Our Alumni: 2006-2007

Kruti Acharya, MD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also the Director of Illinois LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities).

Since completing his fellowship at the MacLean center, Josh Baru MD, has been practicing hospital medicine and palliative care at Cook County Hospital.  He is the chair of Cook County's Bioethics committee and runs the ethics consult service. He is actively involved in teaching medical ethics to medical students, residents, fellows and faculty.  He developed the curriculum for the 1st and 2nd year students at Rush Medical college

Ioana Bonta, MD, practices general internal medicine in Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL.

Jennifer Colleton, MD, Pediatrics. 

Kamala Cotts, MD, is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of General Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago.

Marc Epstein-Reeves, ANP, Palliative Care.

Melinda Gordon, MD, was a MacLean Center Clinical Ethics Fellow from 2006-2007 and a Hematology/Oncology Fellow at the University of Chicago until her death in October 2007.

Keiki Hinami, MD MS, is a staff physician at the John Stroger Hospital of Cook County (as of October 2013). He is a hospitalist and a health services researcher with an interest in methods, care quality, and organization science.

Kimiko Ishibashi, MD, practices pediatrics as a member of Summit Pediatrics in Reno, NV.

Elizabeth Kieff, MD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine

Richard Lee, MD, is an Assistant Professor and Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas.

Geoffrey Rees is an instructor in the Collegiate Humanities Division at the University of Chicago. In addition to numerous essays on topics in clinical medical ethics, medical humanities, and religious ethics, he is the author of The Romance of Innocent Sexuality, a top five finalist for the American Academy of Religion’s 2011 Annual Best First Book Prize in the History of Religions.

Pamela Preston Reynolds, MD, PhD is Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care and Core Faculty member of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Virginia.

Mary Simmerling, PhD, is Assistant Dean of Research Integrity and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College.

Debra Stulberg, MD, is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Primary Appointment) and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Section of Family Planning & Contraception Research, and is faculty of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.

Alexia Torke, MD, MS is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, and a Research Scientist with the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute.  Dr. Torke is also the Fellowship Director at the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics.