Meet Our Fellows

Joel Solis
Joel SolisJoel Solis arrives to Cook County with a background in family medicine. Originally wanting to pursue primary care, he had several encounters with patients with serious illness that made him want to pursue palliative care. He has a special interest in working with underserved patients and is looking forward to serving others in a palliative care setting. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, learning about history, and exploring new cities. Joel looks forward to learning more about palliative care and becoming the best team player he can be


Victor Wong
Victor WongVictor Wong is thrilled to join the palliative care program at Cook County/RUSH University and serve the people of Chicago. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center, the largest hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Despite a deep passion for the breadth and acuity of emergency medicine, he made the most profound connections in the ED when having deep discussions with gravely ill individuals and their families. He is excited to continue exploring the complex cultural, ethnic, religious, and family backgrounds that influence the dynamic decisions of individuals and families at the end of life. Outside the hospital, Victor loves exploring the city with his friends, indulging in boba and spicy foods, and doing his best Steph Curry impression on the basketball court. Lastly, he knows his New York friends would disown him if he said that Chicago pizza > NY pizza, but it’s true!


Noorel Zia
Noorel ZiaNoorel Zia hails from the Motor City. He initially was a volunteer with the Hospice of Michigan before medical school and pursued his emergency medicine residency in Detroit. He enjoys the thrills of high acuity cases in the emergency room but is also deeply passionate about end-of-life care. On his free time, he likes playing guitar, rooting for the Detroit Lions (often times not so painfully), cooking at home, and trying new restaurants. He is looking forward to working in a brand-new city with a great group of peers and having the opportunity of treating complex medical pathologies of people from all walks of life while also giving back to an undeserved population.


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Program Coordinator:
Amber Richmond
(312) 864-7202

Program Director:
Elizabeth Gobbi, MD, DFAPA