Meet Our Residents

PGY-5

  Background  

Kevin King, MD
Chief Resident
PGY-5

Medical School: Rush Medical College
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hometown: Batavia, IL
Why Rush:  I chose Rush because I wanted to train at an academic center with faculty who are not only experts in the field, but also truly care about their patients. Multidisciplinary tumor boards at Rush bring together a skilled team of medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists to deliver personalized care to each patient. The program itself provides an hour of protected learning time every morning and Rush provides care for a diverse patient population across the city of Chicago promising a comprehensive case-based clinical training.”

Kevin King MD

Michael Zhou, MD
Chief Resident
PGY-5

Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Undergrad: Vanderbilt University
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Why Rush:  “Rush is truly a resident-focused training program.  Their faculty enjoys teaching and cares about resident wellness. It’s comprised of a close knit group of residents who work hard but also have lots of fun. It’s an exciting time to be trained at such a diverse, high-volume and patient-centered cancer program in the city of Chicago.”

Yu Zhou MD

PGY-3

                                Background  

Leah D’Souza, MD
PGY-2

Medical School: University College Cork School of Medicine
Undergrad: McMaster University
Hometown: Mississauga, Canada 
Why Rush:  “I was drawn to the Rush University Radiation Oncology Residency Program because I wanted to train at an academic center that offered comprehensive, patient-centered care to diverse populations. More importantly, the program’s emphasis on resident wellness, culture of camaraderie, and enthusiastic faculty/leadership reassured me that Rush was the ideal place to develop professionally. On top of that, Chicago in itself is a great city to live and learn!”

Leah D'Souza

Soum Roy, MD
PGY-2

Medical School: Calcutta National Medical College
Hometown: Kokata, India
Why Rush: “I chose Rush because I was looking forward to training at a program with faculty who invests in the teaching and training of residents, a program that provides ample opportunities and facilities for residents to carry out fruitful research projects. Additionally, the program consists of a cohesive group of residents who work hard but also enjoy life beyond work. Finally, no one can deny the charm of Chicago.” 

Soumyajit Roy

PGY-2

  Background  

Omar Azem, MD
PGY-1

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Undergrad: Kent State University
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Why Rush:  “I considered Rush because the faculty sets precedents and disseminates standard of care across institutions. I decided Rush because the department’s leadership attracts staff who are hyper-focused on patient care. I committed to Rush because this community permeates gratitude and extends resources to the patients of the future.”

Omar Azem

Adrianna Cueto-Marquez, MD
PGY-1

Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
Undergrad: Universidad de Puerto Rico
Hometown: San Juan, PR
Why Rush: “I chose Rush because I wanted to train at a program that was at the forefront of academic excellence while providing patient-centered cancer care for a diverse population. The program itself has a very supportive faculty who are genuinely committed to residents education and development. The group of residents is caring, welcoming and friendly. In addition, Chicago offers a fantastic quality of life. There is great access to outdoor activities, lots of culture, arts and a wide variety of good food options.” 

Adrianna Cueto-Marquez

PGY-1

  Background  
Ryan Rauch, MD
PGY-1

Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Undergrad: Ner Israel Rabbinical College
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Why Rush: ”I Chose Rush because it is a forerunner in radiation oncology research and practice. I knew I would gain the skills and knowledge here that I will need  in the future. At Rush, I get to learn hands-on at one of the most diverse and patient-centered cancer programs in the country. Moreover, the camaraderie and support amongst the residents and staff is incredible.”

Ryan Rauch, MD

Katie Scharf, MD
PGY-1

Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Undergrad: Wake Forest University
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Why Rush: “Rush is focused on exceptional patient care and on developing well-rounded, clever, compassionate physicians. The multidisciplinary tumor boards particularly drew my interest, as well as the new state-of-the-art cancer center. At Rush, the educational opportunities, diversity of patients, and environment of respect and congeniality combine to provide the residents a safe, comfortable, and challenging space to learn and grow as physicians and people; and to be well prepared for board exam. And all of this in the best city in the world!”

Katie Scharf, MD