Clinical Informatics Fellows


Aaron Chaise, MD (Family Medicine)

I am a Family Medicine physician who is originally from New Jersey. I attended Rutgers University for undergraduate and St. George’s University for medical school. I completed my residency at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, New York. I developed an interest in Clinical Informatics during my training by using multiple EMRs including an EMRS transition from QuadraMed to Epic. During fellowship I want to continue to learn to use technology and healthcare data to improve patient care and EMR usability.


Anwar Jebran, MD (Internal Medicine-General)

I am an Internal Medicine physician who believes technology is the solution for the healthcare industry. I am an immigrant who was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. After moving to Chicago, I finished my Internal Medicine residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. During my residency, I have developed an interest in entrepreneurship, clinical informatics, health IT, and media. In 2019, I won the American College of Physicians – MIT National Hackathon to improve inpatient workflow.

I am currently a clinical informatics fellow at UIC and a member at the ACP Northern Illinois Chapter Governor’s council.

Kunal Patel, MD (Emergency Medicine)

I am originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I attended the University of Florida for an undergraduate degree in Business Finance, then went on to get my M.D., M.B.A. from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In 2021, I finished a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and I will stay to complete a fellowship in Clinical Informatics.

My passion for clinical informatics arose during my residency, when we started to transition from Cerner to Epic. I joined the transition team as a PGY 1 and continued to help the team throughout residency, specifically working to make the EMR interface user-friendly for Emergency Department providers. I am continuing to study clinical informatics to get a better understanding of hospital operations and how healthcare technology can improve the delivery of healthcare to our patients.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing video games, rock climbing, snowboarding, and scuba diving.