Faculty

 

John Hickner, MD, MSc
Department Head
Professor of Family Medicine
Medical School: Indiana University, 1975
Family Medicine Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, 1978
Other Degrees: Masters of Science, Clinical Research Design and Biostatistics, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1978, Recertified 1985, 1992,1999, 2006
Areas of Interests: Primary care and family practice medicine, Clinical research specifically focused on the improvement of quality and safety of healthcare delivery

 

Jeffrey Tiemstra, MD
Associate Head for Clinical Affairs
Medical Director, Family Medicine Center
Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL 1984
Family Medicine Residency: St. Paul Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX 1987
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1987, Recertified 1993, 1999 and 2006
Fellowship: Clinical Ethics, 1995-1996
Areas of Interests: Clinical quality improvement, medical informatics

 

  Memoona Hasnain, MD, MHPE, PhD
Associate Head for Faculty Development and Research
Director, Research
Associate Professor of Public Health in Family Medicine
Undergraduate Degree: MBBS, Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan, 1990
Graduate Degree:

MHPE, Masters of Health Professions Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000
PhD, Public Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001

Fellowship: International Fellowship, American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2000-2001
Areas of Interests: Clinical Reasoning, Medical Decision Making, Patient-centered Care, Social Determinants of Health with a Special Interest in Women’s Health, HIV/AIDS, and Quality Care Issues for Understudied and at-risk Minorities, Development and Evaluation of Curricular Interventions to Ensure that Future Health Care Providers can Effectively Address Quality and Health Disparities Issues

 

Maria Albright, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Illinois, Chicago, 1990
Family Medicine Residency: St. Joseph's Hospital, Chicago, 1993
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1993, Recertified 2000, 2007
Areas of Interests: Adolescent Health, Precepting Medical Students in the Ambulatory Setting, Medical Student Education

 

Mariya Dmytriv , MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: Ternopil State Medical University, 1998
Family Medicine Residency: St. Elizabeth Hospital Family Medicine, 2008
Other Residencies: Internal Medicine Residency Program, Ternopil Hospital, Ukraine, 1999
Fellowship: Care for the Underserved, University of Chicago (NorthShore) Family Medicine Department, 2010
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2008
Areas of Interests: Women’s health, Dermatology in primary care, Laser use in medicine, Evidence-based medicine, Prevention of chronic diseases.

 

Brian Dudkiewicz, MD
Director of Inpatient Services, Family Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 1996
Family Medicine Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999
Fellowship: Faculty Fellowship, Scholars for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1999, Recertified 2006
Areas of Interests: Resident Education, Inpatient Care, Preventative Medicine, Chronic Disease Management- including HIV, Resident Support

 

Andrew Dykens, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
 
Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine, 2004
Family Medicine Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007
Other Degrees: Masters of Public Health, University of Illinois - Chicago, 2008
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2007
Areas of Interests: Global Health, Community Medicine, Chronic Disease, Resident Education, and Public Health Policy

 

Evelyn Figueroa, MD
Director of Women's Health and Maternity Care
Associate Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
 
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago 1999
Family Medicine Residency: Lutheran General Hospital, 2002
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2002, Recertified 2009
Fellowship: Faculty Fellowship, Scholars for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006-2007
Areas of Interests:

Residency Education and Curriculum Development, Maternity Care, Contraception and Reproductive Health, LGBT Health, OB/Gyn Ultrasound

 

Thomas Gavagan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: Wright State University, 1982
Family Medicine Residency:

University of California – Davis, Internship

Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1985
Fellowship:

Faculty Development Training, Family Medicine Education, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1988

Other Degrees: Masters of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health , 1993
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1985, Recertified 1992, 1999, 2006
Preventative Medicine Board Certification: 2005
Areas of Interests: Community Medicine-Health issues of families and communities globally, including HIV, refugee populations, urban poverty, violence and community development and empowerment; Management of health care services, health care information systems, quality improvement; international and local disaster response.

 

  Maureen Gecht, MPH
Director, Patient Education 
Undergraduate Degree:  Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1977
Graduate Degree:  Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1989
Areas of Interests:  Standardized Patient Training, Patient Instructor Health, Patient-Physician Relationship

 

Samuel Grief, MD , MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: McGill University, Montreal Quebec Canada, 1989
Family Medicine Residency: St. Mary's Hospital and Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1991
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1996, Recertified 2003, 2013
Areas of Interests: Nutrition Education, Obesity Management

  


Sagina Hanjrah , MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Associate Director of Medical Student Education
Medical School: McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, 2002
Family Medicine Residency: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2004
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2006
Canadian Family Medicine Board Certification: 2004
Areas of Interests: Immigrant and Refugee Health, Global Health, International Disaster Medicine.

