ANESTHESIOLOGY DEPARTMENT FACULTY AND STAFF

Attending Faculty

Adiutori, Lisa, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Banchs, Richard J., MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Beckerly, Rena, MD/MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Residency Program Director
312-996-4020
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Beckmann, Katharina, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Director of Simulation Education
312-996-4020
[email protected]

Burk, Nancy, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
312-996-4020
nburk@uic.edu

Changyaleket, Ben, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Chiang, Christopher, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Chovatiya, Rani, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Cohn, Stephan , MD
Visiting Associate Professor of
Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Deburghgraeve, Cory, MD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Feld, James, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Galvan, Jacqueline, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Gitman, Marina, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
[email protected]

Guha, Rahul, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Jericho, Barbara, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Kim, Edina, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Kreilinger, Sabine, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Laurito, Charles, MD
Clinical Professor
312-996-4020
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Lee, Helen, MD
Associate Professor (CT)
312-996-4020
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Leskiw, Ulana, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Malik, Khalid, MD, FRCS, MBA
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Mercado, Pilar, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
[email protected]

Navar, Cynthia, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
[email protected]

Nishioka, Hokuto, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Nixon, Heather, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
[email protected]

Ntumy, Fredrick, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Oswald, Sarah, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Ovsevitz, Katherine “Katy”, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Park, Christine, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Professor of Medical Education
312-996-4020
312-996-4020
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Pygon, Bernard ‘Bud’, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Quadri, Syed, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Raskin, Anya, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-0052
[email protected]

Roth, Steven, MD, FARVO
Michael Reese Endowed
Professor of Anesthesiology
312-996-0052
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Rothschild, Leelach,MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Schwartz, David, MD, FCCP
Ronald F. Albrecht, MD, Endowed Professor in Anesthesiology
Head, Department of Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Sultana, Farheen, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Thompson, Nicole, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Voronov, Polina, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Votta-Velis, Effrossyni Gina, MD PhD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Waldinger, Rachel, MD
Clinical Instructor
312-996-4020
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Weinberg, Guy, MD
Professor (CT)
312-996-4020
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Weinstein, Corinne, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Wheeler, Peggy, MD
James M. Feld Professor of Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Wilkinson, Nikki, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
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Residents

Alfahel, Waseem, MD

Alfahel, Waseem, MD

Undergraduate: Damascus University, Lebanon
Medical Education: Damascus University, Lebanon
Member of the Class of 2023

Arbra, Chase, MD

Undergraduate Education: Taylor University, Upland, IN
Medical Education: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Member of the Class of 2021

Betancourth, David, MD

Undergraduate: Queens College City University of New York
Medical School: New York Medical College
Member of the Class of 2021

Black, Andrew MD

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical Education: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2022

Carr, Jordan, DO

Carr, Jordan, DO

Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Medical Education: Midwestern University
Member of the Class of 2023

Dang, Xuan, MD

Dang, Xuan, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Education: UC Davis School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2024

Cruz, Christina, MD

Cruz, Christina, MD

Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2024

Domask, Elliot, MD

Domask, Elliot, MD

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Member of the Class of 2024

Gorden, Zachary, DO

Undergraduate: San Diego State University
Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Member of the Class of 2021

Gnanendran, Arrthy, DO

Undergraduate: Michigan State University
Medical Education: Marian University College of Osteo Medicine
Member of the Class of 2022

Hariharan, Divya, DO

Hariharan, Divya, DO

Undergraduate: Wayne State University
Medical Education: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Member of the Class of 2023

Huey, Benjamin, MD

Undergraduate: University Wisconsin-Madison
Medical Education: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Med and Science
Member of the Class of 2022

Huntington, Brian, MD

Undergraduate: Colby College
Medical School: University of Washington
Member of the Class of 2021

Ibrahim, Ibrahim, MD

Ibrahim, Ibrahim, MD

Undergraduate: University of New Orleans
Medical Education:
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
Member of the Class of 2024

Isaac, Hiram, MD

Undergraduate: Loyola University
Medical School: Caribbean Medical University
Member of the Class of 2020

Janiczek, David, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of Iowa
Medical School: University of Iowa
Member of the Class of 2021

Kothari, Neerav, MD

Kothari, Neerav, MD

Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Medical Education: Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Member of the Class of 2024

Lasko, Darren, MD

Lasko, Darren, MD

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical Education: University of Nevada
Member of the Class of 2023

Lee, Stephen, MD

Lee, Stephen, MD

Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical Education:
Medical College of Wisconsin
Member of the Class of 2024

Makhija, Nikhil, DO

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Member of the Class of 2021

Mallard, Matthew, MD

Mallard, Matthew, MD

Undergraduate: Clemson University
Medical Education: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2023

Martinez, Eva, MD

Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical Education: University of Illinois at Chicago
Member of the Class of 2023

Mavros, Charles, MD

Mavros, Charles, MD

Undergraduate: Wabash College
Medical Education:
Indiana University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2024

Merriman, John, MD

Undergraduate: Boston College
Medical Education: George Washington University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2022

Messiah, Shadi, MD

Undergraduate: California State University – Stanislaus
Medical Education: St. James School of Medicine – Anguilla
Member of the Class of 2022

Milonas, Peter, MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Graduate: Tufts University, M.S.
Member of the Class of 2020

Morrison, Jesse, MD

Undergraduate: University of Alabama
Medical School: University of Mississippi
Member of the Class of 2021

Moriarty, Deborah, MD

Moriarty, Deborah, MD

Undergraduate: St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN
Medical School: Creighton University
Member of the Class of 2023

Moynihan, Matthew, DO

Undergraduate: UIUC
Medical Education: Rocky Vista University College of Osteo Medicine
Member of the Class of 2022

