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Neurology Residents

Class of 2019

Amy Brown, MD

Amy Brown, MD

Hometown: Chicago IL

Undergrad & Major: Case Western Reserve - History / Biology

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago

Specialty Interests: Movement Disorders

Hobbies: Bicycling, Hiking, Gardening, Traveling

Saima Chaudhry, MD

Saima Chaudhry, MD

Hometown: Lexington MA

Undergrad & Major:  Clark University - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin

Specialty Interests: MS & Neuroimmunology

Fellowship: Neuroimmunology, Brown University RI

Hobbies: Bhangra dance, A cappella, Skiing, Reading dystopian fiction, Acrylic painting

Jay Datar, MD

Jay Datar, MD

Hometown: Colorado Springs CO

Undergrad & Major: Notre Dame, Biological Sciences

Medical School: Creighton School of Medicine

Specialty Interests: Neuroimmunology, MS

Hobbies: Running. Basketball, Football

Carolyn Goldschmidt, DO

Carolyn Goldschmidt, DO

Hometown: Glencoe IL

Undergrad & Major: Northwestern University - Neurobiology, Psychology

Medical School: Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathy

Specialty Interests: Neuroimmunology / MS

Fellowship: Multiple Sclerosis, Cleveland Clinic

Hobbies:  Cooking, Traveling

Johnny Hornik, MD

Johnny Hornik, MD

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Undergrad & Major: CEMIC School of Medicine

Medical School: CEMIC School of Medicine

Specialty Interests: Neuro Critical Care

Fellowship: Neuro Critical Care, University of Chicago

Hobbies: Restaurants, Movies, Music

Lauren Ottenhoff, DO               

Lauren Ottenhoff, DO

Hometown: Larke Orion MI

Undergrad & Major: Northern Michigan University - Biology-Physiology

Medical School: Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathy

Specialty Interests: Neuro Critical Care

Fellowship: Neuro Critical Care, University of Michigan

Hobbies: Soccer, Sailing

 

Class of 2020

Richard Chough, MD

Richard Chough, MD

Hometown: Milwaukee WI

Undergrad & Major: Northwestern University, Classics

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin

Specialty Interests: Neurophysiology, Cognitive/Behavioral Neurology

Hobbies: Kendo, Yoga, DJ

Jeremy Schmitz, MD

Jeremy Schmitz, MD

Hometown: Mahomet IL

Undergrad & Major:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Psychology & Spanish

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin 

Specialty Interests: Epilepsy, Behavioral Neurology

Hobbies: Euchre, Music festivals, Trail running, Board games

Adam Schnitz, DO

Adam Schnitz, DO

Hometown: Oswego, IL

Undergrad & Major: Purdue University, Nuclear Engineering

Medical School:  Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

Specialty Interests: Clinical Neurophysiology, Headache Medicine

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, ballroom dancing, swing dancing

Will Taylor, DO

Will Taylor, DO

Hometown: Kansas City KS

Undergrad & Major: University of Missouri Kansas City - Biology & Chemistry

Graduate Work:  Roosevelt University, Master's in Biotechnology

Medical School: Kansas City University

Specialty Interests: Multiple sclerosis, Movement disorders

Hobbies: Avid White Sox fan, Reading science fiction

Piotr Tekiela, MD

Piotr Tekiela, MD

Hometown: Bartlett IL

Undergrad & Major: Loyola University Chicago - Biology & Psychology

Medical School: Jagiellonian Medical College

Specialty Interests: Epilepsy, Neurophysiology

Hobbies: Traveling, Photography, Gardening, Skiing, Brewmaster

Geeta Verma, MD                

Geeta Verma, MD

Hometown: Schaumburg IL

Undergrad & Major: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Biochemistry

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin

Specialty Interests: Undecided

Hobbies: Dance, Travel, Movies, Cooking 

Class of 2021

Evan Ariano, MD

Evan Ariano, MD

Hometown: Wheaton IL

Undergrad & Major: Benedictine University - Biological Sciences

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin

Specialty Interests: Undecided

Hobbies: Attending live music events, gardening, dogs

Ari Gordin, MD

Ari Gordin, MD

Hometown: Westlake Village CA

Undergrad & Major: UC San Diego - Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Medical School: Technion

Specialty Interests: Epilepsy

Hobbies: Rock climbing, Skiiing, Surfing, Occasionally reading a good book

Amara Mian, DO

Amara Mian, DO

Hometown: Burr Ridge, IL

Undergrad & Major: Loyola University Chicago - Biology 

Medical School:  Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Specialty Interests: Undecided 

Hobbies: Yoga, traveling, baking 

Erin Murphy Fiedler, DO

Erin Murphy Fiedler, DO

Hometown: Richardson TX

Undergrad & Major: Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute - Biomedical Engineering

Medical School: University of North Texas HSC

Specialty Interests: Movement disorders, Neuroimmunology, Epilepsy

Hobbies: Musical theatre, Baking, Exercise, & Barre

Michael Teitcher, MD

Michael Teitcher, MD

Hometown:  Chicago IL

Undergrad & Major: Yeshiva University - Biology

Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Specialty Interests: Undecided

Hobbies: Bluegrass music, Hiking, Playing outdoors with my kids

Christine Woods, DO

Christine Woods, DO

Hometown: San Antonio TX

Undergrad & Major: St. Edward's University - Biology

Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Specialty Interests: Undecided

Hobbies: Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Volleyball, BBQ, Pizza, Mexican food

