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Current Residents


Welcome to our PGY-1 Class

Sarada Abraham, MD

Tamera Akarah, MD

Nicole Bogdanovich, MD

Damien Hanekom, MD

Kristina Sharma, MD

Peter Zhao, MD


Katie Longo, MD

I chose this program because of the residents. There are a lot of great programs out there, it was my mission to find a great program with great residents who I would like to call my friends. I did.

Meera Sharma, MD

What I like most about the program is how supportive and close knit everyone is from the administrative leaders to the core faculty and residents. The family medicine program has created an educational environment that has allowed me to grow as a resident, promoted my personal growth, and has given me the satisfaction I was hoping for.

Sarah Stombaugh, MD

My favorite thing about Chicago is there is always something going on in the city. There's always a sports team playing, a new restaurant to try, or a show to see. I moved from Nebraska and was surprised by how easily I adapted to city living.

Anne Viollt, MD

After spending time rotating on our family medicine inpatient service as a medical student, I knew that this program was the perfect fit for me. I really enjoyed getting to know the residents and felt they were a group of individual that I would be lucky to spend time with both during and outside of work. I was also very impressed by the faculty. Their diverse backgrounds and varied interests along with their clear dedication to teaching is a real strength. Finally, this program offers a very unique opportunity to work in a community hospital while still maintaining the academic rigor and endless learning experiences offered by a major academic institution.

William Ward, MD

My favorite thing about this program is the flexibility. I love that the program is flexible enough to allow you to pursue any interest you might have. I plan on being in the sports medicine track. I expect to use my invaluable sports medicine elective experiences to prepare me for a sports medicine fellowship after I graduate.

Henri Zhuri, MD

I am interested in full scope medicine. This program is great because I get exposed to medicine across the spectrum of patient populations. A particular interest of mine is underserved medicine. Through the University of Chicago, I have had the opportunity to participate in the Leadership for Urban Primary Care Education and Transformation (LUCENT) program. One of the aspects of this program that I am most looking forward to is regularly scheduled clinic time at an underserved clinic on the southside of Chicago.


Sarah Horotwitz, MD

This program has allowed me to personalize my training to meet my interests. I am planning to practice full-scope family medicine in rural Wisconsin after I graduate. I am also very interested in integrative medicine. To help me reach these goals, I am pursuing the OB and Women's Health tracks. I have also completed an integrative medicine elective and will be spending a month in Lancaster, WI to get more rural experience.

Lisa M. Moore, MD

I am interested in integrative medicine, maternity care, an d working with underserved Spanish-speaking populations. I've been able to do an integrative medicine elective and I feel like a more holistic mindset infuses everything I do. I'm doing the OB track in order to get more maternity care experience and most of our prenatal patients are recent immigrants who only speak Spanish. I started group prenatal visits with our patients at Lake County Health Department North Shore Health Center. These group visits replace some of the routine individual prenatal care, in an environment that is fun and supportive, and offer a great opportunity for the women to share their own experiences and wisdom with one another.

Miral Patel, MD

My favorite thing about Chicago is that there is so much to do! Lots of museums, theatre, nightlife and restaurants. My favorite thing to do is bike along the lake in the summer and also try out different pizzerias.

Ben Sanfilippo-Cohn, MD

Supporting individual interests is absolutely one of the strengths of this program. I am interested in sports medicine so I have chosen to do the sports medicine track. This track sets you up to pursue a fellowship or just feel more comfortable managing MSK problems down the road. More interestingly, integrative medicine was a pseudo-interest of mine. I am also pursuing this track, but have been working with Dr. Saigal to customize it to my more specific interest in childhood obesity and culinary medicine. I am going to start group nutrition/cooking classes in our clinic next year - can't wait!

May Soliz, MD

My husband and I couples matched and knew very early on we wanted to be in the Chicagoland area. U of C (NorthShore) was the first place that I interviewed and I fell in love with the facility and the people I met. This was the only program that really emphasized work-life balance which was very important to me. U of C is a great place to learn - community based program backed by a nationally recognized research institution, opportunity to work with U of C medical students on inpatient and outpatient, small (but not too small), close to Chicago, and great benefits (did I mention free parking, monthly meal cards, mileage reimbursements and paid Step 3 and ABFM. Need I say more?)

Stephanie Tetreault, MD

I picked this program because I felt so comfortable on my interview day. I felt like I enjoyed the people who interviewed me and would like to work with them in the future. I think we get a lot of attention from the faculty here because we are such a small program. The faculty to resident ration is small so you really get to know one another and feel comfortable with all of them. We also have great specialists to work with who really like to teach.

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