 

  Keia Hobbs,MD 
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999
Family Medicine Residency: Cook County Hospital Department of Family Medicine, 2002
Fellowship: Univeristy of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Faculty Development, 2008
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2003, Recertified 2010
Areas of Interest:  Health Disparities, Underserved Populations, Women's Health

 

Abbas Hyderi, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, College of Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001
Family Medicine Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, 2004
Other Residencies: Preventive Medicine - Oregon Health & Science University, 2005
Other Degrees: Masters of Public Health, Health Administration & Policy, Portland State University, 2005
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2004, recertified 2011
Preventative Medicine Board Certification: 2006
Areas of Interests: HIV, Medical Student & Resident Education, Health Policy, Cross-Cultural Medicine

  

  Matthew Johnson, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996
Family Medicine Residency: Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and Illinois Masonic Hospital, 1999
Other Degrees: Masters of Business Administration, Health Industry Management and Health Information Technology Specialties, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, 2001
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1999, Recertified 2006, 2012
Areas of Interests:  

 

Nandini Khatkhate, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: Seth G.S. Medical College, Bombay, India, 1975
Family Medicine Residency: Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1991
Other Residencies: General Practice, Ayre County, Scotland, 1979-1982
Neurosurgery, 1987-1988
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1991, Recertified 1998, 2005
Areas of Interests: Women's health, Diabetes Mellitus, Tuberculosis

 

Karl M. Kochendorfer, MD, FAAFP
Assistant Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer, VPHA office
Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000
Family Medicine Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2006
Areas of Interests: Primary Care, Family Centered Maternity Care, Health and Clinical Informatics, Information Retrieval and Quality Improvement

 

  Ariel Leifer, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
Family Medicine Residency: West Suburban Medical Center, 2010
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2013

Areas of Interests:

 

 

Mark Potter, MD
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: Rush Medical College, Chicago, 1992
Family Medicine Residency: Providence Hospital, Seattle, Washington, 1995
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1995, Recertified 2001, 2008

Areas of Interests:

Residency Education, Family Centered Maternity Care, urban underserved care, social justice and health system improvement

 

Augustine Sohn, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: Seoul National University, South Korea, 1978
Family Medicine Residency: Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, 1989-1991
Internship: Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, 1989
Other Residency: Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, 1979-1983
Other Degrees: Masters of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1991, Recertified 1998, 2005
Areas of Interest: Non-leisure walking for fitness

 

Richard Stringham, MD
Director of Medical Student Education
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine, 1994
Family Medicine Residency: Santa Monica/UCLA Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, 1997
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1997, recertified 2003, 2010
Areas of Interests: Medical Student Education, Dermatology, Geriatrics, and Evaluation Process

 


 

Patrick Tranmer, MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Co-Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, COM
Executive Director, MSP
Medical Director, Managed Care
Medical School: University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1977
Family Medicine Residency: Broadlawns Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, 1980
Other Degrees: Masters of Public Health, University of Illinois - Chicago, 1990
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1980, Recertified 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004
Areas of Interests: HIV/AIDS, Electronic Medical Records, Practice Management, Medical Education

 

  Adrienne Willams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Undergraduate School: B.A., Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1998
Graduate School: M.A., Clinical Psychology, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2003
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Duke University, Durham NC, 2006
Fellowship: Clinical Heath Psychology, Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training, McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, MI, 2008
Areas of Interests: Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine; Sexuality and Gender; Neuropsychological Testing; Pre-Surgical Evaluation

  

 

  Christine Bobek, NP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing School (RN): University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 1978
Nursing School (APN): Rush University, Chicago, IL 1986
ANCC Certification: 1986
Areas of Interest: Management of acute and chronic health problems, patient education, and health maintenance counseling

  

  Nancy Gazdziak, NP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing School (RN): Lewis University, Romeoville, IL 1978
Nursing School (APN): Rush University, Chicago, IL 1989
ANCC Certification: 1990
Areas of Interest: Women's health, disordered eating, adolescent health care, and asthma management

  

 
Sandra Pfantz, NP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing School (RN): University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 1972
Nursing School (APN): University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 1979
ANCC Certification: 1987
Other Degrees: Doctor of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago IL 1991
Areas of Interest: Women's health, men's health

 

 

Family Medicine Faculty at Mile Square Health Center

 

  

  Sofia Adawy, MD
Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009
Family Medicine Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2013

Areas of Interests:

 

  

  Ashish Ansal, MD
Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica, 2009
Family Medicine Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2013

Areas of Interests:

 

 

Sashil Kapur, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: St. Louis University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2005
Family Medicine Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009
Family Medicine board Certification: 2010
Sports Medicine Board Certification: 2012
Areas of Interests:  

 

  Mykela Loury, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica, 2006
Family Medicine Residency: University of Chicago (NorthShore) Family Medicine Residency Program, 2010
Other Degrees: Master of Public Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Public Health Policy and Administration, 1993
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2012

Areas of Interests:

 

 

  Nancy Miranda, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1983
Family Medicine Residency: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1987
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2003, Recertified 2013

Areas of Interests:

 

 

Nimmi Rajagopal, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Associate Clinical Director, ECM Medical Education
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica, 2000
Family Medicine Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 2004
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2005, Recertified 2011
Areas of Interests:  

 

Glenda Rios, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1994
Family Medicine Residency: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1994-1997
Family Medicine Board Certification: 1997, Recertified 2004
Areas of Interests: Women's Health, Family Centered Maternity Care, Faculty Development, Bi-cultural and Community Medicine

 

  Christina Wells, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006
Family Medicine Residency: Hinsdale Family Medicine Residency, 2009
Family Medicine Board Certification: 2009

Areas of Interests: