Meet Our Fellows

Elizabeth Gobbi
Elizabeth Gobbi, MD
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Languages: English, Italian and Japanese
Bio: Elizabeth “Lisa” Gobbi comes to Cook County from a career in psychiatry. At Northwestern Counseling and Psychological Services, she specialized in working with individuals and families in crisis who had difficulty coping with the unexpected change in life trajectory of their college student. She was part of multiple teams, including those focused on eating disorders, alcohol and other drugs, and high acuity consultation. Lisa enjoys cooking, urban hiking and travel (to visit family in Switzerland and her former AFS host family in Japan). She is grateful for her two daughters, Maria (mother of one-year old James) and Serena (who works on the Healthcare portfolio at Dianne Feinstein’s Washington office). Lisa looks forward to joining the HPM team as a lifelong learner. This is the first time she has ever belonged to an organization with official socks (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine): ask her for a peek!


Mohit Chawala

Mohit Chawala, MD
Medical School: Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS)
Languages: English, Hindi and Punjabi
Bio: Mohit enjoys teaching, solving crosswords, and playing chess, cricket, and badminton.


Vedayas Gannamani
Vedayas Gannamani, MD
Medical School: Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad
Languages: English, Hindi and Telugu
Bio: Vedavyas Gannamani (Ved) is originally from South India. He completed his internal medicine residency at Rutgers/Saint Peters University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. He later started working as a hospitalist at Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. Ved’s field of interest is hematology-oncology, and he aspires to do a fellowship in this field in the future. Palliative care focuses on quality of life of the patients. It emphasizes the need to look patients beyond their disease. Ved believes doing the hospice and palliative care fellowship will help him acquire necessary skills to lead family meetings, manage symptoms in terminally ill patients and, consequently, help him provide better care for patients.


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Program Coordinator:
Monica Rubio

Program Director:
Orlando Macke, MD
Associate Program Director:
Jaime Lewis, MD