Our Residents

Class of 2023

Name Academic Profile  
Dainis Berzins
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago
Hometown:  Brinklow, MD
Originally from Maryland, I came out to Chicago for my undergrad and medical degrees. Growing up on the East Coast I love everything outdoors, especially hiking and fishing. Playing NCAA Division I volleyball was my initial pull for coming out to Chicago and I have made this city my home for the past 10 years. When I have some free time, a few of my hobbies include cooking, gardening and working on my saltwater aquarium.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: Checking out the Summer street festivals, playing in the Chicago sport leagues and exploring the restaurants and bars throughout the city with friends!

Michelle Brito

Medical School: Texas Tech University School of Medicine - Amarillo
Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis
Hometown: Houston, TX
I grew up in Houston, Texas and spent my summers visiting family in Ecuador. I am a soft blend of pep, subtle sass, with a running undercurrent of sarcasm. I mainly run off of avocados and eggs, but occasionally expand my culinary horizons with international foods. On a day off, you could probably find me biking, hiking, yoga-ing, sharpening my dance moves and/or planning adventurous travel excursions. When I grow up, I plan on applying my future talents to global health and disaster medicine.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: joining the Chicago bike culture and Chicago’s salsa scene

Mollie Chesis

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Undergrad: Brown University
Hometown: Stilwell, KS
I grew up thinking that playing in corn fields is a definitely totally normal thing to do and thinking I was going to be a writer. I did study creative writing in college, but I guess I decided to be a doctor. RIP WIP. I still love to read and to write, but I spend all my spare hours being a circus artist! I’m going on ten years of working on contortion, hand balancing, and any circus apparatus I can get my hands on! Chicago has an amazing circus scene, and I genuinely pumped about starting lessons and classes in the city. (That all being said, if you are ever wanting to have long discussions about esoteric writing concepts—hit me up).
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: Public transit! I know it seems silly, but I cannot explain how wide-eyed I get on a train that literally goes into an airport. It feels like MAGIC.

Paul Kamsi Yonna Edemobi

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Mary Washington
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
Hi, I’m Paul! I was born and raised in Nigeria for 15 years before my family made the move to Virginia. I love staying active. I enjoy playing rugby, soccer and salsa dancing. I am also a big comic and manga fan. Also whenever I have the time, I like to do a little button smashing on the play station. I am excited to be part of the Rush family and glad I have the opportunity to explore more of Chicago!
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: Two words: Summer Activities

Jeanette Lorme

Medical School: Rush Medical College
Undergrad: Northwestern University
Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
I grew up in California, played college soccer at Northwestern, and worked in healthcare consulting in New England prior to making a career change to medicine. Working as an EMT sparked my interest in Emergency Medicine and I loved the Rush ED during my time as a medical student here. There is an amazing sense of community, teamwork, and dedication to serving patients at Rush. I enjoy biking, canoeing, and being outside as much as possible with my husband and 1 year old daughter.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: Friendly people, finding new ways to experience awesome skyline views (by bike, boat, and rooftop!) and an endless number of great restaurants and breweries to explore in unique neighborhoods.

Tucker Matthews

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Hometown: Sudbury, MA
I went to college in Madison, and have since lived in Nicaragua, Boston, and NYC. I’m pretty obsessed with my dog, so can often be found giving her belly-rubs or talking to her like she’s a human. Also a film nerd, rock climber, soccer player, board gamer, R&B enthusiast, and Boston sports fan. I rotated at Rush as a medical student and absolutely loved the atmosphere and the people, and I’m thrilled to be joining the community. My EM interests revolve around ED management and EMS. 
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: It’s a big city but also feels super tight-knit, and as an east-coaster, the people are extremely nice!
Hans Michael Murcia
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago
Hometown: Chicago, IL
I was born and raised in Colombia, moved to the US when I was very young. I am a former combat medic in the US ARMY. I was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, deployed to Iraq and did all that good stuff for 4+ years. Later, I went back to school and got my BS in mathematics, then medical school and now here I am. Chicago is home. I like to spend my time going on walks, playing video games, visiting museums and traveling. I love to constantly challenge myself and keep my brain active. Emergency medicine provides the complexity, variety and challenge that I am looking for like nothing else. My professional interest include toxicology and EMS. I look forward to advocate for immigrants, minorities, veterans, LGBT and social justice in general.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: Lots of restaurants, lots of things to do, PIZZA!!

