Program Leadership

Scott Heinrich

Program Director

Scott Heinrich, MD, is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and earned his medical degree from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency. After residency, he worked nights at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center for almost 9 years. He was education director at Mercy for four and a half years while also serving as the associate residency director for the University of Illinois at Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency. Heinrich came over to Rush in 2016 to help start the residency program and has served as associate program director since its inception. He is passionate about medical student and resident education as well as mentorship and advising. When not in the ED, he is trying not to get injured playing over-40 soccer in Chicago. 

Kasia Gore, MD

Kasia Gore

Associate Program Director

Although originally from Poland, Kasia Gore, MD has lived and breathed Chicago most of her life. She did travel quite far for medical school, making central Illinois her home for 4 years while attending the University of Illinois in Peoria. Gore then came back to the Chicago area for residency at Advocate Christ. Rush became her home straight out of residency and it has been an amazing place to grow, learn and work with some fantastic people. Her career interests focus on medical education both at medical student and resident level. She teaches preclinical medical students, and was appointed Assistant Program Director in 2018.

Teresa Davis

Assistant Program Director

I was born and raised in the city of Chicago on the South Side. A career in medicine and serving the community I grew up in has been a lifelong pursuit. I graduated both medical school and residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and started my career as an attending physician in 2006 in the community. I transitioned to academic medicine at Rush in 2011. Working at an academic medical center in the heart of the inner city combined two things I hold dear – serving my community and medical education. My concentration lies in resident education, mentoring, and well-being, resident competency and promotion, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. My tenets are to ensure the training of future physicians who provide excellent patient care, who are empathetic and seek to provide comfort to their patients and families, and who are good stewards in maintaining the integrity of the department and hospitals they staff. I joined as Assistant Program Director in 2022.

Matthew Kuhns

Assistant Program Director

Matthew Kuhns, MD, hails from Muncie, Indiana and is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine.  He moved to Chicago in 2011 to complete his training as an emergency physician at the Northwestern Emergency Medicine Residency program.  Afterwards, he worked in the local community before accepting a position at Rush University Medical Center.  During his time here, he has developed a passion for medical education, teaching several courses to both medical students and residents.  He was appointed to the position of Assistant Program Director in 2022.

Braden Hexom

Vice Chair for Academic Affairs

Braden Hexom, MD, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. During his residency training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, he developed expertise in global health working in Liberia, Haiti, Guatemala, and Honduras. He was associate director of the Libertas Center for Human Rights, a comprehensive medical clinic for survivors of torture based at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York. Hexom was the Emergency Medicine clerkship director at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and in 2014 became the department’s System Director for undergraduate medical education. He joined the Rush faculty in 2016 as its first Emergency Medicine program director. His research interests are in medical education, program development, simulation and human rights.