Current Fellow Highlights


Michelle Obeid, MD

Residency: Hurley Medical Center/ Michigan State University 

Medical School: LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine

Clinical Interest: General endocrinology, Obesity Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology

Michelle Obeid , MD


Humberto Calero, MD 

Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago 

Medical School: University of Illinois – Peoria 

Clinical Interest: General Endocrinology

Humberto Calero, MD


Shriya Gandhi, MD

Residency: Rush University Medical Center

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interest:  Diabetes and Obesity

Clinical Interest: General Endocrinology

Shriya Gandhi , MD


Pallavi Pradeep, MD

Residency: Carle Foundation Hospital/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College of Manipal

Research Interest:  Obesity, Diabetes, and Metabolic syndromes

Clinical Interest: Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid, and Transgender Medicine

Pallavi Pradeep, MD

Former Fellow Highlight


Joseph Zapater, MD, PhD 

Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago 

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago 

Research Interest: Diabetes, Glucose, and Lipid Metabolism 

Clinical Interest: Diabetes, Glucose, and Lipid Metabolism 

Career Path: Physician Scientist


Surina Kumar, MD

Residency: West Suburban Hospital 

Medical School: Aureus University School of Medicine 

Clinical Interest: Diabetes and Obesity

Career Path: Clinical 


Melissa Cohen, MD

Residency: New York University Winthrop Hospital

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Clinical Interest: General Endocrinology

Former Fellows

Melissa Cohen (2019-2021), NYU Langone Hospital (Mineola, New York)

Surina Kumar (2019-2021), Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana, IL)

Yasser Haider (2018-2020), Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana, IL)

Vallari Kothari (2018-2020), Griffin Faculty Physicians (Ansonia, CT)

Sara Matani (2017-2019), Hattiesburg Clinic (Hattiesburg, MS)

Shatha Murad (2016-2018), Baton Rouge Clinic (Baton Rouge, LA)

Elias Tzelepis (2016-2018), Suburban Endocrinology & Diabetes Center (Arlington Heights, IL)

Leonid Vydro (2016-2018), Phoenix Medical Group (Glendale, AZ)

Victoria Trendafilova (2017-2019), Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago, IL)

Gina Mathew (2014-2016), Abrazo Diabetes Care Center (Phoenix, AZ)

Joseph Shulan (2014-2016), DuPage Medical Group (Glen Ellyn, IL)

Irina Ciubotaru (2013-2016), Ascension Medical Group (Racine, WI)

INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there’s a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.