Keegan Checkett, MD, MSc

Keegan Checkett, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, EM
Director, International EM Medical Education Fellowship Program
University of Chicago

From Africa to Haiti, Keegan Checkett works to ensure quality emergency care for anyone, anywhere, anytime. As a pioneer in international EM medical education, she has helped establish EM residencies and ongoing medical training around the globe, while also teaching stateside emergency physicians how to follow in her footsteps. Additionally, Dr. Checkett is a consultant for the World Health Organization regarding COVID education materials.

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Sandra Coker, MD

More than 200 applications were reviewed by the selection committee, comprising Chair Omar Maniya, MD, MBA, with Hannah Hughes, MD, MBA; RJ Sontag, MD; Venkat Subramanyam, MD; Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc; Sophia Spadafore, MD; Karina Sanchez, MD; and Jazmyn Shaw, MS-IV. The selection committee was blinded to EMRA and/or ACEP membership status. Care was taken to ensure both a diverse applicant pool and awardee group. For any questions, contact us at

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