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Our Fellows

Second Year

Shubha Mathur

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I chose RUSH University because of the culture of the people, the innovative research and the wide range of pathology offered. As a major tertiary center in the heart of downtown, RUSH offers an education that I know cannot be matched. As a Critical Care Fellow, I hope to pursue research in ICU delirium and how to overcome agitation and safe weaning of mechanical ventilation in patients experiencing ICU delirium.  In my free time, I like to try different restaurants in Chicago (did you know there are over 7000 in the city!?). I also enjoy being outdoors playing sports, paddleboarding, biking, or spending time with my family and friends and puppy.




First Year

Helen Hoover

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I am so excited to begin my fellowship at RUSH! I was drawn to the program for its diverse patient population, team spirit, and commitment to women in leadership. During my years at RUSH, I hope to continue exploring simulation-based learning and the impact of social determinants of health in the ICU. In my free time, you can catch me reading or binging the latest show with my cats or catching some of the great art and theater Chicago has to offer! 



Michael Brennan

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Very early in my fellowship search, I recognized RUSH as a program where I could learn to be a well-rounded intensivist that could hit the ground running in any practice setting. From my interview, it was clear that faculty were invested in the fellows’ personal and professional success, and that RUSH is a hospital system that affords all of the resources of quaternary medical center. Clinically, I am interested in critical care transport and improving the delivery of critical care services to rural and resource-poor communities. Outside of work I am an avid sailor, foodie, and coffee enthusiast that is very much looking forward to exploring Chicago!