Nair, Renu, DO

Undergraduate: Midwestern University
Medical Education: Midwestern University
Member of the Class of 2023

Newhouse, Lauren, MD

Newhouse, Lauren, MD

Undergraduate: Michigan State University
Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2024

Nguyen, Lisa, DO

Undergraduate: University of Washington
Medical Education: Kansas City University of Med & Bioscience College of Osteo Medicine
Member of the Class of 2022

Palmeri, Nicolas, DO

Palmeri, Nicolas, DO

Undergraduate: Ashford University, San Diego, CA
Medical Education: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Member of the Class of 2024

Parker, John, DO

Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Medical Education: Michigan State University
Member of the Class of 2023

Patel, Chirag, MD

Undergraduate: Emory University
Medical School:  Florida State University
Member of the Class of 2021

Patel, Riki, MD

Undergraduate: St. Louis University
Medical Education: Creighton University
Member of the Class of 2023

Perez, Michael, MD

Undergraduate: San Jose State University
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Member of the Class of 2021

Reddy, Arun, DO

Undergraduate: Emory University
Medical Education: Oklahoma State University
Member of the Class of 2023

Riutta, Stephen, MD

Undergraduate: Michigan Tech University
Medical Education: University of Michigan Medical School
Member of the Class of 2022

Rogers, Kristopher, MD

Rogers, Kristopher, MD

Undergraduate: Indiana State University
Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2023

Salinas, Steven, MD

Salinas, Steven, MD

Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical Education: Mercer University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2024

Sangha, Ronvir, MD

Undergraduate: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2021

Seike, Mai, DO

Undergraduate: Curtin University of Technology-Western Australia
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Member of the Class of 2020

Singh, Amit, MD

Undergraduate: St. Louis University
Medical School: St. Louis University
Member of the Class of 2021

Spina, Anthony “Tony”, MD

Undergraduate: UIUC
Medical Education: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2022

Strope, Matthew, DO

Undergraduate: University of Missouri
Medical Education: Kansas City University of Med & Bioscience College of Osteo Medicine
Member of the Class of 2022

Udani, Jaison, MD

Udani, Jaison, MD

Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical Education: American University of Antigua
Member of the Class of 2022

Vazquez, Fernando, MD

Vazquez, Fernando, MD

Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Medical Education: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Member of the Class of 2023

Vetter, Olivia, MD

Vetter, Olivia, MD

Undergraduate: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Medical Education: Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago
Member of the Class of 2024

Weinerman, Zachary, MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical Education: Sackler School of Medicine – New York State University
Member of the Class of 2023

Welch, Morgan, DO

Undergraduate Education: University of Kansas
Medical School: Midwestern University in Arizona
Member of the Class of 2021

Yu, James, DO

Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
Medical Education: Touro College of Osteo Medicine – NY
Member of the Class of 2022

Zarkhah, Ayden, MD

Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2022

Fellows

Melerine, Anna, MD
Pain Medicine Fellow
312-996-4020
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Beard, Morganne, MD
OB Anesthesiology Fellow
312-996-4020
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Esparaz, David, MD
Pain Medicine Fellow
312-996-4020
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Koncarevic, Angella
Pain Medicine Fellow
312-996-4020
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Lelchuk, Alexandra, MD
Pain Medicine Fellow
312-996-4020
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Simak, Natalie, MD
Regional Anesthesiology Fellow
312-996-4020
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Yeh, Chu-Yin “Evelyn”, DO, PhD
Neuroanesthesiology Fellow
312-996-4020
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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)

Sohn, Diana, DNP, CRNA
312-996-4020
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Zervakis, Mary Ann, DNP, CRNA
Assistant Director of Advance Practice Providers
312-996-4020
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Office

Barabanova, Alexandra
Research Associate
312-996-4020
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Contri, Carly
Quality Specialist
312-413-2830
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Clifford, Paul
IT Tech Assoc
312-996-4020
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Cortez, Jessica
Residency Program Coordinator
312-355-0417
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Cunningham, Sherri
Medical Staff Specialist
312-996-4020
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Harvey, Anitra
Fellowship Coordinator
312-355-0417
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Lazzara, Michele, PhD
Director of Administrative Operations
312-996-4020
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Lee, Yim ‘Iris’
Accountant
312-996-4020
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Petty, Sandra
Healthcare Reimbursement Analyst III
312-996-4020
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Research

Acha, Lorea Gamboa
Research Assistant
312-355-1694
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Bae, Misuk
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Boullerne, Anne, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
312-569-7871
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Castellon, Maricela
Senior Research Specialist Health Sciences
312-996-7878
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Chen, Zhenlong
Research Assistant Professor
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Elkafas, Hoda Elhossiny Abd
Research Scholar
312-355-2719
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Feinstein, Douglas, PhD
Research Professor
312-996-9562
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Hu, Guochang
Associate Professor (RT)
Research Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
312-996-4692
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Kalinin, Sergey, MD
Research Assistant Professor
312-996-9933
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Kwok, Man Long
Postdoctoral Research Associate
312-355-2719
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Mathew, Biji, PhD
Research Associate Professor
312-355-1694
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Metropulos, Anastasia Eftihia
Research Assistant
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Minshall, Richard D., PhD
Professor (RT), Department of Anesthesiology
Professor (RT), Department of Pharmacology
312-996-1655
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Oliveira, Suellen
Research Assistant Professor
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Podrigal, Rachel
Research Assistant
312-355-0647
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Ripper, Richard
Licensed Veterinary Technician 3
312-569-6759
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Torres, Leianne, MD
Research Technician II
312-996-1181
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Wang, Jianguo
Visiting Scholar
312-355-2719
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