Directory

Hassan Aboumerhi, M.D.

Medical School:  Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
Internship:  Saint Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, OH

Why did you choose Anesthesiology?
I chose anesthesiology because I wanted to work in a field of medicine that balances critical thinking with hands-on life-saving procedures.  Every day, you can appreciate how your decisions instantaneously alter patient physiology and affect their outcome.  Anesthesiology tests your knowledge and performance under pressure, which makes it an exciting and challenging career choice!
 


David Arnolds, M.D.

Medical School: University of Chicago
Internship: MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn

Why did you choose Anesthesiology?
I really enjoy the physiology that you see play out minute to minute during cases, the interventions that you can make and (see the results of) in real time, and the procedures.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
Hyde Park- I like the neighborhood feel, being close to the lake and parks, and being able to walk to work.


Amit Bhakta, M.D.

Medical School: University of Texas at Houston
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose Anesthesiology?
Specialty allows me to work in an acute setting, allows me to use and practice my critical thinking skills and use my skills for hands-on procedures. It’s a perfect blend of medicine and surgery.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
South Loop. I Love this area. Very convenient to get to Hyde park and almost any other neighborhood in Chicago.


A. Steven Bradley, M.D.

Medical School: Howard University
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose Anesthesiology?
I enjoy the quick pace, and the variety seen day-to-day.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
I live in Bronzeville. It’s safe and quiet and near the U of C.


Ryan Brunner, M.D.

Medical School: Wayne State, Detroit, MI
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
Exceptional variety of cases and pathology, strong clinical training, exceptional faculty and teaching

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
University Village, it’s great because I’m close to the West and South Loop, but the neighborhood is much quieter. Because of the University, the police presence is very high so it’s a remarkably safe place to live. My wife and I walk our dog late at night on a regular basis.


Paul Cheng, M.D.

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose

Why did you choose Anesthesiology?
I started shadowing as a first year medical student and I found it so interesting that anesthesiologists could know so much about human physiology and manipulate it so precisely in the OR. From my first year I was hooked and kept shadowing and doing anesthesia rotations throughout my 4 years at UCLA.

Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
Explore different restaurants in town, admiring all the nice architecture in downtown near the Chicago river


Nisha Chhabra, M.D., Critical Care Fellow

Medical School:  Tufts University, Boston, MA
Internship:  Tufts University, Boston, MA
Residency:  Rush University, Chicago

Best thing about the Univ. of Chicago?
U. of C. has amazing teachers, lectures, and experience. But the best thing is the location!
Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
I live in Streeterville; it's close to the lake which is great in the Chicago summers and close to shopping which is perfect for the rest of the year.


Danisa Daubenspeck, D.O.

Medical School: Midwestern Univeristy
Internship: University of Chicago

Favorite weekend trips in the area?
New Buffalo, Michigan, a cute little beach town about 1 hour away


Robert Farney, M.D.

Medical School:  Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Internship:  Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C.

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
It was evident to me that the Anesthesia Department (and residency program) at the U of C has a long and rich history of training excellent peri-operative anesthesiologists. The department is highly respected at both the institutional level and beyond, and clearly places a high value on resident education. Residents get to train along side world-class faculty who are devoted to providing safe, quality patient care while allowing residents to acquire the skills they will need to practice independently upon graduation. The city of Chicago is also a fantastic place to live.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of he city) and if you like that area, why?
Streeterville. I'm convinced (with an obvious bias) that this neighborhood offers the best of all worlds.. Easy access to Lake Shore Drive for super easy commute to work, walking distance to lake front parks, trails, and beaches, walking distance to all the restaurants and night life in River North. Unfortunately parking and rent is on the expensive side.


Daniel Fischer, M.D.

Medical School:   Loyola, Chicago
Internship:  University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?  I felt it was one of the strongest residency programs while also being well-rounded and balanced (both in reference to its residents and the work-life balance their residents enjoy). As somebody with some experience in teaching, I came away from my interview with the impression that the University of Chicago Department of Anesthesiology prides itself on its academic curriculum and strives to employ highly qualified, patient, and empathetic educators. Overall, I chose the University of Chicago because I believed it to be a program best-equipped to prepare me for a career in anesthesiology, whether my interests entail research, teaching, fellowship, or private practice, while also providing me a well-balanced, supportive environment to learn and grow as a resident.

