Presence Health

Thank you for your interest in the Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, affiliated with The University of Illinois College of Medicine.  Our goal is to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and residency experience that will prepare you for a lifetime of comprehensive service to your patients and their families.

At Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, we have a longstanding history of superior residency training as evidenced by our tradition of success in the National Residency Matching Program, our graduates’ success on ABFP Certification Exams, and continuous ACGME program accreditation for over 35 years.  In addition, we hold an esteemed track record of excellence in patient care and are ranked among the Top 5% of U.S. hospitals for overall clinical quality.  Founded in 1868, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Chicago, and with our Family Medicine Residency Program established in 1972, we are one of the oldest Family Medicine Departments in the Chicagoland area as well as the nation. We take pride in the excellent rapport we maintain with the medical community and with the number of graduates we have practicing in the Chicago area and nearby communities.

Located in an academic community hospital in the heart of Chicago, we are able to offer our residents an exceptionally diverse and well-rounded training experience.  From treating the most complicated of patient conditions, to providing evidence-based preventive medicine to patients and families, we are fortunate to treat a patient population with a true breadth of diversity in cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.  We offer a balance in medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, geriatrics, and emergency medicine, with a strong faculty fully dedicated to resident education.

Our residents are truly your best source of information and our greatest asset. Please send us an e-mail, give us a phone call or plan a visit to see first-hand why we are so enthusiastic about our program and its future. 

We wish you the best of luck as you complete your medical school education and move forward into residency training.


Luis Garcia MD Portrait

Luis T. Garcia, M.D.
Program Director
Family Medicine Residency

We're proud of the accomplishments of our residents

The Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, Boris D. Lushniak, MD, is a 1984 graduate of the Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Lushniak has just been named Acting Surgeon General following the retirement of U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin from the post.