Eric Polich

Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hometown: Madison, WI
I grew up in Madison, WI and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before medical school I worked as an EMT and volleyball coach. I still love to play volleyball to this day! I also enjoy being outdoors and hiking at state and national parks with my significant other, Alexa, and our two dogs, Koda and Sully. I am thrilled to be starting my residency at Rush and be part of the family. My particular EM interests include medical education and critical care.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: There is always something new to explore with so many different neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, and events.

Willeed Rabah

Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Undergrad: Central Connecticut State University
Hometown: Middletown, CT
I was born and raised in Connecticut but spent some of my childhood in the Middle East. All my schooling at this point in my life has been in Connecticut so I am excited to leave the Northeast to complete my training. In my free time, I love playing and watching soccer and spending quality time with family and friends.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: Easy access to everything, great diversity, and I am sure there will always be something to do.
Nicolas Ramsay
Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Undergrad: Columbia University
Hometown: Miami, FL
You can call me Nico. I was a missionary kid in Vina del Mar, Chile growing up, then moved to Miami, FL. I played soccer at the University of Central Florida, then began a career in youth ministry with Young Life before switching to medicine. I enjoy live music and concerts, board games, playing sports (soccer, volleyball, marathons, triathlons, frisbee, you name it), and exploring the outdoors and national parks. So far, my favorite is Zion National Park which has Angels Landing, one of the best hikes ever if you’re ok with heights. 
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: I like that it’s a big city on the water with all kinds of events, sports, and restaurants. I love the diversity of people, food, languages, and weather, and I’m excited to trade my beach towel for winter gear. 

Evelyn (Evie) Schraft

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis
Hometown: Springfield, MO
I have fallen in love with Chicago since moving up from Missouri. My husband and I met while working together at a bike shop. Now we have two little girls to pull in the trailer behind our bicycles! I love podcasts, yoga, cooking, and cross-stitch. At Rush, I am excited to explore ultrasound, social EM, and medical education.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: The Brookfield Zoo, Costco, and our local ice cream shop

Earl Williams, Jr.

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Undergrad: Dartmouth College
Hometown: Chicago, IL
I was told life is a marathon, not a sprint. Since then I’ve attempted to fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds of distance run… so far so good.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: I’ve become the hero I’ve always dreamed. What’s more, I get to be a hero in the city that raised me and for the people that need me most.

Class of 2024

 

Name Academic Profile  
Ololade “Lola” Akinfemiwa
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Undergrad: McMaster University
Hometown: Toronto, CA
I was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but spent most of my life in Toronto, Canada. I love to dance, play sports and spend time with my amazing family. Community service is important to me, and I love to mentor medical students. I am looking forward to joining the Rush family and exploring my emergency medicine interests!
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: The diversity of the city and the amazing food. There is always something to do!
Savannah Benko
Medical School: Rush Medical College 
Undergrad: Providence College
Hometown: Oak Park, IL
I was born in Chicago and grew up just outside the city in Oak Park. I went to Providence College in Rhode Island for undergrad before returning to Chicago for medical school here at Rush. I love tennis, puzzles of all varieties, traveling, and trying new foods (still working on the cooking part). Professionally, I’m interested in Emergency Psychiatry.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: Food, friends, family, the lake, and food (again).

