Ashley Katzenstein

Resident – Family Medicine University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine Residency
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Biographical Info


Atlanta, GA (kind of!)



Clinical Interests

Homeless care
substance use disorders
harm reduction
reproductive care

Medical School

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


Alpha Omega Alpha
Gold Humanism Honors Society
Arthur Krieger Award in Family Medicine
Urban Underserved Program at SKMC

I was born in Chicago but moved early on to Atlanta. I attended college in Nashville after which I was itching to get out of the south and moved to Philadelphia for medical school. I am passionate about health equity and access for people experiencing homelessness. While in medical school,I worked with a Housing First program providing street outreach, health care, and housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness, and also directed a free advocacy-oriented clinic at the city’s largest men’s shelter, which both confirmed my desire to enter family medicine. The family doctors I worked with were the truest advocates for their patients. I made my way back to Chicago (after 20+ years) for residency because UIC was unparalleled in its commitment to health equity, behavioral health, and underserved care. Outside of medicine, I love walking around the city, kickboxing classes, board games, bad reality TV, and spending time with my friends!




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