EM/IM Resident Testimonials

Stephanie Bennett, M.D.
Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine
Hometown: Longmont, Colorado
Clinical and professional interests: Teaching/Education, PE, Critical care
What makes Henry Ford EM/IM special to you: It’s all about the people. From a house fire first year to emergent surgery to fostering my interest in teaching, the program has supported my profession and non-professional life and I’ve made some of the best friends I could ever hope for.

Mohamed Serhan Hamam, M.D., M.Sc
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Clinical and professional interests: Resuscitation, cardiac emergencies, critical care, clinical research
What makes Henry Ford EM/IM special to you: The EM/IM/CCM program provides unparalleled exposure to critical illness and advanced pathology, providing us with exceptional training to manage anything that comes our way whether in the Emergency Department or the Intensive Care Unit. That, in addition to the fantastic group of co-residents with similar drive and passion for academics and patient care, make this one of the best places to

Naureen Farook, M.D.
Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Hometown: Miami, FL
Clinical and professional interests: critical care, sepsis, shock resuscitation
What makes Henry Ford EM/IM special to you: Henry Ford’s vibrant greater Detroit community exposes us to a wide variety of clinical pathology, such that you will never walk into a room and feel intimidated by a complex presentation. An important part of Henry Ford EM/IM is the training in both specialties is equally strong. We have a strong camaraderie among our residents, and our program administration gives a lot of support to create a conducive environment for our learning and growth.

Daniel Grahf, M.D.
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Hometown: Lake Zurich, Illinois
Clinical and professional interests: resuscitation, critical care, medical education
What makes Henry Ford EM/IM special to you: The great mentors we are surrounded by. A large number of our EM/IM and EM/IM/CC graduates have remained on as staff in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, and Department of Critical Care Medicine. This provides not only outstanding teaching, but also a diverse array of mentorship opportunities for a number of clinical and professional interests.

Nicholas Konowitz, M.D.
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Hometown: Chicago Illinois
Clinical and professional interests: regional anesthesia in the emergency department, hospitalist medicine, administration
What makes Henry Ford EM/IM special to you: I love Henry Ford EM/IM for many reasons. #1 is the family you join. We are a close group that are always there to support each other! The balance between having your own identity within the EM/IM group does not take away from feeling a part of both the Emergency and the Internal Medicine residency. Our leadership will always support you and help you advance your clinical interests.

Elizabeth Kunjummen, D.O.
Medical School: Des Moines University
Hometown: Troy, Michigan
Clinical and professional interests: critical care, ED-ICU development, administration, medical education
What makes Henry Ford EM/IM special to you: I love the critical care experience I get at Ford. From an ED that prioritizes and provides exceptional care to its critically ill patients.

Katherine Joyce, M.D.
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Clinical and professional interests: policy, trauma and trauma informed care, community violence, incarcerated populations, EMS, global health, social determinants of health, clinical and community based participatory research, critical care, ECMO, procedural medicine, nutrition, medical education, antibiotic stewardship, economics of ethical health care delivery, adolescent medicine, gastroenterology
What makes Henry Ford EM/IM special to you: lots of great things! Many programs offer great EM/IM/CC mentorship, valuable camaraderie among co-residents, and opportunities to participate in research and attend conferences. Ford is no different. A few things that stand out about our program include: resident opportunities to get involved in committees like public health and diversity equity and inclusion, one of the largest ICUs in the country, faculty support for external projects, ED residents running traumas and generally having first pass at procedures, specialty based internal medicine floors (i.e. the primary attending physician for a given patient is often the specialist rather than the specialist acting as a consultant), regular simulation training, almost guaranteed access to research dollars, graduated responsibility in the emergency department, excellent outpatient preceptors, 6-year CC option.

Andrew Schock, M.D.
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Clinical and professional interests: shock, ultrasound, regional anesthesia, critical care, sim education
What makes Henry Ford EM/IM special to you: outstanding critical care experience, tons of procedures, diversity of pathology (LVADs, transplants, ECMO, tons of trauma), flexibility to mold the program to your interests

Daniel Jourdan, M.D.
Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Hometown: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Clinical and professional interests: EMS. Military medicine. Simulation. Critical Care. Administration and Operations.
What makes Henry Ford EM/IM special to you: Though I am relatively new, I specifically sought out Henry Ford as the program strikes an excellent balance between clinical proficiency and academic endeavors. As well, Ford offers comparably strong Emergency and Internal Programs, ensuring you get a balanced training as opposed to feeling more embedded in one program over the other. Last, the availability of a sixth year critical care option is a valuable option for those considering that pathway.

Thomas Hagerman, M.D.
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Hometown: Springfield, Illinois
Clinical and professional interests: high utilizer care, health systems interaction between emergency medicine and primary care/ care outside of the hospital, emergency department operations, resuscitation/ critical care
What makes Henry Ford EM/IM special to you: I’m just getting my feet wet, but I chose to come here for the focus on great clinical training, boundless opportunities to care for sick patients, and flexibility to tailor the EM/IM experience as I refine my interests. I have really enjoyed the chance to care for sick patients in a busy ED and then to be on the medicine floors with a bit more time to think critically about similar patients. Having sub-specialty floors (i.e.my first inpatient month was on a pulmonology inpatient floor) is especially valuable for gaining in-depth training very relevant to practice in the ED.

Daniel Cotton, M.D.
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Christopher Cunningham, M.D.
Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine