Dr. Erin Unger grew up outside Philadelphia. She obtained her undergraduate degree in political science (magna cum laude) from Middlebury College and completed post-baccalaureate pre-medical school training at Johns Hopkins University. Then, she moved to Chicago, where she studied and trained. She earned her medical degree and then completed her internal medicine residency at Northwestern University, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Following a year as a chief medical resident, she completed her general cardiology and then interventional cardiology fellowships at Northwestern, where she also served as chief cardiology fellow.