Presence Health

The Department of Medicine has a full-time department chairman and three program directors responsible for the training of 79 residents. They are assisted by 13 subspecialty section chiefs. Salaried faculty members direct activities in the outpatient clinics, private offices, critical care units and most subspecialty sections.

The department faculty consists of 280 attending physicians, over half of whom have subspecialty training. Many of the Department of Medicine's staff members have a university appointment. Faculty members practice both primary care and referral medicine; our patient population therefore represents the entire spectrum of disease, offering a wide range of common and unusual medical problems. Many members of the department are outstanding teachers and make important contributions to house staff education informally at the bedside and at scheduled conferences.

Department and Program Officers

Shyam Chalise, MD Portrait

Shyam Chalise, MD
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago

Monica Sharma, DO

Monica Sharma, DO
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Director of Internal Medicine Student Programs

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Indiana University

Manish Jain, MD Portrait

Manish Jain, MD
Program Director, Transitional Year
Chief, Section of Rheumatology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Faculty - Allergy

Kris McGrath, MD
Section Chief, Allergy & Immunology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School
  • Fellowship in Allergy & Immunology, Northwestern Medical School
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School
  • Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Faculty - Cardiology

Bruce Lewis, MD
Section Chief, Cardiology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Loyola University Medical Center & Hines Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine, Loyola Medical School

Lowell Steen, MD
Medical Director, Cardiac & Vascular Laboratory

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship in Adult Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology, Loyola University Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center

Harry Cohen, MD
Cardiology Teaching Attending

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Adult Cardiology, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center

Erica Engelstein, MD
Cardiology Teaching Attending

  • Residency in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
  • Fellowship in Cardiology and Electrophysiology, The New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical Center

Sanjay Gill, MD
Director of Echocardiography

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Cardiology, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Dragic Obradovic, MD
Medical Director, Heart Station

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago
  • Fellowship in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Institute, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center

Seth Tanenbaum, MD
Cardiology Teaching Attending

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, Texas
  • Fellowship in Atherosclerosis, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Fellowship in Cardiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Uday Vyas, MD
Cardiology, Teaching Attending

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Columbus-Cuneo-Cabrini Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Cardiology, Columbus-Cuneo-Cabrini Medical Center

Faculty - Chemical Dependency

Michael Baldinger, MD
Medical Director, Harborview Recovery

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Christ Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, Rush University

Mary Fry, MD
Attending Physician

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital

Gopika Chandra, MD
Attending Physician

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago

Faculty - Dermatology

Jeffrey E. Karaban, MD
Section Chief, Dermatology

  • Residency in Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital

Faculty - Endocrinology

Faisal Qureshi, MD
Section Chief, Endocrinology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital
  • Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center & Cook County Hospital

Faculty - Gastroenterology

Lawrence Gluskin, MD
Section Chief, Gastroenterology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Illinois
  • Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital

George Atia, MD
Teaching Attending, Gastroenterology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago

Fellowship in Gastroenterology, University of Illinois Chicago, College of Medicine

Dzifaa Lotsu, MD
Teaching Attending, Gastroenterology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Vanderbilt University

Monica Sharma, DO
Teaching Attending, Gastroenterology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Midwestern University
  • Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Midwestern University

Faculty - General Internal Medicine

Robert Perlmuter, MD
Section Chief, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Bruce Blacker, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor & Clinical Instructor, University of Chicago, Department of Medicine

Bruce Goldenberg, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Ochsner Foundation Hospital

Lisa Greising, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago

Ema Dzaka-Dizdarevic, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago

Alam Khan, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

Residency in Internal Medicine, Weiss Memorial Hospital-University of Chicago

Arvind Balavenkataraman, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Chicago

Farah Khan, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago

Moona Khan, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago

Owais Lodhi, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago

P. Blair Odland, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital

Shesh Rao, MD, MPH
Regional Director, RMG SJH Hospitalist

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago

Guy Rowley, MD, MPH
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Prasuna Toomganti, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Margaret VanDyk, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago

Paulette Wilson, MD
Teaching Attending, General Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Lutheran General Hospital

Faculty - Geriatrics

M. Todd Grendon, MD
Acting Chairman, Department of Medicine
Chief, Section of Geriatrics
Teaching Attending, Geriatrics

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals

Fabian Carbonnell, MD
Teaching Attending, Geriatric Psychiatry

  • Residency in Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia
  • Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School

Rhoda Pomerantz, MD, MPH
Teaching Attending, Geriatrics

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago
  • Visiting Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Medicine

Mark Vexelman, MD
Teaching Attending, Geriatrics

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Fellowship in Geriatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago

Faculty - Hematology/Oncology

Alan Gilman, MD
Section Chief, Hematology/Oncology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Hines Veterans Hospital
  • Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center

Kelley Kozma, DO
Teaching Attending, Hematology/Oncology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Illinois – Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Faculty - Infectious Diseases

Mitchell R. Weinstein, MD
Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases
Teaching Attending, Infectious Diseases

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto, Canada

Toral Patel, MD
Teaching Attending, Infectious Diseases

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Health System
  • Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital

Monica Sharma, DO
Teaching Attending, Infectious Diseases

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Indiana University

James F. Sullivan, MD
Teaching Attending, Infectious Diseases

  • Medical Director, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago HIV Clinic
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Infectious Disease, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center

Faculty - Nephrology

Mohamed Salem, MD
Section Chief, Nephrology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital
  • Fellowship in Nephrology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine

Mark Leischner, MD
Teaching Attending, Nephrology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Nephrology, Loyola University Medical Center

Mahmoud Salem, MD
Teaching Attending, Nephrology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital
  • Fellowship in Nephrology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine

Ogb AneziOkoro, MD
Teaching Attending, Nephrology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital,-Chicago
  • Fellowship in Nephrology, University of Chicago

Vedvati Patel, MD
Teaching Attending, Nephrology

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut
  • Fellowship in Nephrology, University of Massachusetts

Faculty - Neurology

Siresha Chaluvadi, MD
Teaching Attending, Neurology

  • Residency and Chief Residency in Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship in Neurophysiology, Montefiore Medical Center

Hilliard E. Slavick, MD
Section Chief, Neurology

  • Residency in Neurology, Loyola University Medical Center
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Jonathan E. Vogel, MD
Teaching Attending, Neurology

  • Residency in Neurology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York

Faculty - Pulmonary/Critical Care

William Sanders, MD
Chief, Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals
  • Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals

Michael Ries, MD, MBA
Teaching Attending, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cedars-Sinai/UCLA Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center/Rush Medical College

Kristin Walter, MD
Associate Medical Director, Critical Care

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care, Columbia University Medical Center

Faculty - Rheumatology

Manish Jain, MD
Teaching Attending, Rheumatology
Program Director, Transitional Year

  • Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology

Faculty - Sports Medicine

Balakrishnan Natarajan, MD
Teaching Attending, Sports Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Northwestern University/Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center

Aneesh Garg, DO
Teaching Attending, Sports Medicine

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital -  Yale University Schoolf od Medicine
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine Institute