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Christen Vagts, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy


2022  Reza Ebrahimi Research Scholar Award, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy – recognizes the fellow with the most scholarly activity throughout their fellowship

2022  Medical Researcher Award, The Bernie Mac Foundation – recognizes researchers who have made exemplary research contributions to the field of sarcoidosis

2022  Henry Christian Award, American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) – recognizes the most outstanding abstracts submitted to each of the four regional AFMR Regional Meetings

2021   UIHealth Fellow of the Year Award – recognizes physicians and fellows who personify the core values of UI Health: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence

2020  UIC Internal Medicine Residency, Fellow of the Year Nominee – recognizes fellows as exceptional teachers and leaders, voted on by the internal medicine residency

2015   Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award – recognizes house staff who exemplify qualities of humanism in patient care and excellence in teaching


Medical Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (Internal Medicine & Pediatrics)
Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago (Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine – Research Track