Where Our Residents Come From...

*This map shows where our current residents went to medical school. Click on the image to expand the map. 
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First-year residents (PGY-1)

Internal Medicine residents at the 2021 intern orientation
2021 Intern Orientation
Name About  
Cherry Au
Undergraduate: Boston College
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
Fun Fact: I named all my pets after TV show characters!

Manavi Bhagwat

Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Virginia Tech

Sameer Bhalla

Undergraduate: Washington University
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Fun Fact: I make music videos.

Jeremy Cohen

Undergraduate: Columbia University
Medical School: Florida Atlantic University
Fun Fact: I used to box throughout high school and college!

Adrianna Cueto-Marquez

Undergraduate: Universidad de Puerto Rico
Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe
Fun Fact: I collect push pins from all the places I travel to.

Shilpa Daulat

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of Nevada
Fun Fact: I am an avid spikeball and pickleball player. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

Anandu Dileep

Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Chicago
Medical School: CCOM
Fun Fact: My first ever experience with Rush was getting my ACL repaired through Rush Orthopedics. Now, my ACL is stronger than ever, and I’ll be ready to get to work at the hospital! 

Ashley Dunton

Undergraduate: Villanova University
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Fun Fact: As a Wisconsinite, I put ranch on almost everything!

Joseph Eid

Undergraduate: University of Toledo
Medical School: University of Toledo
Fun Fact: I was nominated most likely to make it to the NBA in 8th grade.

Vanessa Fu

Undergraduate: Emory University
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Fun Fact: I am such a bubble tea enthusiast that I used to work as a bubble tea barista.

Sheena Gillani

Undergraduate: Loyola University
Medical School: Chicago Medical School

AJ Hanna

Undergraduate: Florida State University
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Fun Fact: I used to play basketball with Shaq and his kids at the YMCA!

Michael Heffernan

Undergraduate: Creighton University
Medical School: University of Iowa
Fun Fact: I used my extra free time during the pandemic to train for and complete my first marathon!

Tommy King

Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Fun Fact: I hope to visit all 63 (and counting) national parks in the US. During my last year of medical school I was able to visit nine in one road trip!

Andrew Knapp

Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
Medical School: Loyola University

Frank Leuzzi

Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
Medical School: Loyola University

Hannakate Lichota

Undergraduate: Abilene Christian University
Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center

Michika Maeda

Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Medical School: University of Illinois
Fun Fact: I eat 2 bags of grapes a week.

Leonardo Marti-Roy

Medical School: Universidad Iberoamericana
Fun Fact: I’m fluent in 5 different languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, & Portuguese.

Jay Mohan

Undergraduate: Washington University
Medical School: University of Illinois
Fun Fact: I can beatbox!

Joshua Moran

Undergraduate: Lawrence University
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Fun Fact: In my free time, I enjoy cooking, photography, and hiking with my dog!

Sagar Patel

Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Fun Fact: A long term goal of mine is to hike a mountain range on each continent someday! 

Yash Patel

Undergraduate: Rowan University
Medical School: Cooper Medical School
Fun Fact: I can eat chocolate ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Alexander Penrice

Undergraduate: Marquette University
Medical School: University of Nebraska
Fun Fact: I am currently training for my first triathlon.

Akhil Pulumati

Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Fun Fact: My favorite travel experience was going jet skiing in Dubai.

Madhuwani Rojulpote

Undergraduate: Drexel University
Medical School: Drexel University
Fun Fact: When I was little, I met Buzz Aldrin after winning a jump rope competition.

Manali Shah

Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Fun Fact: I was named after a city in northern India and it’s on my bucket list to visit in the future.

Dennis Shi

Undergraduate: Washington University
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Fun Fact: My friends and I formed a band in medical school! We were called Tight Junction.

Shveta Thakkar

Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Fun Fact: I have a twin sister and we’re not sure if we are identical or fraternal.

Changtai Tian

Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Medical School: University of Illinois
Fun Fact: I try to read at least one Tang Dynasty poem every night.

Mateusz Tkacz

Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Fun Fact: A picture of my college roommate and I from an Illinois Basketball game was once on the front page of ESPN.com.

Lyon Wang

Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: Ohio State University
Fun Fact: I adopted a puppy during quarantine. Best decision ever!

Sven Wang

Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Fun Fact: I can peel and eat a hardboiled egg in under 15 seconds.

Katherine White

Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Georgetown University
Fun Fact: I recently purchased an ice cream maker, and it does not disappoint! Oreo peanut butter is my favorite flavor so far.

Haley Zimmerman

Undergraduate: University of St. Thomas
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Fun Fact: I have an uncanny ability to roll multiple Yahtzees in a single game.

