yoga, travel and learning Spanish, trying new restaurants instead of learning to cook, comedy shows

What niche are you developing during your residency?

Social and Global Emergency Medicine, Ultrasound

What is your favorite part about the program?

The people! And doing things in Chicago with them