Cook County


Since it’s inception in 1987, the Department of Emergency Medicine has provided outstanding acute care to the residents of Cook County. It is now one of the largest and busiest emergency departments in the United States. Board certified emergency medicine faculty supervise all care provided in the emergency department while teaching residents and medical students. Its faculty has admitting privileges to all inpatient services. With state of the art information and radiology systems, we efficiently care for over 127,000 patients annually.


  • Department Chair: Jeffrey Schaider, MD
  • Program Director: Michael Schindlbeck, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director:

Dhara Amin, MD

Rosaura Fernandez, MD

Scott Sherman, MD

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County







Medical Student Electives:

Diversity Externship Scholarship:


Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship:

Medical Toxicology Fellowship:

Simulation Fellowship:

Contact Information

Medical Student Coordinator Name: Estella Bravo Email: ebravo@cookcountyhhs.og Phone: + 1 312 864 0061

Residency Program Coordinator Name: Lolita Adams Email: Phone: +1 312 864 0063

Residency Program Manager Name: Ethel Lee Email: elee2@cookcountyhhs.or Phone: +1 312 864 0062

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