FELLOWS

2021-2022 Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows

Current Fellow Highlight

“While looking for the best ‘fit’ for me for fellowship, my primary criteria was people, because people make places and experiences! I am grateful that I matched at UIC because it provided me with the most humble, learned, renowned and wise attendings with a vested interest in my education and well being. The clinical experience, research opportunities and mentorship created the foundation of my training that made me into a physician I have always aspired to be! Not only did UIC provide me with opportunities to further my career but also with long lasting friendships with my co-fellows and attendings that I will cherish forever! As I part, I leave a piece of my heart behind and carry with me UIC’s legacy.”

Maidah Yaqoob, Third Year Fellow

Former Fellow Highlight

At UIC I had the opportunity to train under world class researchers and clinicians. This provided invaluable experience in critically evaluating the ever changing landscape of pulm and critical care. It was particularly useful for navigating the explosion of weak data that plagued the early months of the global pandemic  Providing care for the complex population of inner city Chicago allowed ample opportunity to develop the skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize the incredibly sick. The community that is forged in the challenges of fellowship training has left me with lifelong friends amongst well respected colleagues. However the most important lesson that was continuously reinforced is the need to be a lifelong student and resist settling for easy answers.

Mateo Tole, MD, Former Fellow Class of 2019

Former Fellows

Graduation year Name Location  
2005 Kamran Mahmood, MD Assistant Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC
2005 Min Joo, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director UIC PFT Laboratories, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
2005 Gita Patel, MD, DO MultiCare Pulmonary Specialists, Puyallup, WA
2006 Michael Bommarito, MD Hammond Clinic, Munster, IN  
2006 Carolina See, MD University of Wisconsin Health Clinics, Madison, WI
2006 Todd Sheppard, MD Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY
2007 Bharati Prasad, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director UIC Sleep Science Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
2007 Syed Zaki Ahmed, MD Chief, Internal Medicine, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center, Thunder Bay, Ontario
2007 Ana Negron, MD James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa, FL
2008 Faisal Bhutta, MA North Fulton PUlmonary, Roswell, GA
2008 Rafiq Kutty, MD Director of Respiratory and Sleep Lab, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Maywood, IL
2009 Rohit Beri, MD St Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, CT  
2009 Venkatesh Donty, MD Pulmonary & Critical Care Associate of Garland, Longview, TX
2009 Khaled Nazzal, MD Midwest Sleep Institute/Lung Care Group, Indianapolis, IN
2009 Corey O’Brien, DO Pulmonary & Crtical Cardiology Consultants, Lansing, MI
2010 Humam Farah, MBBS Hannibal Clinic, Hannibal MO  
2010 Fatema Photowala, MD Advocate Dreyer Medical Group, Aurora, IL
2010 John Shanley, MD Northwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights, IL
2011 Funlola Famuyiwa,MD University of Maryland Community Medical Group, Easton, MD
2011 Walid Hadid, MD Goshen Heart & Vascular Center, Goshen, IN
2011 Matas Morkevicius, MD Community Memorial Pulmonology, Hamilton, NY
2011 Adnan Pervez, MD University of North Carolina HealthCare, Raleigh, NC
2012 Bassel Ericsoussi, MD Franciscan Health, Hammond, IN  
2012 Vibhu Sharma, MD Assistant Professor, John H. Stroger Jr Hospital, Chicago, IL
2012 Joanne McKell, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
2013 Daisuke Takekoshi, MD Medical researcher, Tohoku University, Japan
2013 Kamran Javaid, MD Beacon Health System, Elkhart, IN  
2013 Michael Markos, MD Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Training Program at Mercy Hospital, Chicago, IL
2014 Jessie Moja, MD Springfield Clinic, Springfield, IL  
2014 Patrick Belvitch, MD Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2014 Sarah Usmani, MD Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL  
2015 Kevin Haas, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015 Tirsa Ferrer Marrero, MD Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2015 Giovanni Infusino, MD Franciscan St Margaret Health, Hammond IN
2015 Mehdi Mirsaeidi, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
2015 N. Ivone Ramey, MD Porter Health Care System, Valparaiso, IN
2016 Bartosz Buchcic, MD Northwestern Medicine Health System Clinician, Chicago, IL
2016 Dustin Fraidenburg, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016 Valentin Prieto Centurion, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016 Travis Yamanaka, MD Mercy Hospital, Chicago, IL
2016 Valentin Prieto Centurion, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016 Dustin Fraidenburg, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016 Bartosz Buchcic, MD Northwestern Medicine Health System Clinician, Chicago, IL
2017 Paul Lederer, MD North Texas VA Health Care System
2018 Farhan Zaidi, MD Pulmonary Medical Associates, Melrose Park, IL
2018 Ashar Usmani, MD Piedmont Hospitals, Atlanta, GA
2018 Jimmy Doumit, MD West Virginia University/United Health Center, Bridge Port, WV
2018 Ashvini Damodaran, MD Mercy Hospital, Chicago, IL
2018 Christian Ascoli, MD Instructor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2019 Christie Brillante, MD University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2019 Mateo Tole, MD Northwestern Medicine, Lake Forest, IL
2019 John Willoughby, MD Pulmonary Critical Care Associates, Shelby Township, MI
2020 Ai-Yui Tan, MD Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago IL
2020 Ikuyo Imayama, MD University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2021 Mariam Anis, MBBS                        Northwestern Lake forest Hospital
2021 Yu Maw Htwe, MBBS                     NYU Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship
2021 Jawad Hussain, MBBS                    Insight Chicago
2021 Solomon Krow, MD                         Midwest Pulmonary Critical Care Sleep Consultants LLC
2021 Stephanie LaBedz, MD           University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2021 Maidah Yaqoob, MBBS           Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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