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Emergency Medicine PGY-2

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The resident will be responsible for direct patient care to emergency medicine (EM) patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The high-volume, high-complexity ED populations at this tertiary care center allow for a challenging and rewarding learning environment. Electives will be available in a variety of other patient care environments to develop a well-rounded EM practitioner. In addition to clinical practice experiences, the PGY2 EM resident will have the opportunity to engage in academic activities, which include IPPE/APPE precepting, scholarly activity, as well as didactic and simulation- based instruction at the University. The resident will also conduct research projects and engage in leadership development.

Residency Preceptors

    • Abbie Lyden PharmD, BCPS
        Residency Program Director
    • Katie Allen PharmD
        Emergency Medicine
    • Craig Cooper, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
        Medical Intensive Care
    • Kasey Greathouse, PharmD, BCPS
        Neuroscience-Spine Intensive Care
    • Frank Hughes, PharmD, BCPS
    • Katrina Karpowitsch, PharmD BCPS
      Emergency Medicine
    • Ahmed Mahmoud, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
        Emergency Medicine
    • Colleen Simmons, PharmD, BCPS
        Emergency Medicine
    • Michele Zell Kanter, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT
    • Kelsea Caruso, PharmD
      Emergency Medicine
    • Allyson Greenberg, PharmD BCPS
      Emergency Medicine



        • Emergency Medicine (multiple rotations)
        • Clinical Toxicology
        • Academia: College of Pharmacy
        • Critical Care: MICU


        • Academic Emergency Medicine
        • Research


        • Academia II
        • Community Emergency Medicine
        • Critical Care: Surgical ICU (SICU)
        • Critical Care: Neuro ICU (NSICU)
        • Critical Care: Coronary ICU (CCU)
        • Burn Unit ICU
        • Global Health: Uganda
        • Infectious Diseases
        • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
        • Transitions of Care


The resident will engage in research and scholarship to advance the practice of emergency medicine during the residency year. This includes a primary residency project and a quality improvement project.