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Emergency Medicine Residents

Class of 2022:  

Jeffrey Heiferman, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

Undergrad & Major: Northwestern University: Biological Sciences, Neurobiology Concentration

Residency Notes:

Hobbies: Geocaching, Ceramics, Piano, Trivia

Interests: Education, EMS, Event Medicine

Email: Jeffrey.Heiferman@luhs.org

Bailee Jacobsen, DO

Hometown: Chico, CA

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

Undergrad & Major: University of Arizona: Chemistry, Minor in Spanish

Residency Notes:

  • STEME/Specialty Track Selection: Global & Community Health
  • Committees: ICEP Social Emergency Medicine Committee

Hobbies: Watching Sports (Especially 49ers Football), Hiking, Camping, Exploring New Breweries and Coffee Shops, Backyard BBQs, and any activity that can include my dog

Interests: Social Emergency Medicine, Fem in EM

Email: Bailee.Jacobsen@luhs.org

Josue Portillo, DO

Hometown: Modesto, CA

Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad & Major: Univeristy of Nevada Las Vegas: Biological Sciences

Residency Notes:

Hobbies: Playing recreational soccer/fútbol in leagues not meant to be super competitive but always have that ultra competitive team thinking it's the world cup, binge-watching netflix aka watching the same three shows over and over again, wine tasting or beer tasting or liqour tasting, coffee in order to be A&Ox3, purchasing food in bulk at costco for a household of one and eating it for a month straight, mountain biking when weather and energy levels are in sync (not often), and managing a professional football team aka fantasy football

Interests: Sports Medicine, Ultrasound, Toxicology, Mass Casualty, and Wilderness Medicine

Shannon Sparrow, MD

Hometown: Ogden, UT

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Undergrad & Major: University of Utah: Anthropology

Residency Notes:

Hobbies: Whirlyball, Comedy, Hanging with my dog, Meatball (pics avail upon request or on Instagram @baronvonmeatball)

Interests: Social EM, Critical Care, Global Health

Travis Wassermann, MD, MPH

Hometown: Chico, CA

Post-Graduate Training: MPH from The George Washigton University, Washington, DC

Medical School: University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine

Undergrad & Major: University of California, San Diego: Bioengineering

Residency Notes:

  • STEME/Specialty Track Selection: Administration
  • Committees: Chair-Elect of EMRA International Committee

Hobbies I have kids (currently a three-year-old and a five-year-old), so my biggest hobbies these days might be playing with Legos and pretending to be a superhero.  Dad Jokes have become an accidental hobby: I don't try to make them, but I just can't stop-- if I make a corny pun around you, please don't feel obligated to laugh; I already know it's not funny.  I'm not sure whether to call "free food" a hobby or an art-- either way, I spent much of medical school honing my scavenging skills.  I love a good novel, but all my leisurely MS4 reading came to an abrupt end when residency started.  In the right company, I'll enjoy backpacking, board games, or comedy clubs. 

InterestsMy dream job is to be program director of the first EM residency in Afghanistan, but a lot of things would need to fall into place for that to become a reality.  I enjoy thinking about systems-level issues, so I like engaging with quality improvement and administration.  Wherever my career takes me, I aim to be a clinician who is good with an ultrasound.  As a resident, my favorite shifts are when I get to do a procedure I haven't done before or see a type of pathology I haven't seen before.

Andrea Yun, MD, MPH

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Post-Graduate Training: MPH from Tulane University School of Medicine

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Undergrad & Major: University of Virginia: Biology

Residency Notes:

Hobbies: Various outdoor sports (Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee), various indoor sports (Edible chemistry, Crocheting aggressively), appreciating functional public transportation, urban hiking, excessive napping.

InterestsTropical Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, Global and Community Health, Infectious Disease, Ultrasound, Low Resource Medicine.

Email: Andrea.Yun@luhs.org

Class of 2023: Coming soon!


Tallib Karaze, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College

Email: Tallib.Karaze001@luhs.org


Yana Klein, DO

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine


Pallavi (Tanya) Mukherji, DO

Medical School: Des Moines University and College

Email: Pallavi.Mukherji@luhs.org


Jun Soo (Dan) Park, MD

Medical School: Chicago Medical School

Email: JunsooPark002@luhs.org


Andrew (Drew) Reiter, MD

Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Email: Andrew.Reiter@luhs.org  


Cassandra (Cassie) Ward, DO

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Email: Cassandra.Ward@luhs.org