Interns

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.
 


Tristan Freiling, D.O.

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


Sonia Gill, M.D.

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


Ashley Joseph, M.D.

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


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!


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.


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.