Department of Emergency Medicine

Chief Residents' Message


Welcome to the Baylor College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency Program! We are thrilled to serve as the chief residents for the 2022-2023 academic year and excited that you have taken the time to learn more about us.

We are a three-year training program located in the heart of the world's largest medical district in Houston, Texas. Our primary training site is Ben Taub General Hospital, a county hospital where we serve the most vulnerable population in the 4th largest city in the country. We also train at other top-tier hospitals including MD Anderson Cancer Center (ranked #1 in cancer care in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 “Best Hospitals” survey), Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (cardiac and transplant center), and Texas Children’s Hospital (consistently one of the top children’s hospitals in the country). You can’t ask for a better training lineup than that!

If you browse our resident and faculty pages, we hope it is obvious that diversity is one of our core values. We pride ourselves on being one of the most diverse residency programs in the country. Our current residents come from backgrounds that span the globe, and our interests are just as diverse. Current resident interests include administration, sports medicine, education, EMS, wilderness medicine, critical care, ultrasound, global health, and toxicology (just to name a few). Our faculty serve as incredible mentors to our residents. You may find our attendings practicing medicine across the globe, running EMS systems, and even giving interviews on national news channels.

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, our program has undergone a lot of change over the past couple years. Our PD, APDs, and faculty leadership remain supportive of our program goals and have been flexible (as is the true nature of emergency medicine) while we fought hard on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Houston. We stand at the ready to always provide our patients with exceptional care. Our program is tight-knit and strong, and we are looking forward to any new challenges that come our way.

Emergency Medicine is an incredible specialty, and our residents are prepared for anyone, anytime, anywhere. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to tell you more about why BCM EM is (in our opinion) the best residency program in the country. We are truly a family and can’t wait to tell you why you should join us!

See you soon,


BCM Emergency Medicine 2022-2023 Chief Residents


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Amy Kaur, M.D.


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Fabiana Juan, M.D.


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Santo Ortiz Comas, M.D., M.P.H.


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Ben Weigel, M.D.


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Makayla Williams, M.D.