Miranda Bradley

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Montana
Hometown: Laurel, MT
I was born and raised in Montana but spent most weekends in Wyoming. I attended the University of Montana (yay Missoula!) for undergrad and University of Washington for medical school. I love traveling and watching comedies with my boyfriend, Alex.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: Prior to moving to Chicago, everyone I spoke with about the move had only wonderful things to say about the city. I’m looking forward to experiencing the festivals, concerts, and comedy scene, and overall I’m just so excited to get to learn, work, play, and EAT in Chicago!  

Dustin Brown

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Arkansas at Little Rock  
Hometown: Hermitage, AR
Hey everyone! I was born and raised in Arkansas and completed my undergraduate and medical studies in Little Rock. I am super excited to transition to Chicago for a fantastic EM training experience! The people at Rush have truly made the experience great and have created a welcoming and supportive environment. My professional interests include: medical education, social determinants of health, and LGBTQ+ health education/outreach. In my free time, I love to paddle board, go to the gym, video games, spending obsessive amounts of time with my dogs, and exploring the unique neighborhoods and sights of Chicago.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: I love the complexity of the city, all of the cool activities available during free time, how friendly the people are, and the easy commuting options.

Devon Buddan

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Undergrad: California State University of East Bay
Hometown: Inglewood, CA
I was raised in Inglewood, CA by my wonderful mother and the rest of my big, beautiful, Belizean family. In college I chose to major in Ethnic Studies which laid the foundation for understanding the social aspects as well as structural inequalities in medicine. I’m excited to bring my perspective to the Rush family and ready to serve the Chicago community. Besides medicine, I worked as a waitress, event planner and tutor prior to starting medical school. My interests include: weightlifting, anything outside and also free, exposing youth to new things, books, playing scrabble/Jenga/card games with friends and also being overly competitive, dancing while I still have good knees, NPR Tiny desk concerts. My goals include: collaborative projects with the Chicago community, making my mommy (more) proud and, of course, maintaining humility and compassion while becoming an excellent EM physician.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: Well, Chicago is “home” to the Obamas and my favorite rapper, Common… need I say more?

Christian Casteel

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Missouri State University
Hometown: High Ridge, MO
I grew up in a small Missouri town, and after attempting careers in skateboarding and being in a heavy metal band I somehow found myself in medicine. After 4 years at Applebee’s and 3 years of being an ED scribe/phlebotomist I knew EM was for me. Being in Chicago and at Rush is a total dream come true for me. In my free time I enjoy playing guitar, skateboarding, working out, going to concerts, rec sports, exploring new places to eat/drink. Lifetime St. Louis Cardinals, Blues, and KC Chiefs fan. My professional/academic interests are social EM, diversity and inclusion, global health, and medical education. The fact that all of these areas were so strongly represented and supported at Rush made me want to train here.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: Chicago is amazing because it offers some of the best opportunities for all of my hobbies and interests. Awesome music/concert scene, tons of skateparks, huge sports city, winter fashion, beaches, and endless food and drink options!
Hannah Meissner
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: South Bend, IN
I am foodie and can definitively rank every Ben and Jerry’s flavor (S’mores is an underrated classic). In my free time I love to travel, read, and play board games. I am interested in social emergency medicine and hope to someday play an active role in shaping health policy.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: Elvis Juice on tap, Lake Michigan, and Chicago sports

Eric Moyer

Medical School: Rush Medical College
Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis
Hometown: Brookline, MA
Originally from New England, but I’ve been in the midwest now for almost 10 years. I studied biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis before medical school at Rush. In my free time, I enjoy reading, working out, playing basketball or chess, and exploring Chicago’s restaurants/bars with friends. My professional interests include medical education and teaching.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: I’ve been living in Wicker Park for the past few years and absolutely love the area for the restaurants/bars.  

