Presence Health

Department and Program Officers

Luis T. Garcia, M.D.

Luis T. Garcia, MD, ABFM
Department Chairman, Program Director
Family Medicine Residency

  • Undergraduate/Degree:
    Northern Illinois University, B.S.
  • Medical School:
    University of Illinois-Rockford
  • Residency:
    Northwestern University Affiliated Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Areas of Interest:
    Board Certified Geriatrics, Graduate Medical Education, End of Life Care
Tatiana Batista, D.O.

Tatiana Batista, DO
Faculty, Family Medicine Residency

  • Undergraduate/Degree:
    University of Illinois, B.S.
  • Graduate Degree:
    University of Illinois, Masters of Science
  • Medical School:
    Midwestern University, Chicago
  • Residency:
    Northwestern University Affiliated Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Areas of Interest:
    Women's Health

Bonaccorsi.jpgDiana Bonaccorsi, D.O

  • Undergraduate/Degree:
    Princeton University, BA
  • Medical School:
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 
  • Internship:
    Rowan University, Camden, NJ
  • Residency:
    Presence Saint Joseph Hospital 
  • Areas of Interest:

    Adolescent Medicine, End of Life Care, Hospitalist Medicine, Women's Health

Rhonda A. Faulkner, Ph.D.

Rhonda A. Faulkner, PhD
Behavioral Science Director

  • Undergraduate/Degree:
    Virginia Tech, B.S., Family & Child Development/Psychology
  • Graduate Training:
    Tulane University, M.S.W.; The University of Georgia, Ph.D./Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Fellowship Training:
    The University of Chicago Center for Family Health, Fellowship: Families, Systems, & Health; University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Fellowship: Teaching & Learning in Primary Care Education
Renata Gazzi, M.D.

Renata Gazzi, MD
Outpatient Procedure Clinic Director
Faculty, Family Medicine Residency

  • Medical School:
    Faculdade de Medicina de Catanduva, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Residency:
    Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Areas of Interest:
    Surgical Procedures, Women's Health, Hospitalist Medicine
James G. Nee, M.D.

James G. Nee, MD, FAAFP
Faculty, Family Medicine Residency &
Medical Director, Seton Family Health Center

  • Undergraduate/Degree:
    University of Illinois-Urbana, B.S., Psychology
  • Medical School:
    Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
  • Residency:
    Northwestern University Affiliated Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Areas of Interest:
    Practice Management, Men's Health, Preventive Health Care
Victoria Silveira, M.D.

Victoria Silveira, MD
Clinical Faculty - Pediatrics

  • Medical School:
    University of Buenos Aires
  • Residency:
    University of Illinois-Chicago, Pediatrics
  • Areas of Interest:
    Cardiology, Infectious Disease
Cezar B. Tolentino, Jr., M.D.

Cezar B. Tolentino, Jr., MD
Faculty, Family Medicine Residency

  • Medical School:
    Manila Central University - Filemon D. Tanchoco Foundation College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines
  • Residency:
    Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - University of Illinois Chicago
  • Areas of Interest:
    Geriatrics; Preventive Medicine for Pediatric and Adult patients
Kathya Valdez, MD

Kathya Valdez, MD
Faculty, Family Medicine Residency

  • Undergraduate/Degree:
    Notre Dame University
  • Medical School:
    University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago
  • Residency:
    Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Areas of Interest:
    Dr. Valdez is bilingual in English and Spanish and practices comprehensive primary care, with a specialization in women’s health and urgent care.
Sylvia Villares

Sylvia Villares, MD
Clinical Faculty, Pediatrics

  • Undergraduate/Degree:
    University of Central Florida
  • Medical School:
    Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
  • Residency:
    New York Medical College at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center
  • Areas of Interest:
    ADHD & Behavioral Difficulties, Developmental Disorders & Chronic Illness

 

Laura Wally, M.D

Laura Wally, MD
Director, Family Centered Maternity Care
Faculty, Family Medicine Residency

  • Undergraduate/Degree:
    DePauw University, B.M.
  • Medical School:
    Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL
  • Residency:
    Rush Presbyterian-Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Areas of Interest:
    Women's Health, Obstetrics

 

Other Faculty

  • Mark Connolly, MD, FACS
    Chairman & Program Director,
    Department of Surgery
  • Eden Takhsh, MD, FACOG
    Chairman & Program Director,
    Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology
    Family Practice OB/GYN Education
  • James Chadd, MD
    Medical Director, Emergency Department
    Director, Family Practice Emergency Medicine Education
  • Ram Velamati, MD, ABP
    Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Services

Adjunct Clinical Faculty

  • James Arons, DO, ABFM
  • Michael D. Baldinger, MD,
    Addictions Specialist Harborview Recovery Center
  • Ahmad Bastani, MD, ABFM
  • Finley Brown, MD, ABFM
  • James Clancy, MD, ABFM
  • Thomas Klein, MD, ABFM
  • Neil French, MD, ABIM
  • Lynda Lane, MD, ABFM
  • John Lee, MD, ABFM
  • Gilberto Munoz, MD, MPH
  • Kevin Murphy, MD, ABFM
  • Andy Pavlatos, MD, ABFM
  • George Roepke, MD, ABFM
  • Joseph Sanchez, MD, ABFM
  • Ross Slotten, MD, ABFM
  • John Tenhundfeld, MD, ABFM
  • Brad Torphy, MD, ABFM