Meet our Faculty

   
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Christopher P. Bruti, MD, MPH (He/Him/His)
Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
Division Chief, Department of Hospital Medicine
Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Rush Medical College

  • Undergrad: Loyola University New Orleans
  • Med School: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
  • Residency: Rush University Medical Center

Favorite things to do in Chicago: Rooting for our many historic and beloved sports teams!

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Jennifer McDonnell, MD (Sher/Her/Hers)
Associate Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Rush Medical College

  • Undergrad: Bowdoin College
  • Med School: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Favorite things to do in Chicago: Ice-skating on The Midway, swimming in Lake Michigan, hanging out in Jackson Park.

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Jeremy B. Pripstein, MD, MSEd (He/Him/His)
Associate Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Rush Medical College

  • Undergrad: UCLA
  • Med School: McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montréal
  • MSEd: University of Southern California
  • Residency: University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Favorite things to do in Chicago: Taking advantage of our International Airports! 

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Suwon Vickie Nopachai, MD, MPH (Sher/Her/Hers)
Faculty, Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Rush Medical College

  • Undergrad: Emory University
  • MPH: Tulane University
  • Med School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Residency: Rush University Medical Center

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Surabhi Mona Mehrotra, MD (She/Her/Hers)
Faculty, Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Rush Medical College
Med-Peds Clinic Medical Director

  • Undergrad: Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Med School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Rush University Medical Center

Favorite things to do in Chicago: Exercising and exploring different restaurants and neighborhoods in the city. 

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Looking for more Med-Peds at Rush?

Below is a list of some additional Rush faculty who trained in Med-Peds!

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Sara Ruddock-Walker, MD, MA (Sher/Her/Hers)
Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Assistant Professor 
Rush University Medical Center

  • Undergrad: Amherst College
  • Graduate School: University of Mississippi
  • Med Scool: Loyola University Chicago 
  • Residency: Rush University Medical Center

Favorite things to do in Chicago: The Beach, The Beach, The Beach 

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David Hodge, MD, MPH (He/Him/His)
Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Assistant Professor
Rush University Medical Center

  • Undergrad: University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
  • Med Scool: University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Residency: University of Illinois - Chicago

Favorite things to do in Chicago: Run along the lakefront, take my nieces and nephews to museums & Adler and pretend that I’m not just as excited as they are, scooter/people watch by Millennium Park and Mag Mile, recharge at Garfield Park Conservatory, grab a drink at slightly pretentious cocktail bars and google all the ingredients, decompress at The Art Institute, Bulls games.

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Shuvani Sanyal, MD  (Sher/Her/Hers)
Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Assistant Professor 
Rush University Medical Center

  • Undergrad: University of Chicago
  • Med Scool: University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Residency: University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine – Texas Children’s Hospital

Favorite things to do in Chicago: Explore the many neighborhoods by biking, walking, and eating.

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Sylvia Robinson, MD (Sher/Her/Hers)
Attending Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology
Rush University Medical Center

  • Undergrad: Northwestern University
  • Med Scool: University of Chicago 
  • Residency: Rush University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, RUMC/UIC Combined fellowship

Favorite things to do in Chicago: Living here during the Summer, best place ever!!! and spending as much time as I can on the lakefront. Trying out different restaurants throughout the city.

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Elizabeth R. Van Opstal, MD (Sher/Her/Hers)
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Pediatrics
Rush University Medical Center

  • Med School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Residency: University of Chicago 

I love the versatility of Med-Peds. As a hospitalist, I get to treat such a variety of interesting cases. I love playing and even dancing with young kids, and having meaningful conversations with my older adult patients. Being Med-Peds has allowed me to teach in the medical school in different roles, both on the IM and Peds side, which has been fun. I also love the flexibility of being a Med-Peds hospitalist, that in my “free” time I can be involved in the local activism or volunteer at my kids school.

Elizabeth R. Van Opstal, MD

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Mariam S. Aziz, MD (Sher/Her/Hers)
Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Rush Medical College
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Global and Community Medicine Elective

  • Med School: Rush University Medical Center
  • Residency: Rush University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Infectious Disease, Rush University Medical Center

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Shobha L. Rao, MD (Sher/Her/Hers)
Assistant Director, Core Clerkship
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Rush Medical College

  • Med School: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
  • Residency: William Beaumont Hospital

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Yoona Rhee, MD, ScM (Sher/Her/Hers)
Associate Director, Transplant Diseases Services
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Rush Medical College

  • ScM: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Med School: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Michigan Health System
  • Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center

Looking for even MORE faculty information?

Click below for a complete list of faculty in the Rush Internal Medicine and Pediatrics categorial programs.

 

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