Emergency Medicine Residency

Chief Residents’ Message

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Mohamad Ali Cheaito, M.D.

Mohamad Ali Cheaito, M.D.

Academic Chief Resident


Nicholas Gozza, M.D.

Nicholas Gozza, M.D.

Aka Nick
Administrative Chief Resident


Welcome to the University of Toledo Emergency Medicine Residency Program! As a 3-year program, our close-knit cohort consists of 24 residents with eight residents per class. Our program is centered around a culture of wellness, camaraderie, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Learners are highly valued, and our faculty genuinely care about resident well- being. We prioritize adapting to change and ensuring a responsive leadership.

Starting this academic year, we have introduced a new curriculum incorporating FoundationsEM. We offer longitudinal didactic curricula covering EKG, imaging, pediatric EM, ultrasound, wellness, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). These additions will enhance your learning experience throughout residency. Moreover, our scheduling system consists of 13 four-week blocks, providing flexibility and ensuring requests are honored. Observation medicine is incorporated into our curriculum through our Observation Unit, offering valuable exposure in this expanding field.

Our program encompasses diverse locations including the community-based university affiliated Toledo Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center, Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center) which sees 90,000-100,000 patients per year, the university-based UTMC (Level 2 Trauma Center) which offers valuable health resources for an underserved population, and the community-based Flower Hospital which serves a high acuity elderly population. Toledo Hospital, recognized as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals for 2023 by Healthgrades, is the largest acute care facility in the area, boasting 794 beds.

With a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department staffed by fellowship-trained physicians, we offer specialized longitudinal training in pediatric emergency medicine. Additionally, our commitment to global health extends beyond our borders, offering opportunities to engage in international experiences. We take pride in our state-of-the-art simulation center, providing advanced training and hands-on experiences to sharpen your clinical skills.

Furthermore, our faculty members specialize in diverse areas including EMS, ultrasound, toxicology, critical care, administration, patient safety, medical education, simulation, international EM and global health, hyperbaric medicine, research, and pediatric EM. Their expertise and mentorship provide numerous benefits.

Finally, we have established an extensive array of committees dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and equity, as well as empowering women in emergency medicine (FemInEM). We also have committees focused on resident wellness, recruitment, patient advocacy, and more.

The City of Toledo, known for its slogan "You Will do Better in Toledo," offers vibrant opportunities with a welcoming community. It combines an affordable cost of living with plentiful recreational activities creating an ideal environment for personal and professional growth.

We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or for further information. To those applying for residency this year, we wish you the best of luck in matching with your desired Emergency Medicine program.

Welcome to the University of Toledo Emergency Medicine Residency Program – where your journey towards becoming an exceptional emergency medicine physician begins! 

EM chiefs pictured together


Last Updated: 7/15/24