Our Alumni: 2011-2012

Dr. Barrett graduated from medical school at the University of Kansas and subsequently completed Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at the University of Chicago.  He is a 2012 graduate of the MacLean Clinical Medical Ethics Fellowship.  In 2013 he completed a Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Harvard University with a focus in pediatric palliative care before joining faculty at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Bello Kottenstette, MD is a family medicine health services researcher at NorthShore University Health Center and provides patient care at Erie Family Health Center in Evanston/Skokie. Her research interests include preventive reproductive health care, physician-patient communication and patient activation.

John P. Billig, PhD, ABPP, is a program manager of Primary Care-Mental Health Integration at Veterams Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. 

Karen Bockli, MD, completed a neonotology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospital. 

W. James Chon, M.D. Is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and a transplant nephrologist at the University of Chicago.  His research interests include ethics in transplantation and complex medical management of renal transplant recipients.

Diane Collins, MD, received her MA n Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern University.

Dr. Karen Devon is an Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeon with an interest in Medical Ethics and Education. After receiving her MDCM at McGill University, Dr. Devon entered the General Surgery Training Programme and the Surgeon Scientist Programme at the University of Toronto. She was awarded her MSc in Clinical Epidemiology and her FRCSC in General Surgery during her residency. Karen then completed 6 months of postgraduate training in Breast Surgical Oncology at UHN, followed by a Clinical Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Chicago. This Fellowship included one month in the Philippines studying the surgical treatment of goitre. Presently, Karen is enrolled in the Education Scholar Programme at the Centre for Faculty Development and Education at the University of Toronto. Karen has a primary appointment a Women’s College Hospital and an Associate Staff Appointment at UHN, where she will also have a clinical presence. She is currently interested in the ethical issues of social media.

Daniel Geynisman, MD completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center and a Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at The University of Chicago Medical Center. 

Jennifer Gnerlich, MD, received her medical degree from Pritzker School of Medicine and completed her Surgical Oncology fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. 

Tiel Keltner, JD, is a Health System Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and an ethics consultant with VA’s National Ethics Consultation Service.  She served as a Presidential Management Fellow in the VA Office of the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, and completed a rotation as a Policy Advisor in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.  Her research interests include access to care for underserved populations and patient privacy issues in pain management.

Jonathan Marron, MD is a Fellow in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Megan Miller is a fourth year general surgery resident at the University of Chicago. During her research time, she completed the MacLean ethics fellowship and projects in breast and colon cancer outcomes, quality improvement, and surgical education. Following residency, she plans to pursue a fellowship in breast oncology.

Jonathan Miller, MD, is Director of Primary Care Pediatrics at Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. He is also Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Miller's primary research interest is in vaccine refusal.

Carrie Morgan, MD, completed a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Trang Nguyen, MD is a microsurgery fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Dr. Ozturk is a faculty member in the Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at the University of Chicago. He provides clinical medical physics services, teaches in the Graduate Program in Medical Physics and performs clinical research radiotherapy physics. He was an Ethics Fellow at the MacLean Center during 2011-2012. He is currently working on developing a bioethics course tailored to the needs of graduate students/trainees in medical physics—an effort supported in part by a supplement to the NIH/NIBIB T32 training grant of the graduate program. His ongoing ethics research is focused on ethical and professional issues and challenges in medical physics in research, clinical and educational settings.

Lisa Roshetsky, MD is a professor of medicine and an attending physician in the Department of Internal Medcine at Georgetown University Hospital.  

Raj Shah, MD, completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals

Mark Stein, PhD, ABPP, is Director of the ADHD and Related Disorders Program at Seattle Children's Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington.

Eric Scott Swirsky, JD, MA, is an ethicis-attorney and Clinical Assistant Professor in Biomedical and Health Information Sciences at UIC.

Elizabeth Vig, MD MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington.  She practices geriatrics and palliative care at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, where she also is Chair of the hospital’s ethics committee. Her research interest is in end of life decision-making.

Jinger Wan, MD, PhD, Cardiovascular Medicine.