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Meet Our Fellows

First-year fellows 

Fellow About



Kyle Bernard, MD

Dr. Kyle Bernard went to the University of Minnesota for his medical degree and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Prior to going into medicine he worked for several years at Epic Systems in Verona, WI. Having a continued interest in informatics during training, he completed multiple research and QI projects looking at the use of Clinical Decision Support tools and Health Information Exchanges. After residency, he worked as a locums physician and continued to notice growing inefficiencies in clinician use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) prompting his desire to return for a fellowship.

He hopes to research provider efficiency with the use of EMRs and its association with burn out. He is interested in workflow analysis, organization change and is excited to explore technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. Moreover, he has a passion for healthcare policy and coordination of care across the healthcare spectrum to improve health outcomes and will complete RUSH University’s Masters in Health Systems Management.

Dennis McKinney, MD

Dr. Dennis McKinney went to RUSH University Medical Center for both his medical degree and residency training in Emergency Medicine. Prior to going into medicine, he obtained an undergraduate degree in Finance and worked for several years in financial and information technology consulting. While in residency he was involved in multiple process improvement projects based on increasing documentation efficiency. 

He is interested in clinical data analytics and visualization. In addition, he is excited to expand his knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence and their applications in both the Emergency Department and private sector.

Second-year fellow 

Fellow About



Nupur Shah, DO

Dr. Nupur Shah obtained her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie, Florida. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency training at RUSH University Medical Center. While in residency, she was involved with many process improvement projects that highlighted her passion for improving health outcomes for the underserved populations. She also served on the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians Board of Directors during her third year of residency and was very involved with the Social EM subcommittee.
As the inaugural Clinical Informatics Fellow at RUSH, she is very excited to combine her clinical knowledge as an Emergency Medicine physician with biomedical informatics to enhance population health. Her professional interests include hoping to make "data come alive" and accessible to health care workers to improve patient care and outcomes.