Resident Profiles

An attending physician cares for 100,000 patients during a career in Emergency Medicine. An attending physician who helps to train 100 residents, helps to care for 10,000,000 patients. For the faculty, the residents become our  legacy.

Working each day on the front lines, residents often are the first to identify new ways to improve patient care in the Emergency Department. Residents have an active role not only in improving patient care in the ED, but in shaping their own education by bringing new ideas to help the residency itself continually grow and develop

Chief Residents – Class of 2013

Negean Afifi

Medical School:  Western University of Health Sciences

Hobbies/Interests:  Yoga, Pilates, Rollerblading, Swimming, Running, Cooking, Golfing, Painting

Paul Decker

Medical School:  Creighton University School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Long distance running, Alpine Skiing, Tennis

Edwin Robert Malone, Jr.

Medical School:  University of Kansas School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Outdoors, athletics, music, and reading.

 

Class of 2013

Negean Afifi

Medical School:  Western University of Health Sciences

Hobbies/Interests:  Yoga, Pilates, Rollerblading, Swimming, Running, Cooking, Golfing, Painting

Paul Decker

Medical School:  Creighton University School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Long distance running, Alpine Skiing, Tennis

John Allen Clarke Houston

Medical School:  Harvard Medical School

Hobbies/Interests:   Dancing, traveling, guitar, backpacking/camping

Tara Joy Kamath

Medical School:  SUNY at Downstate/Brooklyn College of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Tennis, Surfing, Scuba diving, Snowboarding, Skiing

Andrew Kendall

Medical School:  Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies/Interest:  Guitar Travel, Chess, Gardening, Cooking

Rupa Lakhani

Medical School:  Rosalind Franklin University (CMS )

Hobbies/Interests:  Dance, Cooking, Home Improvement

Christopher Sunghwan Lim

Medical School:   Ohio State

Hobbies/Interest:  Music – play bass, guitar, piano, Tennis

May Mei Liu

Medical School:  Keck School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Dancing, Traveling

Edwin Robert Malone, Jr.

Medical School:  University of Kansas School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Outdoors, athletics, music, and reading.

Mohammed Hassaan Sabit

Medical School:  Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College

Hobbies/Interest:  Reading, Recreational Sports, Theology

Jami Leigh Schaffner

Medical School:  Emory University School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interest:  Triathlons, Running, Global Health

Ghazal Shafiei

Medical School:  Washington University

Hobbies/Interests:   Medicine, Playing the Guitar, Bass and the Drums

Sheila T. Wan

Medical School:  Keck School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Hospital operations & management, non-profit, entrepreneurship, digital photography, baking, traveling

Joanna L Wieczorek

Medical School:  Northwestern University

Hobbies/Interests: Travel, Figure Skating, Baking, Jogging

Kenneth Ray Will

Medical School:  Dartmouth Medical School

Hobbies/Interests:  Running, Weightlifting, Ski/Snowboarding

Class of 2014

Oscar Pelayo Bravo

Medical School:  Rosalind Franklin University (CMS)

Hobbies/Interests:  Sports, Travel, Automotives, Relaxing at Cafes, Watching Movies, Teaching

Eric Christopher Cleaton

Medical School:  Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Sports, Playing the Guitar, Listening to music of all genres, Aquarium enthusiast

Nava Geula

Medical School:  University of Michigan Medical School

Hobbies/Interests:  Salsa dancing, yoga, singing, international travel, ethnic cuisine

John Bolton Gillett

Medical School:  Rosalind Franklin University (CMS)

Hobbies/Interests:  Swimming, Water Polo

Nihja Oliver Gordon

Medical School:  Howard University College of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Travel, Reading Novel, Tennis, Bike Riding

Basem Khishfe

Medical School:  American University of Beirut

Hobbies/Interests:  Running, Kick-Boxing, Soccer, Reading, Music

Alexander Kogan

Medical School:  Rush Medical College

Hobbies/Interests:  Karate, Hiking, Rockclimbing, Computers

Steven M. Leto

Medical School:  Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Hiking, Kayaking, Biking, Tennis, Skiing, Investing

Edward Ken Lew

Medical School:  Creighton University School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Running, Tennis, Hiking, Politics, Badminton, Acoustic Guitar, Cooking

Chuang-yuan Lin

Medical School:  Northwestern University

Hobbies/Interests:  Cello, Photography, Photoediting, Coffee brewing, Cooking

Michael Thomas Paddock

Medical School:  Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Rugby, Soccer, International Travel, Hiking, Camping

Phillip Paul Rohde

Medical School:  University of Kansas School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Snow skiing, Cross-country running, Hiking, International travel