Class of 2022

Diana Andino, MD

Diana Andino, MD

Hometown: Houston, TX

Undergrad & Major: University of Houston; Bachelor of Science

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine 

Specialty Interests: Undecided 

Hobbies

 Carlos Lara, MD 

Carlos Lara, MD

Hometown: Quito, Ecuador

Undergrad & Major:  NA

Medical School: Universidad Central del Ecuador 

Specialty Interests: Vascular Neurology, Movement Disorder

Hobbies: playing violin, music, cooking

Laurent Loganathan, MD

Laurent Loganathan, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Undergrad & Major: University of Toronto; Neuroscience & Physiology

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine 

Specialty Interests: Vascular/Interventional Neurology, Neuroimmunology, Neurocritical Care

Hobbies: karate, violin, software coding, technology & gadgets, track driving, comic books, star trek

Fady Mousa-Ibrahim, DO

Fady Mousa-Ibrahim, DO

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Undergrad & Major:  University of California;  Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology

Medical School: Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine - Lincoln Memorial University 

Specialty Interests: Undecided 

Hobbies: cooking, trying new food, being with family & friends

Jasmine Singh, MD

Jasmine Singh, MD

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Undergrad & Major: The University of Akron; Natural Science  

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University 

Specialty Interests: Stroke, Neurocritical Care

Hobbies: golf, board games, painting

Anam Syed, DO 

Anam Syed, DO

Hometown: Skokie, IL

Undergrad & Major:  University of Illinois at Chicago;Neuroscience

Medical School: Kansis City University of Medicine

Specialty Interests: Neurocritical care, stroke

Hobbies: traveling, fitness, jigsaw puzzles, spending time family & friends, drinking chai

Class of 2019

 

Neurophysiology

Kalea Colleta DO

Neurophysiology

Shilpa Chaku DO

Neuro Critical Care

Ravi Garg  MD

 

Class of 2018

 

Neurophysiology

Somayyeh Sabet MD

Headache

Ferhad Bashir MD

Headache

Michael Doerrler MD

 

Class of 2017

 

Headache

Shathabish Kariyanna MD

Headache

Anne Damian MD

Neurophysiology

Natalie Litvinsky MD

Neurophysiology

Jessica Wilson MD

Vascular

Jorge Ortiz MD

Class of 2018

Kalea Colleta DO  Neurophysiology, Loyola University Medical Center    
Preston Douglas MD Neurophysiology, Brown University 
Chandler Gill MD Movement disorders, Rush
Stasia Rouse MD Epilepsy, Rush 
Shannon Hextrum MD Neuro critical care, Northwestern University
Adriana Perilla Movement disorders, Cedar Sinai  

Class of 2017

William Conte Multiple Sclerosis, University of Chicago
Michael Doerrler Headache, Loyola University Medical Center
Ravi Garg Neurocritical Care, University of Chicago
Adam Kapler Private Practice, Ohio
Zeina Rabi Neurophysiology, University of Chicago
Stephen Yeung Multiple Sclerosis, UC San Diego

Class of 2016

Maria Bruzzone Neurophysiology, University of Chicago
Rick Gill Neurocritical Care, University of Pennsylvania
Marisa McGinley Neuroimmunology, Cleveland Clinic
Jorge Ortiz Vascular Neurology, Loyola  University Medical Center
Clio Rubinos Neurophysiology, New York University
Luka Vlahovic Neuroimmunology, Standford University

Class of 2015

Thomas Ahn Private Practice, Colorado
Karen Orjuela Vascular Neurology, Loyola University Medical Center
Chris Robinson Neurocritical Care, Mayo Clinic
Saulena Shafer Movement Disorders, Barrow Institute, Arizona
Michael Star Vascular Neurology, University of Cincinnati
Daniel Vela-Duarte Vascular Neurology, Cleveland Clinic

Class of 2014

Louann Carnahan Neurophysiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Esteban Golombievski Vascular Neurology, Loyola University Medical Center
Lilie Lovera Movement Disorders, University of Cincinnati
Federico Rodriguez-Porcel Movement Disorders, University of Cincinnati
Jaswinder Singh Clinical Neurophysiology, Loyola University Medical Center
Susan Anzalone Multiple Sclerosis, UC San Francisco

Although the days are long, the years are short!

Residents at Loyola live both in the surrounding Chicago suburbs and in the City. We make strong efforts to maintain a good work-life balance, as evidenced below! 

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Holiday Shindigs

 

   

Downtown a.k.a the Loop, serves as the hub of Chicago's public transit network that extends to surrounding neighborhoods and suburbs, and both airports.  This network includes Chicago transit Authority (CTA) and Metra commuter trail.

Take the "L"

Eight "L" lines - the Blue Line (24 hours), Brown Line, Green Line, Orange Line, Pink Line, Purple Line, Red Line (24 hours) and Yellow Line - serve 145 train stations. transitchicago.com

Ride the Bus

129 routes lace the city; buses stop every few blocks and have mounted maps within the cab.  Several lines operate 24 hours

Take Metra The high speed Metra train connects outlying suburbs to downtown, and is an easy way to travel into the heart of the city.  Single trip faresstart at $4 and up.
Ride Amtrak Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail services to over 500 destinations in 46 states, with more than 30 US train routes.
Hail a Cab Taxis are plentiful and easy to hail.  Check individual companies for rates.  Chicago is also Uber and Lyft friendly.  CHICABS offers options for taxicab passengers to exlectronicall hail (E-hail) and pay for a taxi cab through mobile apps.
Gran a Bike Chicago's Divvy bike-sharing program is an inexpensice and easy way to get around.  Thousands of bikes are available at hundreds of stations across the city.  Rates start at $4 for a single 30-minute ride. 
  All fares are subject to change.