C. Woodworth Parker

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad:  St. Lawrence University
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
I was born on the East Coast, but grew up in Kansas City (Go Royals!). As an avid fan of hockey and sailing, I’m thrilled to be back in Chicago. Leading up to medical school, I was an AEMT-CC and Firefighter and earned a Masters in Biomedical Sciences. After medical school, I served as a Naval Flight Surgeon. My fiancé, who is a clinical pharmacist, and I can’t wait to tell you about our beloved dog who went over the Rainbow Bridge, a Purebred Philadelphia Mutt. He was the bestest boy.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago:  The Hawks, The Lake, The Food!
Ashley Penington
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: University of Oregon
Hometown: Bend, OR
Hey there! As a PNW native, I love hiking, trail running, backpacking, skiing, cycling, paddle boarding, and camping with my husband and our two dogs in our tiny trailer. Both of us moved out here a few years ago and since then, we have really enjoyed finding areas that remind us of Oregon out here in the Midwest. We have been busy doing renovations on our home (aka DIY projects for days) and exploring all the things that Chicago has to offer. I am excited to continue working on my garden, improving my cooking skills, exploring more areas in and around Chicago, and most of all, being a part of this incredible EM family here at Rush.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: Being able to sit on our back porch out in the suburbs on a warm summer evening with a hazy IPA in hand.

Daniel Reyes

Medical School: Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Calabasas, CA
I was born and raised in LA and then went to college at the University of California, Berkeley. Teaching a medical ethics class in college got me really into the field of education, so I taught high school science in the Bay Area for about a decade before medical school. During this time, I also coached high school swimming and water polo. Sensing that I had achieved much of what I set out to in the classroom, I decided to pursue a career in medicine with the goal of bringing down barriers to access to equitable healthcare for all in mind. Working as an EMT in my town got me into the pace and scope of emergency medicine. I am an avid water polo player, swimmer, cyclist, and urbanist. One of my favorite activities, however, is simply going for walks at night while listening to one of several favorite podcasts. I also thoroughly enjoy cooking- recipe recommendations are always welcome!
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago: The fact that it is a HUGE and exciting city with so many things to immerse yourself in that are all accessible by walking, cycling, or public transit.

Robert Wilson

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Undergrad: University of Colorado
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
 I grew up in Alabama before moving to Colorado, where I studied ecology and evolutionary biology. After a few years of eclectic work experiences (ecology field work in Australia, organic vegetable farming, etc.), I found my way to medicine and moved to Philly, where I completed my MD/MPH. I’m excited to now be in Chicago and see what the Midwest has to offer! In my free time, I love being outside: backpacking, skiing, riding my bicycles, (most recently) canyoneering, fishing, or just relaxing at the beach.
Favorite Thing About Living in Chicago:  Friendly people, good food, seasons.

Class of 2025

Name Academic Profile  

Manas Deolankar

Medical School:  Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Undergrad:  Tufts University

Hometown:  Morganville, NJ

Hello, friends! I spent my whole childhood in New Jersey as an only child of two loving Indian, immigrant parents. I lived in Boston for college and for brief stints as a scribe and medical assistant. Then I went back to Jersey for medical school. Most people describe be as calm and serious, which I think is true but I certainly have my animated moments. It’s no secret that the emergency department is busy and at times seemingly chaotic. My favorite part of emergency medicine is making a first impression on ED patients. ED docs get to use their knowledge, confidence, and humanism to allow vulnerable patients, who find themselves in that busy and chaotic environment, to quickly feel secure and cared for. Outside of medicine, I enjoy writing original music, playing guitar and bass, listening to all kinds of podcasts, exploring Chicago, exercising, Netflix, and quality time with friends/family.

Favorite Thing about living in Chicago:  Its sheer vastness, beauty, and unlimited opportunities for fun. But more personally - my girlfriend since college and I were long-distance throughout my medical school. She moved to Chicago for business school/work. Now we both live in Chicago, and we’re now engaged!

Mitchell Fagan

Medical School:  Kansas City University

Undergrad:  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hometown:  Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

I grew up in Wisconsin and spent the last four years in Kansas City. I am a guitar player, cooking fanatic, and wine enthusiast. My favorite thing to do is hang out with my pup, Oliver. I am stoked to join the Rush family and spend a few years exploring Chicago. My EM interests include ultrasound, teaching, and critical care.