Julie Sami Sayegh

Medical School:  Rush Medical College

Hobbies/Interests:  Cooking and baking, Poetry, Drawing, Sports

Tze Lyn Stephanie Tseeng

Medical School:  Rosalind Franklin University (CMS)

Hobbies/Interests:  Rock Climbing, Hiking, Running, Chinese watercolor painting, snowboarding, international travel

Kelly Erin Wright

Medical School:  Wayne State University School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Singing, Backpacking, Skiing, Art, Travel

Class of 2015

Stephanie Campbell

Medical School:  Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Hobbies/Interests:  Yoga, Cooking, Hiking

Neeraj Chhabra

Medical School:  Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Hobbies/Interests:  Tennis, Basketball, Running, Film

Erin Clark

Medical School:  University of Illinois College of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Cooking, Baking, Team Trivia, Wedding Planning, Volleyball, Visiting Used Book Stores

Randy Colvin

Medical School:  Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Hiking, Snowboarding, Snorkeling, Salsa dancing

Shalako Denison

Medical School:  Wayne State University School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Teaching, Competitive Ballroom Dance, Philosophy of Religion (the Socratic Club)

Marcus Emebo

Medical School:  University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

Hobbies/Interests:  Traveling, Golfing, Stepping

Matthew Fouts

Medical School:  Indiana University School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Golf, Racquetball, Running, Baseball, Softball

Christina Georgopoulos

Medical School:  Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Piano, Running, Traveling to Greece

Aaron Ginster

Medical School:  Medical College of Wisconsin

Hobbies/Interests:  Basketball, Running, Intramural Kickball, Softball, Mountain Bike Riding, Ultimate Frisbee, Golf

Felipe Grimaldo

Medical School:  University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Running, Swimming, Weight Training

Joseph Grubic

Medical School:  University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Basketball, Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums, Cooking, Camping, Fishing

Audrey Herbert

Medical School:  Indiana University School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Running, Lifting, Racquetball, Basketball

Mark Livak

Medical School:  Rush Medical College

Hobbies/Interests:  Furniture Making and Restoration, Auto Repair and Maintenance, Camping, Soccer, Hockey, Cycling

Christian Marcelo

Medical School:  Rosalind Franklin University (CMS)

Hobbies/Interests:  Basketball, Baseball, Football, Weight Lifting, Running

Joseph Palter

Medical School:  University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Traveling, Backpacking, Softball, Card games, Gardening, Swimming, Running, Biking, Hiking

Ernesto Romo

Medical School:  University of Illinois College of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  Soccer, Skateboarding, Traveling, Music, Fiction Novel, Films, Sports, Discovering New Restaurants

Emily Singer

Medical School:  University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests:  International Medicine Interest Group, Baking, Traveling, Hiking, Reading

Class of 2016

Paul Bobryshev

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Competitive Soccer, Mountain and Road Biking, Reading

Ellica Chu

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, Hiking, Reading novels, Movies and Baking

Craig Davis

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, Playing Base Guitar, Traveling

Brendan Devine

Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Disc Golf, Crossfit, Cooking, Basketball

Jessica Folk

Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University (CMS)

Hobbies/Interests: Volleyball, Running – Marathons, 5 & 10K races

Michael Gottlieb

Medical School: Rush Medical College

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Playing Guitar, Hockey, Weight-Lifting, Attending Concerts, Discovering new music and restaurants

Bilal Khan

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Woodworking, Carpentry, Gardening, Landscaping, Cooking, Chicago Sports

Theresa Kim

Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University (CMS)

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, Editing, Reading, Dancing, Running, Swimming, Drawing, Volunteering

Jason Lee

Medical School: New York Dowsnstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Running, Hiking, Camping

Eric Leser

Medical School: Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Coaching figure skating, Working with Elite Athletes and Special Olympians

Jason Murphy

Medical School: University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Playing Guitar, Traveling

Damali Nakitende

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: International Health, Women’s Health, Cooking, African Dancing, Traveling

Katherine Peterson

Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University (CMS)

Hobbies/Interests: Bass playing, Martial Arts, Cartoonist

Eli Poorvu

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Hobbies/Interests: Cycling, Golf, Sports, Reading, Traveling

Vivian Urbieta

Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Ballroom Dancing, Ballet, Salsa, Playing piano, Singing, Reading

Matthew Weeks

Medical School: Rush Medical College

Hobbies/Interests: Running, Fishing, Reading, Hiking, Traveling

Kristopher Wnek

Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University (CMS)

Hobbies/Interests: Volleyball, Football, Soccer, Running, Weight Training