Fellowship

Our Alumni: 2018-2019

Jumana Alshaikh, MD, went to medical school at the University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia and did her internship year at the University of Maryland. She is currently a neurology resident at the University of Chicago, and she is interested in pursuing a fellowship in movement disorders. Her research interests are in ethical issues related to neurodegenerative diseases, and in understanding the cross-cultural differences of approaching ethical issues between the west and the Middle East. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures.

Ciro Andolfi, MD, is a fellow at the University of Chicago Medicine, Department of Surgery. He received his medical degree at the University of Ferrara, Italy, and completed the surgical training in Pediatric Surgery at the University of Bologna, Italy. He maintains his clinical focus in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Simulation.

A native of Eagan, Minnesota, Maya Babu, MD, attended college at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, receiving a BS in neuroscience and BA in psychology, both summa cum laude with highest distinction in 2005. She attended Harvard Medical School and received an MD cum laude in 2010. She also attended Harvard Business School, where she received her MBA in 2010. She has completed a critical care enfolded fellowship (2016) neurosurgical residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (2017), and Neurotrauma fellowship at Ryder Trauma Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida (2018). She served on the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association from 2013 to 2017, served as Chair of the American College of Surgeons’ Resident and Associate Society from 2015 to 2016, served on the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program from 2014 to 2017, and was named a Visiting Scholar by the American Board of Medical Specialties from 2015 to 2016. In the fall of 2018, she will assume the position of Director of Adult Neurotrauma at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She has been nominated to serve as an unaffiliated Neurotrauma consultant for the New England Patriots. Her research interests include surgeon stewardship and environmental impact, professionalism in call coverage, brain death, and transparency in physician-industry relationships. 

Maureen Beederman, MD, is a rising fifth-year plastic and reconstructive surgery resident at The University of Chicago. She completed her undergraduate work at Northwestern University, where she majored in biology. She then attended medical school at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where she graduated in 2014. She is interested in patient-physician communication and joint decision-making.

Larry O. Bodden, MD, is a fifth year neurosurgery resident at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. His undergraduate work was at Bennington College, and he received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He enters the fellowship with interests in surgical bioethics and the ethical implications of implantable neural interfaces.

Dawn Bounds, PhD, received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Masters of Science and Doctorate both in Nursing from Rush University. She is board certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years of experience working with youth and their families. She is an Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry's Section of Population Behavioral Health and Community, Systems, & Mental Health Nursing.  Her research is focused on developing therapeutic interventions for sexually exploited youth.

Camil Correia, MD, is a fourth-year Otolaryngology resident at the University of Chicago. She received her medical training at the Pritzker School of Medicine and completed her undergraduate studies at Yale University. Her research interests include improving the quality and safety of patient care as well as improving the practice of surgery, particularly understanding the ethical considerations of surgical training. Dr. Correia's current research focus includes the development of standardized regimens for prescribing opiates following outpatient surgery. Outside of academic interests, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, cooking, and reading.

Lauren Feld, MD, is a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago. She received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, as part of the Humanities in Medicine program. She plans to pursue gastroenterology fellowship and become a transplant hepatologist. Her research has focused on access to care for underserved patients, supporting caregivers during the liver transplant process, and physician and trainee well-being. She grew up in Seattle, and enjoys hiking, climbing, and traveling.

Perpetua Goodall, MD, earned her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1997 and graduated from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, in 2001. She did her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Chicago from 2001 to 2005. She currently serves as an Associate Residency Program Director in Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Section Chief for General Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include exploring the principles of patient autonomy and justice, specifically reproductive justice as it relates to reducing health disparities in obstetric care and outcomes.

Alecia Greenlee, MD, attended Sacramento State University for her undergraduate studies and the University of California San Francisco for medical school. She also earned an MPH at University of California Berkeley between her third and fourth year of medical school. This was a part of the UCSF Program for Medical Education Urban Underserved program, which was created for medical students interested in working in underserved communities. After medical school, she went to Cambridge Health Alliance for Adult Psychiatry residency. She is currently a Consult Liaison Psychiatry Fellow at the University of Chicago with a special interest in trauma-informed care and collaborative care. 

Norman D. Hogikyan, MD, F.A.C.S., is Professor and Associate Chairman of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Professor of Music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  A subspecialist in Laryngology, his clinical and academic work are focused upon laryngeal surgery, voice, and airway disorders.  Since graduating from medical school in 1988, he has developed a strong interest in clinical medical ethics, humanism, and professionalism in the practice of Medicine and Surgery, and he seeks to further explore and develop these interests during the MacLean Center fellowship year. 

