Chief Residents (PGY-4)

Meet our 2017-2018 Chief Residents (PGY-4)

The chief residents at The University of Chicago serve as an important resource and provide ongoing support for the residents. They provide leadership and support and function as key mentors and advocates. They are dedicated solely to the education of residents and to the advancement of the program. Each come from different backgrounds, have different clinical and research interests, but share a common role for the upcoming year: they will serve as educators, mentors, and leaders in the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program.


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Jessica Gold
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Chief Role: Transition Chief and Recruitment Chief

Jess received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University majoring in Biochemistry. She received her MD and PhD in Pharmacology from Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College) and Thomas Jefferson University. Among her many honors and awards, she has received an AOA research symposium podium presentation award, an AHA new investigator award and pre-doctoral research fellowship, a Howard Hughes research fellowship, and induction into the AOA Honor Society. She has published several manuscripts including two as first author in Circulation and PLoS One. She tutors children in poetry and prose, and has been active in leadership, global health and volunteer activities. She is interested in genetics, the care of complex patients and transition care of youth and young adults with special health care needs. As a Merits Scholar, her project focuses on improving transitional care. In addition, as Transition Chief, she will be running our ambulatory transitional QI project this academic year and recently published an article in Pediatric Annals describing our progress. She is married to an internist and has an son and infant daughter. She plans to pursue a fellowship in Medical Genetics. She enjoys exploring the city, hiking, music, cycling, and running after her children. Her top recommendation for an activity in Chicago is seeing music and eating soup at the Hideout.

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Katelyn Good
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Chief Role: Ambulatory and Education Co-Chief

Katie received her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. She received her Medical Degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine where she was inducted into the AOA Honor Society. She was a part of the International-Inner-City-Rural Preceptorship Honors program. She has extensive global health, volunteer, teaching and leadership experience. Her research on Entamoeba histolytica resulted in publication in BMC Microbiology. Katie is committed to working with under-served populations and a career in community primary care and palliative care. She is a part of the LUCENT Primary Care Program. Her husband, Brandon, is an ENT resident here at University of Chicago as well. In her free time, she enjoys biking, national parks, skiing and baking.

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Ellora Karmarkar
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Chief Role: Recruitment Chief and Resilience Chief

Ellora received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford and her MSc in Global Health Sciences from UCSF. She received a letter of distinction in Systems Based Health Care and a first prize for literature in “The Beat.” Her master’s thesis examined gender violence in South Africa. She is active in leadership, global health endeavors, volunteer work and teaching activities. She is passionate about combining a clinical medicine approach with a public health approach to improve health care delivery and patient empowerment. She is planning to pursue a fellowship either with CDC-EIS or in med-peds infectious disease. She is currently a MERITS Scholar working on a project focused on resident education in global health. In her free time she sings, plays piano, writes essays and poetry, and paints.

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Amy Wang
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Chief Role: Ambulatory and Education Co-Chief

Amy received her undergraduate degree from Stanford with a degree in Human Biology and received her MD and MPH in Health Care Management from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Amy received several scholarships and undergraduate and medical research fellowships. She authored manuscripts published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Clinical Anatomy, and Academic Medicine. She has extensive leadership, global health, teaching, and volunteer experience. She developed a university approved global health curriculum at her medical school and a culturally appropriate hepatitis B education and outreach model for use by university students in China. She is interested in Global Health, Infectious Diseases, Academic Medicine and clinical research. Amy couples matched with Martin Duncan, who was at Comer as a Peds resident. She performs and teaches piano, and enjoys cooking, Zumba, hiking and travel. She plans to pursue a fellowship in adult oncology.