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Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Welcome Letter From Our Program Director

Christina Hajicharalambous, D.O., MS.Ed, M.S.

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC).

Our three year ACGME-accredited program is nestled in northern New Jersey, just 15 minutes from New York City.  HUMC is the tertiary care flagship hospital of a 17-hospital network that spans the entire state. With over 120,000 emergency room visits a year, it is part of the largest, most comprehensive health care network in New Jersey. As a level I trauma center, STEMI center, comprehensive stroke center and certified geriatric emergency department, our 75 bed emergency department is strategically engineered to deliver optimal care and education.

Our program takes pride in delivering the highest quality of care to our community while fostering an environment of curious inquiry and innovation in health care delivery. We have fellowship-trained faculty in critical care, emergency medical services, pediatric emergency medicine, medical education, simulation, sports medicine, quality and patient safety, toxicology and ultrasound.

We recognize that every resident is unique in their aspirations and needs during their training, and we are dedicated to training residents in an inclusive environment that delivers culturally competent, patient-centered care. We challenge the educational standard while providing residents with one-on-one mentorship opportunities and individualized learning plans. We are deeply invested in the personal and professional success of our residents knowing that they are not just the future of our specialty, but the future of healthcare. 

Thank you for your interest in our program.

Christina Hajicharalambous, D.O, MS.Ed, M.S.
Program Director, Emergency Medicine
Hackensack University Medical Center

HUMC Emergency Medicine Residency Group Photo


Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is proud to announce that Hackensack University Medical Center has been ranked #1 in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report, making it the only hospital in New Jersey with the #1 adult and children’s hospital rankings. Hackensack Meridian Health has more top-ranked hospitals (5) than any system in New Jersey for 2021-22, according to the 32nd annual Best Hospitals rankings, which are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

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