Michael Jendusa, MD

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

Hometown

St. Louis, MO

Medical School

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Undergraduate School

University of Missouri-Columbia

Awards & Distinctions

National Health Service Corps, Loyola Global Health Scholar

Clinical Interests

Behavioral Health
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Palliative Care
HIV Care/Infectious Disease
Preventive Medicine
Chronic Disease Management

I was born in St Louis and grew up there alongside my brother and three sisters until attending University of Missouri for undergrad, where I studied Biology, and then Loyola here in Chicago for medical school. Between university and medical school, I moved to Cleveland for a year to participate in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and then to Monterrey, Mexico for a year to serve with the Incarnate Word Missionaries. Though officially not part of medical school, I consider these experiences crucial to my formation as a physician as they enabled me to understand the importance of caring for the psychological, social, and spiritual health of a person in addition to his/her physical needs. After returning from a year-long global health fellowship in Bolivia during medical school, I am excited to stay in Chicago and be at UIC for residency. Whether in South America, or here in Chicago, I am passionate about working with low-resourced and vulnerable populations, and improving the quality of their care by understanding their health needs within their community and social contexts. Outside of clinic I enjoy spending time with my family, wrestling with my nieces, being in nature whenever possible, speaking Spanish, live music (especially jazz and blues), exploring the city on foot or bike, and St Louis Cardinals baseball ​

Categories: Department of Family Medicine – Residents 2018