Scott J. Hunter, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, and Pediatrics, and the Director of Neuropsychology at The University of Chicago. He is also the Vice-Chair of the UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Institutional Review Board. He obtained his MA and PhD in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago; completed his predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology with the Stone Institute of Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School; and a postdoctoral residency, as a Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellow, in Pediatric Neuropsychology and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is an expert on neurocognitive, emotional, and behavioral development in children, adolescents, and emerging adults with medical and neurogenetic challenges. His research is specifically focused on delineating the impact of socioeconomic and cultural adversity on executive functioning and developing agency.

Edgardo Ed Javelona was in 3rd year of BS Biology when he decided to change his undergraduate degree to BS Nursing at the University of St La Salle in the Philippines.  Since he started his professional nursing career, he has only worked in intensive care unit (ICU) environments. He earned his masters’ degree in Nursing Informatics from the University of Phoenix. Currently, he is working on his dissertation to earn his doctorate degree of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD). He is intrigued by ICU nurses' perceptions and attitudes regarding patient and family-centered care, and how nursing characteristics affect their views and attitudes.

In 2012, after working with blinded veterans with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Christopher Kreider, MA, M.Div., MA, began sensing a call to chaplain ministry. He soon enrolled at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Trinity Graduate School, pursuing and completing two additional graduate degrees: the M.Div. (Chaplaincy) and the M.A. (Bioethics), and he had previously earned an M.A. (Vision Rehabilitation Therapy) from Western Michigan University in 2008. Between January 2017 and May 2018, He successfully completed 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, having been assigned to various medical units, such as General Medicine, General Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, and Palliative Care. Currently, he is actively pursuing ordination, ecclesial endorsement, and both chaplaincy board certification (BCC) with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) and meeting the Core Competencies for Healthcare Ethics Consultation as identified by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). During the MacLean Center Ethics Fellowship, he is interested in better understanding the impact chaplains have when bearing witness to complex medical and ethical situations, with the aim to further grasp the chaplain's role as a facilitator of healthcare communication between invested parties in emergent and non-emergent situations alike.

Colleen Walsh Lang, PhD, defended her doctoral dissertation in anthropology in 2017 at Washington University in St. Louis for which she conducted 15 months of fieldwork in Uganda with children living with HIV. Arising from this research, she has become interested in the ethics surrounding the disclosure of stigmatized conditions to children. She is completing her clinical rotations at Washington University School of Medicine. She received a BS in biology 2006 and a BA in anthropology in 2007 from the University of Notre Dame, and she worked as a research assistant with MacLean Center faculty for two and a half years prior to starting graduate/medical school.

Leslie Mataya, MD, is in her final year of pediatrics residency at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. Originally from Iowa, she attended the University of Northern Iowa and received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She plans to pursue a career in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology and her research interests include pediatric and transplantation ethics, specifically the ethics of instituting newborn screening for biliary atresia. Outside of medicine, she enjoys playing the piano and singing soprano in the Chicago Chorale.

Daniel Meza, MD, received his B.S from Valparaiso University and MD from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He will be a PGY-3 at the University of Chicago, Internal Medicine residency program. He will be applying into pulmonary critical care fellowship this summer. He is interested in the end of life care and mechanical life support. 

Christine O'Malley, RN, graduated from St. Xavier University as an undergraduate with a BSN.  She holds an MS from UIC and an MSN from Rush University. Mrs. O'Malley is a neonatal nurse practitioner in the Comer NICU. She was a staff RN in the UCMC NICU for 16 years prior to becoming a practitioner, a position she took in 1992.  Her other work experiences include PICU nursing and clinical faculty for both undergraduate and graduate students through UIC and Rush University.  She is also the program director for neonatal resuscitation for pediatric house staff. Her research interests include ethics curriculum development for APN and clinical nursing staff. She and her husband like to travel, and they have 3 adult children.  

Cassandra Oehler, MD, is a second-year fellow in infectious diseases at the University of Chicago. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, completed medical school at the University of Michigan, and medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Her clinical interests include urban HIV care and end of life care. 

Hyeyoon Park, MD, PhD, graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea. She finished her residency and fellowship at the Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), and she got her Ph.D. degree in Medical Science from the same college. She has been working as an assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry, SNUH since 2011, and she specializes in Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care. Her current research focuses on communication and ethics issues regarding end-of-life care. She is also a member of the Hospital Ethics Committee in my hospital, and she is especially interested in developing clinical ethics support.

