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Meet Our Residents

Name & Year Background
A portrait of Julie Bittar.
Julie Bittar, MD
Chief Resident, Dermatology PGY-4

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Hometown: Terre Haute, IN
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Intern Year: Presence St. Vincent Ascension Health, Indianapolis, IN
Hobbies: Paddle boarding, traveling, chess

A portrait of Morgan Ellis.
Morgan Decker, MD 
Chief Resident, Dermatology PGY-4

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hometown: Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
Undergraduate Institution: University of Notre Dame
Intern Year: Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH
Hobbies: Outdoor runs and walks, tennis, gardening, interior design, boating and Notre Dame football

A portrait of Elise Brunsgaard.
Elise Brunsgaard, MD
Dermatology PGY-3

Medical School: RUSH Medical College
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Intern Year: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Hobbies: Running, climbing, hiking, skiing, trying new restaurants or breweries and spending quality time with friends and family

A portrait of Rachel Lefferdink.
Rachel Lefferdink, MD
Dermatology PGY-3

Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Hometown: Midland, MI
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan
Intern Year: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Hobbies: Cooking and entertaining, reading, playing cardio tennis, cheering for University of Michigan sports and spending time with my husband and two children

A portrait of Emily Medhus.
Emily Medhus, DO
Dermatology PGY-3

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Undergraduate Institution: College of Charleston, SC
Intern Year: Tufts Medical Center
Hobbies: Walking my Aussiedoodle Teddy, traveling, interior design, pottery

A portrait of Alexandra Eckburg.
Ali Eckburg, MD
Dermatology PGY-2

Medical School: University of Iowa RJ&L Carver College of Medicine
Hometown: Rockford, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University
Intern Year: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals
Hobbies: Cooking, Baking, Traveling, Dog Sitting

A portrait of Maria Mihailescu.
Maria Mihailescu, MD
Dermatology PGY-2

Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois
Intern Year: University of Chicago, Northshore
Hobbies: Tennis, Golf, Traveling, Long Walks, Cuddles with my Shiba-Corgi, Donald

A portrait of Alex Rokni.
Alex Rokni, MD
Dermatology PGY-2

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine
Hometown: Northbrook, IL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Intern Year: University of Illinois-Chicago
Hobbies: Travel, Interior Design, Hiking, Food

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