Where do you live in Chicago and if you like the area, why?
I live near the border of West Town and West Loop, and I love it. I am walking distance to the West Loop, which has been booming for a while now. I can walk to brunch at Kaiser Tiger or make a night out of getting one of Chicago's best burgers at Au Cheval along with drinks at Haymarket. Really convenient location not too far from anything. Also, there are at least 3 family-owned Italian Sub shops (that I know of) within a block of me, so that's pretty ideal.
 


Amanda Foley, M.D. - Chief Resident

Medical School: University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
After I completed the interview day, I just felt like I fit in here. I did not get this feeling anywhere else. I was impressed at the caliber of faculty, the friendliness of the residents, and everyone seemed really happy!

Favorite weekend trips in the area?
Apple orchards in the rural suburbs in the fall. Driving to Evanston to rent a sailboat for a few hours on the weekends in the summer. Michigan and Indiana shores are also a quick road trip!


Tristan Freiling, D.O.

Medical School:  A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO
Internship:  University of Chicago


Samit Ghia, M.D., Cardiothoracic Fellow

Medical School:  Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Icahn School of Medicine @ Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Residency:  Icahn School of Medicine @ Mount Sinai, New York, NY


Sonia Gill, M.D.

Medical School:  University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Internship:  University of Chicago


Alexandra Golden, M.D.

Medical School: Rush
Internship: MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
I felt like I would grow as a clinician the most at this program (based on how competent the graduates are and how much effort goes into building the curriculum). Plus, everyone seemed really happy here!

Favorite weekend trips in the area?
Brown County State Park. It’s in Indiana and kind of a hike but it’s gorgeous.


Mark Goldman, M.D.

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
I liked the acuity of patients, the rapport between residents, and the relationship between the faculty and residents. In addition, we have great ancillary staff which make our lives easier.
Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
I live in Andersonville-- it's a bit further north than many other residents live, but I love the neighborhood-y feel, the walkability, and the strong LGBT scene.


Evan Goodman, M.D.

Medical School:  Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Internship:  Wayne State, Detroit, MI


David Gordon, M.D.

Medical School: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Internship: St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Best thing about the Univ. of Chicago?
The enthusiasm of the faculty to teach and work with residents provides a positive learning environment.

Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
I enjoy taking walks along the lakefront trail with my wife and our dog.


Ashley Gunter, M.D.

Medical School: University of Texas at Houston
Internship: University of Texas at Houston

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
I had a great impression of the program from my interview, liked the residents and faculty and thought it would be fun to live in Chicago.

Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
Run on the Lakefront trail


Patrick Harkins, M.D.

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Internship: University of Chicago

Best thing about the Univ. of Chicago?
I would say the best thing about the University of Chicago are the didactics that are provided by our wonderful faculty.

Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
My favorite thing to do in Chicago is attending Cubs, Bulls, Bears, and Blackhawks games. Hands down best sports city in the nation.


John Henry Harrison, M.D.

Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?        When choosing where to go for residency I placed a high priority on personality.  The residents here seemed like a fun group of people and enjoy life, which can be rare in residency.  This has definitely been the case the last few years. 

Favorite weekend trips in the area?  I'm from Wisconsin so I go back to Madison occasionally.  There's no better college town, especially during football season!  Also, Devils Lake in WI is about 3 hours from Chicago.  Lots of rock climbing, beautiful scenery and a big lake (though it's no Lake Michigan).


Elizabeth Healy-Cotter, M.D., Cardiothoracic Fellow

Medical School:  Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Internship:  University of Chicago
Residency:  University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your Fellowship training?
Unparalleled faculty who are committed to your education and dedicated to helping you achieve your professional and personal goals in one of the best cities in the world!
Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
West Loop - A fantastic neighborhood in the city -- especially for foodies! Very walkable, close to down town and not a bad drive to the hospital.


Grant Heydinger, M.D.

Medical School:  Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Internship:  University of Illinois, Chicago, IL


Aaron Hudson, M.D.

Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Internship: Christ Hospital, Cincinnati

Best thing about the Univ. of Chicago?
Excellent and approachable faculty that truly want to see you succeed.


Ashley Joseph, M.D.

Medical School:  Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Internship:  University of Chicago


Silas Joseph, M.D.

