Attending Faculty

Adeyooye, Adewale, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
adeyooye@uic.edu

Adiutori, Lisa, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology;
Associate Director, Residency Program
312-996-4020
nedresky@uic.edu

Banchs, Richard J., MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology;
Associate Head for Quality Improvement
312-996-4020
rbanchs@uic.edu

Beckerly, Rena, MD/MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology;
Associate Head for Education;
Residency Program Director
312-996-4020
beckerr@uic.edu

Beckmann, Katharina, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology;
Associate Head for Clinical Affairs
312-996-4020
akmb@uic.edu

Carr, Jordan, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
jcarr35@uic.edu

Changyaleket, Ben, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Program Director, Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship
312-996-4020
benjarat@uic.edu

Chiang, Christopher, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Section Chief of Regional Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
cchiang@uic.edu

Chovatiya, Rani, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
rchova1@uic.edu

Cohn, Stephan , MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology;
Section Chief of Ambulatory Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
scohn@uic.edu

Dasmunshi, Neha, MD
Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
ndasmuns@uic.edu

Deburghgraeve, Cory, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
cdeburg@uic.edu

Duque, Katrina, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
katduque@uic.edu

Feld, James, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
jfeld@uic.edu

Frey, Kere, DO
Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
kere@uic.edu

Griffith, Alexander, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
alexgrif@uic.edu

Hunter, Nakia, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
nhunter@uic.edu

Michael S. Higgins, DDS
Clinical Professor
312-996-4020
mshiggdd@uic.edu

Kim, Edina, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
ekim33@uic.edu

Kreilinger, Sabine, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology;
Director Endovascular Neuroanesthesia
312-996-4020
sabinek@uic.edu

Lee, Helen, MD
Associate Professor (CT)
312-996-4020
leehelen@uic.edu

Leskiw, Ulana, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Section Chief for Perioperative Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
uleskiw@uic.edu

Malik, Khalid, MD, FRCS, MBA
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Section Chief for Pain Medicine
Director, Interventional Pain Clinic
312-996-4020
kldmalik@uic.edu

Marks, Richard, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
rmarks@uic.edu

Mercado, Pilar, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
pmerca1@uic.edu

Metry, Jonathan, MD
Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
metry@uic.edu

Moynihan, Matthew, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
moyniha1@uic.edu

Nanegrungsunk, Danop “Tim”, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
nanegrun@uic.edu

Navar, Cynthia, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
cnavar3@uic.edu

Nishioka, Hokuto, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Section Chief for Critical Care Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
hokuton@uic.edu

Nixon, Heather, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology;
Section Chief for Obstetric Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
hnixon1@uic.edu

Oswald, Sarah, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
soswald7@uic.edu

Ovsevitz, Katherine “Katy”, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
kovsevit@uic.edu

Pham, Dung Tien “Dan”, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
dungpham@uic.edu

Park, Amanda, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
aepark2@uic.edu

Park, Christine, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology;
Professor of Medical Education
312-996-4020
cpark1@uic.edu

Pietrzak, Agnes, DO
Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
agnesp@uic.edu

Pygon, Bernard ‘Bud’, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology;
Senior Associate Head
312-996-4020
bpygon@uic.edu

Roth, Steven, MD, FARVO
Michael Reese Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology;
Associate Head for Research
312-996-0052
rothgas@uic.edu

Rothschild, Leelach,MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
leelach@uic.edu

Schwartz, David, MD
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
dschwarz@uic.edu

Simion, Carmen, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
csimion@uic.edu

Spina, Anthony “Tony”, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
spina1@uic.edu

Sultana, Farheen, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
fsultana@uic.edu

Takhtehchian, Kurosh, DO
Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
ktak@uic.edu

Thompson, Nicole CP, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
nthomps1@uic.edu

Vazquez, John, MD
Visiting Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
jvazquez@uic.edu

Voronov, Polina, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology;
Section Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
pvoronov@uic.edu

Votta-Velis, Effrossyni Gina, MD PhD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
312-996-4020
ginavot@uic.edu

Rachel Waldinger, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology;
Physician Liaison for Health Information Technology
312-996-4020
rgilbe4@uic.edu

