Our Faculty

Name Academic Profile  
Rachel Abrams, MD
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical School: Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL
Residency: Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Wakas Ahmad, DO
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical School: Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
Residency: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (EM/IM Combined Program), Chicago, IL
Academic Interests: Correctional Medicine
Thomas Alcorn, MD
Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Residency: University of Illinois Hospital - Chicago (EM/IM Combined Program), Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Associate Clerkship Director; Director of Airway Education and Quality Improvement
Sobia Ansari, MD
Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Global Health, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Co-Director, Social and Global Emergency Medicine Track 
Sophia Bodnar, DO
Hometown: Hinsdale, IL
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL
Residency: University of Illinois - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Rene Carizey, DO

Hometown: Moline, IL
Medical School: Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Residency: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Medical Director, Physician Assistant studies program
Paul Casey, MD
Hometown: Dublin, Ireland
Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
Residency: University of Illinois Hospital-Chicago (EM/IM Combined Program), Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Acting Chief Medical Officer, Rush University Medical Center; Vice Chair of Operations, Emergency Medicine; Medical Director of Process Improvement and Patient Satisfaction
Mark Chottiner, MD
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL 
Fellowship: Ultrasound, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Carolyn Clayton, MD
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical School: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Residency: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Medical Director of Operations; Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director
Dayle Davenport, MD
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Residency: University of Chicago, Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Faculty Advisor, Houstestaff Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee
 Teresa Davis, MD
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine - Chicago, Chicago, IL 
Residency: University of Illinois Hospital - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Diversity Recrutiment, Resident Mentorship
James DeVries, MD
Medical School: Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL 
Residency: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Leadership Role: Resident Quality Improvement and Peer Review
Vinodinee Dissanayake, MD
Hometown: Walnut, CA
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Residency: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Global Toxicology, University of Illinois Hospital - Chicago
Leadership Role: Director, Global Emergency Medicine; Co-Director, Social and Global Emergency Medicine Track
Brian Dugal, MD
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois - Chicago
Residency: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Leadership Role: Faculty, Advanced Trauma Training Program
Katarzyna Gore, MD
Medical School: University of Illinois - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Residency: Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
Leadership Role: Assistant Program Director; Faculty Development 
S. Ryan Gore, MD
Hometown: Galesburg, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois - Peoria, Peoria, IL
Residency: University of Illinois Hospital-Chicago (EM/IM Combined Program), Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Director of Integrated Education, Director of Observation Medicine
Michael Gottlieb, MD
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical School: Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
Residency: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Rush/Cook County Combined Ultrasound Fellowship, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Ultrasound Fellowship Director, Director, Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Marilyn Hallock, MD, MS
Hometown: La Habra, CA
Medical School: University of California - San Diego
Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Leadership Role: Oral Boards Preparation; Clerkship Director, Emergency Medicine M3 Elective
Scott Heinrich, MD
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
Residency: University of Illinois - Chicago
Leadership Role: Associate Program Director; Advisor, Emergency Medicine Interest Group
 Braden Hexom, MD
Hometown: Sheboygan, WI
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Leadership Role: Residency Program Director
 Sara Hock, MD
Hometown: Saline, MI
Medical School: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Simulation, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Simulation Fellowship Director; Director of Residency Simulation; Women in Emergency Medicinef Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Dallas Holladay, DO
Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Mesa, AZ
Residency: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine/Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
Fellowship: Ultrasound, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Faculty, Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Louis Hondros, DO
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine/Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
Residency: University of Illinois Hospital - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Director of Emergency Medical Services; Director - Advanced Trauma Training Program
Michelle Hughes, MD
Medical School: University of Mardyland, College Park, MD
Residency: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Simulation, Rush University Medical Center
Matthew Kuhns, MD
Hometown: Muncie, IN
Medical School: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Residency: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Director, Emergency Medicine Foundations
James McCombs, DO
Hometown: Akron, OH
Medical School: Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, KY
Residency: Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
Leadership Role: Faculty, Advanced Trauma Training Program

 

Carter Neugarten, MD
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Residency: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Fellowship: Palliative Care, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
 
Jenna Nikolaides, MD
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency: University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY 
Fellowship: Toxicology, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL

Leadership Role: Addiction Medicine, Toxicology, Subtance Use Intervention Team

Urvi Patel, DO
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
Residency: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 
Leadership Role: Asistant Clerkship Director
Rahul Patwari, MD
Hometown: Frankfort, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Residency: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Associate Dean of Curriculum, Rush Medical College; Chief Patient Safety Officer, Emergency Medicine
Daniel Popa, MD
Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Medical School: University of California - San Diego
Residency: University of California - San Diego
Fellowship: Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Yanina Purim-Shem-Tov, MD, MS
Hometown: L’viv, Ukraine
Medical School: Univsersity of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Vice Chair, Faculty Development and Research; Medical Director Medical Staff Office
Melissa Rice, MD
Hometown: North Canton, OH
Medical School: Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
Residency: University of Maryland (EM/Peds Combined Program), Baltimore, MD
Leadership Role: Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Pediatric Simulation
Dino Rumoro, DO, MPH
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine/Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
Residency: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL

Leadership Role: Acting Dean, Rush Medical College; Chairperson, Emergency Medicine

Nandita Sapre, DO
Hometown: Fullterton, CA
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Jessen Schiebout, MD
Hometown: Algonquin, IL
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Residency: Case Western MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Leadership Role: Faculty, Advanced Trauma Training Program
Meeta Shah, MD
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Residency: Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Operations, Wellness, Women in Emergency Medicine
Jessica Starck, MD
Medical School: University of Illinois - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Residency: Lurie Children’s Hospital (Pediatrics), Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Brian Sprouse, MD
Medical School: University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Resident Quality Improvement and Peer Review 
Tina Sundaram, MD
Hometown: Freeport, IL
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore, Bronx, NY
Fellowship: Ultrasound, Rush University Medical Center
Leadership Role: Faculty, Ultrasound Fellowship Program; Co-Director, Clinical Bridges Course
Henry Swoboda, MD
Medical School: Brown University, Providence, RI
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Toxicology, John H. Stroger Jr Hospial of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Director of Emergency Toxicology; Faculty, Addiction Medicine Fellowship; Co-Director, Substance Use Intervention Team
Edward Ward, MD, MPH
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois Hospital - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Residency: University of Illinois Hospital-Chicago (EM/IM Combined Program), Chicago, IL
Leadership Role: Associate Chief Medical Officer; Medical Staff President, Rush University Medical Center; Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Elif Yucebay, MD
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois - Chicago
Residency: Henry Ford Medical Center, Detroit, MI
Leadership Role: Clerkship Director, Disaster Medicine; Director of Bedside Clinical Skills