Basic-Translational Research
Patrick Belvitch, MD
Steven Dudek, MD, ATSF
Dustin Fraidenburg, MD
Jeffrey Jacobson, MD

Irena Levitan, PhD
Viswanathan Natarajan, PhD
Gye Young Park, MD
Sunit Singla, MD

Clinical-Outcomes Research
Kevin Haas, MD
Min Joo, MD
Kevin Kovitz, MD, MBA
Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD
Marisol Munoz, MSN, FNP-BC
Mary Pasquinelli, DNP, FNP-BC
Bharati Prasad, MD

Israel Rubinstein, MD

Health Services Research
Andrea Pappalardo, MD

Israel Rubinstein, MD LAB

Israel Rubinstein, MD
Professor of Medicine


I am a clinician-scientist that regularly attends to patients with life-threatening respiratory ailments, such as COPD, COVID-19, and lung cancer, at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (JBVAMC) and University of Illinois Hospital. I am also the Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at JBVAMC, and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My clinical research programs are clinical environmental toxicology and lung cancer. I’m the MPI/PI of a US Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded interdisciplinary, collaborative clinical research project that aims to determine the adverse effects of inadequate indoor air quality in households of U.S. military veterans with COPD. In addition, I’m Co-Investigator on the VA-funded Lung Oncology Precision Program (LPOP) VISN12 Center of Excellence at JBVAMC. My pre-clinical research endeavors focus on developing and delivering drug products to counter acute poisonings and drug overdoses. My research programs are leading to several issued and pending patents some of which were commercialized.

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.