Wheeler, Peggy, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
James M. Feld Professor of Anesthesiology
Section Chief of Neuroanesthesiology
Associate Director, Residency Program
312-996-4020
pwheel@uic.edu

Wilkinson, Nikki, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology;
Associate Director, Residency Program
312-996-4020
nrw@uic.edu

Residents

Ampatey, Nicole, MD
Undergraduate: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Medical Education: Howard University College of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2027

Bahroloomi, Sheena, MD
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical Education: University of Michigan Medical School
Member of the Class of 2026

Battrell, Jace, MD, MSMP
Undergraduate: Illinois State University
Graduate School: University of Illinois – Chicago
Medical Education: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2025

Bhatti, Aisha S, MD
Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Chicago
Medical Education: University of Illinois – Rockford
Member of the Class of 2025

Boroosan, Avrahan, MD
Undergraduate: Touro University
Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2026

Castro, Lola, MD
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2025

Chadwick, Lexia, MD
Undergraduate: University of Dayton
Medical Education: Duke University
Member of the Class of 2026

Cluse, Marcus, MD
Undergraduate: University of Toledo, Ohio
Medical Education: The Ohio State University
Member of the Class of 2025

Cruz, Christina, MD
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2024

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

Domask, Elliot, MD
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Member of the Class of 2024

Farmer, Alexander, MD
Undergraduate: University of Dayton
Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2025

Fenner, Anna, MD
Undergraduate: Purdue University
Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2026

Galvan, Kate, MD
Undergraduate: DePaul University
Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2026

Gill, Navroop, MD
Undergraduate: University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
Medical Education: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Member of the Class of 2026

Hai Pineda, Stephanie, MD
Undergraduate: University of California-Irvine
Medical Education: University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2026

Holland, Jarrell, MD
Undergraduate: George Mason University
Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2025

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

Kim, Dami, MD
Undergraduate: Emory University
Medical Education: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Member of the Class of 2026

Kim, Jeana, MD
Undergraduate: University of Illinois Chicago
Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine – Rockford
Member of the Class of 2027

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

Krapf, John, MD
Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Champaign
Medical Education: McGovern Medical School – Texas
Member of the Class of 2025

Kuhn, Michelle, MD
Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Chicago
Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2026

Kumar, Megh, MD
Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical Education: University of Illinois Chicago
Member of the Class of 2027

Lee, Stephen, MD
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical Education: Medical College of Wisconsin
Member of the Class of 2024

Levi, John, MD
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina
Medical Education: Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Member of the Class of 2026

Lin, Dora, MD
Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Medical Education: Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2027

Lubinsky, Kathleen, MD
Undergraduate: Catholic University, DC
Medical Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2026

Mavros, Charles, MD
Undergraduate: Wabash College
Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2024

McKay, Mark, MD
Undergraduate: Morehouse College
Medical Education: Meharry Medical College
Member of the Class of 2025

Montero, Carlos, MD
Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Chicago
Medical Education: University of Illinois – Chicago
Member of the Class of 2025

Ndika, Zelle, MD
Undergraduate: Towson University, MD
Medical Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2027

Newhouse, Lauren, MD
Undergraduate: Michigan State University
Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2024

Nwannunu, Nelson, MD
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical Education: State University of New York
Member of the Class of 2025

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

Perera, Avni, DO
Undergraduate: Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Medical Education: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Member of the Class of 2027

Perez, Christian, MD
Undergraduate: Loyola University – Chicago
Medical Education: Loyola University – Chicago
Member of the Class of 2024

Perez, Jesus, MD
Undergraduate: Creighton University
Medical Education: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2027

Prabhu, Pallavi, MD
Undergraduate: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Medical Education: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine – Grand Rapids
Member of the Class of 2027

Rieder, Elia, MD
Undergraduate: University of Kansas
Medical Education: University of Colorado
Member of the Class of 2025

Salinas, Steven, MD
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical Education: Mercer University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2024

Sarkar, Shouvik, MD
Undergraduate: University of Illinois Chicago
Medical Education: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Member of the Class of 2027

Schwank, Jennifer, MD
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical Education: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine – Southeast Michigan
Member of the Class of 2026