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Second-year residents (PGY-2)

2nd year residents at their 2021 PGY-2 Retreat
Name About  

Asha Asthana 

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Fun Fact: Everyone in my immediate family was born in a different country; I am the US born!

Rocio Bautista Sanchez

Undergraduate: Universidad Iberamericana 
Medical School: Universidad Iberamericana, Santo Domingo
Fun Fact: I am a choir singer and karaoke lover.

Margaret Brandon

Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Columbia 
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Fun Fact: I’m currently training for my first 5k run. This is a huge deal for a lifelong sprinter. 

Tavia Buysse

Undergraduate: Hamline University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Fun Fact: I hiked up a volcano while on vacation in Costa Rica. 

Jian Chu

Undergraduate: University of Washington
Medical School: University of Iowa
Fun Fact: I memorized 50 digits of pi in one sitting during middle school and for some reason, it has stuck. This hasn’t come in handy yet.

Kelsey Danley

Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Fun Fact: I lived in the Amazon Rainforest for a month.

Ritika Dhawan

Undergraduate: Illinois Institute of Technology 
Medical School: Rush Medical College

Shan Guleria 

Undergraduate: Georgetown University 
Medical School: University of Virginia
Fun Fact: In medical school I watched the entirety of Bob Ross’ the Joy of Painting on YouTube in about 2 months and taught myself how to paint landscapes, which I sell and give as gifts to family and friends. I am working on teaching my fiancée (this originally read “wife” but alas…COVID) to paint as well!

Thomas Haferkamp

Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Fun Fact: I learned how to Water Ski when I was 3 years old.

Steven Heidt

Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Fun Fact: I hope to eventually attend a game at each MLB stadium and backpack in every National Park.  

Anika Huq

Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Michigan State University-Southeast Michigan
Fun Fact: During my fourth year of medical school, I ran to Canada and back.

Vinesh Jeevanandam

Undergraduate: University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
Fun Fact: I enjoy terrible reality TV shows.

Matthew Johnson

Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical School: Quinnipiac University
Fun Fact: In medical school I taught myself how to knit.

Mina Kerolos

Undergraduate: Moraine Valley Community College
Graduate: University of Illinois-Chicago, D.Pharm.
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Fun Fact: I lived in Zambia for 6 months.

Matthew Kroll

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Loyola University
Fun Fact: Oak Park Pub Trivia Champion - 2016

Rebekah Landsman

Undergraduate: University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Medical School: Loyola University

Fun Fact: I am a huge fan of the board game Scrabble.

David (Shengyuan) Luo

Undergraduate: Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen University
Medical School: Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen University
Fun Fact: I’m an amateur jazz pianist. 

Megan Middleton 

Undergraduate: Ohio State University
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Fun Fact: My paternal grandfather was born in 1879.

Nikitaa Nath

Undergraduate: Ohio State University
Medical School: Ohio State University
Fun Fact: I came to the US in a cardboard box. My family immigrated to the US when I was a baby, and on our flight they ran out of baby booster seats, so I was given a box instead!
Kelsey Pandrangi
Undergraduate: Cleveland State University
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University

Malina Patel 

Undergraduate: Austin College
Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center
Fun Fact: I once went snorkeling with baby sharks.

Carl Pett

Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: Loyola University
Fun Fact: I worked for an after-school soccer and creative writing program in Boston before going to medical school.

Gautham Prakash

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical School: University of Kansas-Wichita

Perry Rabin

Undergraduate: Butler University
Medical School: Indiana University
Fun Fact: I worked in backstage catering at a concert venue for a summer and got to meet Steve Martin, Sarah McLoughlin, Train, and many other artists.

Amita Raj

Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center
Fun Fact: I have a golden retriever mix named Zuko and we love hiking!

Eric Roessler

Undergraduate: Tulane University
Medical School: Louisiana State University
Fun Fact: I once biked 85 miles with my friend to rescue his dead car.

Anchal Sabharwal

Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Fun Fact: My favorite activity is going to Trader Joe’s.

Benjamin Schwartz

Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Fun Fact: I bake a lot of sourdough bread.

Jessica Strzepka

Undergraduate: University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Medical School: University of Illinois
Fun Fact: I love to bake!

Amy Trang

Undergraduate: UCLA
Medical School: Oakland University
Fun Fact: I love running! I run about 20 miles each week.
Marc Trubin
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Fun Fact: For the first 24 years of my life, I went by my middle name (Edouard shortened to Ed). Now I go by my first name!
Lillian Tung
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: USF Health Morsani
Fun Fact: I am mixed-handed—left hand or right hand dominant, depending on the task!
John Wagner
Undergraduate: Amherst College
Medical School: Loyola University
Fun Fact: I played college baseball for the oldest program in the country, which fielded its first team in 1859.
Patricia Ziegler
Undergraduate: Loyola University
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Fun Fact: I was born and raised most of my life in Venezuela. My dad will Facetime Wilson Contreras at parties.

