Keegan Checkett, MD is a practicing emergency physician who is doubly board-certified, completing an Internal Medicine residency at the University of California - San Francisco in 2008 and an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Chicago in 2011.

Dr. Checkett currently is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago, where she serves as the director of International Emergency Medicine and director of the IEM medical education fellowship, and is the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine residency at University Hospital of Mirebalais, Haiti, with Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante.

Dr. Checkett has expertise in International Emergency Medicine development, specifically certificate and residency training in low-income and developing EM settings. Prior to her work with Partners in Health, Dr. Checkett served as core faculty for the EM residency at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She works with the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM) on education resources, including the AFEM Handbook and Presentation Bank, and provides consultation on residency curriculum development.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
  • Medical Education (Simulation, FOAM, Innovations)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Global Health