Ashley Katzenstein

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

Hometown

Atlanta, GA (kind of!)

Pronouns

She/her/hers

Clinical Interests

Homeless care
substance use disorders
harm reduction
reproductive care

Medical School

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Honors/Awards

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!

 

 

 

Categories: Residents 2024
Updated 5 months ago.