Kara Udager
Dr. Kara Gaetke-Udager

Welcome to the University of Michigan Radiology Residency Program!

Our program is committed to developing outstanding radiologists and the future leaders in our field. Whatever their career goals, our residents are surrounded by resources to get them there. Our graduates constantly amaze us with their achievements, and they form an extensive and supportive network across the globe. We truly believe our residents are the best!

The University of Michigan medical campus, located within the University of Michigan’s undergraduate campus, includes the following buildings: University Hospital (a 794 bed tertiary and quaternary care hospital), C.S. Mott Children's Hospital (348 bed women’s and children’s hospital), Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center (48 bed hospital specializing in cardiac and vascular patients), A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center (outpatient clinic hosting 120 subspecialty clinics), Rogel Cancer Center (outpatient clinic hosting 77 oncology clinics) and East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatric Center (a large outpatient facility located 4.4 miles from the main hospital). Additionally, residents rotate at the Ann Arbor VA hospital, which is located 1.3 miles away from the main hospital.

The environment here at U of M is unique. We are fortunate that our training program is located at one of the best medical centers and universities in the world, so that we are surrounded by excellence in many different fields. Within that setting, our own department places a high priority on education and is extremely supportive of our residents. Residents receive top-notch clinical training and have ample opportunities to explore their interests in research, quality improvement, business and innovation, healthcare administration, teaching, and other areas. Not only is U of M a wonderful place to train, Ann Arbor is one of the most livable cities in the country with a vibrant downtown, safe neighborhoods, an outstanding public school system, and a college football obsession.

The best part about the residency program here, though, is the people. Our residents, faculty, and staff are exceptionally talented but also down-to-earth and friendly. We have high expectations for one another but enjoy a laid back atmosphere. We are constantly improving our program, and we expect that our residents will take an active role in that. Above all, we are part of a team and a family.

I hope you will take some time to look at our website. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We hope to see you here at U of M soon, but be warned: many former residents, including myself, fall in love with this place and never want to leave!

Go Blue!

Kara Gaetke-Udager, MD
Program Director, DR Residency