Faculty Profile

Michelle Martinchek
Section of Geriatrics
Clinical Associate of Medicine

Academic Interests

Dr. Martinchek's academic interests include preoperative assessment and management of geriatric patients. Her focus includes geriatric assessment of patients for solid organ transplantation, particularly kidney transplantation.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Martinchek sees patients in many different care settings. She is a Geriatrician and primary care physician for patients at the South Shore Senior Center. She also sees patients for geriatric consultation at the Successful Aging and Frailty Evaluation (SAFE) clinic, where she performs comprehensive geriatric assessments and frailty evaluations. Additionally, she works with the transplant nephrology team to perform frailty evaluations for patients being evaluated for kidney transplantation.


  • Gleason LJ, Martinchek M, Long M, Rapier N, Hamlish T, Johnson D, Thompson K. An innovative model using telementoring to provide geriatrics education fornurses and social workers at skilled nursing facilities(?). Geriatr Nurs. 2019 Apr 12. pii: S0197-4572(18)30635-9.
  • Huisingh-Scheetz M, Martinchek M, Becker Y, Ferguson MK, Thompson K. Translating Frailty Research Into Clinical Practice: Insights From the Successful Aging and Frailty Evaluation Clinic. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Jun;20(6):672-678
  • Jafari P, Kostas T, Levine S, Martinchek M, Johnson D, Graupner J, Thompson K. ECHO-Chicago Geriatrics: using telementoring to "geriatricize" the primary care workforce. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2019 Feb 1:1-9.
  • Bird AN, Martinchek M, Pincavage AT. A Curriculum to Enhance Resilience in Internal Medicine Interns. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Oct;9(5):600-604.
  • Martinchek M, Bird A, Pincavage AT. Building Team Resilience and Debriefing After Difficult Clinical Events: A Resilience Curriculum for Team Leaders. MedEdPORTAL. 2017 Jul 12;13:10601.
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  • MPH, 2008, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Epidemiology with concentration in Genetics
  • MD, 2012, The University of Chicago,
  • Residency, 2015, University of Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Chief Resident, 2016, University of Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2017, University of Chicago, Geriatrics