Dr. Michael Belmonte was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, where he completed all of his education. He took a year off before medical school and worked with AmeriCorps at Misericordia, a facility in Chicago that builds fulfilling lives for those with developmental disabilities.
In medical school, he completed the Urban Medicine track, where he learned to not only serve in underserved communities, but also work with communities to research and build programs to give back. His main focuses were Domestic / Intimate Partner Violence and Minority Educational Pipeline programs.
Now, as a resident, he is involved with the Clinician Educator Training Pathway, where he is building his teaching and researching skills, with the goal of being an attending at an Academic Health Center.
He also teaches Empowering Clinicians-in-Training to Address Domestic Violence, an elective for clinical students on how to screen, treat, and advise patients experiencing Intimate Partner Violence, as well as critically evaluate screening methods and think innovatively about how medicine can be more trauma informed.
He will be completing a Fellowship in Complex Family Planning at the University of Colorado in Denver, in hopes to use this education to expand access to and education regarding abortion and contraception.
He lives with his wonderful husband, Danny, in Carmel.