Meet Our Faculty


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Katrina Burns, MD

Program Director, Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Leadership Member, Psychiatry Clerkship for 3rd Year Medical Students
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Rush Medical College

  • MD, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
  • General Psychiatry Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • MacLean Medical Ethics Fellowship, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Favorite restaurants: Yolk, Eleven City Diner and Chiya Chai
Favorite activities: Ballroom dancing
Favorite Chicago thing to do: Going to the zoo, going to museums like Shedd Aquarium, The Museum of Science and Industry and The Art Institute of Chicago

Joseph Beck, MD
Joseph Beck, MD

Division Chief, Hospital Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center 
Assistant Professor, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry, and Addiction Psychiatry 

  • MD, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, Illinois
  • Chief Resident, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Fellowship in Additction Psychiatry and Pain Medicine Training, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Favorite restaurant: Kasama
Favorite activities: Try new restaurants, taverns, and enjoy live music

Kruthika Sampathgiri, MD
Kruthika Sampathgiri, MD

Assistant Professor, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Neurology Sciences, and Transplant

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, India
  • Fellowship, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Psychiatry Resident, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Consultation-Liaison Fellow, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Favorite restaurants: Aba, Bavette’s Bar, Boeuf 
Favorite activities: kickboxing, cooking, painting, and playing with her new pup! 

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Jonathan L. Kaplan, MD

Assistant Professor, Medical Director of Psychiatry in Oncology, Associate Division Chief of Integrated Behavioral Health and Collaborative Care, and Consult-Liaison Psychiatrist 

  • MD, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois
  • Residency, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Favorite restaurant: Mott Street
Favorite activities: Attending live music, comedy performances or Chicago Bears games
Favorite Chicago thing to do: Kingston Mines for live Blues music, lakefront beaches in the summer, Chicago Botanical Gardens, Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo
Favorite local festivals: Blues Fest and Jazz Fest

Aniruddha Deka, MD 

Assistant Professor, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Medical Director of Transplant Psychiatry, Departments of Transplant Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Assistant Director, Pre-clerkship and Clerkship Education in Psychiatry

  • MBBS, Gauhati Medical College, India
  • General Psychiatry Residency, Department of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Consultation-Liaison Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Favorite Chicago restaurants: Athena, Little Wok, Demera
Favorite Chicago thing to do: exploring different cuisines, walking or biking on the Lakeshore Trail 

Dr. Deka’s areas of interest are health-care disparaties, transplant psychiatry, and delirium. 

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Victor G. Patron Romero, MD

Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, Movement Disorders, and Epilepsy; co-director for the Non-Epileptic Seizures Treatment Clinic

  • MD, The Baja California State University, Baja California, Mexico 
  • General Psychiatry Residency, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Consult-Liasion Psychiatry Fellowship, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • MacLean Medical Ethics Fellowship, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Masters in Clinical Research, Rush University Graduate College, Chicago, Illinois

Favorite restaurant: La Querencia
Favorite Chicago thing to do: Day at the Field Museum

Dr. Patron’s interests center around neurological conditions that cause psychiatric symptoms. 


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Amy Denn Perry, M.A.
Senior Residency Coordinator, Fellowship Coordinator Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry