The Faculty = The Clinical Training

The Mission brings the best and brightest emergency physicians from across the country to the Cook County Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency. Everyday faculty take pride in first being outstanding emergency physicians and role models.  Next faculty focus on the unique needs of each resident by providing case by case clinical teaching, daily online evaluations, and participating in the didactics of the the program. All faculty brings unique experiences and approaches to emergency medicine learned from residencies across the country.  Residents develop their own individual knowledge and clinical skills not from just a few attendings, but from twenty eight dedicated faculty mentors!

Jeffrey Schaider, MD, FACEP

Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Denver General Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Emergency Ultrasound, Trauma, International Emergency Medicine

Trevor Lewis, MD, FACEP

Medical Director, Emergency Department

Director, Observational Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Observation Medicine

Steven H. Bowman, MD, FACEP

Program Director

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Resident/Medical Student Education, Hematologic Emergencies, Physician Professional Development

Rebecca R. Roberts, MD

Research Director

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Disaster Preparedness, Surge Planning, Electronic Disease Surveillance, Clinical Decision Making, Health Economics, Infectious Disease, Cardiac Disease, Patient-Centered Outcomes, Medical Education

Steven E. Aks, DO

Director, Toxikon Consortium, Section of Toxicology

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency

Cook County Fellowship in Medical Toxicology

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Board Certified in Medical Toxicology

Interests:  Emergency Toxicology, Pediatric Toxicology, Drugs of Abuse, Toxicology Education

John M. Bailitz, MD, FACEP

Assistant Residency Director

Emergency Ultrasound Co-Director

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Ultrasound Education, Trauma, Resuscitation

Sean M. Bryant, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Wright State University Emergency Medicine Residency

Cook County Fellowship in Medical Toxicology

Board Certified Emergency Medicine

Board Certified Medical Toxicology

Interests: Acute poisonings, Natural Toxins, Education

Austen-Kum Chai, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Medical Education

Karen Cosby, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Jacobi Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Patient Safety, Emergency Ultrasound

Eileen Couture, DO

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Resuscitation Education, Rapid HIV testing

Robert Feldman, MD, FAAEM

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Highland General Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: CBRNE/Disaster Response

Pilar Guerrero, MD

Clinical Instructor,  Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

SUNY Downstate Kings County Medical Center

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Public Health, Medical Spanish, Resident Education, Clinical Research, Asthma

Leon Gussow, MD, FACEP (Retired)

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

University of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Board Certified in Toxicology

Interests: Toxicology, Chemical and Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction, Emergency Ultrasound

Kevin Kern, DO

Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Procedures, Trauma

Mark Kling, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

University of Illinois Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Emergency Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

Rashid Kysia, MD, MA, MPH

Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: International Health, Refugee Medicine, Public Health

Moses Lee, MD, FACEP

Assistant Director, Emergency Medical Services

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: EMS, Disaster, Weapons of Mass Destruction

Jordan Moskoff, MD

Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Jacobi Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Administration, International medicine, clinical teaching

Isam Nasr, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Medical Spanish, Diabetic and Obstetrical Emergencies

Lisa Palivos, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Emergency Medicine Development in Greece, ED Administration

Christopher Ross, MD, FAAEM, FRCPC

Assistant Residency Director

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

McMaster University Emergency Medicine Residency

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Cardiovascular Emergencies, Resident Education

Shari Schabowski, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Henry Ford Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Alcohol Withdrawal, Hypertensive Emergencies, Emergency Ophthalmology

Michael Schindlbeck, MD

Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Interests: Trauma and Resident Education

Michelle Sergel, MD

Assistant Residency Director

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Simulation Director

Site Director, Medical Student (M3) Rotation

Northwestern Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency

Northwestern Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency

Board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine

Interests: Medical Education

Scott Sherman, MD, FAAEM

Assistant Residency Director

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Director, Medical Student (M4) Rotation

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests:  Resident Education

Sharon Southe, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Cook County Hospital Internal Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Clinical Teaching

Helen Straus, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests: Domestic Violence, Injury control, Cost/resource Utilization, Pain Management

Joseph Weber, MD, FAAEM

Director, Emergency Medical Services

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College

Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Interests:  EMS

Joanne C. Witsil, PharmD, RN, BCPS

Clinical PharmD, Department of Emergency Medicine/Toxikon Consortium/Pharmacy

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois Pharmacy Practice Residency, Emphasizes in Critical Care

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

Interests: Disaster Planning, Toxicology, Resuscitation, Education