Meet Our Residents


Michael Chung, DO
Michael Romero Chung, DO

Dr. Michael Romero Chung comes from a mixed Jamaican/Honduran background. He is a first-generation American born raised in Houston, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Sciences from Texas A&M University. He then completed his DO/MBA at Kansas City University. Michael is excited to join the team and apply an understanding of medicine and business to build a better environment for underserved populations to receive excellent healthcare.


Hobbies: Michael sees himself as a serial hobbyist. He enjoys learning new things and loves being active by playing soccer and rock climbing. Michael loves to cook and loves putting together a nice dinner party.

Leila Elysee-Mitton
Leila Elysée-Mitton, MD

Dr. Leila Elysée-Mitton was born and raised in Montreal, Québec. She is a former Respiratory Therapist who earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She then completed her medical education at Saint James School of Medicine in Anguilla. Leila’s professional interests include women’s health, preventive medicine and global health.


Hobbies: Leila enjoys cooking, traveling, listening to podcasts and urban gardening.

Michael Garcia Alicea, MD
Michael Garcia Alicea, MD

Dr. Michael Garcia Alicea was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology. He then completed his medical education from University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts medical school. Michael is an advocate of mental health.


Hobbies: Michael has a collection of modern board games, loves the beach, exploring new spaces and trying new culinary experiences.

Alejandro Gonzalez MD
Alejandro Gonzalez, MD
Dr. Alejandro Gonzalez is a first generation Mexican American and the first in his family to attend a University. He was raised in Chicago’s “La Villita/Little Village” neighborhood and is from the Town of Cicero, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Sciences from Loyola University, Chicago. Alejandro graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago where he completed research in Orthopedics and Hispanic patient communication.


Hobbies: Alejandro enjoys volunteering at St. Francis of Assisi parish and provides medical coverage for the yearly Chicago Marathon. Alejandro enjoys traveling with his wife, weight training, Brazilian Jiujitsu, painting and charcoal drawing.

Mariangeline González Ortiz, MDMariangeline Gonzalez Ortiz, MD

Dr. Mariangeline Gonzalez was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is the first physician in her family. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Universidad of Puerto Rico. She then completed her medical degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina, Guadalajara, MX. Prior to joining the Rush-Esperanza FMR, she did clinical research in chemotherapy for breast and pancreatic cancer at the University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences Campus and volunteered in the hospital and community clinics in her town.


Hobbies: As a former ballerina Mariangeline loves to dance, she also enjoys running outdoors, learning about new cultures, traveling, and exploring her surroundings.

Valerie Torres Matias, MD
Valerie Torres Matias, MD

Dr. Valerie Torres Matias was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, where she also played varsity soccer as goalkeeper. As part of the Binary Program (BS/MD), she then completed her medical degree at the Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Valerie’s medical interests within family medicine include women’s health, sports medicine, preventive care, and health inequities involving underrepresented minorities. Valerie chose to be part of the first class of the Rush Esperanza Family Medicine Residency Program because she wants to become a competent, culturally attentive family medicine physician while advocating for the communities in the Southwest side of Chicago.


Hobbies: In her spare time, Valerie enjoy playing video games with her fiancée, watching soccer matches, and playing with her dog and her three cats.