Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital
      Emergency Medicine Residency


Welcome Class of 2025!

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Message from the Program Director:

We are proud to have received ACGME Continuing Accreditation and our faculty has remained dedicated to the training of highly skilled, intelligent and compassionate Emergency Medicine physicians during these challenging times. 

Ascension Macomb-Oakland is a two campus community hospital with a total of 535 beds and two very divergent populations only five miles apart.  Warren Macomb Campus is an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PTCA, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and Accredited Trauma Center.  Madison Heights Oakland campus is a Level 4 trauma center and sees a smattering of penetrating trauma, psychiatric diseases and very large variety of medical illnesses due to its large immigrant population.   Our residents also spend several months at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit, where they receive training in inner city medicine and additional trauma.  Three of those months are dedicated to Pediatric Emergency Medicine working with Board Certified Pediatric EM physicians.  Upon completion of our program, our residents are extremely well trained and are able function in any type of Emergency Medicine environment, as each of our three sites are completely different.


We also travel out for dedicated Trauma, either here in Detroit at Detroit Sinai Grace (for those who do not wish to travel) or out of state to either Shock Trauma at the University of Maryland Medical Center, or your choice of trauma center.  PICU training is currently provided at Children’s Hospital of Michigan located in Detroit and toxicology at the Michigan Regional Poison Control Center also in Detroit.

Our program provides Ultrasound Certification in your first year by our fellowship trained director, quarterly SIM lab training, and a strong didactic program with EM Foundations, monthly exams, oral board and radiology reviews.  We have a dedicated research director and our residents have presented at ACEP, SAEM, ACOEP and MAOPS and have taken first place awards.  We have also begun to publish our research over the past few years.

AMOH EM Residency Program is a member of the Michigan State University Statewide Campus System which provides monthly national speakers, a multitude of hands-on training labs, and camaraderie with 16 other Michigan Emergency Medicine residency programs.

We are a closely knit group and encourage support and cooperation between our residents and faculty.

As many of our residents are from out of state, we also function as friends and family.


I invite you to contact us for a rotation or schedule a visit, so you can catch us in action, and let us get to know you!



Katherine Pitus, D.O., FACOEP, FACEP