Medical School:  University of Illinois, Peoria, IL
Internship:  Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
Univ. of Chicago Anesthesia is a program with great prestige, down-to-earth residents, and enthusiastic faculty who help put you in a great position to succeed.
Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
I live in Printer's Row. It's a great area that is walking distance to many restaurants and shopping in the Loop. It's also a quick drive over to U of C.


John Kenny, M.D., Pain Management Fellow

Medical School: University of Illinois – Chicago
Internship: University of Chicago
Residency:  University of Chicago

Best thing about the Univ. of Chicago?
Attendings are brilliant and eager to teach, and co-residents are helpful and encouraging. I have made many friends for life.

Favorite weekend trips in the area?
Lake Geneva, or bed and breakfasts in Southeast Michigan.


Ahmad Khattab, D.O.

Medical School: Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK
Internship: Northshore University, Evanston, IL

Why did you choose Anesthesiology?
Anesthesiology is a fascinating field in which you have the opportunity to care for patients in a real time setting. It offers a nice balance between critical thinking and procedures. Also, it offers the opportunity to care for a wide variety of patients: adults, children, elderly patients, pregnant patients, patients in the ICU, and patients with both acute and chronic pain.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
I live around the Wicker Park area and I love it. There are all sorts of things to do in the area and it is always lively. Also the commute to work in the morning is easy and quick.


Logan Kinch, M.D.

Medical School:  Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Internship:  Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Why did you choose Anesthesiology? To me, anesthesia is a mini intensive care unit with sole focus on one patient. The added benefit is direct interaction/adjustments of anything from central and arterial lines to ventilators. Constantly manipulating physiology in real-time. No need to place orders in a computer for someone else to follow. Additionally, I enjoy the variety of cases and patients with ability to sub-specialize in peds, cards, pain, etc.

Favorite weekend trips in the area?  As a Michigan native, I am partial to "Up North." The west coast of the state offers a number of beach towns on the way up to the Traverse City and Mackinaw City. Tons of inland lakes for fishing, sandy beaches on Lake Michigan, golf courses, and historic landmarks to visit. The fall color changes offers beauty in the drive itself.


Nicholas Kirch, M.D.

Medical School:  University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, OK
Internship:  University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
When thinking about where I wanted to go for my residency, I focused on programs that I thought would give me the best training but also have a good environment that fosters growth. In addition, I saw that the residents got along really well, which was important for me.


Patrick Lee, D.O.

Medical School:  Western University, Pomona, CA
Internship:  University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
When choosing a program it came down to where I felt the most comfortable. At University of Chicago I had nothing but positive interactions from the attendings and all of the residents on my interview day. DACC really takes pride in treating their residents well and I can honestly say we are one happy bunch!

Favorite thing to do in Chicago? Eat. We love to grub and there is definitely no shortage of calories in Chicago!


Hoyon Lee, M.D.

Medical School: University of Illinois
Internship: St. Joseph Hospital

Favorite weekend trips in the area?
The dunes in Michigan have awesome sunsets on Lake Michigan.


Tristan Levey, M.D.

Medical School:  Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
Internship:  Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Daniel Levin, M.D.

Medical School: University of Chicago
Internship: University of Chicago

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
South Loop.


Tiffany Lin, M.D.

Medical School: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Internship: University of Chicago

Where do you live and why did you choose that area?   Lakeshore East.  Walking distance to Millennium Park, Lakefront and downtown Chicago.  Close access to all the vibrant activities, great restaurants and shopping that Chicago has to offer. 


Thomas Mader, M.D.

Medical School: University of Chicago
Internship: University of Chicago

Why do you choose Anesthesiology?                                                                          I like the idea of mostly being a consultant to other physicians, rather than having patients of my own.  Plus, of course the procedures, the physiology, and the instant gratification.

Where do you live and why did you choose that area?                                             South loop - it's quiet enough to be a pretty chill place to live, but with great access to the rest of the city.   Plus, it's just a quick drive down LSD to get to the hospital.                                                                  


Sachin Mehta, M.D.

Medical School:  Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Internship:  University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
People, rigorous training, wonderful fellowship opportunities, work/life balance.

Why did you choose Anesthesiology?
Applied physiology and pharmacology. Ability to see results quickly.


Brandon Merling, M.D.