Schweickert, Adam, MD
Undergraduate: Miami University, Oxford OH
Medical Education: University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Science
Member of the Class of 2027

Shi, Kevin, MD
Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Chicago
Medical Education: University of Illinois – Chicago
Member of the Class of 2024

Slykas, Frank, MD
Undergraduate: University of San Diego
Medical Education: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Member of the Class of 2027

Ta, Andrew, MD
Undergraduate: Rice University
Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2025

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

Wong, Calvin, MD
Undergraduate: University of California – Los Angeles
Medical Education: University of California – Los Angeles David Geffen
Member of the Class of 2025

Wong, Kyle, MD
Undergraduate: University of Illinois -Chicago
Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine – Rockford
Member of the Class of 2026

Yossi, Christopher, MD
Undergraduate: Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Medical Education: Creighton University School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2026

Zalewski, Adrian, MD
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University NY
Medical Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Member of the Class of 2027

Fellows

Alfahel, Waseem, MD
Pain Medicine Fellow
312-996-4020
walfah2@uic.edu

Hashemi, Mani, MD
Pain Medicine Fellow
312-996-4020
mhashe6@uic.edu

Jindal, Rishabh, MD
Neuroanesthesiolgy Fellow
312-996-4020
rjinda3@uic.edu

Mastoris, Nektarios, MD
Pain Medicine Fellow
312-996-4020
nmasto2@uic.edu

Richardson, Conner, MD
Pain Medicine Fellow
312-996-4020
cricha33@uic.edu

Vazquez, Fernando, MD
Regional Anesthesiology Fellow
312-996-4020
fvazqu6@uic.edu

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)

Zervakis Brent, Mary Ann, DNP, CRNA
Assistant Director of Advance Practice Providers
312-996-4020
zervakis@uic.edu

Office

Barabanova, Alexandra
Clinical Research Associate
312-996-4020
barabano@uic.edu

Canete, Nico
Grants and Contracts Coordinator
312-996-4034
ncanet2@uic.edu

Clifford, Paul
IT Tech Assoc
312-996-4020
pcliff@uic.edu

Cooper, Miranda
Healthcare Reimbursement Analyst
312-996-0744
micooper@uic.edu

Cunningham, Sherri
Medical Staff Specialist
312-996-4020
sherrim@uic.edu

Lazzara, Michele, PhD
Director of Administrative Operations
312-996-4020
michelel@uic.edu

Lee, Yim ‘Iris’
Accountant
312-996-4020
Ilee3@uic.edu

Lopez Nunez, Michelle ‘Miche’
Residency Program Coordinator
312-996-4020
Mlopez96@uic.edu

Research

Ahmad, Ajaz, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
ajaz12@uic.edu

Ahmad, Intakhar, MS
Research Collaborator
intakhar@uic.edu

Anand, Mahek, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
mahek@uic.edu

Boullerne, Anne, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
312-569-7871
abouller@uic.edu

Castellon, Maricela
Senior Research Specialist Health Sciences
312-996-7878
mcaste4@uic.edu

Feinstein, Douglas, PhD
Research Professor
312-996-9562
dlfeins@uic.edu

Hu, Guochang, MD, PhD
Professor (RT)
Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology
312-996-4692
gchu@uic.edu

Kalinin, Sergey, MD
Research Assistant Professor
312-996-9933
sergey@uic.edu

Kanmani, Suganya, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
suganyak@uic.edu

Paulraj, Kanmani “Paul”, PhD
Visiting Scholar
312-355-2719
kanmanip@uic.edu

Minshall, Richard D., PhD
Professor (RT), Department of Anesthesiology;
Professor (RT), Department of Pharmacology
312-996-1655
rminsh@uic.edu

Ygor Marinho Ferreira Dos Santos, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
ygor@uic.edu

Ogbu, Destiny
Graduate Research Assistant
dogbu@uic.edu

Suellen D’Arc dos Santos Oliveira, PhD
Assistant Professor (RT)
312-413-1895
suelleno@uic.edu

Tandon, Ankit, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
ankitt@uic.edu

Torres, Leianne, MD
Research Technician II
312-355-0647
ltorre6@uic.edu