 

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Third-year residents (PGY-3)

 
Rush Internal Medicine residents

2019 Intern Orientation

Name About  
Naman Agrawal
Undergraduate: Indiana University
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Fun Fact: I love to play pick-up basketball.
Elizabeth Behrens
Undergraduate: University of Southern Indiana
Medical School: University of Kentucky 
Fun Fact: I am very good at finding four leaf clovers.
Athina Bouroukas
Undergraduate School: Loyola University
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Fun Fact: I love to sketch/paint in my free time.
Caleb Chiang
Undergraduate: Cedarville University
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Fun Fact: I know how to play 5 musical instruments. 
Nicholas de la Rua
Undergraduate: Loyola University New Orleans
Medical School: Louisiana State University
Fun Fact: I played in a band through medical school called Rad Cow Disease.
Matt Eganhouse
Undergraduate: University of Iowa
Medical School: Creighton University
Fun Fact: I have a twin sister named Ali.
Rebecca Fitzpatrick
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Texas A&M College of Medicine
Fun Fact: My thumbs are different sizes.
Katharine Foster
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Fun Fact: I like to brew kombucha!
Benjamin German
Undergraduate: Cedarville University
Medical School: University of Louisville
Fun Fact: My favorite hiking trip was to Banff National Park.
Joy Hermes
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Creighton University
Fun Fact: I’ve traveled to 19 different countries!
Alexander Hlepas
Medical School: Charité – University Medicine Berlin
Fun Fact: In my family we speak English, German, Greek and Georgian at home.
Clay Hoster
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Fun Fact: I play the banjo.
Athavi Jeevananthan
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Fun Fact: I recently became an aunt and am so excited/happy!
Jae Hyung Jung
Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: University of Illinois
Fun Fact: I used to work as a translator and created English subtitles for Korean TV shows.
Calvin Luu
Undergraduate: College of the Holy Cross
Medical School: CCOM
Fun Fact: I’ve eaten a donut in 10 different countries so far and hoping for more! 
Tai Tri Nguyen
Undergraduate: University of Illinois
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Fun Fact: I nap best after brunch.
Matas Orentas
Undergraduate: Loyola University
Medical School: CCOM
Fun Fact: I am fluent in Lithuanian.
Oliver Orr
Undergraduate: University of Washington
Medical School: University of Washington
Fun Fact: I had a 5th wisdom tooth.
Nilam Patel
Undergraduate: Loyola University
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Fun Fact: Though I could barely run one mile when I entered medical school, I am now training for my first half marathon. 
Priya Patel
Undergraduate: University of Miami
Medical School: Loyola University
Fun Fact: I hiked Machu Picchu and saw my favorite animals (llamas) in the wild.
Maria Isabel Camara Planek
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Fun Fact: All of my internal organs are reversed - I have situs inversus totalis.
Zoë  Post
Medical School: University of Groningen
Fun Fact: Like a true Dutch person, I ride my bike (almost) everywhere I go… even in downtown Chicago!
Ami Purohit
Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Fun Fact: I shook President Obama’s hand in the White House.
Nithin Pusapati
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: University of Arizona
Fun Fact: Three days after a New Orleans fortune-teller told me exciting things were on the horizon, I watched two full seasons of Game of Thrones in a day.
Annas Rahman
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Fun Fact: I love all things comedy, especially going to improv shows. I’ve trained in performance at Second City and writing with the Onion.
Seena Tehrani
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Toledo
Fun Fact: When I was younger, I was a top 50 player in the US for NCAA Football 2006.
William Thinnes
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Fun Fact: I am an avid golfer.
Joshua Thomas
Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma
Medical School: University of Oklahoma
Fun Fact: I used to have a 42 inch (3.5 feet) vertical jump.
Katherine Tian
Undergraduate: Bowdoin College
Medical School: University of Connecticut
Fun Fact: I had pet pigeons when I was young.
Surbhi Warrior
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Fun Fact: I love to oil pant and took art classes throughout medical school!
Nicole Yun
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Fun Fact: I am a proud mom of a German Shepherd who loves to sing.
Anna Zemke
Undergraduate: University of Washington
Medical School: Ohio State University
Fun Fact: I trained as a professional dancer before medical school.
Sunny Zhou
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: University of Tennessee
Fun Fact: My favorite ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s coconut seven layer bar.

 

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