Lauren Robinson, MD, obtained her BA at Oberlin College studying biology and chemistry. She then moved to Atlanta to start a research fellowship at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studying tick-borne diseases. Dr. Robinson completed a joint MD/MPH program at Tulane University in New Orleans. She is currently a PGY-4 Psychiatry resident here at the University of Chicago. Her research will focus on stigma and psychiatric disorders, as it applies to the new Trauma Center. Outside of her professional work, she is an avid yogi, art-deco enthusiast, and rock musician. She has played guitar and sang in several rock bands in different cities. She is currently in an all-female KISS cover band here in Chicago.

Robert Sanchez, MD, is a PGY-4 resident in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree in History of Medicine at Yale University and attended the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. At Pritzker, he was chosen to be in the first group of Bucksbaum Institute Student Scholars. He is interested in ethical issues in Pediatric Critical Care and in the care for children and adults with disabilities. 

Darryl Schuitevoerder, MD, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and lived in Australia for several years before relocating to Portland, Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon before returning to Australia to complete his medical degree at the University of Queensland. He recently completed a general surgery residency at Oregon Health & Science University and in August will begin fellowship training in Surgical Oncology at the University of Chicago. His research interests include medical student and resident education as well as immuno-oncology and clinical outcomes research. When not at work he loves spending time with his family and playing with his two young children.

Eric Swei, MD, is from Dayton, Ohio, and he completed his undergraduate work at Case Western University in 2009 before heading to The Ohio State University for medical school.  He came to Chicago for residency, where he is a current PGY-3 in the internal medicine residency program and is applying for a fellowship in Gastroenterology. His clinical ethical interests include disparities in care as well as the ethical use of resources in end-of-life care. In his free time, he enjoys exercise including running, biking, and weightlifting.

Shizuko Takahashi, MD, PhD, is an Obstetrician/Genetic Counselor at the University of Tokyo, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Japanese Red Cross Hospital in Tokyo. She is also a visiting researcher at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine. She has graduated from Reed College with a BA in fine arts and molecular biology. After graduating from Tokai University, School of Medicine, with an MD, she went to graduate school at the University of Tokyo, Department of Biomedical Ethics and Law, and became the first physician to have received a PhD in bioethics in Japan. Her PhD dissertation was on the decision making process of fate of frozen embryos for Japanese infertile women, focusing on the cultural perspective on how the embryo is perceived. She was scholar for the Yale-Hasting visiting scholar program last year and led a summer bioethics seminar for the summer bioethics program at Yale from last year. She is now involved as a counselor in prenatal diagnosis and testing. Her interests are multicultural counseling in pre-implantation and prenatal testing. Her main interests are in parents dealing with unclear implications of genetic changes found prenatally, such as embryo chromosomal mosaicism and variants of unknown significance, how medical professional and patient’s relationship should be with technologies for testing, and the understanding of genetics. She will expand and research this topic further while doing the summer intensive course at the MacLean Center.

Ali Thaver, MD, is a Hospital Medicine Fellow at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He completed his medical school education from Aga Khan University, Pakistan after which he worked as a Public Health Consultant. He received his masters in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and later worked there as a Health Economics Associate. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His research is focused on financial distress as a consequence of hospital and medication costs. 

Marsha Tyacke, PhD, MSN, APNP, is an acute care nurse practitioner who completed her graduate studies at Marquette University.  She has practiced for over 15 years, with extensive experience in critical care and neurosurgery.  She remains in clinical practice, caring for critically ill medical, surgical, and trauma patients.  Her dissertation work focused on advance directives and their impact on care provided to hospitalized patients at the end-of-life. This fellowship will allow her to continue this work in the context of providing care that is congruent with patient preferences and emphasizes the quality of life to improve end-of-life care. 

Dominika A. Winiarski, PhD, is an instructor and postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, Section of Population Behavioral Health. She completed her clinical internship in child/adolescent/pediatric psychology at the Rush University Medical Center and her MA and PhD in clinical psychology at Emory University. Prior to enrolling at Emory, she completed an MA in developmental psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University with a concentration in risk and resilience. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Northern Michigan University. Her research examines the relationship between trauma, emotion dysregulation, and externalizing behavior in homeless youth. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, traveling, and exploring Chicago’s museums. 

Christopher Zimmerman, MD, is a third year general surgery resident at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Health at the University of Houston followed by medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. He is currently completing a two-year research fellowship in Madison as part of his general surgery training. He is interested in improving surgeon decision making for older adults facing high-risk operations and increasing access to palliative care for surgical patients.