People 2017-08-03T09:49:06+00:00

PEOPLE

Brito 2Maximo Brito, MD, MPH

Dr. Brito is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair for Urban Global Health in the Department of Medicine. He is also the Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Jesse Brown Veteran’s Administration Hospital.  Dr. Brito’s area of clinical interest is the care of patients infected with HIV.  His scholarly work focuses on HIV prevention in Caribbean men.  Dr. Brito serves as the coordinator of the Dominican Republic Project, an educational exchange program that promotes collaborations between students and physicians in the Dominican Republic and UIC.


VijayVijay Yeldandi, MD

Dr. Yeldandi is a Clinical Professor of Medicine  & Surgery and is the Director of the Infectious Diseases Transplant Service in the Department of Medicine. He treats Infections in people with impaired immunity such as recipients of transplants or people receiving other immunosuppressive treatment. He has a special interest in infections caused by Herpes viruses particularly CMV and EBV; Hepatitis viruses and fungal infections. He also specializes in patients who have infections related to travel to India. His research is related to infections in recipients of transplants and HIV in India. He also provides technical support to the government of India for HIV related programs funded by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Choi NancyNancy Choi, M.D.

Nancy Choi is the Chief Resident of Ambulatory Medicine as well as the Assistant Director of the UGH Track. During her Med-Peds residency, she was a member of the UGH track and assisted in resident trips to the Dominican Republic and Peru. In addition to global health, she has a strong interest in improving urban health outcomes. She is currently working on her MPH degree through the UIC School of Public Health in Community Health Sciences. After her year in chief residency, she will pursue a career in academic Med-Peds.


Stockton Mayer 2016Stockton Mayer, DO

Biography:

Dr. Mayer is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Infectious Disease. Dr. Mayer’s areas of clinical interest include Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts and Tropical Medicine. His scholarly activity focuses on HIV education and prevention in Latin America. Dr. Mayer directs Internal Medicine’s Urban and Global Health Residency Track, coordinating projects in Chicago, The Dominican Republic, and India. He also serves as an instructor for the Tropical Medicine Elective hosted in the Dominican Republic yearly. Prior to embarking on a career in medicine, Dr. Mayer served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and worked as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton’s International and Infrastructure Team. 

Education:

Medical School: The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove IL.
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago 
Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago 
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases 

Clinical Expertise:

HIV, general infectious diseases, Tropical Infectious Diseases

Research Interests:

HIV prevention and education in Latin America, global health



Urban Global Health Track Residents 

 
  PGY1  
 Lauren Hughes
Interests:

Ghulam Karim Khan
Interests: Homeless and street medicine 

 
  PGY2 
 Rachel King
Interests:

Margaret Kuder
Interests: Sexual health related issues throughout lower-SES populations, but particularly in Latin America. My previous research experience has been investigating women's sexual health in Honduras and Guatemala. This September I am traveling to the Dominican Republic to work with a clinic that provides care for vulnerable populations in La Romana, DR. I'll be specifically learning about their Men's Health Clinic, which was formed to provide sexual health care, as well as general healthcare to men in La Romana.
 
 
  PGY3 
 Ann Tran
Interests: Rachel Bernard and Ann Tran worked with the medical staff at Robert Reid Cabral Pediatric hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to characterize an outbreak of Chikungunya virus in pediatric patients as well as hospital staff. This research will be presented at ID week in New Orleans in Fall 2016.

Rachel Bernard
Interests: Rachel Bernard and Ann Tran worked with the medical staff at Robert Reid Cabral Pediatric hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to characterize an outbreak of Chikungunya virus in pediatric patients as well as hospital staff. This research will be presented at ID week in New Orleans in Fall 2016.

Interests: Rachel Bernard and Anya Solotskaya are working with UIC's outreach clinics and a UIC school of public health program (COIP) on a needs assessment of the patrons of the COIP needle exchange van. This assessment involves interviewing users of the needle exchange services about their personal views on health care and their health care needs, as well as needs of the community.

Anya Solotskaya
Interests: Rachel Bernard and Anya Solotskaya are working with UIC's outreach clinics and a UIC school of public health program (COIP) on a needs assessment of the patrons of the COIP needle exchange van. This assessment involves interviewing users of the needle exchange services about their personal views on health care and their health care needs, as well as needs of the community.

Hemali Patel
Interests:
 
 

Photo Coming SoonAnnette Zacharia, M.D.

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MenaLoraAlfredo Mena Lora, MD

Biography:

Dr. Mena Lora is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Medical Director of Infection Control at Saint Anthony Hospital. His research interests include neglected tropical diseases and healthcare associated infections. His clinical interests include HIV/AIDS, infections in immunocompromised hosts and general infectious diseases.

Education:
Medical School: Universidad Iberoamericana
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago

Clinical Expertise
HIV/AIDS, general infectious diseases and infections in immunocompromised hosts.

Research Interests:
Neglected tropical diseases, medical education, hospital epidemiology and healthcare associated infections.


Jesica HerrickJesica Herrick, MD 

Biography:

Dr. Herrick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. She trained in Internal Medicine at UIC and completed an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. While at the NIH, she spent 2.5 years conducting research in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, focusing on the host immune response to Loa loa infections as well as post-treatment responses to diethylcarbamazine and ivermectin therapy for loiasis. In addition, she worked on the development of new diagnostic tests for Loa loa infection. While at the NIH, she served as a consultant on the parasitology service and treated numerous patients with helminth infections, echinococcus, and neurocysticercosis.

Education:

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases  

Clinical Expertise:  
General infectious diseases, tropical diseases, HIV

Research Interests
neurocysticercosis, novel diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, parasitic infections, screening for parasitic infections among immigrant populations.


Ojarrett2015Olamide Jarrett, MD, MPH

Biography:

Dr. Jarrett is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and earned a MPH in global health from Tufts University School of Medicine. Her research interests are in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in women in sub-Saharan Africa

Education:

Medical School:  University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency:  University of Illinois at Chicago 
Fellowship:  Tufts Medical Center
Board Certification:  Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases   

Clinical Expertise

HIV, STIs, general infectious diseases, ebola virus

Research Interests: 

HIV and STIs in women, global health


Trotter ProfileAndrew Trotter, MD, MPH

Biography:

Dr Andrew Trotter is an assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at UIC and received his master in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. His infectious disease training was completed at Tufts Medical Center in Boston where his research focused on HIV drug resistance in resource limited settings. After fellowship he lived and worked in Nepal where he provided clinical infectious disease care with a focus on people living with HIV/AIDS, taught medical students and internal medicine residents and was involved in clinical and operational research related to implementation and increased access to directly acting agents (DAAs) for hepatitis C treatment in HCV monoinfected and HIV/HCV co-infected individuals. He was also involved in developing infection control and antibiotic stewardship programs in Nepal. He has been involved in global health projects in Namibia, India and Nepal.

Education:

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship: Tufts Medical Center
Graduate School: University of Illinois School of Public Health
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease

Clinical Expertise:

HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis C, general infectious disease

Research Interests:

HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases in underserved populations globally and in urban areas of the United States, global health

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