Favorite Thing about living in Chicago:  The best part about living in Chicago is obviously the food!

Karolina Hawn

Medical School:  Rush Medical College

Undergrad:  University of Notre Dame

Hometown:  Lockport, IL

I grew up in Chicagoland area, went to undergrad nearby, and was thrilled to return home for medical school. Outside of medicine, I love to spend time with my husband, our red lab, and our son. I also enjoy hiking, backpacking, running, cooking, and baking (I have seen every episode of the Great British Baking Show multiple times). My professional interests include medical education and peds EM.

Favorite Thing about living in Chicago:  Chicago is my home (no joke like 90% of my extended family even lives here), so I love having a support system nearby. My second favorite thing is the summer in Chicago though! I love hanging out in the public parks, going to the farmers markets, and trying all of the interesting cuisine.

Crystal Lefleur

Medical School:  A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad:  St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX

Hometown:  Ovilla, Texas

Hey y’all! I am from a small town in Texas just south of Dallas. I spent 10 years in the Air Force in as a mechanic before I discovered my passion in medicine. I am a wife of 15 years, a mother to 2 boys, and am currently in the Navy. I love the outdoors, scuba diving, swimming, and gardening, but also enjoy playing PC video games from time to time. I am an avid reader of science fiction novels and enjoy new adventures. I also really like participating in volunteer work. I am interested in all things EM but I am also interested in critical care, palliative care, disaster medicine and wilderness medicine. I am excited to be joining the Rush community and the ability to continue to make an impact in my new community of Chicago.

Favorite Thing about living in Chicago: 

To be determined…. this is a new adventure for me and my family and we are excited about all the things to do and see!

Ram Patel

Medical School:  Ross University School of Medicine

Undergrad:  Rutgers University

Hometown:  Edison, New Jersey

I was born and raised in New Jersey and I’m thrilled to be doing residency in Chicago as part of the Rush EM family. In my free time, I enjoy watching and playing basketball, trying new restaurants, biking, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. As someone who loves to stay active and be outdoors, this city has so much to offer. My professional interests are in medical education, ultrasound, global heath, and social EM. The people at Rush have truly created a supportive and welcoming environment and I am looking forward to an excellent training experience!

Favorite Thing about living in Chicago:  It’s a big sports city with a great food scene. The riverwalk and lake are incredible.

Dimitriy Pikovskiy

Medical School:  University of Illinois at Chicago

Undergrad:  University of Illinois

Hometown:  Chicago, IL

I was born in Moscow and grew up in Chicago. I attended the University of Illinois for undergrad and medical school. I enjoy playing tennis, reading biographies, traveling, and watching all the TV. My claim to fame is appearing on Jeopardy for Alex Trebek’s final season. What drew me to EM was the variety, hands on work, and the opportunity to build trust with my patients in a dynamic environment. My interests include administration, medical education, and critical care.

Favorite Thing about living in Chicago:  It’s my home! It’s also home to great food, the Cubs, the Lake, and lots of fun bars.

Haley Plattner

Medical School:  Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Undergrad:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Hometown:  Champaign, IL

Hey everyone! I’m a born and raised Central Illinois-an and have lived in and have family all over the state. I’m an amateur musician and I enjoy writing and playing music whenever I get the chance. My preferred instruments include violin, piano and vocals. I also love cooking and especially enjoy the challenge of trying a new recipe or inventing something with the ingredients that I have available to me. I also enjoy most any outdoor activity including running, hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing, biking, and playing soccer. Professionally, my interests within EM include social EM, Latino/a/e health and language equity, and education/SIM.

Favorite Thing about living in Chicago:  The food and music scene is amazing! I also love the bike trails and the many rock climbing gyms to choose from.

