Meet Our Team

Faculty leadership

   
Scott Hasler, MD
Program Director, Vice Chair of Education
 
From: Fort Wayne, IN
Medical School: Indiana University
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: sports, music, grilling, gardening
Sonali Khandelwal, MD
Associate Program Director
 
Medical School: Michigan State University
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship: Rheumatology - Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: art, cooking, gardening, music
Sonali Khandewal, MD
Amie Gamino, MD
Associate Program Director
 
From: Buffalo, NY
Medical School: SUNY Buffalo
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship: Pulmonary & Critical Care - Oregon Health & Science University
Hobbies: Playing frisbee with my dog Penny, singing ABC’s with my 2 and 5 year old
Amie Gamino, MD
Carol Burke, MD
Associate Program Director

Medical School: Rush Medical College
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: love running; spending time outdoors with my boys; lying to my dentist about my candy consumption
Carol Burke
Manya Gupta, MD
Associate Program Director
 
From: Columbus, Ohio
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Hobbies: gardening, office horticulture, cooking, social media, happy hour
Manya Gupta
Usama Ahmad, MD
Associate Program Director
 
From: Chicago, IL
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: all things tech, reading, video games
Sabrina Jones, MD
Associate Program Director
 
From: Barrington, IL
Medical School: Northwestern University
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: cooking, reality TV

Past program directors 

   
Richard Abrams, MD
Associate Dean, Learning Environment
 
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: running, bike tripping, astronomy, history
Richard Abrams, MD
Alan Harris, MD
Associate Chair of Medicine
 
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Residency: Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital (now RUMC)
Fellowship: Infectious Disease - Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital (now RUMC)
Hobbies: exercise, old cars, historical fiction, banjo

Chief residents 2021-22

   
Greg Lalonde, MD
 
From: Lafayette, LA
Medical School: Louisiana State University
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: live music, cooking, reading fantasy/science fiction novels, listening to as many podcasts as possible, soccer (more watching than playing these days)
Agnes Maniak, MD
 
From: Chicago, IL
Medical School: Wayne State University
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: baking, soccer, traveling, spending time with family and friends
Kalli Sarigiannis, MD
 
From: Troy, MI
Medical School: Oakland University
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: yoga, hiking (recently bought an America the Beautiful national parks pass!), attending live music events
Jeremy Van, DO
 
From: Hoffman Estates, IL
Medical School: CCOM
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: Playing basketball, tennis, and pickleball. I also enjoy collecting sports memorabilia, going to plays/musicals, and watching Netflix/movies, professional basketball, football, hockey and baseball games.

Core faculty

   
Amanda J. Bradke, MD
Core Faculty, Global Health
 
From: Mulliken, Michigan
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University 
Residency: Boston Medical Center
Fellowship: UCSF San Francisco (HEAL Initiative)
Hobbies: Traveling, Baking and Reading
Stephanie Crane, MD
Chief, Division of Community and Global Health
 
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: anything outdoors, languages, travel
Caspian Kuma Folmsbee, MD
Assistant Program Director, Primary Care Residency
 
From: Topeka, KS
Medical School: University of Kansas
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: video games (PC, PS4, Nintendo), bleeding edge tech, Bernadette (my cat)
Celine Goetz, MD
Director of Resident Wellness Curriculum
 
From: Chicago, IL (I was actually born at Rush)
Medical School: University of Chicago
Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center
Hobbies: traveling, biking, growing tomatoes
Susan Lopez, MD
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Graduate Medical Education
 
From: Chicago, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: cake decorating, dog training, singing
Jennifer H. Towbin, MD
Associate Director, Global and Community Health Programs
 
From: Nashville, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency: Tulane University
Hobbies: Baking, chilling with the kiddos, watching the Saints play
Octavio A. Vega, MD
Director, Community Health Branch 
 
From: Chicago, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Residency: Rush University Medical Center