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
Richard Abrams, MD
Associate Program Director
 
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 Program Director, Assoc. Chair of Medicine & Inf. Dis., Hospital Epidemiologist
 
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
Stephanie Crane, MD
Associate Program Director, Director, Office of Global Health
 
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: anything outdoors, languages, travel
Stephanie Crane, MD
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 1 and 4 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
Najia Shakoor, MD
Director of Scholarly Activity
 
From: Kent, Ohio
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship: Rheumatology - Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: reading, baking, biking and traveling

Chief residents 2020-21

   
Vishal Birk, MD
 
From: Toronto, Canada
Medical School: Wayne State University
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: Enjoys video games (ranked in Smash Brothers), Toronto Raptors
Cydney Bullock, MD, MPH, MS
 
From: Greensboro, NC
Medical School: University of North Carolina
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: baking, hanging out with family and friends, painting, reality TV
Sammy McGowan, MD
 
From: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: theater, basketball, sci-fi novels, hanging with my dog Bizou
Mary Potkonjak, MD
 
From: Wauwatosa, WI
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: photography, cooking, reading, hiking

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
Jordan Dale, MD
Core Faculty, Hospital Medicine
Acting Chief Medical Informatics Officer
 
From: Chicago, IL
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies/fun facts: eating ice cream, reading, running, and traveling. I have a beagle, Bentley. I’m also board certified in Clinical Informatics (a relatively new subspecialty) and I know a few things about Epic.
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
Ann S. Goh, MD
Core Faculty, Hospital Medicine
 
From: Honolulu, HI
Medical School: Georgetown University
Residency: Northwestern University
Hobbies: traveling, gardening, eating things, cooking, browsing grocery stores
Camille Francesca Hawkins, MD
Core Faculty, Hospital Medicine
 
From: San Bruno, CA
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: traveling (when possible), reading, cooking
Vance Lauderdale, MD
Core Faculty, Ambulatory Medicine
 
From: Tenafly, NJ
Medical School: University of Chicago
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: music (singing, currently on hiatus), running 
Susan Lopez, MD
Core Faculty, Hospital Medicine
 
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
Core Faculty, Global Health
 
From: Nashville, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency: Tulane University
Hobbies: Baking, chilling with the kiddos, watching the Saints play
Wanna Zhang, MD
Core Faculty, Hospital Medicine
 
From: Beijing, China but I grew up mainly in the North Chicago suburbs 
Medical School: University of Texas at San Antonio
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Hobbies: Traveling, dancing, and cooking (eating really, but cooking sounds better)