Greetings from the Chief Residents!

Thanks for reviewing the MacNeal Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program website! We look forward to meeting you during your interview here at MacNeal. Welcome!

Dr. Norma Kraft

Norma Kraft, M.D.

Medical School: University of Freiburg
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA
Career Plan: Hospitalist and Medical Education
Email: nkraft@macneal.com

Hello! My Name is Norma Kraft. I’m originally from Cologne, Germany and I studied medicine at the University of Freiburg in the Black Forest. After medical school I started an Internal Medicine Residency in Cologne. Being very interested in different health systems, and having experienced great teaching during a clerkship in New York as a medical student, I decided to apply for an Internal Medicine Residency in the United States. I was accepted at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in 2013. After three years of internal medicine training at the nation’s first hospital, I was offered the Chief Resident position at MacNeal Hospital. This has been a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the administrative side of medicine as well as medical education. I have loved working with a team of physicians from all over the world. Rarely have I had the chance to work with such highly skilled and at the same time friendly and welcoming people. I’m looking forward to showing you this extraordinary place which will help you grow from a young intern to a confident and highly skilled physician.

Dr. Gene Kligman

Gene Kligman, M.D.

Medical School: Chicago Medical School 
Residency: Indiana University 
Career Plan: Gastroenterology, Academic Medicine
Email: ekligman@macneal.com

Hello! Thank you for your interest in MacNeal! I am originally from Russia but moved to the United States when I was two years old. I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and I attended college at University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and at Loyola. I attended the Chicago Medical School, and I trained in internal medicine at Indiana University. One of the reasons that I chose to do a chief residency at MacNeal was to hone my clinical teaching skills. It is obvious that each faculty member shares my passion for medical education and ensures a comprehensive and well-rounded experience for the residents. Moreover, MacNeal fosters a culture of kindness, trust, and collegiality. Outside of work, I enjoy running, watching Chicago sports, and spending time downtown. Feel free to contact me and I hope to meet you soon!