Medical School:  Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
My wife is from Chicago, so location dictated a lot of our choice. Within the city, I found that U of C had a great balance of educational opportunities and lifestyle. You see some very sick patients on a daily basis and learn from them. There’s great teaching. But you don’t get worked to the grindstone. I was happy to find that my expectations have been met so far.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
River North. Great location —> centrally located in the city. Close to restaurants and bars, as well as beaches. But also very easy to jump on Lake Shore Trail / Drive to get to work.


Christina Moore, M.D.

Medical School:  Rush, Chicago
Internship: Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
I chose the University of Chicago for my residency training because, for me, it appeared the most well-rounded. It is clear the residents in the program experience excellent clinical and educational opportunities, long-lasting friendships with coworkers, and the chance to explore interests outside of the operating room.

Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
I love kayaking in Lake Michigan and walking through the city to discover local farmers’ markets and shops.


Mary Ann Onyeali, M.D.

Medical School:  University of Illinois, Chicago
Internship: St. Francis Hospital, Evanston

Why did you choose anesthesiology?   Diverse career path, ability to work anywhere in the world.

Where do you live and why did you choose that area?  Streeterville.   Lived there during med school.  Great location, close to Lakeshore Drive, short commute, and lots to do downtown. 


Adam Parnass, M.D.

Medical School:  Sackler School of Medicine, New York, NY
Internship:  University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
A mixture of the focus on education and friendly work environment. Everyone from ancillary staff to attendings are interested in teaching, helping, and fostering strong relationships.
Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
Gold Coast. If is on the lake and roughly midway between the two hospitals I rotate at during internship.


Devang Patel, M.D.

Medical School: Texas A&M University, Round Rock, TX
Internship:  Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
Reputation, diversity of patient population, excellent faculty in all fields.
Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
Bike down Lakeshore drive, explore the beautiful city, go out on Lake Michigan.


Shayna Patel, M.D.

Medical School:  Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: University of Chicago

Best thing about the Univ. of Chicago?
The people that are in my class, for sure. Everyone is very supportive that I have met so far, and a lot of fun too.


VIjal Patel, M.D.

Medical School: University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
Internship: Baptist Health Systems, Birmingham

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
Friendly environment, very collegial feel, excellent reputation and the city of Chicago

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
West Loop.


Roshan Patel, M.D., Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow

Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Internship: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
Residency:  University of Chicago, Chicago

Best thing about the Univ. of Chicago?
Being exposed to leaders in the field.

Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
Explore new restaurants and bars


Blake Perkins, M.D. - Chief Resident

Medical School: University of Illinois
Internship: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
I loved rotating here as a medical student-great teaching faculty and loved working with a great group of residents.

Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
Golf. There is a large variety of golf courses in the area. Great way to hang out with friends and enjoy the outdoors.


Heena Pranav, M.D.

Medical School:  Texas A&M University, Round Rock, TX
Internship: University of Chicago

Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
Comedy shows, Summer festivals—especially all the food ones!


Michael Pugnale, M.D.

Medical School:  University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
The residents seemed truely happy. Strong reputation of the program.

Favorite weekend trips in the area?
Any golf course.


Syed Raza, M.D.

Medical School:  University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Internship:  University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
The University of Chicago was the most prestigious center with the nicest facilities that I interviewed. The new building was made with anesthesia in mind, and it is clear the program had brilliant professors who are well known in the community.
Why did you choose Anesthesiology?
My personality fit with that of other anesthesiologists. These are my people. I like procedures and the occasional adrenaline rush, and anesthesia provides both.


Ashley Reed, M.D.

Medical School:  Loyola, Chicago
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose Anesthesiology?
I liked the opportunity to have a diverse knowledge base while getting to respond to emergencies and work with my hands.

Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
All the neighborhood festivals, trying new restaurants.


Uzma Rezvi, M.D.

Medical School: Loyola
Internship: Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
The program director and current residents seemed friendly and satisfied with their choices, the program had a good reputation for training residents, and I thought it would help me succeed in achieving the job I wanted.

Favorite weekend trips in the area?
Devil’s lake state park, starved rock, Milwaukee, Galena Illinois, Door county, farmers markets, apple picking in the northern or southern suburbs, Michigan dunes.


Ashley Sarver, M.D.

Medical School:  Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
U of C is an excellent program in an awesome city – it was an easy choice! All of the residents on interview day seemed really happy, and that was something that I wanted to find in my residency program.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
I live in the Gold Coast, which has tons of shopping and restaurants. There’s a great farmer’s market on Saturdays too. It’s right by the lake as well, so it’s a quick walk to Oak Street beach.


