CURRENT RESIDENTS

EM Chief Residents

Medical School

University of Illinois at Chicago

Undergraduate School

University of California Santa Barbara

Masonic Chief Resident

Alexia Armenta MD

Hometown

San Diego, CA

Personal Interests

Being outside, yoga, hiking, reading, crocheting, eating, Philadelphia Eagles, I’m the person that pets every dog I meet in public

Career Interests

Being the best doc I can be, Latinx Health, Women’s health

Why UIC EM?

The people at all levels are truly awesome humans.

Medical School

Rush Medical College

Undergraduate School

Illinois Wesleyan University

Education Chief Resident

Andrew Cox MD

Hometown

Lake Zurich, IL

Personal Interests

I enjoy catching a Chicago sports game either in person or at a bar, boating on Lake Michigan, and staying active outside as much as possible, whether that be exercising or playing intramural sports.

What niche are you developing during your residency?

I am developing a passion for Critical Care, Palliative Care, and EMS.

What is your favorite part about the program?

The diversity of experiences at University of Illinois-Chicago Emergency Residency program is truly unmatched across the nation. Chicago offers an incredibly diverse patient population at its baseline, but the UIC EM program provides its training across 4 main sites (in addition to 2 supplemental sites) to ensure that its residents maximize their training by seeing all aspects of emergency medicine.

Medical School

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate School

Ohio State University

Education Chief Resident

Kenyon Grand DO

Hometown

Trenton, OH 

Personal Interests

Traveling, running, playing rec sports, trying new restaurants or breweries, self proclaimed coffee aficionado and loyalist to breakfast food.

Career Interests

Academic Medicine

Why UIC EM?

UIC was the only program that I felt totally connected to and blended with the personalities of the program. I felt as if the residents already shared qualities of many of my friends and the program leadership exemplified success as well as wellness. The fellowship match rate at UIC is beyond impressive and the leadership has a great mentor program to support you on your path through residency as well as your future goals in medicine. Really, UIC had everything I was looking for in a residency program and more. I can’t imagine being in residency anywhere else and my co-residents are some of the most awesome people I’ve ever met. Not to mention Chicago is one of the greatest cities in the world and the pizza is on point.

Medical School

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate School

Emory University

Lutheran Chief Resident

Allen Quetant DO

Hometown

Miami, FL

Personal Interests

Sports/Fitness, Music, Cooking great food and eating at amazing restaurants, traveling the world, Community building and Social Engagement

Career Interests

Social EM, Global Health, Education

Why UIC EM?

History of training excellent clinicians who care about people and care about each other. The amazing faculty at UIC, who love to teach. We are a family here at UIC EM, which means that the people here have your back and that they want to see you do well. Diversity and Inclusion is important to UIC EM, as well as, community and global engagement; these things are also important to me. I left my interview day knowing 100% that this is where I wanted to train.

Medical School

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate School

Washington University St. Louis

UIC Chief Resident

Minti Shah DO

Hometown

Naperville, IL

Personal Interests

Traveling and discovering the best local restaurants, collecting old books, hiking, yoga, and anything related to Harry Potter

Career Interests

Global health/international medicine

Why UIC EM?

Diverse patient population and getting to work at 4 unique sites.. and the awesome people!

Medical School

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Undergraduate School

University of Texas

Little Company of Mary Chief Resident

Johan Valle DO

Hometown

Dallas, TX

Personal Interests

In no particular order: The Dallas Cowboys, defending Lebron James, Tintinalli’s, my french bulldog.

Career Interests

Exploring how to provide the highest level of care possible in the emergency room in a cost effective way in order to enhance the level of care provided to higher amounts of patients.

Why UIC EM?

Big bright city with diverse and eclectic people from the moment I met everyone in the pre-interview dinner.