Sabrina Rabin

Medical School:  University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Undergrad: Northwestern University

Hometown:  St. Charles, Illinois

I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I attended Northwestern for undergrad where I played Division I Softball. I played outfield and was leadoff batter. I even had the opportunity to play in the European Championship in the Czech Republic in 2019. I still enjoy coaching and giving lessons whenever I have some spare time. Within EM I’m interested in ultrasound but hope to explore other parts as well. Outside of medicine I enjoy playing sports (beach volleyball, spike ball, golf, racquetball), getting outside, and board/card games (blank slate, sushigo, chess, etc.) I’m excited to be back in Illinois at Rush for residency!

Favorite Thing about living in Chicago:  I love trying different restaurants, which you can find in abundance in Chicago! I also enjoy walking along the lakefront, going to plays, and all of the different museums (my favorite is the Museum of Science and Industry!).

Danielle Raslan

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad:    Louisiana State University

Hometown:  New Orleans, LA

Hi! I grew up in New Orleans so I’m excited to start this new chapter in the Midwest! I had an unparalleled experience when I rotated at Rush as a medical student. Attendings and residents were supportive and knowledgeable. I loved being a part of a program that valued diversity and excelled in teamwork. With my background in international medical outreach, I have a continued interest in global health, social EM, and medical education. During my free time you can catch me stress relieving at the gym or hot yoga studio. As the unappointed foodie within my friend group, I welcome any restaurant recommendations.

Favorite Thing about living in Chicago:    Endless restaurant reservations, street festivals, bike rides around the lake, and of course catching my first Cubs game at Wrigley Field! With all that Chicago has to offer, I couldn’t imagine continuing my medical career in any other city.

Vinoota Sompalli

Medical School:  Creighton University School of Medicine

Undergrad:  Saint Louis University

Hometown:  St. Louis, MO

Hi I’m Vinny! I grew up in the outskirts of St. Louis, MO with a strong tie to Indian classical dance. After training for 13 years, I took this passion and was a choreographer for many undergrad cultural events. I am a midwestern gal at heart and after visiting the coast cities, decided Chicago is the best blend of midwestern nice, city energy, and being close to home. I am interested in medical education and social EM. In my free time, I enjoy watching the MCU, attempting to cook, and exploring new coffee shops.

Favorite Thing about living in Chicago:  I enjoy the different neighborhoods and how you can always find a new restaurant to try or a new activity to do for the weekend! It is a city that never gets dull!

Amy Stasik

Medical School:  Medical College of Wisconsin

Undergrad:  University of Wisconsin - Madison

Hometown:  Milwaukee, WI

I am a prior Rush grad student/lab tech who is thrilled to return to Rush and begin my training in EM! Toxicology, Wilderness Medicine, and Neuro Critical Care are interests I look forward to exploring more in residency and beyond. Born and raised in Wisconsin, I am an avid Packers and Brewers fan! You can find me at Will’s Northwoods on game days chowing down on some fried cheese curds. Family is a central support system for me and one of my proudest titles is “Auntie” to two adorable nephews aged 11 months and 3 years. If I’m not in the ED, you can find me at a local coffee shop trying a new espresso drink, painting my nails to match my mood with one of the 1000+ colors I own, or searching for corgis to befriend at the dog park!

Favorite Thing about living in Chicago:  It’s been 4 years since I last lived in Chicago and I can tell you I have dreamed about the day I get to revisit my favorite restaurants! Chicago has an amazing restaurant/foodie scene and there’s always more to explore.

Cody Williams

Medical School:  Indiana University School of Medicine

Undergrad:  Indiana University

Hometown:  Crown Point, IN

I’m from Northwest Indiana and am so excited to be in Chicago for residency. Professionally, I enjoy mentorship and medical education with an affinity for a good tox case too. Outside of medicine, I’m a hockey fan and soccer player. I like both local and national hiking trips, reading biographies, fishing, and trying new recipes. For me, variety is important - in medicine and in life.

Favorite Thing about living in Chicago:  The food and drink variety (and quality) is outstanding! And you can get a different “smaller city” feel in each neighborhood you explore