Alan Schurle, M.D.

Medical School: University of Chicago
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
Though there are many reasons from incredible institutional support to delicious cornbread in the basement cafeteria, the single most compelling factor for me was how genuinely happy both faculty and residents seemed to be. So far it’s proven true!

Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
My favorite things to do in Chicago are basically anything in a park—from jogging on a deserted lake shore path in the dead of winter to free summer concerts, I enjoy getting out into the vast green spaces of the city.


Chirag Shah, M.D.

Medical School: Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose Anesthesiology?
Great work life balance. Interesting fellowship opportunities afterwards. Management aspects of the OR have always been an interest of mine.

Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
Giordano’s stuffed spinach pizza.


Bradley Silva, M.D.

Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
Diverse patient population and a department dedicated to training residents to become expert anesthesiologists.

Favorite weekend trips in the area?
Lake Geneva in the summer.


Aisha Sozzer, M.D.

Medical School: Rush, Chicago
Internship: MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL

Best thing about the Univ. of Chicago?
The collaborative environment that the department encompasses. From my very first day as a CA-1, I have felt that the attendings, fellow residents, and administrative staff of our department are all interested in not only my career but also my personal development. Everyone is truly invested in each other and provides the support needed to excel.

Favorite thing to do in Chicago:
Eat! Chicago is an ideal city for a foodie like me – I love having the option to go to high-end, Michelin-starred restaurant for a special night out or walking down my street to the corner food truck for a $5 meal. Chicago also has restaurant week every year which is a fun time to explore new places at cheaper prices.


Scott Stevens, M.D.

Medical School:  University of Texas, Houston, TX
Internship: University of Chicago

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
Pilsen, I love it! Cheap mexican food, more affordable and the amazing art scene with monthly free gallery nights.


Keegan Stombaugh, M.D.

Medical School:  Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
University of Chicago was by far and away my most enjoyable interview day and interview dinner. The camaraderie of the residents, support from faculty, fellowship options, and academic focus of the program were all top notch. I couples matched with my wife, who also fell in love with the Family Medicine program. We decided UofC was the perfect match.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
Avondale. It’s a gentrifying working class neighborhood located just north of Logan Square. We have lots of space for the money, and its halfway between UofC and my wife’s residency program. Parking is easy and doesn’t require a permit. We have a 7 minute walk to the blueline, and can easily walk down Milwaukee to Logan Square restaurants and theater.


Shaan Sudhakaran, M.D.

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
Variety of caseload and great patient population

Favorite thing to do in Chicago?
Anything in the summer!


Ari Tallen, M.D.

Medical School:  Oregon Health Science, Portland, OR
Internship:  University of California, San Diego, CA


Jennifer Thai, M.D.

Medical School:  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Internship: University of Chicago

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
Great faculty. Positive work environment. Resident satisfaction.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
Loop. I love that it is within walking distance of Michigan avenue, good restaurants, and it shuts down at night for perfect early sleeping conditions.


Zachary Wright, M.D.

Medical School:  Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Internship:  MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
The biggest reason was the culture of faculty willing to advocate for their residents. In an increasingly competitive fellowship match and job market, I think this is something that can make the difference for your career.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
Ukrainian Village. It’s a quiet area that’s up and coming with lots of new condo quality apartments and reasonable rent. Close to Wicker Park and West Loop for food/drinks. Great neighborhood and I still haven’t finished exploring it.


Andrew Wuenstel, M.D.

Medical School:  Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Internship:   St. Josephs, Milwaukee, WI

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
I chose to go to the UoC because the training here is amazing. You care for sick patients with amazing faculty, many of whom are leaders in their fields nationally; you are prepared for anything when you leave.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
I live in Streeterville (just north of downtown) because it provides quick access to Michigan Avenue, navy pier, the lake shore, and Millenium Park. I love where I live, I can walk anywhere.


Brian Zider, M.D.

Medical School: University of Illinois
Internship: University of Chicago

Best thing about the Univ. of Chicago?
The best thing about University of Chicago is the people. The attendings are sincerely dedicated to our learning and success. Our residency class is also an amazing group of people and I have met some of my best friends here.

Favorite weekend trips in the area?
My favorite place to visit for the weekend is New Buffalo., Indiana. It has great beaches and many fun areas to explore.