Fellows 2017-09-27T10:29:50+00:00


Current Fellow Highlight

“There are a lot of reasons for you to consider the pulmonary and critical care fellowship program at UIC; the immense learning opportunities, the diversity of the patient population, the renowned faculty members, and the ample research prospects. The most important factor for me, besides all of these, was the fact that my education and my future are treated as a number one priority by this program. I have felt it is a place where learning and growth are nurtured and celebrated. I hope you will feel the same.”

Zaid ShakivZaid Shakir, Third Year Fellow

Former Fellow Highlight

“UIC is the place where I became the kind of doctor that I looked up to during medical school and residency. A world-class clinical experience paired with research opportunities second to none; my fellowship experience was peppered with the kinds of opportunities I didn’t know were out there. I was able to review articles for major publications, attend national meetings, cultivate a myriad of publications (peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, editorials, and book chapters), network with internationally recognized experts, and attain the skills and achievements necessary to write successful grant proposals. The close-knit group of faculty and fellows allows personalization of your fellowship, ensuring that you meet the goals that you envision. I know I have!”

Dustin Fraidenburg, Former Fellow Class of 2016

Former Fellows

Graduation yearNameLocation 
2005Kamran Mahmood, MDAssistant Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC
2005Min Joo, MD, MPHAssistant Professor of Medicine, Director UIC PFT Laboratories, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
2005Gita Patel, MD, DOMultiCare Pulmonary Specialists, Puyallup, WA
2006Michael Bommarito, MDHammond Clinic, Munster, IN 
2006Carolina See, MDUniversity of Wisconsin Health Clinics, Madison, WI
2006Todd Sheppard, MDRochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY
2007Bharati Prasad, MD, MSAssistant Professor of Medicine, Director UIC Sleep Science Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
2007Syed Zaki Ahmed, MDChief, Internal Medicine, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center, Thunder Bay, Ontario
2007Ana Negron, MDJames A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa, FL
2008Faisal Bhutta, MANorth Fulton PUlmonary, Roswell, GA
2008Rafiq Kutty, MDDirector of Respiratory and Sleep Lab, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Maywood, IL
2009Rohit Beri, MDSt Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, CT 
2009Venkatesh Donty, MDPulmonary & Critical Care Associate of Garland, Longview, TX
2009Khaled Nazzal, MDMidwest Sleep Institute/Lung Care Group, Indianapolis, IN
2009Corey O’Brien, DOPulmonary & Crtical Cardiology Consultants, Lansing, MI
2010Humam Farah, MBBSHannibal Clinic, Hannibal MO 
2010Fatema Photowala, MDAdvocate Dreyer Medical Group, Aurora, IL
2010John Shanley, MDNorthwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights, IL
2011Funlola Famuyiwa,MDUniversity of Maryland Community Medical Group, Easton, MD
2011Walid Hadid, MDGoshen Heart & Vascular Center, Goshen, IN
2011Matas Morkevicius, MDCommunity Memorial Pulmonology, Hamilton, NY
2011Adnan Pervez, MDUniversity of North Carolina HealthCare, Raleigh, NC
2012Bassel Ericsoussi, MDFranciscan Health, Hammond, IN 
2012Vibhu Sharma, MDAssistant Professor, John H. Stroger Jr Hospital, Chicago, IL
2012Joanne McKell, MDClinical Assistant Professor, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
2013Daisuke Takekoshi, MDMedical researcher, Tohoku University, Japan
2013Kamran Javaid, MDBeacon Health System, Elkhart, IN 
2013Michael Markos, MDAssociate Program Director, Internal Medicine Training Program at Mercy Hospital, Chicago, IL
2014Jessie Moja, MDSpringfield Clinic, Springfield, IL 
2014Patrick Belvitch, MDAssistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2014Sarah Usmani, MDChrist Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL 
2015Kevin Haas, MDAssistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015Tirsa Ferrer Marrero, MDAssistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2015Giovanni Infusino, MDFranciscan St Margaret Health, Hammond IN
2015Mehdi Mirsaeidi, MDAssistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
2015N. Ivone Ramey, MDPorter Health Care System, Valparaiso, IN
2016Bartosz Buchcic, MDNorthwestern Medicine Health System Clinician, Chicago, IL
2016Dustin Fraidenburg, MDAssistant Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016Valentin Prieto Centurion, MDAssistant Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016Travis Yamanaka, MDMercy Hospital, Chicago, IL 

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